Dear Colleagues, Students, and Friends of Professor Chögyal Namkhai Norbu,
We would like to invite you in a unique opportunity to participate and be named as donor in the publication of a celebratory Festschrift titled SHAR RO, a Tibetan verb signifying “to rise or manifest”, honoring Chögyal Namkhai Norbu. The book will be presented to him on Sunday December 11th, 2016, the 35th anniversary of the existence of Merigar, the first center of the International Dzogchen Community established by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu in Arcidosso, Italy. On that same festive weekend The Museum of Asian Art and Culture founded by him and his wife Rosa Namkhai Tolli and located in the Aldobrandesco Castle of Arcidosso will be inaugurated.
Festschrift is the term given to a book published in the world of academia in honor of a university professor whose achievements, teaching, and research in his specific field are recognized for their excellence. Generally, a volume of such kind consists of papers written by scholars who admire and/or have studied with the luminary. Our Festschrift is composed of eighteen papers focused on Tibetology written by scholars and collected and edited by Donatella Rossi and Charles Jamyang Oliphant.
You have the unique opportunity to share in the offering of this Festschrift, a beautiful book of about 400 pages with an embossed cloth hardcover, honoring Chögyal Namkhai Norbu for his lifetime achievements. By purchasing a copy you will have your own name or the name of someone of your choice appear in the Tabula Gratulatoria, a list of donors traditionally present in such a publication, printed at the beginning of the book.
All proceeds from participation in this project will go toward the construction of the Gönpa or Meditation Hall at Dzamling Gar, a major current project of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and the heart of the International Dzogchen Community located in Tenerife, the Canary Islands, Spain.
To contribute and have your name appear among the book’s donors, please proceed as follows:
Make a payment for European countries, US$ 50.00; for other countries, US$ 60.00 (prices include shipping costs) either by Paypal to the email email@example.com or by bank transfer to
Deutsche Bank Waldshut, IBAN DE15 6837 0024 0110 7937 00, BIC DEUTDEDB683.
Please send by 5th of November to the same email firstname.lastname@example.org your name, postal address, and phone number for delivery of the book. Also include for the Tabula Gratulatoria entry, on a separate line the donor‘s full name and city of residence as they should appear, i.e., John Baker, Boston. – The book will be shipped by mid-December 2016.
We are glad to offer the opportunity for all to participate in this celebration of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and his achievements and to simultaneously contribute to one of the projects most dear to his heart. Thank you for your kind attention.
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