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Work in Progress: Third Quarter 2012

Alexander Berzin

Foreword

As many readers have expressed interest in the ongoing work and projects of Berzin Archives, I am starting this page as an informal way of keeping people informed, updated, and involved. From time to time, I shall make further entries. With continuing support from our readers and much hard work from our Berzin Archives team, we hope that all these projects will be completed and online in the near future.

Third Quarter

September 24, 2012

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.09.18): Far-Reaching Generosity – Its Definition and What Are Needed for Developing It

New bilingual English-German video files online:

  • Elaboration of “What Does It Mean to Understand Something?” (7 parts)

Re-edited English audio files that arrived:

  • Mahamudra and the Four Noble Truths: Realizing the Conventional and Deepest Natures of the Mind (3 parts)

  • Short Explanation of the Mandala Offering of Request for a Teaching (1 part)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived that will need proofreading:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2003.01.07)

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.04.03)

Edited English audio transcripts that arrived:

  • Overview of the Four Noble Truths (1 part)

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived:

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.12.05, 2006.12.12)

English audio transcripts sent for proofreading:

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.12.19, 2007.01.09, 2007.01.16, 2007.01.23, 2007.01.30, 2007.02.06, 2007.02.27, 2007.03.13, 2007.03.20, 2007.03.27)

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2003.01.07)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2003.09.16, 2004.03.23, 2004.11.02, 2004.12.21)

New German translations online:

  • Inspiration (“Blessings”) and Its Relation to Mantras and Oral Transmission

  • Text of Seven-Point Attitude-Training (Namkapel edition)

Edited German translations that arrived:

  • A Commentary on Attitude-Training Like the Rays of the Sun – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama (part 4)

German translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Closing Address by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama to the Global Buddhist Congregation 2011

Articles sent for German translation:

  • The Dalai Lama’s Reflections on the Realistic Approach of Buddhism: Talks to Former Dharamsala Residents from the West – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama (4 parts)

Bilingual English-German audio files sent for German transcription:

  • Elaboration of “What Does It Mean to Understand Something?” (7 parts)

English audio transcript titles sent for German translation:

  • 4 audio transcripts

New Russian translations online:

  • A Brief History of Drigungtil Monastery

  • A Brief History of Drug Sang-ngag Choling Monastery

New Russian translations of audio transcript titles online:

  • 44 audio transcripts

New Spanish translations online:

  • Closing Address by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama to the Global Buddhist Congregation 2011

  • General Explanation of Seven-Point Attitude-Training (3 parts)

New Spanish translations of audio transcript titles online:

  • 57 audio transcripts

New Italian translations online:

  • The Life of the Buddha As Pieced Together from the Pali Canon

Chinese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Bringing Buddhism Down to Earth (7 parts)

Edited transcripts sent for Chinese translation:

  • What Is Meditation?

  • Meditation Methods

  • Integrating Dharma into Our Lives

Arabic translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • The Sources of Happiness According to Buddhism

Articles sent for Arabic translation:

  • Advice on Overcoming Self-Cherishing – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

New edited Tibetan translations that arrived and will need copyediting:

  • Current Situation of Buddhism in the World

September 17, 2012

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.09.11): The Necessity and Importance of the Six Far-Reaching Attitudes (Six Perfections)

New English audio files online:

  • Buddhist Psychology, Philosophy, and Religion (Sofia, Bulgaria, April 2012) (1 part)

New English video files online:

  • Question and Answer Session at the Toronto Kalachakra Initiation, 2004 (Toronto, Canada, April 2004) (1 part)

New bilingual English-Spanish video files online:

  • The Conventional Nature of the Mind (Morelia, Mexico, April 2004) (1 part)

  • The Four Indian Tenet Systems on Voidness (Emptiness) (Morelia, Mexico, April 2004) (1 part)

  • The Five Aggregates in the Context of the Four Hallmarks of the Dharma (Morelia, Mexico, April 2004) (1 part)

  • Advice for Studying Voidness (Emptiness) (Morelia, Mexico, April 2004) (1 part)

New bilingual English-Russian video files online:

  • Introduction to the Chakrasamvara System of Anuttarayoga Tantra (Moscow, Russia, February 2012) (1 part)

New unedited English audio transcripts online:

  • The Art of Translating Traditional Asian Languages and Cultures into Modern Languages (1 part)

  • Buddhist Science, Psychology and Religion (1 part)

  • Life of Tsongkhapa (1 part)

  • Overview of the Six Far-Reaching Attitudes (Six Perfections) (4 parts)

  • Main Points of Self-Voidness and Other-Voidness (5 parts)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.03.27)

English audio transcripts given titles:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (87 lectures)

  • Weekly course on Wheel of Sharp Weapons (14 lectures)

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived:

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.11.28)

  • Guidelines Concerning the Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher (parts 1-3)

Transcribed English audio files sent for proofreading:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2003.01.21, 2003.01.28, 2003.02.11, 2003.02.18, 2003.02.25, 2003.03.04, 2003.03.11, 2003.03.18, 2003.03.25, 2003.04.01, 2003.04.08, 2003.05.06, 2003.05.20)

Bilingual English-German audio files sent for editing:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2003.12.03, 2004.03.23, 2004.12.21, 2005.02.15, 2012.03.01, 2005.03.22)

New German translations online:

  • Hundreds of Deities of Tushita

New Russian translations online:

  • Mahamudra and the Four Noble Truths (part 3)

New Spanish translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Historical Sketch of the Hui Muslims of China

New Italian translations online:

  • Lam-rim Structured According to the Four Noble Truths

Trilingual Tibetan-English-Italian audio files sent for editing:

  • Brief Explanation of Eight-Verse Attitude-Training – Kyabjey Trijang Rinpoche (1 part)

New Indonesian articles online:

  • Religious Conversion in Shambhala

New Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • The History of the Early Period of Buddhism and Bon in Tibet (2 parts)

  • History of the Mulasarvastivada Ordination Lineages in Tibet

  • Approaches to the Dharma – Intellectual, Emotional, and Devotional

  • “Dharma-Lite” Versus “The Real Thing” Dharma

Articles sent for Indonesian translation:

  • Dharma in Daily Life

  • Using Buddhist Methods to Help Us in Daily Life

  • Integrating Dharma into Our Lives

  • Overview of the Lam-rim Graded Pathways of Mind – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I

  • Introductory Lecture on Karma

  • Brief Presentation of the Main Points about Karma

  • Renunciation – The Determination to Be Free

  • The Compassionate Heart of Bodhicitta

  • How to Deal with Negative Emotions – His Holiness Handling Fear

  • Feeding and Taming the Demon of Fear

  • Dealing with Jealousy

  • Working with Emotions: How to Deal with Anger

New edited Tibetan translations that arrived and will need copyediting:

  • The Life of Shakyamuni Buddha

  • Introductory History of the Five Tibetan Traditions of Buddhism and Bon

  • Introductory Comparison of Hinayana and Mahayana

  • The Appeal of Buddhism in the Modern World

September 10, 2012

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.08.28): The Secondary Bodhisattva Vows Concerning Working to Benefit Others (vows 4 to 12)

New English audio files recorded:

  • Overcoming the Compulsiveness of Karma with Ethical Self-Discipline (4 parts)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2011.09.13, 2012.03.20)

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived:

  • From the Two Truths, the Four Truths; from the Four Truths, the Three Precious Gems (3parts)

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.11.21)

English audio transcripts sent for proofreading:

  • Guidelines Concerning the Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher (5 parts)

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • Text of The Wheel of Sharp Weapons – Dharmarakshita (2006 Literal Translation)

  • A Root Text for the Precious Gelug-Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra – First Panchen Lama

Spanish translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Bonding Practices for Mother Tantra

Arabic translations revised and online:

  • Finding Inner Peace and Fulfillment – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

New Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Religious Conversion in Shambhala

  • What is Meditation?

  • Meditation Methods

  • The Revival of the Monk Ordination Lineage in Tenth-Century Tibet

  • The Origin of the Yellow Hat Worn by Monks in the Gelug Tradition

New Vietnamese articles online:

  • Compassion as the Source of Happiness – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

New edited Tibetan translations that arrived and will need copyediting:

  • Overview of the Lam-rim Graded Pathways of Mind – Tsenshap Serkong Rinpoche I

  • The Four Axioms for Examining a Dharma Teaching

  • The Buddhist View toward Other Religions

  • Advice from His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Teaching Lam-rim

  • Lam-rim Structured According to the Four Noble Truths

September 3, 2012

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.08.28): The Secondary Bodhisattva Vows Concerning Working to Benefit Others (vows 1 to 3)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.08.10, 2012.03.13)

Transcribed English audio files sent for proofreading:

  • From the Two Truths, the Four Truths; from the Four Truths, the Three Precious Gems (3parts)

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived:

  • The Art of Translating Traditional Asian Languages and Cultures into Modern Languages(1part)

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.11.14)

English audio transcripts sent for being given titles:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (87 lectures)

Digitized English video cassettes that arrived:

  • Summary of Important Points Concerning Lam-rim and Kalachakra Explained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama during the Kalachakra Empowerment Conferred in Toronto, Canada, April 2004 (1 part)

  • Questions and Answer Session for Participants at the Kalachakra Empowerment Conferred by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Toronto, Canada, April 2004 (1 part)

Digitized Tibetan-English-German video cassettes that arrived:

  • Instructions for Equalizing and Exchanging Our Attitudes about Self and Others – TsenzhabSerkongRinpoche I (2 parts)

Digitized Tibetan-English video cassettes that arrived:

  • Explanation of Kalachakra – Jhado Rinpoche (2 parts)

  • Explanation of the Kalachakra Six-Session Guru-Yoga – Jhado Rinpoche (2 parts)

Digitized English-Spanish video cassettes that arrived:

  • Advice for Studying Voidness (1 part)

  • The Four Indian Tenet Systems on Voidness (Emptiness) (1 part)

  • The Conventional Nature of the Mind (1 part)

  • The Five Aggregates in the Context of the Four Hallmarks of the Dharma (1 part)

  • The Two Bodhicittas in the Seven-Point Attitude-Training (5 parts)

New Spanish translations online:

  • Introduction to Meditation on Voidness (5 parts)

Spanish translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Factors Involved in Transgressing Tantric Vows

  • The Relation between Buddhism and Sufism: Response to Majid Tehranian

New bilingual English-Spanish audio transcriptions online:

  • The Four Themes of Gampopa as Presented in Drugpa Kagyu by Padmakarpo (2 parts)

New Russian translations online:

  • Mahamudra and the Four Noble Truths (part 2)

Arabic translations revised and online:

  • Integrating Dharma into Our Lives

Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • The Kalachakra Presentation of the Prophets of the Non-Indic Invaders (abridged analysis,fullanalysis)

New Vietnamese translations online:

  • The Relevance of Religion in Modern Times – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Tibetan translations that arrived:

  • Homepage

  • Message from His Holiness the Dalai Lama

  • Navigation Terms

Edited Tibetan translations copyedited:

  • Edited Tibetan translations copyedited:

  • Compassion as a Source of Happiness – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Compassion Based on Biology and Reason – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Following the Dharma and Avoiding Suffering – Tsenshap Serkong Rinpoche I

  • The Endpoint of Samsara Is Suffering, the Endpoint of Dharma Is Happiness – Tsenshap Serkong Rinpoche I

  • The Purpose and Benefits of Debate – Tsenshap Serkong Rinpoche II

  • Paraphrase of Advice from an Experienced Old Man – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

  • Do You Believe in Rebirth?

August 27, 2012

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.08.14): The Secondary Bodhisattva Vows Concerning Discriminating Awareness

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2011.02.08, 2012.03.06)

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.07.19)

New bilingual English-Russian video files online:

  • Practicing Tantra Effectively (5 parts)

  • Developing the Mind Based on Buddha-Nature (5 parts)

  • Guidelines Concerning the Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher (5 parts)

  • Developing Our Buddha-Nature Factors through Sutra and Tantra (4 parts)

  • Equalizing Our Attitudes toward Ourselves: Overcoming Self-Hatred (5 parts)

  • Using Buddhist Methods for Helping Us in Daily Life – 1 part

  • What Is Meditation (1 part)

  • What Is the Difference between Visualizing Ourselves as a Buddha Deity and a Deluded Person Imagining They Are Mickey Mouse (1 part)

New German translations online:

  • Advice for Taking a Tantric Empowerment (Initiation)

German translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment – Atisha

Russian translations being edited:

  • Mahamudra and the Four Noble Truths (part 2)

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for Russian transcription:

  • Bases for Ethical Behavior

Revise Arabic translation online:

  • Dharma in Daily Life

New Italian translations online:

  • Integrating Dharma into Our Lives

Italian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Do You Believe in Rebirth?

New Indonesian translations online:

  • The Situations of Buddhism and Islam in China, 1996

  • The Relation of the Hui Muslims with the Tibetans and Uighurs, 1996

  • Historical Sketch of the Hui Muslims of China

August 13, 2012

Edited English audio transcripts that arrived and were sent for copyediting:

  • Buddhist Ethical Behavior: A Practical Approach (1 part)

English audio transcripts sent for editing:

  • The Relevance of Buddhism in the Modern World (2 parts)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.08.03, 2011.02.01)

  • Guidelines Concerning the Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher (part 5)

Proofread transcripts of English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.10.24, 2006.10.31)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.06.21)

Digitized bilingual Tibetan-English audio cassettes that arrived:

  • Introduction to Buddhism – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (4 cassettes)

  • The Practice of Mahamudra – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (11 cassettes)

  • Yamantaka Guru-Yoga – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (4 cassettes)

  • Explanation of the Yamantaka Self-Initiation – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (5.5 cassettes)

  • The Bodhisattva and Tantric Vows – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (4.5 cassettes)

  • Explanation of Six-Armed Mahakala Practice – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (2 cassettes)

  • The Preliminary Practices (Ngondro) in the Gelug Tradition – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I(11cassettes)

  • Explanation of The Three Essential Moments – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (4 cassettes)

  • Brief Explanation of Eight-Verse Attitude-Training – Kyabjey Trijang Rinpoche (1 cassette)

  • The Life and Teachings of Serkong Rinpoche (2 cassettes)

Bilingual English-German audio cassettes sent for digitizing:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2001.07.24, 2001.07.31, 2001.08.07,2001.11.06,2001.11.13, 2001.11.20, 2001.11.27, 2001.12.04, 2001.12.11, 2001.12.18, 2002.01.08,2002.01.15,2002.01.22, 2002.01.29, 2002.02.05, 2002.02.12, 2002.02.19, 2002.02.26, 2002.03.12,2002.03.19,2002.03.26, 2002.04.09, 2002.04.16, 2002.04.23, 2002.04.30, 2002.05.07, 2002.05.14,2002.05.21,2002.05.28, 2002.06.04, 2002.06.11, 2002.06.18, 2002.07.23, 2002.07.30, 2002.08.06)

New Spanish translations online:

  • Buddhism among the Turkic People

New Russian translations online:

  • Comparison of the "Dharma-Lite" and "Real Thing Dharma" Versions of Lam-rim

Russian translations edited and proofread:

  • Mahamudra and the Four Noble Truths (part 1)

New Italian translations online:

  • Avoiding Mixing Ego with Dharma Practice

Articles sent for Italian translation:

  • Do You Believe in Rebirth?

  • Following the Dharma and Avoiding Suffering

  • Closing Address by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama to the Global Buddhist Congregation 2011

New Indonesian translations online:

  • Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the Mongol Empire(chapters 10 – 12)

Arabic translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Integrating Dharma into Our Lives

Tibetan translations that were copyedited:

  • 27 articles

August 6, 2012

NEW TURKISH SECTION ONLINE

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.07.31): The Secondary Bodhisattva Vows Concerning Joyful Perseverance

New English audio files online:

  • Overview of the Nine Vehicles of Mind According to Nyingma (1 part)

  • The Art of Translating Traditional Asian Languages and Cultures into Modern Languages(1part)

New English audio transcripts online:

  • Overview of the Nine Vehicles of Mind According to Nyingma (1 part)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.02.14)

Proofread transcripts of English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.10.17)

  • Overview of the Nine Vehicles of Mind According to Nyingma (1 part)

English audio transcripts sent for editing:

  • Buddhist Ethical Behavior: A Practical Approach (1 part)

English audio transcripts sent for being given titles:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2003.01.14, 2003.01.21, 2003.01.28,2003.02.11,2003.02.18, 2003.02.25, 2003.03.04, 2003.03.11, 2003.03.18, 2003.03.25)

New German translations online:

  • Questions Concerning Collective Karma and Natural Disasters

New Spanish translations online:

  • History of the Theravada Ordination Lineages

Edited Spanish translations that were sent for proofreading:

  • Closing Address by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama to the Global Buddhist Congregation 2011

  • The Establishment of the Bhikshuni Order in India

New Italian translations online:

  • The Four Axioms for Examining a Dharma Teaching

Translated and edited Arabic translations that arrived, were copyedited and put newlyonline:

  • Lam-rim Structured According to the Four Noble Truths

  • The Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind to the Dharma

  • Brief Presentation of the Main Points about Karma

  • Renunciation – The Determination to Be Free

  • The Compassionate Heart of Bodhicitta

  • Handling Fear

  • Feeding and Taming the Demon of Fear

New Indonesian translations online:

  • Tibeto-Mongolian Astrology and Karma

Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the Mongol Empire (chapters 10 – 20)

New Vietnamese translations online:

  • Approaches to the Dharma: Intellectual, Emotional, and Devotional

Articles sent for Vietnamese translation:

  • What Is Meditation?

  • Closing Address by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama to the Global BuddhistCongregation2011

  • The Terms “Hinayana” and “Mahayana”

July 30, 2012

NEW VIETNAMESE SECTION ONLINE

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.07.24): The Secondary Bodhisattva Vows Concerning Patience

Edited English audio transcripts that arrived and were sent for copyediting:

  • Main Points Concerning Meditation (2 parts)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2011.09.06)

Proofread transcripts of English audio files that arrived:

  • Working with Mental Factors in Daily Life (parts 2 – 3)

English audio transcripts sent for proofreading:

  • Buddhist Science, Psychology and Religion (1 part)

  • Overview of the Nine Vehicles of Mind According to Nyingma (1 part)

  • The Art of Translating Traditional Asian Languages and Cultures into Modern Languages(1part)

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for audio editing:

  • What Needs To Be Understood in order to Develop a Bodhicitta Aim (3 parts)

New Russian translations proofread and online:

  • Brief Introduction to the Four Noble Truths – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Edited Russian translations that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Comparison of the "Dharma-Lite" and "Real Thing Dharma" Versions of Lam-rim

New German translations online:

  • The Life of the Buddha As Pieced Together from the Pali Canon

  • Acceptance Speech by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the Award of an Honorary Doctorate Degree byJamia Millia Islamia University

  • Introduction to Meditation on Voidness (Emptiness) (5 parts)

  • The Sources of Happiness According to Buddhism

  • Hundreds of Deities of Tushita

Edited German translations that arrived:

  • A Commentary on Attitude-Training like the Rays of the Sun – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama (part3)

German translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • The Nature of Time As a Temporal Interval

New Spanish translations online:

  • Explanation of The Foundation for Good Qualities – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (6 parts)

New Indonesian translations online:

  • Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the MongolEmpire(chapter 9)

Edited Tibetan translations that arrived:

  • The Purpose and Benefit of Debate – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche II

July 23, 2012

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.07.17): The Secondary Bodhisattva Vows Concerning Ethical Self-Discipline

Edited English articles that arrived, were copyedited and put newly online:

  • Obstacles to Developing Concentration, Especially during Tantric Recitation Meditation – GesheSonam Rinchen

Edited English audio transcripts that arrived and were sent for copyediting:

  • What Is Meditation?

Proofread English audio transcripts sent for editing:

  • Main Points Concerning Meditation (2 parts)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2011.01.25, 2012.02.07)

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.07.12)

Proofread transcripts of English audio files that arrived:

  • Working with Mental Factors in Daily Life (part 1)

Discourse handwritten English notes scanned:

  • Discourse on Selected Verses from Nagarjuna’s Commentary on Bodhicitta

  • on Selected Verses from Chapters 26 and 18 of Nagarjuna’s Root Verses on Madhyamaka – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Discourse on The Heart Sutra in Terms of Nagarjuna’s Root Verses on Madhyamaka and Buddhapalita’s Commentary on The Heart Sutra – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Discourse on Aryadeva’s Four Hundred Verses – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Discourse on Selected Points from Kamalashila’s Stages of Meditation – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

New German translations online:

  • Question Sessions with His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama Concerning theKalachakraInitiation (parts 1 – 2)

New Russian translations online:

  • Brief Presentation of the Main Points about Karma

Edited Russian translations that arrived and were sent for proofreading:

  • Brief Introduction to the Four Noble Truths – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Russian translations sent for editing:

  • Comparison of the "Dharma-Lite" and "Real Thing Dharma" Versions of Lam-rim

New Spanish translations online:

  • Islamic-Buddhist Dialogue

Spanish translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Closing Address by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama to the Global Buddhist Congregation 2011

New Italian translations online:

  • Preliminaries for Meditation or Study: The Seven-Limb Practice

Edited Urdu translations that were copyediting and put online:

  • Approaches to the Dharma: Intellectual, Emotional, and Devotional

  • Following the Dharma and Avoiding Suffering – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I

  • Overview of the Lam-rim Graded Pathways of Mind

  • Introductory Lecture on Karma

  • How to Deal with Negative Emotions – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Dealing with Jealousy

  • Working with Emotions: How to Deal with Anger

  • “Dharma-Lite” Versus “The Real Thing” Dharma

Articles sent for Urdu translation:

  • Dharma in Daily Life

  • Using Buddhist Methods to Help Us in Daily Life

  • Integrating Dharma into Our Lives

  • What Is Meditation?

  • Meditation Methods

  • Summary of the Graded Path to Enlightenment – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I

  • Lam-rim Structured According to the Four Noble Truths

  • Renunciation – The Determination to Be Free

  • The Compassionate Heart of Bodhicitta

New Indonesian translations online:

  • Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the Mongol Empire (introduction, chapters 1 – 8)

Edited Indonesian translations that arrived:

  • Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the Mongol Empire (introduction, chapters 6 – 8)

Edited Turkish translations that arrived and were copyedited:

  • The Terms Hinayana and Mahayana

  • The Life of the Buddha As Pieced Together from the Pali Canon

  • Paraphrase of Advice from an Experienced Old Man – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

  • Compassion As the Source of Happiness – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Compassion Based on Biology and Reason – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in Afghanistan

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in West Turkistan

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in East Turkistan

  • Buddhism among the Turkic People

  • Survey of the Basic Forms of Buddhism

  • Introduction to Buddhism from an Islamic Point of View

  • Islamic-Buddhist Dialogue

  • Is There a Common Ground between Buddhism and Islam?

  • Some Common Features of Islam and Buddhism: A Conversation with Snjezana Akpinar and Alex Berzin

  • Acceptance Speech by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the Award of an Honorary Doctorate Degree by Jamia Millia Islamia University

Articles sent for Turkish translation:

  • A Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (8 parts)

  • Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher in Two Lifetimes

  • The Life of Atisha – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

  • Current Situation of Buddhism in the World

  • The Four Axioms for Examining a Dharma Teaching

  • The Purpose and Benefits of Debate – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche II

  • Historical Sketch of the Muslims of Tibet

  • Historical Sketch of the Hui Muslims of China

  • The Situations of Buddhism and Islam in China, 1996

  • The Relation of the Hui Muslims with the Tibetans and Uighurs, 1996

  • What Is Meditation?

  • Meditation Methods

July 16, 2012

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.07.10): The Secondary Bodhisattva Vows Concerning Generosity

New English audio files and transcripts online:

  • What Does It Mean to Understand Something? (7 parts)

Edited English audio transcripts that arrived, were copyediting and put online:

  • Short Commentary on Eight-Verse Attitude-Training – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyay

Proofread English audio transcripts edited and copyedited:

  • Using Buddhist Methods for Helping Us in Daily Life

English essays sent for editing and copyediting:

  • Obstacles to Developing Concentration – Geshe Sonam Rinchen

Proofread transcripts of English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.10.10)

English audio transcripts sent for proofreading:

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.10.24, 2006.10.31, 2006.11.07, 2006.11.14, 2006.11.21,2006.11.28,2006.12.05, 2006.12.12, 2006.12.19)

  • Working with Mental Factors in Daily Life (3 parts)

Handwritten English notes scanned:

  • Discourse on Tsongkhapa’s Praise to Dependent Arising – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Discourse on Selected Verses from Nagarjuna’s Commentary on Bodhicitta and Selected Verses from Chapters 18, 24 and 26 of Nagarjuna’s Root Verses on Madhyamaka – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Discourse on the Heart Sutra – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Discourse on Thirty-seven Bodhisattva Practices – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Discourse on Selected Points from Kamalashila’s Stages of Meditation – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Commentary on the Heart Sutra – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

New bilingual English-German audio files online:

  • What Does It Mean to Understand Something? (7 parts)

Edited German translations that arrived:

  • A Commentary on Attitude-Training like the Rays of the Sun – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama(part2)

Edited and proofread Russian translations that arrived:

  • Brief Presentation of the Main Points about Karma

Edited Indonesian translations that arrived:

  • Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the Mongol Empire (introduction, chapters 3 – 5)

New Urdu translations online:

  • Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the Mongol Empire(introduction, chapters 1 – 6)

  • The Life of the Buddha As Pieced Together from the Pali Canon

Edited Urdu translations that arrived and were sent for copyediting:

  • Approaches to the Dharma: Intellectual, Emotional, and Devotional

  • Following the Dharma and Avoiding Suffering – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I

  • Overview of the Lam-rim Graded Pathways of Mind

  • Introductory Lecture on Karma

  • How to Deal with Negative Emotions – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Dealing with Jealousy

  • Working with Emotions: How to Deal with Anger

  • “Dharma-Lite” Versus “The Real Thing” Dharma

Edited Vietnamese translations that arrived:

  • Compassion Based on Biology and Reason – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

July 9, 2012

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.07.03): RootBodhisattvaVows 7 to 18

New English articles online:

  • The Dalai Lama’s Reflections on the Realistic Approach of Buddhism: Talks to Former Dharamsala Residents from the West – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama (parts 1 – 4)

  • Summary of the Graded Path to Enlightenment – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I

Edited English audio transcripts that arrived and were sent for copyediting:

  • Meditation Methods

Proofread English audio transcripts sent for editing:

  • What Is Meditation?

English e-Books sent for editing:

  • Anthology of Well-Spoken Advice, volumes 2 and 3 (11 chapters)

English notes sent for editing:

  • Short Commentary on Eight-Verse Attitude-Training – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyay

Proofread transcripts of English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.10.03)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.06.14)

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.01.24)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2003.01.07)

Digitized bilingual English-German audio cassettes that arrived:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2003.01.07, 2003.02.11, 2003.09.16,2003.12.02,2004.03.09, 2004.03.23, 2004.12.21, 2005.02.15, 2005.02.22, 2005.03.01, 2005.03.22)

Bilingual Tibetan-English audio cassettes sent for digitizing:

  • Introduction to Buddhism – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (4 cassettes)

  • The Practice of Mahamudra – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (11 cassettes)

  • The Six Yogas of Naropa – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (5 cassettes)

  • Yamantaka Guru-Yoga – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (4 cassettes)

  • Explanation of the Yamantaka Self-Initiation – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (5.5 cassettes)

  • The Bodhisattva and Tantric Vows – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (4.5 cassettes)

  • Explanation of Six-Armed Mahakala Practice – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (2 cassettes)

  • The Preliminary Practices (Ngondro) in the Gelug Tradition – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I(11cassettes)

  • Explanation of The Three Essential Moments – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (4 cassettes)

  • Brief Explanation of Eight-Verse Attitude-Training – Kyabjey Trijang Rinpoche (1 cassette)

  • My Life with Serkong Rinpoche (2 cassettes)

  • The Life of Serkong Rinpoche (2 cassettes)

  • The Life and Teachings of Serkong Rinpoche (2 cassettes)

Articles sent for German translation:

  • Hundreds of Deities of Tushita

New Russian translations online:

  • Overview of the Lam-rim Graded Pathways of Mind – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche

  • Feeding and Taming the Demon of Fear

  • A Brief History of Tsurpu Monastery

Transcribed Russian audio files that arrived and were sent for proofreading:

  • Overview of A Root Text on Gelug-Kagyu Mahamudra (part 7)

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for Russian transcription:

  • Overview of A Root Text on Gelug-Kagyu Mahamudra (part 8)

New Polish translations online:

  • Inspiration (“Blessings”) and Its Relation to Mantras and Oral Transmission

New Indonesian translations online:

  • Holy Wars in Buddhism and Islam (full and abridged versions)

  • The Life of the Buddha As Pieced Together from the Pali Canon

Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the MongolEmpire(chapters 6 – 9)

New Italian translations online:

  • How to Lead an Ethical Life – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

New Urdu translations online:

  • The Life of the Buddha As Pieced Together from the Pali Canon

Edited Urdu translations copyedited:

  • Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the MongolEmpire(chapters 6)

  • The Life of the Buddha As Pieced Together from the Pali Canon

July 2, 2012

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.06.26): Root Bodhisattva Vows 1 to 6

    Edited transcripts of English audio files that arrived and were sent for copyediting:

  • The Dalai Lama’s Reflections on the Realistic Approach of Buddhism: Talks to Former Dharamsala Residents from the West – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama (parts 1 – 4)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.04.13, 2011.08.30)

Proofread transcripts of English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.09.26)

Proofread English audio transcripts sent for editing:

  • Meditation Methods

English transcripts sent for editing:

  • Summary of the Graded Path to Enlightenment – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I

English video cassettes sent for digitizing:

  • Important Points Concerning Kalachakra and Tantra (1 cassette)

  • Questions and Answers Concerning Kalachakra (1 cassette)

Tibetan-English-German video cassettes sent for digitizing:

  • Instructions for Equalizing and Exchanging Our Attitudes about Self and Others – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (2 cassettes)

Tibetan-English video cassettes sent for digitizing:

  • Explanation of Kalachakra – Jhado Rinpoche (2 cassettes)

  • Explanation of the Kalachakra Six-Session Guru-Yoga – Jhado Rinpoche (2 cassettes)

English-Spanish video cassettes sent for digitizing:

  • Introduction to Madhyamaka (1 cassette)

  • The Mind and the Brain (1 cassette)

  • The Five Aggregate Factors of Experience (1 cassette)

  • Explanation of the Seven-Point Attitude-Training (3 cassettes)

New German translations online:

  • The Four Indian Tenet Systems Regarding Illusion: A Practical Approach

  • The Relationship between Happiness and Unhappiness, and Pleasure and Pain – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche II

  • Mind and Mental Factors: The Fifty-one Types of Subsidiary Awareness

  • Making Progress on the Spiritual Path: Network Theory

  • The Five Pathway Minds (Five Paths): Basic Presentation

Edited and proofread Spanish translations that arrived:

  • Explanation of The Foundation for Good Qualities – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (parts 1 – 3)

Spanish translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • The Mechanism of Karma (part 4)

  • History of the Theravada Ordination Lineages

New bilingual English-Russian audio transcripts online:

  • Nirvana and Enlightenment (1 part)

Edited and proofread Russian translations that arrived:

  • Overview of the Lam-rim Graded Pathways of Mind – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I

  • Feeding and Taming the Demon of Fear

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Exploitation of the Shambhala Legend for Control of Mongolia

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • Closing Address by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama to the Global Buddhist Congregation 2011

New French translations online:

  • Is There a Common Ground between Buddhism and Islam?

Articles sent for French translation:

  • Acceptance Speech by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the Award of an Honorary Doctorate Degree by Jamia Millia Islamia University

  • Closing Address by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama to the Global Buddhist Congregation 2011

New simplified and traditional character Chinese translations online:

  • Basic Scheme of the Five Aggregate Factors of Experience

  • Brief Introduction to the Four Noble Truths – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Advice for Taking a Tantric Empowerment (Initiation)

  • Introduction to Tantra

  • Basic Features of Tantra

Edited Urdu translations copyedited:

  • Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the MongolEmpire(chapters 4 – 5)

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