These public books by Shang Shung Publications are currently available in Russian:

Chögyal Namkhai Norbu. Yantra Yoga. The Tibetan Yoga of Movement

Yantra Yoga offers the practitioner an intriguing new approach to awareness practice, parallel to the Hatha Yoga of the Hindu tradition. It will serve to enhance one's physical health, energy, and mental balance. Called the Union of Sun and Moon energy, it is a dynamic system of trulkhor (movement) and differs from more widespread yogas in that it is done without the holding of the asanas (postures). The progression of postures is done with coordinated breath that helps us to relax and achieve a state that is beyond our normal dualistic concepts. Yantra Yoga is a very rich body of knowledge that includes 4 preliminary series, 75 various asanas, 7 breathing practices, 7 lotuses and the vajra wave-108 aspects in all. Profusely illustrated with drawings and photographs, Yantra Yoga presents Tibet's trulkhor yoga tradition as taught by one if its master exponents, Chogyal Namkhai Norbu. Yantra Yoga's movements, exercises, and methods of concentration are all based on an eighth-century text whose translation is included, illuminated by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu's commentary. Detailed charts for the timing of the breathing exercises are also included.

Chögyal Namkhai Norbu. The Mirror - Advice on Presence and Awareness

The Mirror - Advice on Presence and Awareness was written during a gathering of the Dzogchen Community held at Lu Cumitoni in Sardinia at Christmas 1977. It is a brief text that with astonishing simplicity and depth expounds the three fundamental aspects of the Dzogchen path: the view, or intuitive understanding of one's primordial state; the meditation, or the application of this knowledge; and the conduct, or the integration of meditation with all one's daily activities. This text was written in particular to define the principle of awareness and its continuous presence, which is the only substitute for all the rules and limitations proper to the diverse religious traditions. The commentary which follows the text is based on an oral teaching given by the Author himself when he presented the book to his students. Often Chogyal Namkhai Norbu has said,'Dzogchen doesn't ask you to change your religion, philosophy or ideology, nor to become something other than what you are. It only asks you to observe yourself and to discover the 'cage' you have built with all your conditioning and limits. And it teaches you how to get out of the cage without creating another one, in order to become a free, autonomous person.'

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Chögyal Namkhai Norbu. On Birth, Life and Death

This book presents the basic principles of traditional Tibetan medicine that enable the reader to grasp some of the main points regarding birth, life, and death. The first section, on birth, touches on numerous related topics, ranging from the causes of conception of life in the womb to the behaviour that the pregnant woman should follow. The second section, on life, starts with an explanation of the so-called 'three doors' of body, voice and mind and explains the way to live in good health. It presents the causes leading to humour imbalances that provoke the arising of illnesses, the properties of foods and drinks, various types of behaviour to be followed in different circumstances, and so forth. These topics are largely taken from the context of traditional Tibetan medicine. However the last part of this section stresses the importance of maintaining a continuous stream of presence and awareness throughout all aspects of life. The section on death deals with the nature of death and our attitude toward it but most of the discussion deals with the four types of intermediate state: the intermediate state between birth and death, the intermediate state of the moment of dying, the intermediate state of the real condition of existence, and the intermediate state of becoming. For each intermediate state the Author outlines the essential instruction that enables a person to attain liberation. It contains the whole original Tibetan text.

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