(21141_pr-3.psd) International Mahayana Institute Sangha, Nalanda Monastery, Lavaur, France, 1983. Photo includes Adrian Feldmann (Thubten Gyatso), Chodron Thubten (Cherry Greene), Dieter Kratzer, Lama Yeshe, Merry Colony, Sangye Khadro (Kathleen McDonald), Geshe Jampa Tegchok. Included in the photo a local priest, Father Bastiani, wearing blue.
(22487_ng-3.tif) Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa, Pomaia, Italy, 1983. From Big Love: "Lama Yeshe bounced into Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa wearing his new Egyptian caftan. He jumped out of the car and boogied across the courtyard, brandishing his favored wrathful mudra, while Geshe Jampa Gyatso and many of the ILTK residents laughed and laughed."
(38335_ng-3.jpg) Jacie Keeley: "During this stay Lama tried to visit with everyone, just for a second. Late at night the students would form a line out in the courtyard between the main building and Lama's house. It was pitch black outside and I could not see my hand in front of my face, but Lama spent a long time visiting and touching each student, giving them all last advice." Lama Yeshe, Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa, Pomaia, Italy, 1983.
(15264_pr-3.psd) Lama Yeshe leaving Geneva, Switzerland, 1983. Jan-Paul Kool (photographer): "I had taken a lot of photos of Lama over the years and it seemed to me he was much more serious that time in Geneva, less laughing. That shot of him in the car was his last big smile for me."
(05379_pr-3.psd) Lama Yeshe with Vicki Mackenzie, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1983. Vicki Mackenzie: It was December 1983 after Lama's last teaching in Kopan, and was taken as he stepped outside the tent, after his last teachings on Bodhicitta. He was spent, so ill. I took his hands. He asked what he could do for me. I was aghast."No, Lama, what can I do for you?," I replied. Lama thought for a while and said "Give my love to all my brothers and sisters in England."