El·e·na [el-uh-nuh, uh-ley-nuh; It. e-le-nah] /ˈɛlənə, əˈleɪnə; It. ɛˈlɛnɑ/ –noun a female given name, form of Helen // A proud student of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche // Personal assistant with a BSc (Hons) Psych from Uni of Warwick // These are snapshots of my life, in words and pictures

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Manjushri is the reason I got into college and then went on to university. Back in my high school days, I was terrible at Maths (and I still am!) and was in one of the lowest classes in our year group. During the mock finals, arranged to familiarise us with the testing process, I scored […]


(Taken with my iPhone) Please grant me long life so that I may live always in the service of others.

Amitayus tomorrow YAAY!

I feel like a truck’s driven over me, backed up, and then drive over me again. Today is not a good day. Oh well, I get to meet Amitayus tomorrow YAAY!

Backyard Buddhas

(Taken with my iPhone) Shakyamuni, Fasting Buddha and Shakyamuni again, all sitting happily on the verandah of the Bangkok Ladrang.

(From a text) At the end of a long meeting yesterday, I had a little surprise to perk me up after what had been a very exhausting night. If you ask me what I like in this world, if you ask me what I am good at in this world, or what I am interested […]

merelygifted: Mahakala

(Taken with my iPhone) White Tara, who heals us from all diseases. So too does Chenrezig Ngesung Kundrol.

Homage to the Lord who purifies my spiritual path by clearing up obscurations for my mind to become single-pointed, undistracted and focused on a single purpose, I bow down to the Lord and Lady of emerald hue who repairs my highest commitments and samayas. To Lord Samayavajra, I surrender to you who is inseparable from […]