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LAST CHANCE: Handmade Calligraphy by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu on Ebay!

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  • Anna Bartenstein
    Dear all those interested in the Shang Shung Institute For Tibetan Studies, This is your LAST CHANCE to bid on the eighth calligraphy in our series by Chögyal
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 14, 2010
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      Dear all those interested in the Shang Shung Institute For Tibetan Studies,

      This is your LAST CHANCE to bid on the eighth calligraphy in our series by Ch�gyal Namkhai Norbu. It says Shine (zhi gnas) in Tibetan, which translates to "Calm-Abiding," or "Calm State Without Thought." As you can see in the picture above, this is one of our most beautiful calligraphies, also with Rinpoche's signature in gold below the main Calligraphy! The size of the work is 12 inches by 18 inches, or 46 cm by 30 cm. The auction ends THIS WEEKEND on Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 4:00pm EST.

      Click here to bid directly, or simply visit www.ebay.com. If you search for "Namkhai Norbu Calligraphy" you should find it. Please contact me if you have any problems.

      All proceeds from this auction will go directly to the American Branch of the Shang Shung Institute, and will support our many wonderful projects, such as our School of Tibetan Medicine. Thank you for your interest and collaboration! Please pass this email to anyone who you think might be interested!

      Happy bidding!

      Anna Bartenstein
      Administrative Director
      American Branch, Shang Shung Institute

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      More info on the ebay listing below:

      This beautiful and unique work of art was created by Ch�gyal Namkhai Norbu, a renowned scholar of Tibetan culture, as well as one of the foremost living Dzogchen Masters.

      This work is a hand-drawn Tibetan Calligraphy, made of black ink on high-quality white paper. It says Shine (zhi gnas) in Tibetan, which translates to "Calm-Abiding," or "Calm State Without Thought." The size of the work is 12 inches by 18 inches, or 46 cm by 30 cm.

      All proceeds from this auction will go directly to the American Branch of the Shang Shung Institute, and will support our many wonderful projects, such as the School of Tibetan Medicine. Free shipping to all addresses in the USA, $18 shipping for Worldwide International shipping through United States Postal Service Priority Mail.

      Although the winner of this auction will receive the original calligraphy, hand-drawn by Ch�gyal Namkhai Norbu, the copyright for the digital image scan of the work will remain in the name of the Shang Shung Institute, and may be used by the SSI in future projects. Thank you for your interest and collaboration!

      Please read below for more information on Ch�gyal Namkhai Norbu and the Shang Shung Institute.

      Ch�gyal Namkhai Norbu

      Ch�gyal Namkhai Norbu was born in 1938 in Derghe (Eastern Tibet). He studied with some of the most important masters of his time and completed the training required by Buddhist tradition in both Sutra and Tantra. At the age of sixteen he met master Rigdzin Changchub Dorje, who introduced him to the authentic knowledge of Dzogchen.

      In 1960 he came to Italy at the invitation of Professor Giuseppe Tucci as a staff member of the Institute for Middle and Far Eastern Studies of Rome (today ISIAO). He was Professor of Tibetan and Mongolian Language and Literature from 1964 to 1992 at the Oriental Institute of the University of Naples. Ch�gyal Namkhai Norbu is recognized as a leading authority on Tibetan civilization, particularly in the fields of history, literature, and the medical and astrological sciences. He is widely known for his activities on behalf of the culture and people of Tibet.

      In 1976 Ch�gyal Namkhai Norbu began to give Dzogchen instruction in the West, first in Italy, then in numerous other countries. He rapidly acquired spiritual authority among many practitioners, and created centers for the study of Dzogchen around the world. Ch�gyal Namkhai Norbu also founded the International Shang Shung Institute to preserve the cultural traditions of Tibet. He additionally founded a non-profit organization called A.S.I.A. (Association for International Solidarity in Asia), which operates in Tibet and is dedicated to serving the Tibetan people in the sectors of education, health, training, disaster relief and sustainable economic development. www.asia-onlus.org

      Shang Shung Institute for Tibetan Studies
      (www.shangshunginstitute.org)

      The Shang Shung Institute (SSI) is an international organization that seeks to broaden the world�s understanding of traditional Tibetan culture. At this moment in history the preservation of this rich and beautiful culture is of utmost importance as it is in real danger of being lost. As such, the SSI promotes programs and initiatives that support the continuation and survival of this rich cultural heritage.

      The SSI was founded in Italy in 1989 by Ch�gyal Namkhai Norbu, a renowned scholar of Tibetan culture, as well as one of the foremost living Dzogchen Masters. It was inaugurated in 1990 by His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama. Other branches of the SSI have since been established in North America, Austria, Russia, and Argentina.

      The SSI develops and maintains projects in various countries including: the translation, publication, and archiving of Tibetan texts; the organization and presentation of international cultural and educational events to share and preserve Tibetan heritage; and formal courses of study that train students in ancient Tibetan arts and sciences, including art, language, and traditional Tibetan medicine.

      The North American Branch
      (www.shangshung.org)

      The North American branch of the International Shang Shung Institute, located in Conway, Massachusetts, was established in 1994. This branch�s achievements include: an extensive library of educational resources on Tibetan culture, an onsite and online bookstore full of materials on Tibetan culture and the Dzogchen Teachings of Ch�gyal Namkhai Norbu, and many public programs and courses on Tibetan Culture & Art.

      In 1996 the North American Branch founded the Vajra Art Guild to create and preserve the works of noted thangka painter Glen Eddy under the direction of Ch�gyal Namkhai Norbu. Eddy produced hundreds of works on paper and several large scale thangka paintings according to the traditional Tibetan techniques. Additionally, several large Tibetan translation projects have been sponsored, including "The Light of Kailash" by Ch�gyal Namkhai Norbu and "Elements for the Study of Tibetan Medicine" by Dr. Thubten Phuntsog.

      The most extensive project of this branch to date is it�s four-year medical program based on the curriculum of the traditional medical schools of Tibet. This is the first such program in the West to train students in Tibetan medicine.





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    • Anna Bartenstein
      Dear all those interested in the Shang Shung Institute For Tibetan Studies, This is your LAST CHANCE to bid on the tenth (and possibly last!!) calligraphy in
      Message 2 of 2 , Mar 16, 2011
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        Dear all those interested in the Shang Shung Institute For Tibetan Studies,

        This is your LAST CHANCE to bid on the tenth (and possibly last!!) calligraphy in our series by Ch�gyal Namkhai Norbu. It says (thod par brgal) in Tibetan, which translates to "Th�gyal," and it is currently holding steady at the VERY low bid of $385! The size of the work is 12 inches by 18 inches, or 46 cm by 30 cm. The auction will end THIS Monday, March 21, 2011 at 3pm EST.

        Click here to bid directly, or simply visit www.ebay.com. If you search for "Namkhai Norbu Calligraphy" you should find it. Please contact me if you have any problems.

        Please help us to raise this auction to a higher final bid! Remember that all proceeds from this auction will go directly to the American Branch of the Shang Shung Institute, and will support our many wonderful projects, such as our School of Tibetan Medicine. Thank you for your interest and collaboration! Please pass this email to anyone who you think might be interested!

        Happy bidding!

        Anna Bartenstein
        Administrative Director
        American Branch, Shang Shung Institute

        --------------------
        More info on the ebay listing below:

        This beautiful and unique work of art was created by Ch�gyal Namkhai Norbu, a renowned scholar of Tibetan culture, as well as one of the foremost living Dzogchen Masters.

        This work is a hand-drawn Tibetan Calligraphy, made of black ink on high-quality white paper. It says (thod par brgal) in Tibetan, which translates to "Th�gyal". The size of the work is 12 inches by 18 inches, or 46 cm by 30 cm.

        All proceeds from this auction will go directly to the American Branch of the Shang Shung Institute, and will support our many wonderful projects, such as the School of Tibetan Medicine. Free shipping to all addresses in the USA, $18 shipping for Worldwide International shipping through United States Postal Service Priority Mail.

        Although the winner of this auction will receive the original calligraphy, hand-drawn by Ch�gyal Namkhai Norbu, the copyright for the digital image scan of the work will remain in the name of the Shang Shung Institute, and may be used by the SSI in future projects. Thank you for your interest and collaboration!

        Please read below for more information on Ch�gyal Namkhai Norbu and the Shang Shung Institute.

        Ch�gyal Namkhai Norbu

        Ch�gyal Namkhai Norbu was born in 1938 in Derghe (Eastern Tibet). He studied with some of the most important masters of his time and completed the training required by Buddhist tradition in both Sutra and Tantra. At the age of sixteen he met master Rigdzin Changchub Dorje, who introduced him to the authentic knowledge of Dzogchen.

        In 1960 he came to Italy at the invitation of Professor Giuseppe Tucci as a staff member of the Institute for Middle and Far Eastern Studies of Rome (today ISIAO). He was Professor of Tibetan and Mongolian Language and Literature from 1964 to 1992 at the Oriental Institute of the University of Naples. Ch�gyal Namkhai Norbu is recognized as a leading authority on Tibetan civilization, particularly in the fields of history, literature, and the medical and astrological sciences. He is widely known for his activities on behalf of the culture and people of Tibet.

        In 1976 Ch�gyal Namkhai Norbu began to give Dzogchen instruction in the West, first in Italy, then in numerous other countries. He rapidly acquired spiritual authority among many practitioners, and created centers for the study of Dzogchen around the world. Ch�gyal Namkhai Norbu also founded the International Shang Shung Institute to preserve the cultural traditions of Tibet. He additionally founded a non-profit organization called A.S.I.A. (Association for International Solidarity in Asia), which operates in Tibet and is dedicated to serving the Tibetan people in the sectors of education, health, training, disaster relief and sustainable economic development. www.asia-onlus.org

        Shang Shung Institute for Tibetan Studies
        (www.shangshunginstitute.org)

        The Shang Shung Institute (SSI) is an international organization that seeks to broaden the world�s understanding of traditional Tibetan culture. At this moment in history the preservation of this rich and beautiful culture is of utmost importance as it is in real danger of being lost. As such, the SSI promotes programs and initiatives that support the continuation and survival of this rich cultural heritage.

        The SSI was founded in Italy in 1989 by Ch�gyal Namkhai Norbu, a renowned scholar of Tibetan culture, as well as one of the foremost living Dzogchen Masters. It was inaugurated in 1990 by His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama. Other branches of the SSI have since been established in North America, Austria, Russia, and Argentina.

        The SSI develops and maintains projects in various countries including: the translation, publication, and archiving of Tibetan texts; the organization and presentation of international cultural and educational events to share and preserve Tibetan heritage; and formal courses of study that train students in ancient Tibetan arts and sciences, including art, language, and traditional Tibetan medicine.

        The North American Branch
        (www.shangshung.org)

        The North American branch of the International Shang Shung Institute, located in Conway, Massachusetts, was established in 1994. This branch�s achievements include: an extensive library of educational resources on Tibetan culture, an onsite and online bookstore full of materials on Tibetan culture and the Dzogchen Teachings of Ch�gyal Namkhai Norbu, and many public programs and courses on Tibetan Culture & Art.

        In 1996 the North American Branch founded the Vajra Art Guild to create and preserve the works of noted thangka painter Glen Eddy under the direction of Ch�gyal Namkhai Norbu. Eddy produced hundreds of works on paper and several large scale thangka paintings according to the traditional Tibetan techniques. Additionally, several large Tibetan translation projects have been sponsored, including "The Light of Kailash" by Ch�gyal Namkhai Norbu and "Elements for the Study of Tibetan Medicine" by Dr. Thubten Phuntsog.

        The most extensive project of this branch to date is it�s four-year medical program based on the curriculum of the traditional medical schools of Tibet. This is the first such program in the West to train students in Tibetan medicine.



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