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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The day I died

This freaked me out because I’ve nearly died eight times now, and every time it’s happened in the exact same way this video describes (and I didn’t realise how closely it matched until I watched the video!). First, my hearing goes. There’s a loud ringing-buzzing sound in my ears and my hearing closes in, into […]


I’ve been lacking it in recent times. Mind changing. Game changing. Integrity

Rule Number Three

A short film directed by someone I met in a laundrette at uni (true story, that). Vote please, it only takes two seconds… …and a VPN, if you don’t live in the UK 😉 Rule Number Three

Tottenham Riot 2011

appropriatedisorder: Tottenham Riot 2011: Community Leaders Speak I am speechless. SkyNews produced a real decent interview. ignore from 10.26… (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)


The philosophy of our profession is about balance and harmony between man and nature. Man has a close relationship with nature. We could also say man and nature are One. So no matter whether hunting or farming bears for bile, I think both are not good. This is against the principle of balance and harmony, […]


The first line to this song always makes me laugh! While everybody else is getting out of bed, I’m usually getting in it I’m not in it to win it and there’s a thousand ways you can skin it My feet have been on the floor, flat like an idle singer Remember winger, I digress, […]


Sorry sorry…I know I shouldn’t like this but I can’t help it… (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)


What a nice way to start the day, with the release of budgies and finches at Rinpoche’s residence. This of course, isn’t the first time Rinpoche has had us release birds. And we don’t just release the birds and leave them to die. Knowing that they might have difficulties surviving in the wild, Rinpoche also […]


“I’d like to request for ordination…” at 5:11… This was the last video we ever expected to see, the moment when Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, my guru, requested from ordination from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Truly deserving of an ‘Oh my Buddha’, whether gasped under a hushed breath or exclaimed. (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)


Is life really a toy to be played with?