(16683_sl-2.psd) Nick Ribush and Marie Obst (Yeshe Khadro) at the 4th Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery in Nepal, 1973. Marie is holding the second edition of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s “Wish-fulfilling Golden Sun.” Both Nick and Marie were early students of the lamas who continue to play active and important roles in the implementation of the lamas' vision as it unfolds in the present day.