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
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

Ingratitude

April 3, 2011 0

Ingratitude

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 […]

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“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

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Kindness without agenda

April 2, 2011 0

Kindness without agenda

Just because we are kind, generous and caring to someone does not guarantee they will be the same in return. When they are not, just move on and don’t dwell too much. They don’t have karma to realise more. But you are better for being kind anyways…today, to find loyal, and genuine people is difficult […]

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How to generate compassion

Seeing myself in others and others in myself…who could I harm, who could I exploit? – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

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Start them young

April 1, 2011 0

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(Taken on my BlackBerry, edited on my iPhone) There are so many things about this photo that bring back good memories. It was taken in Kechara House 2, which we were so proud to open after years of having just Kechara House 1. It was taken during Manjushri Kids’ Class, one of the many ways […]

Jealousy

March 31, 2011 0

(Taken on Chris’ iPhone) I’m sharing here a photo I did not take, but it is a photo that has got me thinking about a great many things. Here’s its context – earlier this afternoon, I posted a picture of myself which had been taken during the greeting cards photo shoot. James saw it and […]

Get inspired.

March 30, 2011 0

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Get inspired, at the Starbucks Live and Inspire Series…and no, I wasn’t the main speaker! This was Dato’ Mummy’s first invitation to speak publicly by the way, so go and show her some love!