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Shang Shung Publications
Shang Shung Publications (Edizioni Shang Shung) was founded in Italy in 1983 with the mission of publishing the teachings of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and of other masters belonging to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

Snow Lion Publications
Publisher and distributor of books on Tibetan Buddhism and culture; includes extensive annotated catalog with items grouped by topic.

Books by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Chogyal Namkhai Norbu has written over a hundred books on Dzogchen and the Tibetan culture. Here is a selection:

The Crystal and the Way of LightThe Crystal and the Way of Light by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Chogyal Namkhai Norbu examines the spiritual path from the viewpoint of Dzogchen. He interweaves his life story with Dzogchen teachings, making them accessible through his living example. He discusses his education and how he met his principal master who showed him the real meaning of “direct introduction to Dzogchen.”
Birth, Life, and DeathBirth, Life and Death by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Birth, Life and Death meets two needs, often considered separate or mutually contradictory: on one hand the natural tendency of a human being to seek health and well-being in everyday life and, on the other, the ever greater yearning for an authentic and unconditioned spiritual knowledge, which gives us the means to deal with the problems of birth, life and death in a profound though concrete way.
Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural LightDream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
This revised and enlarged edition includes additional material from a profound and personal Dzogchen book which Chögyal Namkhai Norbu has been writing for many years. This material expands and deepens the first edition’s emphasis on specific exercises to develop awareness within the dream and sleep states.
Dzogchen: The Self-Perfected StateDzogchen: The Self-Perfected State by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Our natural condition is self-perfected from the very beginning. What is necessary is that we re-awaken and remain in our true nature. Through understanding and practice, we can rediscover the effortless knowledge of the self-perfected state that lies beyond our habitual anguish and confusion, and remain in this uninterrupted flow of contemplation, completely relaxed but fully present, through all activities. Rinpoche clearly explains Dzogchen and then reveals, in a simple and non-intellectual manner, what is meant by the practice of Dzogchen.
Longchenpa's Advice from the HeartLongchenpa’s Advice from the Heart by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Longchepa’s Thirty Words of Advice are like nuggets of gold offered to us in his open hand, so that their inspiration can turn our mind to a sincere and uncorrupted spiritual practice. Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, with his clear introduction to the principles and practice of Dzogchen, sets in context the thirty words of advice and then proceeds to explain each one as the basis of Longchepa’s spiritual experience, in a way that is relevant to us as individuals in our time.
Dozgchen TeachingsDzogchen Teachings by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
This book is a rich collection of precious teachings given by the renowned Dzogchen master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu to his students around the world in order to benefit their understanding of the Dzogchen tradition and its value in the modern world.

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