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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When you say ‘tantra’, what most people these days will probably immediately think of is not what tantra actually is. Tantra, in Buddhism at least, does not have anything to do with sex. The actual practice of tantra is about trying to control the strongest energy we have (desire) and channeling it into something that brings higher levels of awareness. It […]

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Rinpoche recently asked us to examine our lives and what we have accomplished in terms of our spiritual practice. In my case, after 28 years, how many attachments have I reduced or let go of? Double that and when I am 56, how many attachments will I have reduced or let go of? I can […]

In other words, Dharma

This is Dharma. (Taken from Facebook)

Want to hear about MY problems?

Someone once said to me, “Want to hear about MY problems?” (Taken from Reader’s Digest)

The importance of happiness

Too bad we’re all grown up. (Taken from 9gag – http://9gag.com/gag/1978428)

Wise words

It just goes to show, you can’t argue with a Buddha. (Taken from…I don’t remember where)

Pink is my favourite colour

feministslut: andwithwonder: lgbtlaughs: In Western culture, the practice of assigning pink to an individual gender began in the 1920s or earlier. An article in the trade publication Earnshaw’s Infants’ Department in June 1918 said: “The generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls. The reason is that pink, being a […]

songsparrowsings: Photographer/Source is http://www.laurentlaveder.com/. His images were also used for a Canon EOS 400D campaign in France.

lickypickysticky: lysergicacidiethylamide:ver2go: The chief Raoni cries when he learns that Brazilian President Dilma released the beginning of construction of the hydroelectric plant of Belo Monte, even after tens of thousands of letters and emails addressed to her and which were ignored as the more than 600 000 signatures. That is, the death sentence of the peoples […]