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 'dharma'

Love

The beautiful poem appeared in my newsfeed today. I’m not one for poetry and usually, I’m more inclined to skip anything related to it. But I could not help but read this one because it’s by Chogyam Trungpa, one of the most amazing lamas of our time, who set the stage for so many other […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Getting angry…

…is actually to punish yourself with other people’s mistakes. – Master Cheng Yen

Three facts of life

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. – Buddha (via cnnrkysr)

Commitment

Never abandon your spiritual teacher no matter how many inner obstacles you need to overcome. – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche (Sent via a text)