Latest Activity of Shang Shung Institute Austria

ka-ter 15th translators training

Dearest friends and supporters of the translation projects of the Shang Shung Institute Austria,

Here is some information about our latest activity:

the training for new editors in order to guarantee the continuation of the publishing of the teachings of our Master in the future.

This activity is a collaboration between the Ka-Ter Translation Project of the Shang Shung Institute Austria and Shang Shung Publications.

The new EDITORS are

         Experts, who are

         Diligent and dedicated to the teachings.

The new candidates are participating in an

         Intensive training in order to become able to edit the

         Translations done by our main translators Adriano Clemente and Elio Guarisco of the

         Original texts of

         Rinpoche and other great masters.

As it is crucial that books published by Shang Shung Publications are worthy of their precious and unique content, it is necessary to meet high standards of editing. Due to the specialized nature of this work, Shang Sung Institute Austria in collaboration with the Shang Shung Publication already started with the online editor training program at the end of April 2019.

Eight candidates were already chosen to become editors for English language, four were chosen for Italian language. The training is held by the senior editors Nancy Simmons and Susan Schwarz for English editing, and Igor Legati for Italian editing. The training will last for six months.

After this first six months training, two future editors for the English language and one for the Italian language will be selected to participate to the second phase of the training. The three trainees selected will have the possibility to work as JUNIOR EDITORS to complete their training course. Under the guidance of the senor editors they will collaborate to edit a book.

Here is the plan for the books they will work on, including the expected date of publication:

Books planned to be edited or translated in the training period English editors training Italian translators training Editors training course June – November 2018


Editors training stage

( 6 months)

Publishing timing expectation
Enlightenment in the Palm of One’s Hand x   July-December 2019 January- June 2020 June 2020
The Flight of Garuda by Shabkar x   July-December 2019 January- June 2020 June 2020
Adzom Drugpa’s Advice for Dzogchen Practitioners (Los Angeles, May 2013 x   July-December 2019 January- June 2020 Autumn 2019
Dzogchen Naslug Cherthong of Jigmed Lingpa (ChNN Commentary) x   July-December 2019 January- June 2020 June 2020
The Secret Map of the Vajra Body   x June-November 2019 December – May 2020 june 2020
Starting the Evolution   x June-November 2019 December – May 2020 Summer 2019
Breathe as You Are   x June-November 2019 December – May 2020 summer 2019
Freedom from Attachment   x June-November 2019 December – May 2020 june 2020
Khorwa Yedal   x June-November 2019 December – May 2020 January 2020

The total budget for this so important activity is 25,000 Euro.

You can become a sponsor of one of the above listed books and your name will be published in this book.

Whatever amount you can donate is an extraordinary help and support for our work in order ensure the best quality of translation of the Teachings of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and other great Masters done by our main translators Adriano and Elio, and to publish book in the best possible edited form. During the period of the training of the new editors, Adriano and Elio have continuously worked on the translation of various texts as described in my last mail in May 2019.

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In order to be able to go ahead with our important work and activities we ask you to continue to support the Ka-Ter Translation Project. You can also contribute and send your donation on a monthly basis.

Please send your donation to our bank account:
Account holder:  Shang Shung Institute Austria
IBAN:  AT19 3815 1000 0003 0387
Address of the bank:
Hauptstr. 39, 8262 Ilz, Austria

send your donation via Paypal: just use this link: PAYPAL

Thank you so much and very best wishes,

Oliver Leick
Director of the Shang Shung Institute Austria
Gersdorfberg 19
8212 Pischelsdorf
Tel.: 0043 664 8866 2660



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