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

Kechara Care Bears

February 24, 2011 0

(Taken with my iPhone) Furry or otherwise. It has been sometime since I’ve spent…well, some time hanging out at the Kechara Care Office. Between e-Division work, retreats, pujas, flea markets and a whole bunch of other things that, although seemingly insignificant, crop up randomly and take up a large portion of my time each day…I’ve […]

Posted in: Kecharians

Seeing double

February 24, 2011 0

I’m really warming up to my iPhone (even if I’m suffering from BBM withdrawal jitters). It helps the uncreative to fake it to some degree!

Posted in: General, Kecharians

The (original) fleas

February 24, 2011 0

(Taken on my BB; edited on my iPhone) The photo was taken on the day of our very first flea market stall in Amcorp Mall. Since then, Bonita has left our team but we’ve also expanded to a large group of consistent volunteers to whom we’re very grateful for…your commitment and company each week is […]

Posted in: Kecharians


February 24, 2011 0

Just messing with my new iPhone…

Posted in: Tsem Rinpoche


February 24, 2011 0

(Taken on my BB) Next to one of KL’s main monsoon drains where, every night, 20 people lie down to sleep next to some dangerously fast-flowing waters. This is the same place Kechara Soup Kitchen visits each week to distribute food to the homeless living there

Supper at 3am with Rinpoche

February 20, 2011 0

At least once every day, I take a step back to look at this photo and marvel at the opportunities I’ve been given. To sit down at the feet of one of the most attained beings in the world, and have supper with him – he be a fool who does not cherish such precious […]


February 20, 2011 0

Homage to the Lord who purifies my spiritual path by clearing up obscurations for my mind to become single-pointed, undistracted and focused on a single purpose, I bow down to the Lord and Lady of emerald hue who repairs my highest commitments and samayas. To Lord Samayavajra, I surrender to you who is inseparable from […]

Posted in: Buddhas

Old school

February 5, 2011 0

Lone Pine Resort in Penang, Malaysia, keepin’ it real. (Taken on my BB)


February 5, 2011 0

Lone Pine Resort in Penang, Malaysia. (Taken on my BB)

Best use of our time

November 14, 2010 0


Just wanted to share with everyone a text that I received from Rinpoche earlier. It was received after a long exhausting day of chasing down a dog that has captured all of our hearts…it is incredible how much one being can suffer. It’s a message we can all learn something from Dear Martin, Fang, Bk, […]

Posted in: Animal Welfare