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Di seguito le novità editoriali della Shang Shung

(in italiano e inglese)

New E-books:

 E-book: The Temple of the Great Contemplation. The Gönpa of Merigar   


E-book: The Luminous Clarity of the Universe  A Clear Exposition of the Primordially Pure Tregchöd 


E-book: When You Discover One You Discover All


E-book: The Cuckoo of Instant Presence 


E-book: Birth , Life and Death


E-book: The Tantric Mystics of Ancient India



New Books in printing

In English

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.

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Availability expected from beginning of October.


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.

Availability expected from mid-October


In Italiano

Insegnare in modo perfetto
Le parole del Maestro per gli insegnanti e i praticanti della Comunità Dzogchen

“Siamo praticanti e seguiamo i principi dell’insegnamento Dzogchen. Per diversi anni io ho trasmesso l’insegnamento e molti di voi l’hanno seguito collaborando con me, ma il samsara continua all’infinito e non vi è alcuna certezza che abbia un termine o una conclusione. Quindi dobbiamo continuare a trasmettere la comprensione e la conoscenza dell’insegnamento. Questo deve essere l’impegno di tutti noi. Per prima cosa io ne ho la responsabilità in quanto sono io che vi trasmetto l’insegnamento. Ma anche voi avete una responsabilità che condividiamo, quella di mantenere la trasmissione in modo corretto, e a tal fine è fondamentale non mescolarla con nient’altro. Non dobbiamo modificarla o cambiarla e non dobbiamo creare problemi. Applicandola in modo corretto siamo in grado di preservale la trasmissione. Noi tutti dobbiamo farci carico di questa responsabilità.”

Realizzato con il sostegno dell’Associazione Comunità Dzogchen di Merigar West

Disponibilità prevista all’inizio del mese di ottobre


Istruzioni sullo Yangti basate sull’esperienza
Il terma Yangti Nagpo e i chiarimenti di Tungtso Repa
Insegnamenti orali dati a Merigar West, Arcidosso, 19–23 agosto 2011

Questo libro contiene la trascrizione degli insegnamenti orali impartiti dal Maestro Chögyal Namkhai Norbu dal 19 al 23 agosto 2011 a Merigar West, Arcidosso. Il ritiro è incentrato sulle istruzioni esperienziali riguardanti il terma Yangti Nagpo e i relativi chiarimenti di Tungtso Repa. Le istruzioni specifiche sullo Yangti sono metodi speciali e assolutamente segreti per accelerare il proprio sviluppo spirituale al fine di raggiungere la completa realizzazione del corpo arcobaleno del grande trasferimento durante questa vita. Queste Istruzioni essenziali sono il nucleo dell’insegnamento Dzogchen. Pertanto questo libro è limitato ai praticanti che hanno ricevuto dal Maestro la trasmissione diretta del suo contenuto.

Realizzato con il sostegno dell’Associazione Comunità Dzogchen di Merigar West

Disponibilità prevista alla metà del mese di ottobre


Recently published books

When You Discover One, You Discover All.
Practice Instructions Related to Changchubsem Gomba 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. 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.


The Luminous Clarity of the Universe
A Clear Exposition of the Principle of Primordially Pure Tregchöd
(Ka dag khregs chod kyi dgongs pa gsal bshad klong chen ’od gsal).

This book is one of the earliest books on Dzogchen authored by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and it was originally conceived as a compendium of instructions drawn from the main tantras of the Dzogchen Upadeśa series and from the writings of Longchenpa (1308–1364) and Jigmed Lingpa (1730–1798) on the basis of personal knowledge and experience. In 2005 the Author enriched it with the verses of The Upadeśa on the Primordially Pure Tregchöd from his own rediscovered cycle of teachings known as Longsal. This precious book is a marvelous guidance to the essence of our being through the knowledge of one of the most ancient teachings of timeless, primordial wisdom.

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Opening Our Minds
plus free download Video (mp4) about Atiyoga Teachings of Master Namkhai Norbu’s: Noumea, New Caledonia, May 2000 – Talk in Moscow, Russia, April 2011.
You will automatically receive an email with instructions for downloading the video (MP4)


Tibetan Calendar 2023-2024 Water Hare Year


Aprire la Mente 
Il libro include un video (mp4) scaricabile gratuitamente sugli insegnamenti Atiyoga del Maestro Namkhai Norbu: Nuova Caledonia, Noumea, Maggio 2000, Russia, Mosca, Aprile 2011.

Realizzato con il sostegno dell’Associazione Comunità Dzogchen di Merigar West


The Adventures of Nyima, Dawa and the Little Yak.
Laura Evangelisti & The Kumar Kumari Yantra Yoga Team
Watercolor illustrations by Cristina Conticelli

A beautiful children’s picture book on Kumar Kumari. A journey to discover magical Tibet and the powerful sounds of Kumar Kumari, Yantra Yoga for children.


Le Avventure di Nyima, Dawa e del piccolo yak
Laura Evangelisti e il Kumar Kumari Yantra Yoga Team
Illustrazioni di Cristina Conticelli

Un viaggio alla scoperta del magico Tibet e dei potenti suoni del Kumar Kumari, lo Yantra Yoga per i bambini e le bambine



Upcoming books

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 theretreat 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.”

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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 twentythird to the twentyseventh of October 2015; and in Barcelona from the twenty-eighth of December 2016 to the third of January 2017. 

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”.

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.

New book about the Vajra Dance of Space of the Song of the Vajra



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