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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(Taken with my iPhone) Whenever we face obstacles, our lama might prescribe us a series of pujas (rituals to invoke the blessings of the Buddhas) to do. Depending on our affinity with the deity or the type of obstacle, or even the severity of the obstacle, the type of puja we do will differ. On […]

Today a real monk told me that I had helped him a lot and for the next few days, he would do special prayers for my long life, health and for the growth of my Dharma work. He said that as a monk, he has nothing else to give me apart from his prayers. As […]


(Taken with my iPhone) One of the most beautiful verses ever composed.

Long life puja for Tsem Tulku Rinpoche at Gaden

Oh yeah baby. This is what real love looks like. Prayers for long life, accompanied by presentations of attainments already realised. (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)