ASIA Association for International Solidarity in Asia (Associazione per la Solidarietà Internazionale in Asia) was founded in Italy in 1988 by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, former Professor of Tibetan Language and Literature at Naples University "L'Orientale" and one of the world's leading experts in the history, philosophy and spiritual traditions of Tibet.
It operates in support of the preservation of the identity and historical heritage of the peoples of Asia, with particular attention to Tibet and the Himalayan region, and promotes sustainable development processes centred on local communities with their own human, cultural and environmental resources.
ASIA is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) officially recognized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It signed a partnership agreement with the Humanitarian Aid Department of the European Commission (ECHO), and formally became a Non-profit Social Organization in 1998.
The Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center is dedicated to the preservation, organization and dissemination of Tibetan literature. Using the latest digital technologies, TBRC is ensuring that the treasures of this incredible body of literature will never be lost. It specializes in digital preservation that is based on the internet, so that Tibetan masters, scholars, translators, and all interested readers, wherever they are located, have access to the full range of Tibetan literature.
Yantra Yoga or the Yoga of Movement, is one of the oldest recorded systems of Yoga that exists in the world. It is a system of Yoga that has come to us through Tibet, a land full of a vast and rich traditional Buddhist knowledge and wisdom.
In the Dzogchen Teaching sound and movement are very important because they are the means to integrate oneself into the state of contemplation. The Vajra Dance is principally a practice to harmonize the energy of the individual. If one has a more profound knowledge of the meaning of the Dance, it becomes a method for integrating the three existences of body, voice and mind into the knowledge of the state of contemplation.
This integration is one of the most important aims of a Dzogchen practitioner. The Vajra Dance is practiced on a Mandala which represents the correspondence between the internal dimension of the individual and the outer dimension of the world.
Founded in 1989 Wisdom Books is an independent book distribution and mail order company focusing on Buddhism and its related subjects of meditation, Tibet and the rapidly developing dialogue between east - west philosophies and cultures
Founded in 1974, North Atlantic Books has been located in Berkeley, California since 1977. Over this period, North Atlantic has become a leading publisher of alternative health, martial arts, and spiritual titles.
Its mission is to affect planetary consciousness, nurture spiritual and ecological disciplines, disseminate ancient wisdom, and put forth ways to transmute cultural dissonance and violence into service.
An online shop offering a variety of books and original asiatic artcraft, incense, statues, ritual objects and more.