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Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

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Born in Eastern Tibet in 1938, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu is an internationally known Dzogchen Buddhist teacher and author. The direct descendant of the first Dzogchen Tibetan master of Tibet, Norbu spent his childhood receiving many teachings from masters of various traditions. In the 1960s he was invited to teach in Italy. During his career he wrote many books on Tibetan culture and Dzogchen Buddhism. He is the founder of two nonprofit organizations including the Shang Shung Institute for Tibetan Studies, which is dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan culture.

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A History of Zhang Zhung and Tibet, Volume One
The Early Period
Written by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Edited by Donatella Rossi and Nancy Simmons
Translated by Donatella Rossi


Format: eBook, 264 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $15.95

A History of Zhang Zhung and Tibet, Volume One explores ancient Tibet’s Zhang Zhung kingdom and Bon religion that preceded the advent of Buddhism in the seventh century. Countering the long-held idea that Tibet’s pre-Buddhist indigenous culture was primitive and undeveloped, this book shares the rich cultural origins of the kingdom... Read more >
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A History of Zhang Zhung and Tibet, Volume One
The Early Period
Written by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Edited by Donatella Rossi and Nancy Simmons
Translated by Donatella Rossi


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $19.95

A History of Zhang Zhung and Tibet, Volume One explores ancient Tibet’s Zhang Zhung kingdom and Bon religion that preceded the advent of Buddhism in the seventh century. Countering the long-held idea that Tibet’s pre-Buddhist indigenous culture was primitive and undeveloped, this book shares the rich cultural origins of the kingdom... Read more >
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The Lamp That Enlightens Narrow Minds
The Life and Times of a Realized Tibetan Master, Khyentse Chokyi Wangchug
Written by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Annotations by Enrico Dell'Angelo
Translated by Enrico Dell'Angelo and Nancy Simmons


Format: eBook, 232 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: October 16, 2012
Price: $12.95

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The Lamp That Enlightens Narrow Minds
The Life and Times of a Realized Tibetan Master, Khyentse Chokyi Wangchug
Written by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Annotations by Enrico Dell'Angelo
Translated by Enrico Dell'Angelo and Nancy Simmons


Format: Trade Paperback, 232 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: October 16, 2012
Price: $15.95

The Lamp That Enlightens Narrow Minds: The Life and Times of a Realized Tibetan Master, Khyentse Chökyi Wangchug presents an engaging account of the life of Khyentse Chökyi Wangchug, a realized Tibetan tulku (reincarnated lama or teacher). The book's historical references provide a detailed portrait of Tibet on the verge of... Read more >
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Rainbow Body
The Life and Realization of a Tibetan Yogin, Togden Ugyen Tendzin
Written by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Translated by Andriano Clemente


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: December 4, 2012
Price: $14.95

An inspiring biography of a twentieth-century Tibetan yogin, The Rainbow Body: The Life and Realization of a Tibetan Yogin, Togden Ugyen Tendzin, presents the remarkable life story of Togden (a title meaning “endowed with realization”) Ugyen Tendzin (1888-1962) who, at the end of his life, attained the “rainbow body.” Described as... Read more >
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Rainbow Body
The Life and Realization of a Tibetan Yogin, Togden Ugyen Tendzin
Written by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Translated by Andriano Clemente


Format: eBook, 160 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: December 4, 2012
Price: $11.95

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Tibetan Yoga of Movement
The Art and Practice of Yantra Yoga
Written by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu and Fabio Andrico


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: July 23, 2013
Price: $24.95

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Tibetan Yoga of Movement
The Art and Practice of Yantra Yoga
Written by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu and Fabio Andrico


Format: eBook, 280 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: July 23, 2013
Price: $19.95

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The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Awakening Upon Dying
Written by Padmasambhava and Karma Lingpa
Translated by Elio Guarisco and Nancy Simmons
Introduction by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $17.95

The Tibetan Book of the Dead: Awakening Upon Dying, with introductory commentary by Dzogchen Buddhist master Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, is a new translation of the ancient text also known as The Great Liberation through Hearing in the Intermediate State. Both a practical guide and intriguing historical, cultural, and spiritual document, this new version... Read more >
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The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Awakening Upon Dying
Written by Padmasambhava and Karma Lingpa
Translated by Elio Guarisco and Nancy Simmons
Introduction by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $14.95

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