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'

How to really get revenge

When people do not understand you or, for their own agendas, try to bring you down, forgive them and ‘fight’ back by doing even better, with a good motivation. – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

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 […]

(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 […]

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

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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

(Taken with my iPhone) I can’t remember when it was but sometime last week, I woke up and realised that being vegetarian had become effortless. There was a time when I would say “omg I miss meat” and really mean it but now, meh – the feeling’s 99% gone. I started my slow journey in […]

(Taken with my iPhone) White Tara, who heals us from all diseases. So too does Chenrezig Ngesung Kundrol.

(Taken with my iPhone) If there is anyone whom everyone in Kechara finds undeniably precious, it has to be Yogi (Rinpoche’s dog). Yogi has been with Rinpoche for nearly 10 years, and is the perfect model dog. When he was first brought home, Rinpoche spent every day for a whole year just training him. This […]

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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, […]