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

Browsing Tag 'buddhism'

Devadatta and how NOT to end up in Avici

Rinpoche had us writers watch this video today of Professor Donald S Lopez narrating the story of Devadatta. Whilst the Professor’s narration was very clear, I have to say that it was our discussion afterwards that really changed my perspective about Devadatta. Lesson #1: don’t be surprised when people are never happy with how well […]

Kechara Sunday Service

At Kechara Sunday Service attending the Forest Retreat briefing #Buddhism #Spiritual (Taken with Instagram)

Mahasiddha Ghantapa

From http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/vajradhara-and-84-mahasiddhas.html Gandrapa was a prince of Nalanda but renounced the throne to be a monk, and later, a yogin. In his travels he met the guru Darikapa and was initiated into the Samvara mandala. He then travelled to Pataliputra, where King Devapala, a pious man welcomed monks and yogins into his kingdom. The king […]

The day I died

This freaked me out because I’ve nearly died eight times now, and every time it’s happened in the exact same way this video describes (and I didn’t realise how closely it matched until I watched the video!). First, my hearing goes. There’s a loud ringing-buzzing sound in my ears and my hearing closes in, into […]

Stupidity

Think about your life. Think about the way you live. Think about death and whether at death, they’ll be worth it. Think about what you’ve accomplished in your life. Think about the struggles. Think about death and whether at death, they’ll be worth it. Think about your successes. Think about your failures. Think about death […]

Amitayus

(Taken with my iPhone) Please grant me long life so that I may live always in the service of others.

Amitayus tomorrow YAAY!

I feel like a truck’s driven over me, backed up, and then drive over me again. Today is not a good day. Oh well, I get to meet Amitayus tomorrow YAAY!

300

300

Kechara helps all, regardless of race or religion, culture or background! Every day, Kechara Soup Kitchen feeds more and more people. They’ve just donated 300 cream buns and 300 soft drinks to Muslim orphans being cared for by a wonderful mosque in Puchong. By all accounts, the kids were extremely excited for the treats 😀 […]

In other words, Dharma

This is Dharma. (Taken from Facebook)

Helping hands

(Taken from my mum’s Facebook) Just my mum Dato’ Ruby Khong donating 60 packets of 10kg rice bags to a mosque. They run a school and take care of over 200 orphans from all over the world. The mosque doesn’t receive much help so mummy, on behalf of Kechara Soup Kitchen, stepped in to help […]