You are here: HomeTranslation ProjectsComplete Works of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

The Complete Works of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

The Complete Works of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu is a world-wide collaboration between the international Dzogchen Community and the International Shang Shung Institute. Its project manager is Oliver Leick from the Dzogchen Community, Austria, and director of the Shang Shung Institute in Austria. The aim of the project is to make all of the Tibetan Teachings of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu available in Western Languages, therefore it is called the "Complete Works of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu".

All texts by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu are written in Tibetan. Not many people in the West have the capacity to read and understand Tibetan, and even if they can do so, most of them are missing the capacity to understand or to translate Tibetan texts about Dzogchen. In order to be able to translate these texts in a correct and precise way, a translator really needs to have very special skills. Adriano Clemente, a student of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu's since 1976, is one of the very few people who has such special capacities. Adriano studied Tibetan from 1976 - 1983 at the University of Oriental Studies in Naples under Professor Namkhai Norbu, and started to translate Tibetan Teachings in 1981. Later, Adriano was appointed by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu to take charge of the translation of all of his teachings and writings from Tibetan into Western languages.

In addition to his translation work, Adriano supervises all first editions of all books containing transcriptions of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu's Teachings. He is the sole supervisor of far more than hundred titles and the co-supervisor of 2 other titles.

If you want to have an understanding of Dzogchen, then we need the original books. And particularly, if in the future you want to teach and keep that transmission, you must study and apply the original texts.

It is not sufficient that you follow a teacher and listen what he says, although that might be good for you if you practice, for your realization.

However, if you are a practitioner, you must also think about tomorrow and of other people. In fact, when we do practice we say from the beginning that we practice to benefit all beings.

But how do we benefit them if we don't teach and do not preserve the Teachings for the future?

So that's why we also need to know about the original books of Dzogchen.

That is very important.

Chögyal Namkhai Norbu
the spiritual master of the Dzogchen Community


Published Works by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

Most texts were originally translated from Tibetan into Italian by Adriano Clemente after which most titles were translated from Italian into English by Andrew Luckianowicz with the exception of titles marked with * which were never translated into English.

   
TITLE ORIGINAL TITLE PUBLISHER

THE MIRROR: ADVICE ON PRESENCE AND AWARENESS 1

dran pa dang shes bzhin gyi gdams pa me long ma

Shang Shung Edizioni, 1983

THE NECKLACE OF THE JEWELS 2 nor bu'i do shal unpublished

ANSWERS TO SIXTEEN QUESTIONS 3

rdzogs chen 'dus sde ba rnams kyi dris lan bkra shis rtags kyi grangs ldan;  rdzogs chen ba lha tshang bsod nams 'bum kyi dris lan shel dkar me long;  rang gi slob ma eugenio amico'i dris lan

Shang Shung Edizioni, 1987

 

AREQUEST TO ALL THOSE WHO ARE PART OF THE DZOGCHEN COMMUNITY AND ARE LINKED WITH MERIGAR

 

rdozgs chen 'dus sder gtogs p'i mi sna me ri sgar la 'brel yod kun la gsol zhin bzlo ba

Shang Shung Edizioni, 1987

THE VOICE OF THE BEE

ti se'i gnas skor 'grul zhor gyi myong ba las 'phros pa'i glu chung

Shang Shung Edizioni, 1989

 

JOURNEY INTO THE CULTURE OF TIBETAN NOMADS 4

 

byang 'brog gi lam yig

Shang Shung Edizioni, 1990

 

THE NAMKHA FOR HARMONIZING THE ENERGIES OF THE ELEMENTS *

 

 

'byung khams kyi nus pa mthun sdeb nam mkha'i sgrig cha

Shang Shung Edizioni, 1990

 

THREE SONGS FOR DISCIPLES OF CHANGCHUB DORJE

 

sgrub brtson bla ma rnam rgyal la gdams pa;  bla ma tshe dga' lags la gdams pa;  bla ma pad ma blo ldan la gdams pa

Shang Shung Edizioni, 1992

 

THE AUTHENTIC PRINCIPLE OF THE ATI DZOGCHEN COMMUNITY

 

a ti rdzogs chen 'dus sde'i yin lugs rnal ma

Shang Shung Edizioni, 1992

 

ON THE TIBETAN LANGUAGE, THE BASIS OF TIBETAN CULTURE

 

bod kyi shes rig gi rmang gzhi brda sprod rig lam skor

unpublished 1992

 

FROM THE LIGHT OF KAILASH: ON SHANG SHUNG *

 

original version of the first of the three volumes forming

zhang bod lo rgyus ti se'i 'od

unpublished 1993

 

THE WISH-FULFILLING VASE: INSTRUCTIONS ON THE BASE OF SANTI MAHA SANGHA

 

santi maha sangha'i rmang gzhi'i khrid 'dod 'jo'i bum bzang

Shang Shung Edizioni, 1993

 

EXAMINATION QUESTIONS FOR THE BASE OF SANTI MAHA SANGHA

 

santi maha sangha'i rmang gzh'i rgyug byang

Shang Shung Edizioni, 1993

 

SHANG SHUNG *

 

zhang zhung

unpublished 1993

 

THE TREASURE THAT INTRODUCES KNOWLEDGE OF ATI CONTEMPLATION: FIRST LEVEL OF SANTI MAHA SANGHA

 

santi maha sangha'i bslab rim dang po a ti bsam gtan dgongs mdzod

Shang Shung Edizioni, 1994

 

FROM THE DEPTH OF MY HEART TO MY MOTHER

 

a ma ye shes chos sgron la gdams pa'i snying gtam zab mo ithi

Shang Shung Edizioni, 1995

 

DRUNG DEU BÖN

sgrung lde'u bon gsum gyi gtam e ma ho

Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, 1995

 

THE TREASURE OF PRIMORDIAL BODHICHITTA: SECOND LEVEL OF SANTI MAHA SANGHA

 

santi maha sangha'i bslab rim gnyis pa a ti byang sems dgongs mdzod

Shang Shung Edizioni, 1996

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE SECOND LEVEL PRACTICES OF SANTI MAHA SANGHA

 

santi maha sangha'i bslab rim gnyis pa' i nyams len mdzub khrid

Shang Shung Edizioni, 1996

 

SANTI MAHA SANGHA KUMAR KUMARI BASE LEVEL: THE OPENING OF THE EYE OF WISDOM 5

 

kumar kumar'i santi maha sangha'i bslab rim;  santi maha sangha'i kumar kumar'i bslab bya' i rmang gzhi shes rab mig 'byed

Shang Shung Edizioni, 1995

 

THE SMALL COLLECTION OF BUDDHAGUPTA *

 

sbas pa'i rgum chung

unpublished 1998

 

THE OPENING OF THE DOOR OF INTELLIGENCE: FIRST LEVEL OF SANTI MAHA SANGHA KUMAR KUMARI

 

kumar kumar'i santi maha sangha'i bslab rim dang po blo gros sgo 'byed

Shang Shung Edizioni, 1996

 

THE MIRROR OF A CLEAR MIND: SECOND LEVEL OF SANTI MAHA SANGHA KUMAR KUMARI

 

kumar kumari rnams kyi santi maha sangha'i bslab rim gnyis pa blo gsal me long

Shang Shung Edizioni, 1997

 

THE NECKLACE OF ZI 6

 

gzi yi phreng ba

 Shang Shung Edizioni, 1997

 

THE DANCE OF THE THREE VAJRAS *

 

rdo rje gsum gyi gar

unpublished 1997

 

THE ATI TREASURE OF DHARMADHATU: THIRD LEVEL OF SANTI MAHA SANGHA

 

santi maha sangha'i bslab rim gsum pa a ti chos dbyings dgongs mdzod

Shang Shung Edizioni, 1998

 

THE PRACTICE OF NARAG TONGTRUG

 

na rag dong sprugs kyi lam khyer bla ma'i zhal lung

Shang Shung Edizioni, 1998

 

THE PRECIOUS VASE: INSTRUCTIONS ON THE BASE OF SANTI MAHA SANGHA

 

santi maha sangha'i rmang gzh'i khrid rin chen bum bzang

Shang Shung Edizioni, 1999

 

THE WAY TO ENTER THE TEACHING

 

bstan pa la 'jug pa'i tshul

unpublished 2000

DIRECT INTRODUCTION TO THE STATE OF ATIYOGA

A TI'I DGONGS PA NGO SPROD

Shang Shung Edizioni, 1999

 

SONGS FROM THE HOSPITAL AND OTHER POEMS

KA NAS DAG PA'I DBYINGS; KUN TU BZANG PO; SGYU MA'I LUS; PHYAG CHEN BYIN 'BEBS KYI GLU CHUNG; MED PA BZHI BCU'I GLU CHUNG

Shang Shung Edizioni, 1999

 

THE TRANSFERENCE TO PURIFY THE DIMENSIONS OF THE THREE KAYAS

in: 'PHO BA SKU GSUM ZHING SBYONG

Shang Shung Edizioni, 2000

THE YOGA OF ARYA TARA

'PHAGS MA SGROL MA'I RNAL 'BYOR

Shang Shung Edizioni, 2001

LONGSAL TEACHINGS VOLUME

GSAL STONG RLUNG GI RNAL 'BYOR, THANG RGYAL SNYAN RGYUD KYI MAN NGAG, KLONG SDE RDO RJE ZAM PA'I MAN NGAG GI RTSA BA

Shang Shung Edizioni, 2001

CONCISE EXPERIENTIAL INSTRUCTIONS ON THE SHORT THUN AS A DAILY PRACTICE FOR THE DZOGCHEN COMMUNITY

RDZOGS CHEN 'DUS SDE'I RGYUN GYI NYAMS LEN THUN BSDUS KYI NYAMS KHRID NYUNG BSDUS

Shang Shung Edizioni, 2001

LONGSAL TEACHINGS VOLUME TWO

A TI'I DGONGS PA SGO 'BYED, A TI'I DGONGS PA NGO SPROD KYI MAN NGAG, RGYUD DRUG RANG GROL GYI MAN NGAG

Shang Shung Edizioni, 2001

LONGSAL TEACHINGS VOLUME THREE

A TI'I LAM SNGON RIGS DRUG GNAS SBYONG, YE SHES ZANG THAL GYI MAN NGAG

Shang Shung Edizioni, 2003

A WONDROUS SIGHT (together with Elio Guarisco)

LTA BA BLO 'DAS CHEN PO'I GNAD BYANG

Shang Shung Edizioni, 2003

LONGSAL TEACHINGS VOLUME FOUR

LTA BA BLO 'DAS CHEN PO'I GNAD BYANG

Shang Shung Edizioni, 2003

THE CYCLE OF DAY AND NIGHT AND THE UPADESHA OF VAJRASATTVA

NYIN MTSHAN 'KHOR LO MA GDAMS KHUNG DANG JI LTAR 'BREL TSHUL BSTAN PA

Shang Shung Edizioni, 2003

THE TWENTY-SEVEN COMMITMENTS

CHOS RGYAL NAM MKHA'I NOR BU'I DAM BCA' NYER BDUN PA

Shang Shung Edizioni, 2004

THE PRACTICE OF SELF-LIBERATION OF THE CAUSES OF THE SIX LOKAS

RGYUD DRUG RANG GROL GYI NYAMS LEN

Shang Shung Edizioni, 2004

LONGSAL TEACHINGS VOLUME FIVE

LTA BA BLO 'DAS CHEN PO'I DGONGS PA, RDOR SEMS ME LONG GI DGONGS PA NGO SPROD, KA DAG KHREGS CHOD KYI MAN NGAG, ZAB LAM SGYU LUS KYI MAN NGAG

Shang Shung Edizioni, 2005

LONGSAL TEACHINGS VOLUME SIX

A DKAR BLA MA'I RNAL 'BYOR GYI MAN NGAG, BLA MA YE SHES MKHA' 'GRO'I PHRIN LAS, TSHE SGRUB RDO RJE'I SROG THIG GI GNAD KYI MAN NGAG ZAB MO

Shang Shung Edizioni, 2005

A DREAM FROM THE DISPLAY OF THE MOON IN THE WATER

from CHOS RGYAL NAM MKHA'I NOR BU'I NYAMS SNANG CHU ZLA'I ROL GAR

Shang Shung Edizioni, 2006

LONGSAL TEACHINGS VOLUME SEVEN

LTA SGOM SPYOD 'BRAS KYI GNAD GZER, KLONG CHEN NYI SHU RTSA LNGA'I MAN NGAG, BLA MA YE SHES MKHA' 'GRO'I THUGS THIG YID BZHIN NOR BU, BAR DO'I GDAMS PA HUM GI RGYA CAN

Shang Shung Edizioni, 2007

A SHORT PURIFICATION RITUAL FOR THE DEAD AS A SUPPLEMENT TO THE SHITRO OF THE SPACE TEACHINGS

GNAM CHOS ZHI KHRO'I ZUR RGYAN BYANG CHOG NYUNG BSDUS

Shang Shung Edizioni, 2007

THE ATI TREASURY OF CONTEMPLATION

A TI BSAM GTAN DGONGS MDZOD

Shang Shung Edizioni, 2008

LONGSAL TEACHINGS VOLUME EIGHT

BLA MA DGONGS 'DUS KYI GNAD GZER, SPYOD PA RO SNYOMS CHEN PO'I MAN NGAG, BLA MA YE SHES MKHA' 'GRO MA'I PHYI NANG GSANG GSUM LAS BYANG, MAN DA RA VA SGRUB PHUG NANG GI RMI LAM

Shang Shung Edizioni, 2008

 

YANTRA YOGA, THE TIBETAN YOGA OF MOVEMENT

 

'PHRUL 'KHOR NYI ZLA KHA SBYOR GYI DGONGS 'GREL DRI MED NOR BU'I ME LONG

Snow Lion, 2008

1First edition translated by John Shane, second edition by Andy Luckianowicz.

2Translation together with Enrico dell'Angelo, Jacobella Gaetani and Shakya Dorje

3 Published only in Italian. An English translation of Andy Luckianowicz is forthcoming

4 Translated by Maria Simmons

5 Translated by John Shane

6Translated by Barrie Simmons


Future Projects

To be translated by Adriano Clemente:

  1. EXPLANATION OF THE LONGSAL TREGCHOD

  2. LHALUNG SANGDAG TEACHINGS ON VAJRAPANI

  3. SANTI MAHA SANGHA SECOND LEVEL, NEW EDITION

  4. SANTI MAHA SANGHA THIRD LEVEL, NEW EDITION

  5. THE TOTAL SPACE OF VAJRASATTVA WITH THREE COMMENTARIES

  6. THE COMPLETE BOOK ON THE VAJRA DANCE, INCLUDING THE HISTORY OF ITS DISCOVERY

  7. THE BOOK OF DREAMS

  8. THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CHOGYAL NAMKHAI NORBU


Help to Support this Project

The Project "Complete Works of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu" is financed by donations only. The estimated costs for each year is 25.000 Euro.

For many years Adriano Clemente as an individual has been working full time on the translation of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu's works. He has been enabled to do this work mainly through funds personally raised by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu himself. Since the year 2000 the International Dzogchen-Community has taken the responsibility for this work which benefits the Community as a whole and which is essential for the preservation of the Teachings, and has raised funds for this essential work.

Our future aim is to collect every year an adequate amount of money, so that all of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu’s Tibetan works can be translated into the Western languages.

If you have the intention of benefiting all sentient beings by helping to preserve the Dzogchen Teachings, in awareness of the emptiness of the one who gives the donation, the donation itself, the object and action of donation, we would be very happy to receive your donations.


Donate

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION!

Go to top