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Recently published books

Tibetan Calendar 2024-25. Wood Dragon Year 2151

Updated annually, this pocket agenda contains concise indications of the practices recommended by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu for special days, astrological aspects from the Tibetan lunar calendar, individual influences affecting those born between 1924 and 2024, and positive and negative days for Naga practice.                                                                                                                                                     It is indispensable for identifying favorable and unfavorable days for daily activities and remembering special practice days.
The calendar also includes a table indicating the days of the month to avoid surgery in specific areas of the body according to three Tibetan astrological systems as well as a table with the first days of the Tibetan new year according to the Phugpa system.

To better understand the information contained in our Tibetan calendar, refer to “Key for Consulting the Tibetan Calendar”, also published by Shang Shung Publications and available in our webstore.

The Preliminaries of the Path of Ati

Longsal Commentary Series Volume Six

The Preliminaries of the Path of Ati (A ti lam gyi sngon ’gro) is a special Vajrasattva purification practice received through dreams in 2003 and 2004 and related to the transmission of the Author’s Root Guru Changchub Dorje (Byang chub rdo rje, 1863–1963). It belongs to the same genre of preliminary Longsal teachings as The Crucial Preliminaries of the Path of Ati (Ati’i lam gnad sngon ’gro), translated and published in Longsal Commentaries, Volume Three, and although it does not deal as exhaustively with the Purification of the Six Lokas and other aspects of the preliminary practices of Dzogchen as the latter, it is of particular importance as in its central part it focuses on the principle of the three dimensions, or tal (dal), of Guru Vajrasattva and elucidates the way to access them.

Supported by Ka-Ter Translation Project

Padmasambhava’s Advice on Total Perfection.

A Hidden Treasure Discovered by Dorje Lingpa. An Oral Commentary by Namkhai Norbu.

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.
Dorje Lingpa lived in fourteenth-century Tibet. He was universally recognized by his contemporaries as a tertön: a person who discovers hidden treasures, or termas, which are teachings that were first taught and then concealed at the time of Guru Padmasambhava. Therefore we consider most of the teachings discovered by Dorje Lingpa to be taught by Padmasambhava and then concealed by one of Guru Padmasambhava’s famous disciples, Vairocana.

Supported by Ka-Ter Translation Project

Dzogchen Upadesha Teachings of Rigdzin Changchub Dorje

An Oral Commentary on the Quintessential Instructions on the Main Practice,
From The Black Quintessence of the Unexcelled Innermost Essence

This book contains, in order, the translation of the original Tibetan text of Rigdzin Changchub Dorje’s terma called Quintessential Instructions on the Main Practice (dngos gzhi’i don khri yangsnying bcud dril bzhugs) and the edited transcripts of three oral commentaries on the terma that Chögyal Namkhai Norbu gave: at Namgyalgar in Australia during a retreat that took place from the seventeenth to the twenty-second of April 2009; in Taiwan from the twenty-third to the twenty-seventh of October 2015; and in Barcelona from the twenty-eighth of December 2016 to the third of January 2017.

Supported by Ka-Ter Translation Project

Upcoming books

In English

The Upadesha on the Total Behavior of Equal Taste

An Oral Commentary

The present volume contains the oral commentary to The Upadesha on the Total Behavior of Equal Taste belonging to the Longsal cycle of teachings rediscovered and taught by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu. It is based on the transcript of the retreat in Tokyo, Japan, 1–5 June, 2012, with additional notes from the retreat in Tashigar North, Venezuela, 15–16 May, 2004.                                        

“In general, when we learn any kind of teaching, such as Sutra, Vajrayana or Dzogchen, there are three aspects. In particular, when we are following a path, these are called tawa, gompa and chöpa in Tibetan, which means point of view, application and attitude. These three aspects are of fundamental importance for those who follow the teaching and practice it. Why are they important? Because as human beings following the teaching, we have three levels of existence: our physical body, our energy level (also called voice), and mind. Therefore, whatever teaching we follow we should deal with these three levels of existence. For that reason, the teaching has three aspects.”

Supported by Ka-Ter Translation Project

The Cuckoo of Rigpa

An Ancient Dunhuang Manuscript. Rig pa’i khu byug

  The Six Vajra Verses are the essence of all the teachings of self-perfected Dzogpa Chenpo. When the great translator Vairocana introduced the precious Dzogpa Chenpo teaching in Tibet, as a sign of goodness and auspiciousness first of all he translated from the language of Oḍḍiyāna into Tibetan these six verses known as “Auspicious Glory,” giving them the name “The Cuckoo of Rigpa”.                                                               

The Vajra Dance of Space

This book presents the translation of two texts on two different forms of the Vajra Dance of Space (mkha’ klong rdo rje’i gar). Both were received by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu as part of the cycle of teachings known as The Luminous Clarity of the Universe, Heart Essence of the Dakinis (Klong chen ’od gsal mkha’ ’gro’i snying thig).

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.

In Italiano

Raccolta di insegnamenti Upadesha sul Rushen del corpo, della voce e della mente

Il testo che segue comprende alcuni insegnamenti Dzogchen upadesha, trasmessi da Chögyal Namkhai Norbu ai suoi discepoli durante la sua vasta e intensa attività di Maestro. Questo libro raccoglie la maggior parte degli insegnamenti relativi al Rushen del corpo, della voce e della mente

Libro realizzato con il sostegno di Merigar West

La chiarezza luminosa dell’universo. Una chiara esposizione del Tregchöd primordialmente puro

La luminosa chiarezza dell’universo: una chiara esposizione del principio del tregchöd primordialmente puro (Ka dag khregs chod kyi dgongs pa gsal bshad klong chen ‘od gsal) è uno dei primi libri sullo Dzogchen scritti da Chögyal Namkhai Norbu (1938-2018). Secondo le sue note biografiche egli completò la prima versione il 28 aprile 1965, mentre viveva ancora a Roma, e originariamente lo concepì come un compendio di istruzioni tratte dai principali tantra della serie dello Dzogchen Upadeśa e dagli scritti di Longchenpa (1308-1364) e Jigmed Lingpa (1730-1798) sulla base di conoscenze ed esperienze personali.

Libro realizzato con il sostegno di Merigar West

Scoprire uno per scoprire tutto. La pratica dello stato primordiale

Tra i testi tibetani appartenenti alla serie dello Dzogchen Semde, si considera che quelli più antichi siano le prime cinque traduzioni di Vairochana, ovvero Rigpai Khujug, Tsalchen Trugpa, Khyungchen Dingwa, Dola Serzhün, Minubpai Gyaltsen (chiamato anche Dorje Sempa Namkha Che) più il Mejung: quindi in totale sei volumi.
In tempi relativamente recenti, nel 1971, è stato scoperto un altro libro che contiene le istruzioni essenziali sul modo di applicare la pratica nel puro stile Dzogchen in accordo con i sei testi citati. L’autore di questo volume non è noto, ma può essere attribuito a Nubchen Sangye Yeshe.

Libro realizzato con il sostegno di Merigar West

I preliminari della via dell’Ati.

Commenti del Longsal volume sesto                                                                                                                                                           

I preliminari della via dell’Ati (A ti lam gyi sngon ‘gro) è una speciale pratica di purificazione di Vajrasattva ricevuta attraverso vari sogni tra il 2003 e il 2004 e legata alla trasmissione che l’Autore ricevette dal suo Guru radice, Changchub Dorje (Byang chub rdo rje, 1863-1963).

Libro realizzato con il sostegno di Merigar West

En español

Como Publicaciones Shang Shung estamos colaborando con la Comunidad Dzogchen de habla hispana para recrear el grupo de traducción al español. 

El programa editorial es el siguiente:

Libros publicados recientemente:

– Evolucionar

Libros que se publicarán en 2024:

– El Yoga de Tara Verde

– Abrir nuestra mente

– Gurú Yoga

-Yantra Yoga


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