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Recently published books:

NAMKHA. Harmonizing the Energy of the Elements   New and Enlarged Edition of the Tibetan text written by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

“However, the knowledge of how to harmonize an individual’s energies relating to the five elements through the Namkha appears to have been lost in the course of time. Although no traditional text that explains the principle and practical application of this harmonization exists, in this book the Dzogchen master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu describes in detail this extremely important method for harmonizing the conflicts between the elements that may occur during one’s lifetime and for increasing and expanding all positive and favorable circumstances.”

OPENING OUR MINDS. Atiyoga Public Talks Series
  Compiled by Monica Gentile on the base of three public talks given by Rinpoche in New Caledonia, (Noumea), Spain, (Barcelona) and in Russia, (Moscow).

“What is the main point of the Dzogchen teaching? The main point is being beyond all limitations: this is the real state of Dzogchen. Dzogchen means our real condition, a condition which everybody has. The Dzogchen teaching is for discovering that real condition. Dzogchen is not a book nor a tradition. How do we discover this condition? Firstly we must find out how limited we are and what kind of problems we have in our daily life. If we observe well, all problems arise and develop from our tensions. We develop tensions because, rather than observing ourselves, we are always looking outside and thinking “this is good” or “this is bad.” We give too much importance to our judgments”

From Tibetan Medicine to the Subtle Body   Reprint of the book on the occasion of its presentation and workshop on Tibetan Medicine and Yantra Yoga with Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo and Paula Barry on December 9 and 10 of this book written by Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo together with our late dear Vajra brother Elio Guarisco.

Upcoming restricted books 

  • THE LUMINOUS CLARITY OF THE UNIVERSE: A Large Explanation of the Primordially Pure Tregchöd                  The “definitive” text on the Tregchöd written by the Master. COMING SOON.
  • “This extensive explanation of the crucial path of the Primordially Pure Tregchöd from The Luminous Clarity of the Universe, Heart Essence of the Ḍākinīs, supreme essence of the principle of the three series of Ati Dzogpa Chenpo, is comprised of three parts: preparation, main part, and conclusion. The preliminary practices as preparation, including the series of mind trainings and especially the Rushens of body, voice, and mind, are an absolutely necessary prerequisite for practicing the path of Ati Dzogpa Chenpo and should be applied as explained elsewhere. The way to apply the crucial path of the Primordially Pure Tregchöd as experiential instructions on the main part includes two aspects: the essential points of the fundamental principle revealed through symbols, and an extensive explanation of the distinctive aspects of this profound path.”
  • THE CUCKOO OF RIGPA. An Ancient Dunhuang Manuscript -Rig pa’i khu byug-   COMING SOON
  • WHEN YOU DISCOVER ONE, YOU DISCOVER ALL. Practice Instructions Related to CHANGCHUBSEM GOMPA DOLA SERSHUN by Mañjushrimitra.

“In the Tibetan texts belonging to the Dzogchen Semde series, the most ancient texts are considered the first five translations of Vairochana, namely Rigpai Khujug, Tsalchen Trugpa, Khyungchen Dingwa, Dola Sershun, Minubpai Gyaltsen (also called Dorje Sempa Namkha Che), and the Mejung, amounting at six. …These practice instructions, attributed to Nubchen Sangye Yeshe, are given in a pure Dzogchen style, therefore they are extremely precious for Atiyoga practitioners, and most probably it is the very first time that they were transmitted in the West. For this reason the Shang Shung Publications Editorial Team decided to publish the transcription of this oral commentary even if a translation from the Tibetan is still not available.”

Upcoming public books 

LE AVVENTURE DI NYIMA, DAWA E DEL PICCOLO YAK. A beautiful children’s picture book on Kumar Kumari Yantra Yoga. For now the Italian version will be released, the English translation very soon.

PADMASAMBHAVA’S ADVICE ON TOTAL PERFECTION. A Hidden Treasure Discovered by Dorje Lingpa  The teachings contained in this volume consist of a rich collection of advice and methods of practice which have the sole aim of helping the practitioner to actually discover their real condition of Total Perfection or Dzogchen, and remain in this presence. The book is a commentary to an ancient Tibetan text discovered by a 14th century master known as Dorje Lingpa. 

The Biography of Ayu Khandro

Introduction to The Vajra Dance. The first public book about Vajra Dances 

“This volume is divided into two parts. Part One is dedicated to a selection of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu’s written and oral teachings on the principles of Dzogchen, the Vajra Dance and related topics. Part Two, which is dedicated to the actual practice, reproduces two chapters of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu’s main work on the Dance of the Vajra, titled The Precious Lamp.  These chapters are taken from Adriano Clemente’s English translation of the Tibetan text  and describe two Vajra dances: the Vajra Dance of the Six Spaces  and the Dance of the Three Vajras.”

APRIRE LA MENTE   Italian translation of Opening our Minds

About ebooks

We would like to point out that many of our texts are available in ebook versions. Shang Shung is trying to publish as many ebook versions as possible in order to give their readers the possibility to save on shipping costs and to reduce in general production costs due to significant increases in the cost of paper, services, and couriers.

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