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

Reincarnation

April 7, 2011 0

Reincarnation

Reincarnation is knowing that death isn’t going to kill you. – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

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These boots are made for walkin’

Posted in: Tsem Rinpoche

When you do Dharma work

April 6, 2011 0

When you do Dharma work

When you’re doing Dharma work, you shouldn’t expect to be thanked. Otherwise you’re not doing Dharma work at all. In fact, you should be THANKFUL you have the opportunity to do Dharma work and serve others. Just think, “WHAT did I do in my previous life to do Dharma work now? What prostrations did I […]

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Just a bird

April 6, 2011 0

Just a bird

Yes, she might be just a bird but she deserves a happy life and not to suffer too. – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

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The King of Prayers

April 6, 2011 0

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

Posted in: Pujas

Kundun

April 5, 2011 0

kundun

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

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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

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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

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(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. […]