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 'kindness'

In the end…

In the end, only kindness matters. Anonymous

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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 😀 […]

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

What does it mean to benefit all sentient beings?

It is easy to say ‘benefit all sentient beings’ – it doesn’t mean anything! The hard work is to benefit the person in front of you. – Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

ManandBear

The philosophy of our profession is about balance and harmony between man and nature. Man has a close relationship with nature. We could also say man and nature are One. So no matter whether hunting or farming bears for bile, I think both are not good. This is against the principle of balance and harmony, […]

envy

Although I get annoyed quite a lot, there are only few people that I truly dislike. In that group of people fall those who are unable to rejoice in Kechara’s success. Here’s what I don’t understand – where is the competition?! And I don’t mean that in a bad way. What I mean is, if […]

(Taken with my iPhone) The little monster pictured is Dharma, Rinpoche’s new dog. On the day Dharma was brought home to the Ladrang, Rinpoche rescued three other dogs from the pet shops. All of them have now since been rehomed to good families (including my old English Literature teacher!). Many people have issues with pet […]

sharing

I just saw two things that made me smile inside. A grandfather walked past me carrying his infant grandchild, stroke her back. I wish I could tell her how lucky she is to still have her grandfather. Then I walked past a young girl and her even younger brother. His motorised toy had run out […]

Just a bird

Yes, she might be just a bird but she deserves a happy life and not to suffer too. – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

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