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 'compassion'

Family

This is what angry, browbeaten, crazy people look like. I mean, just look at us – we’ve all clearly been brainwashed into joining a cult. We all look exhausted, worked to the bone and hate being where we are. Or not. Perception is a funny thing because what you think you see, is what your […]

Toys

When I started my Gratitude Series over two months ago, lots of things were happening around me and through it all, I noticed a common theme – no matter how bad life appeared to be, I had so many things to be grateful for. In the past, people have told me that I am extremely […]

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 […]

The day I met a true Muslim

It’s Friday prayers here in Malaysia. Every week, it makes me think back to the night Justin died. We were in the van rushing to the hospital, because the ambulance had taken too damn long. When we pulled up outside a mosque, all the men came running out to ask what was happening. After we […]

Accountability in our diets

treekisser: Accountability in Our Diets If you wouldn’t personally castrate an animal without anesthetic, if you wouldn’t work at a factory farm, if you wouldn’t take a baby away from his mother, if you wouldn’t brand someone’s skin, if you wouldn’t cut off beaks, toes or tails, if you wouldn’t deprive someone of light, if […]

The stamina of a camel

The stamina of a camel, the strength of an elephant, and the beauty of a horse are all sustained on a vegetarian diet

Hard work and Dharma

Those who really want the Dharma to grow within themselves and to grow for others should never fear hard work, timing, difficulties, struggles, disappointments because it is for a good cause. Working for Dharma is not a prison or work, but it is purely spiritual practice. It is purely collection of merit and purification. Actually […]

What’s money good for?

If you say you don’t have money to help a animal shelter, why then do you have money to buy meat? – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche