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

Mumu sleep sleep

March 30, 2011 0

mumu

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

Posted in: Mumus

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 […]

mbp

(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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Butches and futches

March 10, 2011 0

(Taken with my iPhone) Every month, the liaisons of Kechara have a monthly Liaisons Council meeting in the Ladrang. During this meeting, the liaisons (and invited guests!) will discuss both secular and spiritual issues pertaining to the growth of Kechara. It is during these meetings that the important decisions about the organisation are made. Therefore […]

Posted in: Kecharians

Love

March 10, 2011 0

Love

As someone who is quite frequently the subject of teasing when it comes to relationships, for me to read this on my Facebook profile struck a chord. It was Rinpoche who tagged me to it, and also Rinpoche who has always reminded me that unless I find happiness in myself and satisfaction in my work, […]

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Standing tall

March 9, 2011 0

(Taken with my iPhone) Monday was another one of those days – all planned out and supposed to be restful, but suddenly transforming into a whirlwind of activity. It began averagely enough. I woke up, came in to e-Division and plopped myself down at my desk, ready to work. Lionel’s been chasing me for VajraSecrets […]

Posted in: Tsem Rinpoche

Divinations

March 8, 2011 0

magic8ball

In Malaysia, Tibetan Buddhist lamas are well-known for one thing. Unfortunately, it is not the Dharma they teach, the wisdom they impart or the fact that they help countless people to find inner peace and clarity of mind. Rather sadly, it is their skill in fortune-telling. For the most part, Malaysians are a pretty superstitious […]

Flea market

March 6, 2011 0

(Taken with my iPhone) They say that experience is a tough teacher – it gives you the test first and the lesson later, and that has certainly been the case for us down at Amcorp Mall for the last ten weeks. Every Saturday and Sunday, a group of us wake up early (try 7am!) and […]