Choegyal Namkhai Norbu
Chögyal Namkhai Norbu (1938-2018) was a Tibetan Dzogchen master and an eminent scholar in the field of Tibetan culture. For fifty years he dedicated his life to introducing the Dzogchen Atiyoga teaching, an authentic part of humanity’s cultural heritage, to tens of thousands of people all over the world. In 1988 he founded ASIA, an NGO that works in Tibet, India, Nepal, Myanmar, Mongolia, and Sri Lanka, and in 1989 founded the Shang Shung Institute to permit scholars from around the world to pursue and develop important research activities on Asian arts and cultures. In 2018, just a few weeks before he passed away peacefully, the Commander Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy was conferred on him by President Sergio Mattarella.
In 2014, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu indicated to us that we should found a production company to develop projects related to relevant and sensitive subjects and a few months later, on May 3, 2015, gave us our Tibetan name, Palzom.