Shang Shung Publications is pleased to announce several new releases this spring. All three will soon be available in the SSP webshop. Go to shop.shangshungfoundation.com/newsletter to request regular updates on forthcoming publications.
Longsal Teachings, Volume Ten
Longsal, an abbreviation of Longchen Wösal Khandroi Nyingthig (Klong chen ’od gsal mkha’ ’gro’i snying thig), or The Luminous Clarity of the Universe, Heart Essence of the Dakinis, is the cycle of Upadesha teachings that Chögyal Namkhai Norbu mainly received through the experience of clarity in his dreams. Over the years, Shang Shung Publications, with the support of the Ka-Ter Translation Project and the dedicated work of translator Adriano Clemente, has published many of these extraordinarily precious upadeshas. The Longsal Teachings series contains translations of selected original texts together with the histories of their discovery.
Volume Ten comprises Khorwa Yedal (The Direct Introduction to the State of Primordial Pervasiveness in Samsara); The Way to Practice the Profound Path of Guru Kalachakra; The Instructions on the Outer, Inner, and Secret Rushen; The Annotated Instructions on the Twenty-Five Spaces; and two brief upadeshas encapsulating the essence of Dzogchen.
Please note that the Longsal publications are restricted to those who have received the Longsal root initiation of Jñanadakini or transmission of the specific teachings.
Khorwa Yedal is an extraordinary method of direct introduction belonging to the Longsal cycle and transmitted to Chögyal Namkhai Norbu by his root teacher, Rigdzin Changchub Dorje. Rinpoche taught this method in July 2014, in New York (also transmitted via webcast). The translation of Rinpoche’s upadesha on this particular method of practice can be found in Longsal Teachings, Volume Ten, whereas the forthcoming booklet contains the oral commentary as taught in New York.
Freedom from Attachment – Ebook
Parting from the Four Attachments is a traditional Mahayana teaching transmitted mainly in the Sakyapa lineage, but its universal meaning makes it of great importance for all practitioners of Buddhism. As it is a very short teaching, consisting of only four verses, it is easy to remember. Originally taught by Mañjushri to Sachen Kunga Nyingpo, the founder of the Sakyapa school, it presents four different aspects of the path as related to the attitude of practitioner. In Freedom from Attachment Chögyal Namkhai Norbu presents this famous teaching and the way to apply it in modern world, emphasizing the last verse related to the view and combining it with the explanation of the path of Dzogchen.
The ebook version is available in Mobi and ePub formats and is suitable for reading on all ebook readers.