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


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


Whenever we encounter a brick wall, focus on the space behind the wall. – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche


For every moment I choose to be selfish, another being might die. Can I live with that? – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche


If the very nature of existence is problems, then why should we be surprised when problems arise? Understanding that, we will become calmer. When good things arise, we should be surprised and use that to rejoice and do more. And when negative things arise, we should not react in a way that creates more negative […]


The only virtue of collecting negative karma is that it can be purified. – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche


Remain close to your guru like a cloth that wraps incense. The cloth absorbs the fragrance of the incense. – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche


All sentient beings should have at least one right – the right not to be treated as property Gary L. Francione


When we are older, when our body is unhealthy, our strength is breaking down, we will depend on others’ care, help and assistance. If we haven’t been kind to others, then old age will be a scary existence. Everything we have comes from others. – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche


…that we need to hide behind a cause, an ideal, a project or institution to get self-worth, it’s only a temporary measure. We need to face the damages we have done to others. Own up. Confess openly. Truly apologise without repeat episodes. Heal the hurt. Stop creating more hurt immediately. Then we can hope to […]