International Dzochen Community Institutions

Atiyoga Foundation

Preserving the cultural heritage of professor Namkhai Norbu and the organizations created by him as autonomous and sustainable, under the umbrella of the Atiyoga Foundation.

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Shang Shung Foundation
Tibetan culture is one of the most important advanced civilizations whose origin can be found more than 4000 years ago in Shang Shung, the first kingdom of Tibet. In order to promote and preserve the knowledge of Tibetan culture, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu founded the International Shang Shung Institute in 1989. The Institute was officially inaugurated by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 1990 and restructured as the Shang Shung Foundation in 2015. The Shang Shung Foundation offers courses and study workshops, organizes exhibitions, issues publications, and serves as a documentation center. Shang Shung Publications publishes the teachings of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and other Tibetan masters in written and multimedia form.
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In addition to the centers for the teaching and practice of Dzogchen, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu founded the non-governmental organization A.S.I.A. (Association for International Solidarity in Asia) in 1988, which aims to provide economic, social and medical assistance to ethnic minorities whose cultural existence is threatened. A.S.I.A. is mainly active in the Tibetan cultural area and for Tibetans in exile. The focus of its explicitly non-political work is primarily on school education and medical care according to the principle of helping people to help themselves.
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The Mirror
The Mirror is a bimonthly online newspaper which publishes information on the activities of the Dzogchen Community. Each issue contains news about the Gars and Lings as well as information about the activities of A.S.I.A., the Shang Shung Foundation and other institutions of the community. The paper also carries Teachings given by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and the calendar of practices for special days.
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