A live online conversation (in English) with film director Shenpenn Khymsar, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, and host Jhama Lhamo.

Meet Shenpenn Khymsar, director of Broken Wings, the first Bollywood feature film directed by a Tibetan and the first feature to come out of Darjeeling in the Indian/International cinema world. Inspired by true events, it’s a tragic love story set in the post-1986 Gorkhaland agitation in Darjeeling, India. The film can be viewed in theaters throughout India (and later Nepal) beginning Friday, April 29, 2022; and will be released on streaming platforms by fall 2022. Produced by Monk and the Warrior Productions.

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The conversation can be considered a family affair, as Shenpenn Khymsar is the nephew of Tenzin Rinpoche’s wife, Khandro Tsering Wangmo Khymsar; and host Jhama Lhamo is Rinpoche’s half-sister.


About the Presenters


Shenpenn Khymsar is a writer, director, actor, and self-taught musician and music composer. Born in Darjeeling, India, and of Tibetan descent, he has resided in North America for 25 years and has spent more than two decades learning all the crafts of filmmaking. As director of “Broken Wings” (release date April 29, 2022), he is the first Tibetan to direct a Bollywood feature film. He has written many other feature films, including “Running to Stand Still,” now in the early stages of Hollywood pre-production; and the first Tibetan vampire film, which he hopes will go into production within three years. Shenpenn also acted in the Bollywood film “Shaadisthan,” now available on Disney+ Hotstar.
Shenpenn Khymsar on Facebook


Geshe Tenzin Wangyal is an acclaimed author and a respected teacher of students worldwide. As the founder and spiritual director of Ligmincha International, he has established numerous centers and institutes of learning in the United States, Mexico, South America, Europe and India. Fluent in English, Rinpoche regularly offers online teachings in the form of live webcasts, online workshops and YouTube videos. He is renowned for his depth of wisdom; his clear, engaging teaching style; and his dedication to making the ancient Tibetan teachings highly accessible and relevant to the lives of Westerners.
More about Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche


Jhama Lhamo (host) of Solan, India, completed her high school education at Tibetan Children’s Village School in Bangalore, South India. She is now pursuing her bachelor of pharmacy degree at Shoolini University, Himachal Pradesh, India.