(11006_ud-2.psd) Group photo from 1970. Tsultrim Allione is second from left in the back row near Lama Zopa. Piero Cerri is in the back row to the right of Lama, looking over his shoulder. At the far right in that row is Madhu. Zina Rachevsky is seated in the front row on the left, holding Rhea. At far right in that row is Zina's friend, Michel Cerveau, and to his left is Mario Maglietti. (Photo used with permission of the estate of Zina Rachevsky.)
(15067_sl-4.psd) Geshe Rabten and Lama Yeshe after the first ordination of a group of western students, Dharmasala, India, 1970. The smudge on Lama's forehead is from prostrating to his teacher, Geshe Rabten.
(12509_sl-2.psd) The first ordination of a group of western students, Dharmasala, India, 1970. Zina Rachevsky is in the front row between Gen Jampa Wangdu and Lama Yeshe. Ann McNeil (Anila Ann) is just to the right behind Zina, and Sylvia White is also in the back row to the right of Lama Yeshe. A student named James is second from left in back row, and Max Mathews who also ordained that day is curiously absent.
Lama Yeshe's first public speaking engagement, 1970
(18782_pr-1.psd) A photo from Lama Yeshe's first public speaking engagement at the International Yoga Conference in Delhi, India, 1970. Lama Zopa Rinpoche is in the centre, Lama Yeshe is to the left, Freda Bedi is at far right.
(15071_ng-2.psd) Max Mathews and her Volkswagen outside Eden Hash Shop in Kathmandu, Nepal, 1970. Another nearby hot spot was a cafe called The Blue Tibetan where Lama Yeshe sometimes went for tea and to practice his hippie English.
(15077_ng-1.psd) From the left: Tsultrim Allione, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Lama Yeshe and Robert Sternfield with workers outside of the cave of the Lawudo Lama, Lawudo Retreat Centre, 1970. Photo by Terry Clifford.