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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Toys

When I started my Gratitude Series over two months ago, lots of things were happening around me and through it all, I noticed a common theme – no matter how bad life appeared to be, I had so many things to be grateful for. In the past, people have told me that I am extremely […]

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 […]

My mother

When I was growing up, I didn’t see a lot of my mother. We were well-off so she was always out gallivanting with friends, flying to different countries, buying different clothes, and just generally finding new ways to spend money. Was my mother a bad mother? No, not by a long shot. She was generous […]

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

train-band

The first line to this song always makes me laugh! While everybody else is getting out of bed, I’m usually getting in it I’m not in it to win it and there’s a thousand ways you can skin it My feet have been on the floor, flat like an idle singer Remember winger, I digress, […]

Unrequited_Love

If you love someone, show it by being honest, respectful and honourable with them – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

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 […]

So you think it’ll last forever?

So you think it’ll last forever? Maybe, maybe not. But don’t you want to try your best? (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)

startthemyoung

(Taken on my BlackBerry, edited on my iPhone) There are so many things about this photo that bring back good memories. It was taken in Kechara House 2, which we were so proud to open after years of having just Kechara House 1. It was taken during Manjushri Kids’ Class, one of the many ways […]

Love

As someone who is quite frequently the subject of teasing when it comes to relationships, for me to read this on my Facebook profile struck a chord. It was Rinpoche who tagged me to it, and also Rinpoche who has always reminded me that unless I find happiness in myself and satisfaction in my work, […]