Dearest friends and supporters of the Ka-Ter Translation of the Shang Shung Institute Austria,
On many occasions and over many years our Master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu spoke about the importance of collaboration and communication. Today I want to communicate to you about a marvelous example of collaboration, dedication, and generosity.
In 2002 Chögyal Namkhai Norbu asked me to be responsible for finding funds for the Ka-Ter Translation Project, so that our translators could focus on their very demanding and tiring job to translate wisdom-texts from Tibetan into English.
In October 2006 I took out life insurance for Adriano Clemente and for Elio Guarisco. It was decided that the translators would get the funds from the insurance company when they become 68 years old or when they pass away earlier. For several reasons I could not do the same for Jim Valby, but with Jim I made another arrangement. From that moment on, I have sent a fixed amount to the insurance company every month from the account of the Shang Shung Institute Austria.
As we all know, in November 2020 our beloved Vajra brother Elio Guarisco passed away, two years before he would have received the funds from the insurance company. But recently I received some fantastic news. Finally, after several months and a lot of bureaucratic paper work, the insurance company has sent the money from the life insurance to the family of Elio – to his wife, his son and his daughter. I am so happy about that!
On behalf of Elio’s family I would like to thank all the donors and sponsors of the Kat-Ter Translation Project for their collaboration, for their generosity, and for their support. Because you continuously offered funds, you assured the future of this unique project founded by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, and the Shang Shung Institute Austria could not only assist the translators with monthly donations, but also pay for their life insurance every month.
Due to your contributions, Elio’s family could now receive these funds from the insurance company. How wonderful! So, thank you for all your caring and for all your contributions.
After Elio’s passing, we continue with the Ka-Ter Translation Project. Based on suggestions from Adriano Clemente we are collaborating with some very qualified translators in order to go ahead with the translation of the great number of untranslated texts. In 2021 some new books in the Ka-Ter series will be published by Shang Shung Publications.
You can find more information about the Ka-ter Translation Project on our website.
Please continue to support our various activities. Here are the bank details for your donations:
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
You can also contribute and send your donation on a monthly basis.
Very best wishes and once more THANK YOU,
Director of the Shang Shung Institute Austria
phone: +43 664 88662660