History

“Shang Shung, the name of the Institute, reflects the source of Tibetan culture and history - it was known as a great empire throughout the Orient and the study of Shang Shung is extremely important if we are to understand the great antiquity, the unique nature and the universal importance of Tibetan culture, past and present.”
Prof Namkhai Norbu

Since 2012, SSIA put a great deal of energy into establishing an accredited Tibetan medicine course. We are still hopeful of realizing this dream, however, the Institute in Australia has been very busy with other areas of Shang Shung.