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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What you are today is the choice you made yesterday. – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche


…to show you’re grateful for the love, support and help you got so many times. You can repay it by being honest, harmonious, hardworking and loyal…those are free and easy IF YOU’RE SINCERE. If you can’t even show that, do not expect happiness and care, and [expect] to be left behind. – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

Carnivore – Kenya

If you don’t want to take rebirth as an animal, don’t eat meat. If you don’t want to take rebirth as a spirit, don’t cheat people. – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

Fight your jealousy

Jealousy makes you unsettled, have no peace, be unhappy and act in ways that make you deteriorate and be alone. How can you be jealous of other people who work hard and do well? They deserve their efforts and they ‘make’ you upset because they remind you of what you’re not willing to do. How […]


How much you have transformed is how much guru devotion you have. If you haven’t transformed much, it doesn’t mean you haven’t worked hard. It just means you don’t have very strong guru devotion. – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche


It’s better to live your life working hard for something than to live your life regretting. Either way it’s hard work. – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche


Buddhas didn’t appear in Samsara to teach other Buddhas how to be better but to help ordinary, trapped, deluded and confused beings like us. Teachers didn’t open dharma centres to help other teachers. In Dharma centres, do not expect perfect members, but expect all types of characters and be encouraged they are there even seeking […]

How to be happy

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

Loyalty is being with the person even if it inconveniences you. – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche (From a text)

Do not pay for happiness

Do not PAY FOR HAPPINESS OR WHITE TEETH. One is free and the other doesn’t matter. Hehe. – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche