One day in the life of a Bönpo tantric lama
Please see the following announcement for a talk by Charles Ramble entitled “One day in the life of Lubrak Tshultrim, a tantric lama of the Bon religion” (in French).
Lubrak Tshultrim is the heir of the founding lineage of the Lubrak Bönpo community in Lower Mustang, or Baragaon (a Tibetan-speaking region of northern Nepal) — a community of Bönpo tantric householder priests well known from Charles Ramble’s work in the area since the early 1980s. Lubrak Tshultrim’s ritual responsibilities are considerable, and he is called to officiate in the houses of lay (and, interestingly, predominantly Buddhist) patrons throughout Baragaon. Although the Bönpos constitute there today a very small minority, Lubrak Tshultrim is in effect one of the most active priests of the region.
Charles Ramble will be speaking in A. Herrou and A. Poujeau’s seminar, “Figures of monks, ascetics and other renunciants”, at the MAE (Maison de l’Ethnologie et de l’Archéologie) at Paris-Ouest Nanterre University. Please do join us.
Une journée dans la vie de Lubrak Tshultrim, lama tantrique de la religion Bon