News from the Ka-Ter Translation Project, July 2023

new publication ka-ter projectDear friends and supporters of the Ka-Ter Translation Project of the Shang Shung Institute Austria,

With greatest joy we are happy to present the recently published book of the Ka-ter Translation series:




The book was translated from Tibetan, edited and annotated by Adriano Clemente on the basis of earlier translations by Jim Valby and Elio Guarisco.

The translators and editors of this book have worked on this unique and essential text for more than eighteen years, and all their work was sponsored by YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS to the Ka-Ter Translation Project.

This precious and voluminous book is marvelous guidance to the essence of our being through the knowledge of one of the most ancient teachings of timeless, primordial wisdom.

It is one of the earliest books on Dzogchen authored by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu. Originally conceived as a compendium of instructions drawn from Dzogchen Upadesha tantras and the writings of Longchenpa and Jigmed Lingpa on the basis of personal experience, the author enriched it in 2005 with several verses of The Upadesha of The Primordial Purity from his own rediscovered cycle of teachings known as Longsal.

Presentation of this book

On July 17, 2023, Adriano Clemente gave an excellent presentation of this book and you can watch and listen to this presentation now again as we have put his talk on our website.

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In his talk Adriano also pointed out the importance that Chögyal Namkhai Norbu always gave to the translation from Tibetan into English of texts of wisdom.

Further news

Already in the next few weeks you will be able to purchase the new book Longsal Commentary Volume Six: The Preliminaries of the Path of Ati.

It was also translated by Adriano Clemente and is right now in the process of being printed.

At the moment, Adriano Clemente is working on the translation of the commentary to the Longsal Introduction to the State of Ati (A ti’i dgongs pa ngo sprod), a crucial explanation of the four contemplations of Ati.

Other projects to be completed in 2023 include

– a new, revised edition of The Mirror: Advice on Presence and Awareness,

Atiyoga: The Essence of All Teachings, containing the chapters on the view from Santi Maha Sangha first and second levels plus new sections mostly from the Drathalgyur commentary by Vimalamitra.

Other important books translated by Adriano Clemente will be published in the next months including The Cuckoo of Rigpa: An Ancient Dunhuang Manuscript

You can get all these books and many others at Shang Shung Publications

The translator(s), the editors, and the people who did the layout and graphic designs of these books did a great job!

Their wonderful and admirable work is based on YOUR GENEROSITY by supporting all the various works of the Ka-Ter Translation Project.

 Please continue to support our attempt to translate and publish books of our Master in the best possible quality!

For more information, have a look at the text about 20 years Ka-Ter Translation Project.

On behalf of the Ka-Ter Translation team, I thank you, Donors and Supporters, for your whole-hearted participation and understanding of the importance of the work we are doing jointly. 

Together we have succeeded in completing so much! 

Please keep up your fruitful efforts to make these unique wisdom texts accessible to our and future generations!

 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. You can also contribute and send your donation on a monthly basis.

You can also send donations via REVOLUT, use 0043 664 88662660 or use IBAN: LT48 3250 0488 1616 3042, BIC: REVOLT21

Thank you so much for your donations!

Very best wishes,

Oliver Leick
Director of the Shang Shung Institute Austria
phone: +43 664 88662660


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