(16697_sl-3.psd) Among the games staged in the gardens was the rural sport of "wellie wanging." This consisted of hurling a large rubber Wellington boot as far as possible, from a standing position. Chris Kolb (Ngawang Chötak) and Ven Samten watch Lama Yeshe taking his turn, Festival Day at Manjushri Institute, England, 25th of August, 1979. Brian Beresford (photographer)
(23323_ng.tif) Once a year Lama Yeshe liked to take all the Mount Everest Centre boys and whoever else was around on a celebratory picnic. This year (1979) they went to the famous Hindu water gardens in the Kathmandu suburb of Balaju, Nepal.
Ordination group with IMI Sangha, Kopan, January 1979
(17317_sl-3.jpg) (This is 17315_sl in the online gallery) Ordination group with International Mahayana Institute Sangha, Kopan Monastery, January 1979.
Back row: Peter Kedge, Adrian Feldmann (Thubten Gyatso), Max Redlich, Roger Kunsang, Claudio Cipullo, Marcel Bertels
Middle row: George Churinoff, JW- Jamyang Wangmo (aka Helly Pelaez or Jampa Chokyi), Anila Ann, Stefano Piovella, Helmut Hohm
Front row: Harry Sutton, Tova Kovachi, Bob Alcorn, Vicki Bischoff (Taylor), Karin Valham, Andrea Antonetti, Thubten Pelgye (John Douthitt), Thubten Chodron (Cherry Greene), Julia Maria Busto, Franchino Morgante (front), Elisabeth Drukier (standing, right).