Peter Kedge and Lama Yeshe, Tushita Meditation Center, 1973. “Tushita was truly a place for retreat, with Ling Rinpoche and Geshe Rabten as neighbors and other geshes engaged in retreats for years at a time living on the property itself."
Lama Yeshe and Gabe Wallace, Melbourne, 1974. Pete Northend: “I walked into our small flat and it was really crowded. Bea Ribush was there and Colin Crosbie, Pete and Gabe. It’s a very small flat and you couldn’t overlook anybody. So I stood there with the flagon under my arm while they all looked at me and packed up laughing. What I didn’t know was that Lama Yeshe was sitting right beside me with his zen pulled over his face. Somehow that had made him invisible to me. Then he whipped it off. I couldn’t believe he was there."
Lama Yeshe in the gardens at Kopan Monastery, 1981. Photo by Jan-Paul Kool. "The red down vest he wore in Dharamsala was untraditional in that it was a modern Western garment stuffed with feathers, but traditional in that it did not have sleeves. He also wore a fringed zen, when the rule is that it should have cleanly hemmed edges. Lama’s zen was also a funny fuchsia color and bore obvious signs of age, yet he wore it everywhere."
Lama Yeshe in China, 1982. Marcel Bertels: “One day we came across a photographer’s stall with a painted set. Lama put on an embroidered Chinese robe and a beard and had his photo taken there. He also did a little dance on the set for Max and me."