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 'impermanence'

thick-skin-is-beautiful

If what people say to hurt you will not matter at the time of death, why should it matter now? – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

sleepingmonk

Sometimes people are tiring. There, I said it, the words a ‘Buddhist’ should never use because we’re all meant to be aspiring Bodhisattvas. Problem is, I’m not a Bodhisattva yet so my mind is not controlled, and my mind goes up and down. On good days, the whole world is in pain and I live […]

(Taken with my iPhone) I have so many different thoughts going through my mind at the moment, most of them unfinished and not fully formed… You see, originally I was going to write about my likes and dislikes. I had just been given an incredible image of Yamantaka from Rinpoche and realised of all the […]

How to be happy

If you let go of your attachments, all your problems will disappear instantly. – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

Loyalty to your teacher

Have loyalty and gratitude towards your teacher, lay all your energies to practice the Diamond Lady*, Known for her expediency, and realize your sufferings are your real protector opening your eyes to past deeds, *Vajrayogini 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 […]