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

Browsing Category 'Kecharians'

Whew! We’ve been having a busy few days showing Geshe Sopa-la and Kelsang Tsultrim (aka Tomtom) around Kechara. It is a long overdue visit, the history of which goes back to our first meeting in 2014! Geshe-la and Tomtom are the types of people you read about, whose guru devotion and ability to sacrifice inspires […]

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A few days ago, some members of the Kechara Board of Directors and the pastors took a walk on the wild side. I thought I would share a couple of pictures here. Would you believe that this land is right in the middle of the city? I would not have, if I had not seen […]

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[Prepared by the Kechara Pastors]   A Brief History The pastorship role was conceptualized by His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche to preserve the Dharma and to give laypeople an opportunity to commit to benefiting others. The first Buddhist Pastors were ordained on 24th October 2011 and every year since then, more have made this commitment to […]

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If someone threw you a birthday party of this scale and size, wouldn’t you turn up? Well, of course you would because it’s a celebration of YOU. Think of the gifts! The presents! The ang paus! The adoration! The praises! The worship! Nope, not Rinpoche. Every single year, when Rinpoche’s birthday rolls around, the same […]

Family

This is what angry, browbeaten, crazy people look like. I mean, just look at us – we’ve all clearly been brainwashed into joining a cult. We all look exhausted, worked to the bone and hate being where we are. Or not. Perception is a funny thing because what you think you see, is what your […]

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A few days ago, we went to have steamboat / hot pot at a local restaurant. The restaurant belongs to an acquaintance of my mother who is an inspector with the Royal Malaysian Police (RMP) which just goes to show you our police could actually find other means of increasing their income if they really […]

21 all over again!

Happy birthday Sharon! (Taken with Instagram)

Kechara Sunday Service

At Kechara Sunday Service attending the Forest Retreat briefing #Buddhism #Spiritual (Taken with Instagram)

The day I met a true Muslim

It’s Friday prayers here in Malaysia. Every week, it makes me think back to the night Justin died. We were in the van rushing to the hospital, because the ambulance had taken too damn long. When we pulled up outside a mosque, all the men came running out to ask what was happening. After we […]

She only has eyes for one person…guess! (Taken with my Nikon D5000)