Help us to create a London Centre for the Shang Shung Institute UK!


The London Centre is the future home of Shang Shung UK, the Dzogchen Community & Friends of ASIA. With a rich and open academic history, London holds a number of the world's most important learning institutions, which makes it an ideal location for establishing a Shang Shung Cultural Centre devoted to hosting, Tibetan Buddhist (including Dzogchen), Literary, Medical and Educational events. It will also house a bookshop & library for furthering study in these areas. As a multi-cultural, vibrant, global city, London is also home to many International Dzogchen Community members, both permanent and visiting.

Chogyal Namkhai Norbu gave his blessing to this important project when he visited London in 2013 by donating all the funds raised during his retreat to making this vision become a reality! It is our intention to make a Centre that allows people from all countries visiting London, to feel immediately at home and connected with a place for learning and practicing ancient knowledge. Following Rinpoche’s advice, the new Centre will also be open to other institutions that further healing & spiritual development.


Our fund raising projects for the London Centre have already raised over £80,000 but we aim to raise a further £20,000 by the end of 2014 towards a deposit for the purchase of the required property. If we are successful in obtaining our target, the London Centre will be established in 2015. Updates on progress towards our goal can be viewed on the website:

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How to donate

The best way to support the Shang Shung Institute UK is by setting up a Standing Order for as little as £2 per month. Support through standing orders reduces administration costs, so more of your money goes into the Shang Shung Institute projects.


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The Shang Shung Institute UK celebrates the rich cultural and spiritual heritage of Tibet through educational programmes and academic lectures. The Institute is a not for profit organisation that depends largely on donations in order to enable its projects.

We need your support for:

  • The Continuation of our Monthly Free SOAS Lecture Series and Associated Conferences
  • Costs of Guest Lecturer Travel and Sundries
  • Multimedia Recording & Editing
  • Administration Costs

If you would like to help us with our work, please make a donation...

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