2019 Interview with Lama Tenzin Gyaltsen, the head of Nesar Monastery, conducted at Nesar Monastery, Upper Dolpo, in September 2019. The interview was conducted by Markus Viehbeck and Agnieszka Helman-Ważny, filmed by Jigme Lodroe.
In the first part of the interview, Lama Tenzin Gyaltsen answers questions regarding the general history of the monastery and its manuscript collections as well as his experiences on issues of cultural preservation in the region.
In the second part of the video, Lama Tenzin Gyaltsen discusses more specific questions about the production of Tibetan manuscripts, the materials being used, and the agents that are involved.
We would like to thank Lama Tenzin Gyaltsen for sharing his knowledge as well as his daughter Tashi Bhuti who kindly acted as a translator.
2019 “Off the Mainstream: Tracing a Network of Sūtra Collections across the Himalayas,” a lecture by Markus Viehbeck given for The Buddhist Forum series at SOAS. The lecture provides an overview of the scope of the Tibetan Manuscript Project Vienna and discusses preliminary findings of the current research work. The recording of the talk was produced by SOAS and is available on YouTube.