Shenpenn Khymsar, ex-Heavy Metal Musician / Filmmaker ཁྱིམ་གསར་གཞན་ཕན།
Vancouver based Shenpenn Khymsar developed a passion for rock music growing up in Darjeeling’s active music scene. Khymsar has produced a film on his journey as a heavy metal artist in the diaspora community which looks at the social and political challenges faced by the exile Tibetans. His most recent project is an online talk show titled, ‘Life and Art with Shenpenn,’ in which he converses with artists in different fields. He tells VOA that music and art have helped him work through negative emotions and create a more peaceful space within, which he says is conceptually similar to Buddhist meditative practices.