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Shang Shung Institute USA is offering a 4 year complete training in traditional Tibetan Medicine. Already the second cycle of this training program is completed and 12 students have received their graduation up to now.
The third cycle of this program has already started.

The Shang Shung Institute offers every year a one month lasting intensive training for translators from Tibetan in two levels – an intermediate and advanced level.
The beginner’s class lasts for one full week.
More than 50 translators from all over the world have already participated in this unique offer.
These courses are led by Prof. Fabian Sanders from the university of Venice 

Such courses have been offered in Italy, Russia and London up to now and more than 60 people have already participated in these courses .
Such courses have been offered in Italy, USA, France, and London up to now and more than 120 people have already participated in these courses.



  • The Shang Shung Institute UK offers the SOAS LECTURE SERIES in collaboration with SOAS, the university of London. Twice a months qualified experts gives a lecture on various topics related to Buddhism or Art in the Himalayan region.
  •  The Shang Shung Institute USA offers a series of lectures on Tibetan Medicine by Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo and other extraordinary Tibetan doctors on various topics. Many of these lectures can also be followed by webcast or can be downloaded.
  •  The Shang Shung Institute Austria offers seminars on Tibetan language held by Dr. Fabian Sanders in various places and countries. Up to now such seminars were held in Italy, UK, USA, Russia, and Spain. Parts of these seminars are also available as downloads.
  •  The international Shang Shung Institute offers seminars on Yantra Yoga, the Yoga of Movement, and seminars on Breathe – the way to correct breathing. Up to now such seminars were held in USA, many European countries, and China. Hundreds of people have already attended such courses.
  • The international Shang Shung Institute offers in collaboration with the international Dzogchen Community the service of webcasts. In that way thousand of people can follow a lecture or seminar of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu or other qualified experts, from all over the world at the same time.
  • The international Shang Shung Institute regularly also organizes Tibetan Cultural Events. Up to now such events have been organized in Austria, Italy, USA, Romania, Venezuela, UK, Spain, and Greece. 
  • Several thousands of people have seen the exhibitions and attended the various lectures, seminars and workshops.



Shang Shung Publication
Since its foundation in 1983 hundreds of boos and booklets have been printed. Since 2010 the Shang Shung Publication works on the publication of public books. Until August 2012 already six books of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu have been printed and are available also as E-books. See:

 Dzogchen Tantra Translation Project
Since 2002 the highly qualified translators Adriano Clemente and Elio Guarsico have been continuously working on the translation of numerous Dzogchen Tantras and other Tibetan texts of unique wisdom.
The work on the translation of Dzogchen Tantra is part of the Ka-Ter Translation Project and the project “Complete Works of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu”.
Work on the Archive
Since 2000 the Shang Shung Institute is engaged in preserving the Teachings, Lectures and the Researches of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu in audio, visual and written form.
The Archive includes

  • the Photo Archive
    • of the history of Tibet and its people
    • the history of the Dzogchen Community
    • the events of the Shang Shung Institute
  • the Audio Arcive
    • of Teachings and Lectures of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and other Tibetan Masters
    • recordings of native Tibetans to understand the variations who the pronounce Tibetan in different way according to the area they live in
    • recordings on Tibetan Music
  • the Video Archive
    • of recordings of Teachings and  Lecture of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and other Tibetan Masters
    • of recordings of seminars held at various places of the Dzogchen Community
    • films about Tibet and its people and their history
    • documentation of the research of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu in the history of Tibet

The Archive also includes the Library
The largest and most comprehensive library of the Shang Shung Institute is located in Italy. This unique and most valuably library contains thousand of the most precious Tibetan texts on all aspects of Tibetan culture like religion, medicine, astrology, language, poetry, art, yoga, and meditation. One of the greatest treasure of this library is the nearly complete collection of the works of Changchub Dorje, the root master of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.
Besides the Tibetan volumes in countless volume the library also include hundreds of books in western languages about these topics. The library located in Italy is without any doubt the most precious and voluminous library although that in all braches of the Shang Shung Institute one finds a considerably good collection of books, CDs and DVDs.
At least one person is permanently working for the library, indexing the Tibetan texts, and digitalizing them by scanning them, archiving and putting them on a server.



  • In autumn 2013  there will start  the 4 years training on Tibetan Medicine as a long-lasting program at the Shang Shung Institute Russia..
  •  In 2013 the international Shang Shung Institute will open the Yantra Yoga Academy where one can study not only the Yoga of Movement, but also the correct way of breathing, the history of Yoga, the basic principles of Tibetan Medicine, and methods for relaxation.
  •  At least once a year the Shang Shung Institute will offer some “Wellness, Yoga and Relaxation Days” in various places.
  •  At least once a year the Shang Shung Institute will offer special courses and events for children and parents, dealing with education and awareness in daily life, yoga, relaxation and enjoyment, and games.
  •  In 2013 the international Shang Shung Institute will start with an intensive training for instructors in Tibetan massage Ku Nye, so that they become qualified to lead seminars by themselves and to apply this special form of massage for the benefit of others.
  • The service of the webcast will be continuously enhanced and improved, so that more and more people can follow the webcasts also by video in the best possible quality.
  •  The Ka-Ter Translation Program and the “Complete Works of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu” will be continued with great effort. New translators, who became qualified by following the training for translators, will be able to join the Dzogchen Tantra Translation Project. As a result of that translation work from Tibetan into English, several new books will published by Shang Shung Publications.
  •  The international Shang Shung Institute will continue and intensify the collaboration and cooperation with many universities and therefore offer various studies also on am academic level.
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