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

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!

Mumu sleep sleep

March 30, 2011 0

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(Taken with my iPhone) He’s always tired on his way home from the vet.

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Karma: I saw that

March 25, 2011 0

Karma: I saw that

It’s only bad karma or you’re only regretful when people find out? Doesn’t make sense to me either. – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

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Mother

March 24, 2011 0

Starbucks Live and Inspire

(Taken with my iPhone) When I was younger, I never really saw much of my mother. I didn’t know it then but it was because she was always off at some party, out to lunch with some friends, playing tennis with some new racket, shopping at some expensive boutiques…we were left in the hands of […]

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(Taken with my iPhone) Depending on how you know me, my name is either Elena or Jean Ai. I was born 24-and-something years ago, nothing remarkable. Grew up with loving parents, Malaysian family, went to a great school and an equally great university. Graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, worked in the criminal justice […]

Perfection of Wisdom in Eight Thousand Lines

Even if the instructors of the teachings seem to despise and to ignore those who want their teachings, do not challenge them. Persist tirelessly and respectfully, and diligently seek the teachings. – Lama Tsongkhapa in the Lam Rim Chenmo quoting the Perfection of Wisdom in Eight Thousand Lines

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