Here is a stream of babble on the subject from me:
I have gone back and forth thinking about a monastic life path. To be completley honest I think a big reason ( not the only reason, a lot of other attachments and fear as well) is though I have a deep connection to Buddhism as practiced in Tibet, I am a westernerner. For examples sake, Lets use Thich Naht Hanhs sanga. Sure there is some Vietnamese culture, like the robes and im sure some other things but in english spreaking countries the dharma is transmitted in english, prayers and chants etc are in a language connected to the culture it is operating in. In france it is the same for his group, other countries etc.
Of course to preserve the language the sutras and tantras are in is one thing, but just as Chinese Buddhism is in chinese, Japanese in their language etc.... It has to take hold in that way for sure in the west. That is one thing for me.
The whole "the blessing of the languare are lost" or 'it wont have the same meaning" I dont buy that at all. If a lineage holder blesess his students to translate something and their blessings are are that request then the new translation holds it weight. Will there ever be a consensus on dharma language? probably not. could there be? sure, why not.
For example once more, the melody and metre of a the ensapa chod lineage, has been translated into english. The Yamantaka Drubchen by as tranmitted through Garchen Rinpoche has been translated, in meter and melody by his disiple Ari Kiev.
This is only one small issue, I it does not discuss "monasticism" per se but things like this allow me, with out being a translator, as not all peole are inclined to or should have to be so, to participate in a way vastly more full and at least relativly meaningful. I can connect to my sangha members who cant rely on the Tibetan language to understand the verbatim. Even if speak antother language, I studied cantonese for a while, not fulent, but day to day usage, I always have to refrence my original languge to some extent.
I'm sort of draggin this out I guess, but I think yall can get the feeling.
This leads a bit into the Dharma transmission thing as well, at least in future times, maybe lung will be given in a language of the peoples be it itallian, french, english, etc.
At that point it would be Tibetan Inspired Buddhism I suppose.
Hope that at least sets off some more discussion.