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

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There’s been so much fantastic stuff on the web this week, I don’t know where to start! First, this meme popped up on my newsfeed: In a time when talk about numbers is more often than not a body count / report on how much money we’ve lost since the start of the financial crisis, […]

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


(Taken with my iPhone) It was a very warm day at Wat Muang.

Rule Number Three

A short film directed by someone I met in a laundrette at uni (true story, that). Vote please, it only takes two seconds… …and a VPN, if you don’t live in the UK 😉 Rule Number Three

Ghostly audience

(Taken with my iPhone) Celebrations for the 7th Month Puja have begun on KL’s streets. Never ceases to amaze me how much tradition still exists behind modern city walls.


(Taken with my iPhone) Once a week, I get the immense honour of making like Atisha. Who is Atisha? Atisha was a scholar from Nalanda Monastery, who is credited with reviving the Buddhadharma in Tibet and writing A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment. His teachings were passed from one great master on to another, […]


(Scanned from my family archives) I was just going through old family photos for a feature and it occurred to me, my family is and has always been full of amazing, strong, intelligent, beautiful women. What a great family to come from.

City Museum, St Louis

zenlikeme: cosmicshart (http://cosmicshart.tumblr.com/post/8430646617): If you’re ever in St. Louis, MO, I suggest stopping by the City Museum.  It’s a huge building that’s been converted to a giant dream-like playground (adults have lots of fun too) with enough entertainment for hours.  Every time I go I like to get lost and see what strange things I […]

Pink is my favourite colour

feministslut: andwithwonder: lgbtlaughs: In Western culture, the practice of assigning pink to an individual gender began in the 1920s or earlier. An article in the trade publication Earnshaw’s Infants’ Department in June 1918 said: “The generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls. The reason is that pink, being a […]

What else would you do at 4am? (Taken with my iPhone)