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Advices posted during the month of July 2018
Rinpoche gave this advice about raising children to students at Copenhagen Airport, Denmark.
This letter was sent to an ordained person with health issues. Rinpoche’s advice included circumambulation of Swayambunath Mountain and recitation of the long Chenrezig mantra and praise.
Rinpoche gave this advice to a student who wrote requesting ordination.
Rinpoche sent this message to all Sangha requesting prayers after Ven. Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez) passed away due to cancer in July 2016. Ven. Kunsang traveled with Rinpoche for many years, recording Rinpoche’s teachings for LYWA and taking...
A student asked about teaching lamrim. Rinpoche sent this letter with advice about motivation for teaching and also wrote about a recent trip to New York.
A student was continually finding snakes in the garden and asked Rinpoche what to do. Rinpoche gave this advice.
Rinpoche sent this letter to thank an artist who had painted a beautiful Tara thangka.
Rinpoche sent this advice about tonglen (taking and giving) to a nun who was close to passing away due to cancer.
A student who was experiencing many obstacles wrote to Rinpoche. In this letter, Rinpoche advised the importance of Dharma practice for a happy and meaningful life.
In this card sent to a very kind student and her son, Rinpoche expressed his appreciation for their practice and explained how to correctly devote to the guru. The student's son had requested bodhisattva vows from Rinpoche.
Advices posted during the month of June 2018
A mentally ill person was sending emails falsely accusing a Dharma teacher of misconduct. Students asked what could be done to help this person. Rinpoche advised the following practice.
Rinpoche gave this advice to a nun who had sent a confession as she was close to passing away.
A student had slowly drifted apart from his son over many years until there was no contact between them at all. The student had also lost two partners to cancer. He felt that it was his bad karma ripening and asked Rinpoche for practices.
A student wrote to Rinpoche about family harmony, saying that she had been unable to control her temper.
Rinpoche sent this advice to a student who was in a long retreat.
Rinpoche gave this thank you note to a volunteer.
Rinpoche gave this advice to a student who had blood cancer.
A student wrote to Rinpoche about an offer of work as a translator at an FPMT Dharma center. The student wished to accept the job and to continue studying while earning income from this work.
Rinpoche sent many images of holy objects to an old student and explained each of the images. Rinpoche also wrote about Domo Geshe Rinpoche and shared a story about his first meeting with Zina Rachevsky.
A former monk who had disrobed asked Rinpoche if he could take ordination again. Rinpoche responded with advice about the importance of understanding the lamrim, whether a lay person or a monk
Advices posted during the month of May 2018
A student was asked by his brother for a large sum of money in order to help a girl who had been sold into prostitution. The student wrote to Rinpoche, who sent this advice about karma.
A center was getting a woodland grant to help manage the grounds and restore native species. The students wrote to Rinpoche for advice about pujas or practices they should do for any nagas and spirits living in the area. They also asked about...
Rinpoche wrote this letter to a past center director who was in an old age home, and had memory loss etc.
A student was taking time off after serving at a center for ten years and was planning to do a walking retreat for several months. Rinpoche offered this advice.
Rinpoche explained how to dedicate a money offering to a student who was about to sponsor a very large puja and make a large donation to a monastery. The student was offering the money on behalf of Rinpoche.