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 'Vajrayogini'

Mahasiddha Ghantapa

From http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/vajradhara-and-84-mahasiddhas.html Gandrapa was a prince of Nalanda but renounced the throne to be a monk, and later, a yogin. In his travels he met the guru Darikapa and was initiated into the Samvara mandala. He then travelled to Pataliputra, where King Devapala, a pious man welcomed monks and yogins into his kingdom. The king […]

To infinity, and beyond!

“All the qualities of the Buddhas of the ten directions and three times (past, present, and future) are embodied in Vajra Yogini. So these 8 Praises praise all the Buddhas simultaneously through Vajra Yogini. In reality every Buddha embodies the qualities of all Buddhas in existence. So every Buddha is a complete and perfect object […]

(Taken with my iPhone) I love the way the spotlights make it look like you’re on the path to Vajrayogini, the final state of illuminating wisdom and compassion.

If you offer up everything now, then you wouldn’t lose anything, but in fact gain everything… Freedom to ‘fly across the sky’ and anywhere you choose, like a Diamond Dakini, only comes from letting go of inner and outer possessions that aren’t ever permanent as we perceive mistakenly. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

(Taken with my iPhone) “What are you doing tonight?” “Nothing urgent. Is there anything I can do for Rinpoche?” “Come to Batu Caves in 30-45mins. Carpool.” And just like that, off we went, ‘we’ being myself, Jamie, James and Jean Mei (yes, four J’s). Standing at the bottom of the 270-odd steps, Rinpoche proceeded to […]

(From a text) The lady in red is dancing with me, cheek to cheek, There’s nobody here, it’s just you and me, It’s where I want to be – Chris de Burgh Do you think he was singing about Vajrayogini? Hehehe

Loyalty to your teacher

Have loyalty and gratitude towards your teacher, lay all your energies to practice the Diamond Lady*, Known for her expediency, and realize your sufferings are your real protector opening your eyes to past deeds, *Vajrayogini Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

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Our Kechara is so blessed with powerful potent female, wisdom, Vajra Yogini, queen, ying, ladies, dakinis, feminine, flowery, night, moon, goddess, femme fatale energy. How fortunate we are to worship feminine energy..and to journey to enlightenment through this volcanic universal mother creator force. – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche (From a text) Accompanying the above quote were […]