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


April 5, 2011 0


If there is any point during the movie that always makes me cry, it is the point where His Holiness is asked to choose what ritual implements are his. What a groundbreaking moment that must have been for the entourage to witness something as special as that, for that was the moment the world regained […]

Queen of the Dakinis

April 5, 2011 0


Our Kechara is so blessed with powerful potent female, wisdom, Vajra Yogini, queen, ying, ladies, dakinis, feminine, flowery, night, moon, goddess, femme fatale energy. How fortunate we are to worship feminine energy..and to journey to enlightenment through this volcanic universal mother creator force. – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche (From a text) Accompanying the above quote were […]

Posted in: Vajrayogini

Gift of Dharma

April 4, 2011 0


Ever wondered where the money that people offer to Rinpoche goes to? Back into Kechara, and back into Kecharians. All 100% of it. And when I say Kecharians, I don’t just mean it in the monetary sense. In the picture above, Tham (the contractor we use for 90% of our renovation works in Kechara) and […]

Posted in: Tsem Rinpoche, Gifts
And then there were nine…

This is because it was around the same time when there were a lot of monk-related scandals all over the papers. This made Cynthia and her husband a little skeptical and they decided to keep their distance… – From Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s blog

Posted in: Kecharians

Ease of living

April 4, 2011 0


(Taken with my iPhone) Let me come out and say it now – when it comes to infrastructure and customer service, Malaysia absolutely sucks. The Internet in SunwayMas is starting to get on my nerves, with its slow speed and constant dropping. Never do I miss England and O2 more than in moments like this. […]

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/)

Posted in: Pujas, Tsem Rinpoche


April 3, 2011 0


I’m not exactly the most Zen person in the world. In fact, it’s hardly a well-kept secret that I’ve got a temper, that I can be quite outspoken and that if something’s wrong, well I don’t keep quiet about it. I’m more than happy to point out when people have screwed up, not because I […]


“Where’s Wally” version 2.0

Posted in: Humour, Kecharians
So you think it’ll last forever?

So you think it’ll last forever? Maybe, maybe not. But don’t you want to try your best? (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)

How to really get revenge

When people do not understand you or, for their own agendas, try to bring you down, forgive them and ‘fight’ back by doing even better, with a good motivation. – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

Posted in: Quote