Tradition and Change in Himalayan Buddhism - An Interview with Khenpo Lodrö Rabsal

Like many monks of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling, Khenpo Lodrö Rabsal hails from an area called Mugum located in the Himalayan region of far West Nepal. Although the practice of Buddhism in this region is many centuries old, it has not always assumed the same form.  In the hope of shedding light on the larger social context of Himalayan Buddhism, and particularly on its more recent developments, such as the recent introduction of monasticism, Khenpo-la sets aside the intricacies of Buddhism philosophy to discuss his homeland.