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 'selfishness'

sleepingmonk

Sometimes people are tiring. There, I said it, the words a ‘Buddhist’ should never use because we’re all meant to be aspiring Bodhisattvas. Problem is, I’m not a Bodhisattva yet so my mind is not controlled, and my mind goes up and down. On good days, the whole world is in pain and I live […]

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It’s very difficult for me to practise Dharma when it comes to my neighbour. An awful lady who screams at the slightest thing that doesn’t go her way (even if it poses no inconvenience to her), she’s also petty, possessive and apparently hasn’t learned any other way of communicating aside from shouting. It’s a wonderful […]

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, […]

magic8ball

In Malaysia, Tibetan Buddhist lamas are well-known for one thing. Unfortunately, it is not the Dharma they teach, the wisdom they impart or the fact that they help countless people to find inner peace and clarity of mind. Rather sadly, it is their skill in fortune-telling. For the most part, Malaysians are a pretty superstitious […]

(Taken with my iPhone) This photo was taken outside a very special place. It was just one of those afternoons where I went straight from a very secular discussion, to the inner sanctum, the home of a Buddha. In between pizza he arranged for us, and a short audience, I spent the evening doing a […]

Some people

Some people use their lives for themselves and pass that wrong way of living to their kids. They make no one happy, not even themselves. But some use their lives to always do things for others…and we like to be around them. They are happy and produce happiness around them. It’s NEVER too late. – […]