Update on SSI Austria Ka-Ter Translation Project

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Dear friends and supporters of the Ka-Ter Translation Project of the Shang Shung Institute Austria,

I hope that you are all safe and healthy.

During the difficult times of the Corona pandemic, our main translators have continued their extraordinary work uninterruptedly. Adriano Clemente has been locked down in his house near Merigar in Tuscany, and Elio Guarisco has been in Dzamling Gar since February, as he could not leave Spain anymore.

Here is some brief information about the texts they are working on, as two important books are being intensively worked on to prepare them for publication as soon as possible.

Adriano Clemente is working on finalizing the translation of a large and comprehensive book on Tregchod, The Upadesha on the Tregchöd of Primordial Purity. This text is contained in From the Luminous Clarity of the Universe, Heart Essence of the Dakinis which is a commentary to the Longsal Tregchod, composed by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.

Elio Guarisco is working on finalizing the translation of the Tsalung of Yantra Yoga, named The Excellent Path to Temporary and Ultimate Wellbeing. This is a compilation of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu’s works from the collected tantras of Vairochana, of the commentary of Vimalamitra to the Drathalgyur, and of Longchenpa’s Treasury of Supreme Vehicle. The text contains experiential instructions on channels and prana related to the Yantra Yoga Union of Sun and Moon.

Both texts are very difficult to translate and both translators collaborate with some great experts: Adriano had the good fortune to clarify many of his doubts relying on the help of the great Tibetan luminary Alak Zenkar Rinpoche (Thubten Nyima), and Elio collaborates with Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo.

Elio has also started to translate the biography of Ridzin Changchub Dorje written by his grandson.

Although we are in difficult times right now please let’s not forget the wonderful work the translators do for our Dzogchen Community and for future generations.
Up to now in 2020 we have been able to cover just about 30% of the expenses that we have, so please continue to support our so important activities. We really need your support more then ever!

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.

Thank you so much for everything and your donations,

Very best wishes,

Oliver Leick
Director of the Shang Shung Institute Austria
phone: +43 664 88662660
Web: www.ssi-austria.at
Mail: office@ssi-austria.at

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