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EVENTS OF THE
INTERNATIONAL SHANG SHUNG INSTITUTE UP TO NOW

 

2012
Italy:

  • Launching of the web channel “Dzogchen TV”
  • First publications of books of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu as E-books
  • Yoga Vacations for Adults and Children
  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan Medicine
  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan massage Ku Nye
  • Organization of the “1st Tibetan Medical Wellness Week in Tenerife”, Spain

 USA:

  • Graduation of students who have finished the second turn of the 4 years lasting training on traditional Tibetan Medicine at Amherst College MA, USA
  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan Medicine
  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan massage Ku Nye 

Austria:

  • 10th Ka-Ter Translation Training held in Merigar, Italy
  • Tibetan Language Course held in Merigar, Italy
  • Organization of Tibetan Cultural Days in Athens, Greece in collaboration with the Dzogchen Community Greece
    • Lecture on Tibetan Medicine, Tibetan Yoga, and “Uniqueness of Tibetan Culture”
    • Workshop on Tibetan Massage, Yoga and Dance
  • Course on Correct Pronunciation of Tibetan held at the Shang Shung Institute, Austria
  • Launching of the online Photo Archive of the Shang Shung Institute

 UK:

  • Lectures on
    • “Introduction to the Mongolian Nationality, It’s Language and Script System
    • Termas and Tertons
    • Nourishment for the Dead – Early Buddhist Funeral Rites in Tibet
    • Female Tibetan Masters
    • Indo-Tibetan Classical Learning
    • Perceiving, Naming and Using colors in Ladakh
    • Introduction to Ancient Mongolian Buddhist Scriptures
    • Explanation on “Tibetan Book of the Dead”    
    • Women Linage Holders in the Bonpo Tradition
    • Lucid Dreaming
    • The Legends of the 64 Mahasiddhas of early Indian Buddhism
  • Seminars on Tibetan Medicine, Tibetan Art, Tibetan Yoga, Tibetan Dance, Tibetan Language
  • Intensive training and study courses on Moxabustion

Russia:

  • Participation in the IX World Dance Olympiad in Moscow, performing the Vajra Dance

Australia:

  • Foundation and inauguration of the new branch of the Institute in Australia

Venezuela:

  • First Meeting on Tibetan Culture held in Merida, Venezuela in collaboration with the University of Los Andes and the Dzogchen Community Venezuela
    • Exhibition on Tibetan Thankas
    • Lectures on Tibetan Arts and on “Importance of Tibetan Culture Today”
    • Demonstration on Yantra Yoga and Vajra dance
    • Introduction to Tibetan Language

2011
Italy:

  • Co-Organization of the festivities for the 30th anniversary of the Dzogchen Community di Merigar “The Joy of Being Here” in Merigar and Arcidosso
  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan Medicine
  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan massage Ku Nye
  • Intensive Workshop on Tibetan Thanka Painting
  • Lecture of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu on “The Light of Kailash” at the Oriental University of Naples
  • Publication of 2 DVDs on Yantra Yoga
  • Tibetan Medicine Conference at Università Ca Foscari in Venezia, Italy

USA:

  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan Medicine
  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan massage Ku Nye
  • Intensive courses on Tibetan Astrology
  • Seminar on Tibetan Cosmology
  • Workshop on Dream Yoga
  • Lecture of Khyentse Yeshe Namkhai on “The Samadhi of Contemplation” at the Amherst College MA and at Tibet House in New York
  • Third International Conference on Tibetan Language in New York in collaboration with the Trace Foundation, TBRC Tibetan Buddhist Resource Centre, the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, and Columbia University's Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
    • Domains of Use
    • Linguistic Interactions
    • Composition and Editing
    • Standardization of New Terminology
    •   Preservation of Literary Heritage
    • Teaching Tibetan as a Secondary Language
    • Teaching Tibetan as a First Language
    • Grammar
    • Dictionaries

Austria:

  • 9th Ka-Ter Translation Training held in Merigar, Italy
  • 2nd international Tibetan Cultural Week in Tenerife in collaboration with the Dzogchen Community Spain called “Visions of Awakening”
    • Lectures of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu on “Tibetan Book of the Death” at the University of the Laguna
    • Lectures on Tibetan Medicine, Tibetan Yoga, Moxabustion, Tibetan Massage Ku Nye, “Oracle tradition in the Himalayan region and Tibet”
    • Workshops on Tibetan Yoga, Tibetan Dance, Tibetan Massage Ku Nye, Tibetan Art, Tibetan Games
    • Tibetan Music and Dance
    • Exhibition of paintings related to the “Tibetan Book of the Death”
  • Organization of the “First Styrian-Tibetan Cultural Week” in East Styria
    • Lectures of Tibetan culture, Yoga, and on “Tibetan Book of the Death”
    • Interreligious dialogue with the local priest
    • Tibetan and Styrian music
    • Exhibition of the pictures on Khyung Lung

UK:

  • Seminars on Buddhist Philosophy, Tibetan Yoga, Tibetan Medicine, Tibetan Art, Tibetan Dance
  • Lecture on Tibetan Oracles and Himalayan Shamans
  • International Conference on “Bon, Shang Shung and Early Tibet” organized in collaboration with SOAS, the University of London
  • Lecture of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu on Buddhist Studies
  • Exhibition: Laughing in the face of the Death
  • Lecture on Wrathful Deities and their Symbolism

Russia:

  • Dzogchen Forum “Open Tradition for the Open World” in Moscow, First Forum on Buddhist Knowledge in Russian speaking countries, organized by the international Dzogchen Community, Khyentse Yeshe Namkhai and the international Shang Shung Institute
    • Lectures on Buddhist studies
    • Workshops on Buddhist History, Buddhist Scriptures, Medicine, Arts, Dance, Yoga, Healing, Cooperation, Knowledge integrated in life
    • Concerts and Dance Performances

2010
Italy:

  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan Medicine
  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan massage Ku Nye
  • Publication of the book “Healing with Fire” on Moxabustion by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu
  • Publication of the book “Zhang Zhung: Images from a lost Kingdom” by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu
  • Lecture of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu on “Tibetan Medicine, Patrimony of Mankind” at the University of Bologna

 

USA:

  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan Medicine
  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan massage Ku Nye
  • Intensive Tibetan Language Training
  • Intensive courses on Tibetan Astrology

Austria:

  • 8th Ka-Ter Translation Training held in Merigar, Italy
  • Day of the Open Door at the Institute in East-Styria
  • 1st Tibetan Cultural Week in Tenerife, organized by the SSI AT in collaboration with the Dzogchen Community Spain:
    • Conference of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu
    • Lectures on Tibetan Medicine, Tibetan Cosmology, External Therapies in Tibetan Medicine
    • Workshops on Tibetan Language, Tibetan Yoga, Tibetan Dance, Tibetan Cooking, Tibetan Art, Tibetan Games
    • Exhibitions on Khyung Lung and Thanka exhibition on Tibetan Medicine

Russia:

  • Intensive training and study courses on Moxabustion

UK:

  • Foundation and inauguration of the new branch of the Shang Shung Institute in London
  • Lecture on “Bon and Shang Shung” and presentation of the book “The Light of Kailash” at SOAS, the university of London
  • Exhibition on “Images of Shang Shung” in London
  • Lecture on “Dzogchen Today” by Khyentse Yeshe Namkhai at SOAS, the university of London
  • Lecture on “The Place of Ritual Dance in Tibetan Tantric Practice” at SOAS

Canada:

  • Lecture of Khyentse Yeshe Namkhai on “Discover the Nature of Mind” at the University of Toronto

Mexico

  • Lecture of Khyentse Yeshe Namkhai on “What is Enlightmernt” at the National University Autonomous of Mexico

Germany:

  • World Premier of the film on Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and Khyentse Yeshe Namkhai: “My Reincarnation”

 

 

2009
Italy:

  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan Medicine
  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan massage Ku Nye
  • Intensive courses and seminars on Tibetan Astrology
  • Exhibition of Tibetan Art and Culture in Arcidosso, Italy
  • Celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Shang Shung Institute in Arcidosso, Italy
  • Publication of the first volume of the book on the history of Tibet by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu: “The Light of Kailash”
  • Lecture and presentation of the book “The Light of Kailash” at the University “La Sapienza” in Rome by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

USA:

  • Graduation of the first students who have finished the 4 years lasting training on traditional Tibetan Medicine at Amherst College MA, USA
  • Participation in the Conference on Tibetan Medicine in Xining, Qinghai Province, China
  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan Medicine
  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan massage Ku Nye
  • Intensive training and study courses on Moxabustion
  • Intensive courses on Tibetan Astrology

Austria:

  • 7th Ka-Ter Translation Training held in Merigar, Italy
  • 1st international Tibet Day in Bucharest, Romania organized by the SSI AT in collaboration with the Dzogchen Community Romania
    • Lectures on “value of Tibetn Culture”, Tibetan Medicine and Tibetan Massage
    • Workshop on Tibetan Massage Ku Nye
    • Tibetan Music and Dance
    • Exhibition on Tibet

Spain:

  • Lecture on “The Importance and Value of Tibetan Culture” and presentation of the book “The Light of Kailash” at the Tibet House in Barcelona by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

 

 

2008
Italy:

  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan Medicine
  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan massage Ku Nye
  • Intensive training and study courses on Moxabustion
  • Intensive course on Tibetan Astrology
  • Publication of the book “Birth, Life and Death according to Tibetan Medicine and the Dzogchen Teachings” by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

USA:

  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan Medicine
  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan massage Ku Nye
  • Intensive training and study courses on Moxabustion
  • “ATMA” - Tibetan Medicine Symposium organized by the SSI US in collaboration with the Amherst College
  • Tibetan Cooking Classes

Austria:

  • 6th Ka-Ter Translation Training held in Merigar, Italy
  • 1st international Tibet Day in Huettenberg, Austria in collaboration with the Harrer Museum
    •  Lecture on “Uniqueness of Tibetan Culture”, Tibetan Medicine, Tibetan Massage
    • Workshops on Tibetan Massage Ku Nye, Tibetan Art, Tibetan Games
    • Tibetan Music and Dance

 France:

  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan massage Ku Nye

 

 

2007
Italy:

  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan Medicine
  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan massage Ku Nye
  • Seminars on Tibetan Games

 USA:

  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan Medicine
  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan massage Ku Nye
  • Intensive course on Tibetan Astrology
  • Tibetan Medical School was licensed by Massachusett’s Department of Education
  • Exhibition on Tibetan Art at the Smith College

Austria:

  • 5th Ka-Ter Translation Training held in Merigar, Italy

 

 

 

2006
Italy:

  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan Medicine
  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan massage Ku Nye
  • Course on Spoken and Literary Tibetan

 USA:

  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan Medicine
  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan massage Ku Nye
  • Intensive course on Tibetan Astrology

Austria:

  • 4th Ka-Ter Translation Training held in Merigar, Italy
  • Taking over the responsibility of the translation project “Complete Works of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu”

 

 

 

2005
Italy:

  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan Medicine
  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan massage Ku Nye
  • Course on Moxa by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu
  • Germany, France, UK, Russia, Australia:
  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan massage Ku Nye
  • Course on Spoken and Literary Tibetan

USA:

  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan Medicine
  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan massage Ku Nye

 Austria:

  • 3rd Ka-Ter Translation Training held in Merigar, Italy
  • First publication of the newspaper of the Shang Shung institute: Phonya

 Argentina:

  • Begin of the Tashi Pedeb Project for indexing Tibetan books into Spanish language.

 

 

 

2004
Italy:

  • Course on Spoken and Literary Tibetan
  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan Medicine
  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan massage Ku Nye
  • Courses on Tibetan Astrology

USA:

  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan Medicine
  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan massage Ku Nye

Austria:

  • Award ceremony for the Bagchen World tournament in Margarita, Venezuela
  • Study tour to Bhutan organized by the SSI AT
  • 2nd Ka-Ter Translation Training held in Margarita, Venezuela
  • Germany, France, UK, Russia, Australia:
  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan massage Ku Nye

 

 

2003
Italy:

  • Intensive Courses on the Tibetan Massage Ku Nye
  • Courses on Tibetan geomancy: Sa Che
  • Participation at the 3rd international conference on “Healing and Alternativ Therapies”
  • Graduation of the first students of training in Ku Nye

USA:

  • Talk of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu on “History of Tibetan Culture”
  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan Medicine
  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan massage Ku Nye
  • Classes on Traditional Tibetan Art

Austria:

  • Organization of the world Bagchen-tournaments held in many different places
  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan massage Ku Nye
  • 1st Ka-Ter Translation Training held in Merigar, Italy

France:

  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan Medicine

 

 

 

2002
Italy:

  • Intensive Courses on the Tibetan Massage Ku Nye
  • Courses on Tibetan geomancy: Sa Che

USA:

  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan Medicine

Austria:

  • Inauguration of the Shang Shung Institute Austria in East-Styria
  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan massage Ku Nye
  • Lectures on Tibetan Medicine, Tibetan Astrology, and “The value of Tibetan Culture”
  • Start of the Ka-Ter Translation Project in responsibility of the SSI AT

 

 

 

2001
Italy:

  • Intensive Courses on the Tibetan Massage Ku Nye
  • Start of the work of the digital and audio archive of the Institute
  • Courses on Tibetan geomancy: Sa Che

USA:

  • Training and study courses on traditional Tibetan Medicine

 Austria, Australia, Russia:

  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan massage Ku Nye

 

 

 

2000
Italy:

  • First live webcast of a retreat of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu
  • Training and study course on traditional Tibetan Medicine
  • Seminars and workshops on Tibetan medicine, Tibetan Massage and Dreams
  • Exhibition “Art in Tibet” in Rome
  • Week of Health Care and Well being according to the principles of Tibetan Medicine, Arcidosso
  • Meeting of the International Publication Committee, Merigar

USA:

  • Intensive training and study courses on traditional Tibetan Medicine

Austria:

  • Foundation of the Shang Shung Institute Austria in East-Styria

 

 

 

1999
Italy:

  • Training and study courses on traditional Tibetan Medicine
  • Conferences on Buddhism and Tibetan Art, organized by SSI IT, Arcidosso, Rome: Tibetan Thanka Painting ad Sculpture, Courses on Dreams and Medicine
  • Tibetan Language Course
  • Week of Health and Wellness with ancient techniques of Tibetan Medicine 

 USA:

  • Training and study courses on traditional Tibetan Medicine
  • Seminar on Tibetan Massage Ku Nye
  • Workshop and seminars on Thanka Painting
  • Seminar on Tibetan sacred Sculpture
  • Seminar on “Three Humors in Tibetan Medicine

 

 

 

1998

  • Training and study course on traditional Tibetan Medicine
  • Participation at the International Congress on Tibetan Medicine at Washington, US

 

 

 

 

1997

  • Conference on the work of SSI at SSI USA. New “Shang Shung Institute Art Project”
  • Talk of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu at the Institute of Performing Arts in Dharamsala on “The Origin of Tibetan Language and Culture”

 

 

 

1994

  • Inauguration of the Shang Shung Institute USA in Conway

 

 

 

1993

  • 2nd Course on Tibetan Medicine, SSI Italy

 

 

 

 

1992

  • Film festival on Tibet and exhibition: “The mysteries of Tibet” organized by the SSI Italy
  • 2nd International Seminar on Tibetan Language at University of Italy and SSI Italy

 

 

1990

  • Inauguration of the Shang Shung Institute by H.H. Dalai Lama

 

 

 

 

 

1989

  • Foundation of the Shang Shung Institute in Arcidosso, Italy
  • Printing of the first issue of The Mirror

 

 

 

1988

  • Discovery of Khyung Lung, the capital of the ancient kingdom of Shang Shung by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

 

 

1987

  • Talk of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu at the Centre Civic Elizalde in Barcelona, Spain on “The Origins of Tibetan Culture and Thought”
  • Participation on the 1st International Seminar on Tibetan Language in India

 

 

1983

  • First international Congress on Tibetan Medicine organized by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, Venice, Italy
  • This first congress on Tibetan Medicine ever held in the West can be seen as the cradle of the Shang Shung Institute
  • Foundation of Shang Shung Edition in Italy

 

 

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