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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Hard work and Dharma

Those who really want the Dharma to grow within themselves and to grow for others should never fear hard work, timing, difficulties, struggles, disappointments because it is for a good cause. Working for Dharma is not a prison or work, but it is purely spiritual practice. It is purely collection of merit and purification. Actually […]

If you can observe alertly…

…keenly, but without judging, without concluding, you will find that your thinking becomes astonishingly acute. Then you are learning all the time. Jiddu Krishnamurti (via elige)

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

Getting angry…

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

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

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)

Guru devotion and servitude

I don’t see them [my students] as my slaves. I see them as people I am responsible for. If I am not here to teach them Dharma, then what am I here for? – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

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A firm belief in karma is a vote for living ethically by taking personal responsibility. – Mr Ngeow in Lamrim and Life

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Do not be angry do not seek revenge be calm and do your best in everything that you can because you’re great in what you do and the potential you have. Otherwise known as why my brother (younger than me, mind you) is better than yours.