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Work in Progress: Fourth 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.

Fourth Quarter 2012

December 31, 2012

New English audio files online:

  • The Challenges for Buddhism in the Twenty-first Century (1 part)

  • Introduction to the Chakrasamvara System of Anuttarayoga Tantra (1 part)

  • Overcoming the Compulsiveness of Karma (4 parts)

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived:

  • Weekly course on Letter to a Friend (2007.05.08)

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2003.05.20, 2003.06.03, 2003.06.10, 2003.06.17, 2003.06.24, 2003.07.01)

Edited English audio transcripts that arrived and will need copyediting:

  • Going from Renunciation to Compassion

Bilingual English-French audio files sent for audio editing:

  • The Difference between Discerning (Analytical) Meditation and Stabilizing Meditation on Compassion (1 part)

  • Training Our Attitudes in Daily Life: Nothing Special (3 parts)

  • Introduction to "Integrating the Various Aspects of One's Life" (2 parts)

Bilingual English-French audio files sent for English transcription:

  • The Difference between Discerning (Analytical) Meditation and Stabilizing Meditation on Compassion (1 part)

New bilingual English-German audio files online:

  • Overcoming the Compulsiveness of Karma (4 parts)

New bilingual English-Russian audio files online:

  • Introduction to the Chakrasamvara System of Anuttarayoga Tantra (1 part)

New Russian translations online:

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

  • A Maitreya Prayer for Future Lives – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

  • Verses to Begin Kalachakra Study or Practice

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Making Sense of Tantra (part 2)

Chinese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

December 24, 2012

New English video files online:

  • Self-Transformation through the Lam-rim Graded Stages (7 parts)

  • Self-Transformation through Attitude-Training (1 part)

New English audio transcripts online:

  • Elaboration of Significant Points Concerning Voidness (Emptiness) Explained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama (1 part)

Edited English audio transcripts that arrived and will need copyediting:

  • Self-Transformation through the Lam-rim Graded Stages (part 5)

English audio transcripts that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • The Challenges for Buddhism in the Twenty-first Century (1 part)

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.05.22)

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived:

  • Weekly course on Letter to a Friend (2007.05.01)

German translations sent for editing:

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

  • The Basic Differences between Non-Prasangika and Prasangika Logic

  • Introductory Survey of Objects of Cognition: Gelug Presentation

  • Relationships with Objects

  • Relationships between Two Objects in General

  • Affirmations, Negations, and Denumerable and Nondenumerable Ultimate Phenomena

  • Impure and Pure Appearances According to Non-Gelug

  • Major Indian Authors and Texts for Studying the Four Buddhist Tenet Systems

  • The Five Great Madhyamaka Lines of Reasoning Used to Establish Voidness

New Russian translations online:

  • Introduction to Voidness and Mental Labeling

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

  • A Maitreya Prayer for Future Lives – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

  • Verses to Begin Kalachakra Study or Practice

  • Advice for Studying Voidness

New French translations online:

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

French translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

  • Guidelines from the Mongolian Experience of Translating Tibetan Buddhist Texts – Changkya Rolpay-dorjey

New Chinese translations copyedited and online:

  • Using Buddhist Methods to Help Us in Daily Life

  • Identifying the Objects of Safe Direction (Refuge)

Chinese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • General Introduction to the Initial Scope Teachings of the Graded Path (Lam-rim) – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (2 parts)

Articles sent for Chinese translation:

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

  • The Dalai Lama’s Reflections on the Realistic Approach of Buddhism (4 parts)

  • Brief Presentation of the Main Points about Karma

  • Examining Karma Immediately after 9/11 (3 parts)

  • General Presentation of Shamatha and Vipashyana

  • The Terms Hinayana and Mahayana

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

December 17, 2012

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.12.11): Dedication with the Two Bodhichittas; Analysis of the Object of One's Anger Either Being Under His or Her Own Power or Not

New English video files online:

  • The Challenges for Buddhism in the Twenty-first Century (1 part)

Edited English transcripts that arrived:

  • Directing Rebirth: The Tibetan Tulku System

  • Self-Transformation through the Lam-rim Graded Stages (part 4)

English audio transcripts sent for editing:

  • Equalizing Our Attitudes toward Ourselves: Overcoming Self-Hatred (4 parts)

English audio files sent for editing:

  • The Challenges for Buddhism in the Twenty-first Century (1 part)

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived:

  • Weekly course on Letter to a Friend (2007.04.24)

New Italian translations online:

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

December 10, 2012

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.12.04): Three Types of Patience, Impediments to Them, Their Benefits, and Disadvantages of Anger

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived:

  • Weekly course on Letter to a Friend (2007.03.20, 2007.03.27, 2007.04.03, 2007.04.10, 2007.04.17)

English audio transcripts sent for proofreading:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2003.05.20, 2003.06.03, 2003.06.10, 2003.06.17, 2003.06.24, 2003.07.01, 2003.07.08, 2003.07.15, 2003.07.22, 2003.07.29, 2003.08.05, 2003.08.12)

Edited English audio transcripts that arrived and will need copyediting:

  • Self-Transformation through the Lam-rim Graded Stages (parts 3 and 6)

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.05.15)

English audio transcripts sent for editing:

  • Applying Buddhist Principles for the Age of Social Media

  • Distinguishing Dharma from Asian Culture

New German translations online:

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

New Spanish translations online:

  • Overview of Tantra

  • Overview of Kalachakra

  • Historical Sketch of the Muslims of Tibet

Online Russian translations revised:

  • Dharma in Daily Life

  • Buddhism and Science

  • Integrating Dharma into Our Lives

Russian audio transcripts that arrived and were sent for proofreading:

  • Introduction to the Pledged Bodhichitta Actions for Training and the Root Bodhisattva Vows (part 2)

Russian audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Introduction to the Pledged Bodhichitta Actions for Training and the Root Bodhisattva Vows (part 3)

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • Making Sense of Tantra (parts 2 – 5)

Portuguese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Brief Presentation of the Main Points about Karma

New Indonesian translations online:

  • Using Buddhist Methods to Help Us in Daily Life

  • Working with Emotions – How to Deal with Anger

Chinese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Identifying the Objects for Safe Direction

Urdu translations copyedited and newly put online:

  • The Dalai Lama’s Reflections on the Realistic Approach of Buddhism (4 parts)

  • Advice on Overcoming Self-Cherishing – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

  • Brief Presentation of the Main Points about Karma

  • Feeding and Taming the Demon of Fear

  • Handling Fear

  • Four Thoughts That Turn the Mind to the Dharma

  • The Buddhist Concept of Merit

  • The Sources of Happiness According to Buddhism

Articles sent for Urdu translation:

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

  • Developing Ethical Self-Discipline

  • General Introduction to the Initial Scope Teachings of the Graded Path (Lam-rim) – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (2 parts)

  • Actions for Training from Taking Safe Direction (Refuge)

  • Actions for Training from the Pledged State of Aspiring Bodhichitta

  • Root Bodhisattva Vows

Articles sent for Vietnamese translation:

  • Using Buddhist Methods to help Us in Daily Life

December 3, 2012

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.11.27): Self-Discipline to Help Others

New bilingual English-Russian audio and video files recorded:

  • Training Our Attitudes in Daily Life: “Nothing Special” (3 parts)

English audio transcripts that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.08.24)

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived:

  • The Nature of Time According to Buddhism (parts 4 – 6)

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2003.03.25, 2003.04.01, 2003.04.08, 2003.05.06)

Edited English audio transcripts that arrived and will need copyediting:

  • Self-Transformation through the Lam-rim Graded Stages (part 2)

  • Self-Transformation through Attitude-Training (1 part)

English audio transcripts sent for editing:

  • Directing Rebirth: The Tibetan Tulku System

German translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

New Spanish translations online:

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

Spanish translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in West Turkistan

New Italian translations online:

  • Basic Questions on Karma and Rebirth

New Indonesian translations online:

  • Introductory Lecture on Karma

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

  • Renunciation – Determination To Be Free

  • The Compassionate Heart of Bodhichitta

Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Using Buddhist Methods to Help Us in Daily Life

Urdu translations that arrived and were sent for copyediting:

  • The Dalai Lama’s Reflections on the Realistic Approach of Buddhism (4 parts)

  • Advice on Overcoming Self-Cherishing – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

  • Brief Presentation of the Main Points about Karma

  • Feeding and Taming the Demon of Fear

  • Handling Fear

  • Four Thoughts That Turn the Mind to the Dharma

  • The Buddhist Concept of Merit

  • The Sources of Happiness According to Buddhism

November 26, 2012

New bilingual English-Latvian video files online:

  • Overview of Sensitivity Training (1 part)

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

English audio transcripts that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2011.10.04)

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2003.03.04, 2003.03.11, 2003.03.18)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.06.28)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.08.16)

Articles sent for German translation:

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

Online Russian translations revised:

  • Forty-six Faults That Cause Interference for Spiritual Study and Practice

  • Finding Inner Peace and Fulfillment

  • How To Lead an Ethical Life

New Portuguese articles online:

  • Milarepa Leads a Youth to Realize the True Nature of the Mind – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

New Spanish articles online:

  • The Four Immeasurable Attitudes in Hinayana, Mahayana, and Bon

  • Developing Ethical Self-Discipline

Spanish translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in Afghanistan

New French articles online:

  • History of the Theravada Ordination Lineages

New Arabic articles online:

  • The Buddhist Concept of Merit: Does Happiness Need To Be Earned?

Articles sent for Arabic translation:

  • Meditation Methods

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

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

New Indonesian articles online:

  • Dealing with Jealousy

  • Dharma in Daily Life

  • Brief Presentation of the Main Points about Karma

  • Handling Fear

  • Feeding and Taming the Demon of Fear

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

  • Integrating Dharma into Our Lives

Chinese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Meditation Methods

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

New Vietnamese articles online:

  • Avoiding Mixing Ego with Dharma Practice

Hindi translations that arrived:

  • Life of Shakyamuni Buddha

November 19, 2012

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.11.13): Self-Discipline to Gather Together Constructive Factors

English audio transcripts that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2011.09.27, 2012.05.08)

English audio transcripts sent for proofreading:

  • Weekly course on Letter to a Friend (2007.04.03, 2007.04.10, 2007.04.17, 2007.04.24, 2007.05.01, 2007.05.08, 2007.05.15, 2007.05.22, 2007.05.29, 2007.06.05)

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2003.03.11, 2003.03.18, 2003.03.25, 2003.04.01, 2003.04.08, 2003.05.06)

English audio cassettes sent for digitizing:

  • 37 audio cassettes of the weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior

New trilingual Tibetan-English-German audio files online:

  • Instructions for Equalizing and Exchanging Our Attitudes about Self and Others – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (6 parts)

Portuguese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Milarepa Leads a Youth to Realize the True Nature of the Mind – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

Edited Portuguese translations sent for proofreading:

  • Explanation of Foundation for All Qualities – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (part 1)

Articles sent for Portuguese translation:

  • Down-to-Earth Explanation of the Seven-Limb Preliminary Practice

New French translations online:

  • Issues in Buddhist Sexual Ethics

Articles sent for French translation:

  • Bringing Buddhism Down to Earth (part 1)

November 12, 2012

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.11.06): Far-Reaching Ethical Self-Discipline – Refraining from Causing Harm

New English audio files and unedited transcripts online:

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

New unedited English audio transcripts online:

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

New edited English audio transcripts online:

  • Advice for Studying Voidness (Emptiness)

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived:

  • Weekly course on Letter to a Friend (2007.01.30, 2007.02.06)

Transcribed English audio files sent for editing:

  • Self-Transformation through Attitude-Training (1 part)

  • Dealing with Disturbing Emotions: Attachment

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Challenges for Buddhism in the Twenty-first Century (1 part)

New bilingual English-Russian audio files online:

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

Online Russian translations revised:

  • A Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (part 3)

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

  • Avoiding Confusion in the Spiritual Student-Teacher Relationship

  • Basic Questions on Detachment, Nonviolence, and Compassion

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Introduction to Voidness and Mental Labeling

Articles sent for Russian translation:

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

  • Advice for Studying Voidness (Emptiness)

Articles sent for French translation:

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

  • History of the Theravada Ordination Lineages

New Italian translations online:

  • The Life of Shakyamuni Buddha

Chinese translations of edited transcripts that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • What Is Meditation?

  • Using Buddhist Methods to Help Us in Daily Life

Edited transcripts sent for Chinese translation:

  • Meditation Methods

New Vietnamese translations online:

  • The Spread of Buddhism in Asia

November 5, 2012

New English articles online:

  • The Kalachakra Presentation of the Four Creative Drops and the Winds of Karma, Together with an Analysis of the Relation with Our Everyday Experience (4 parts)

New bilingual English-French videos online:

  • Explanation of the Main Points of “The Kalachakra Presentation of the Four Creative Drops, the Winds of Karma and Mental Holograms” (7 parts)

New bilingual English-Russian audio and video files recorded:

  • Buddhism in the Twenty-first Century (1 part)

  • Introduction to “Integrating the Various Aspects of One’s Life” (2 parts)

  • The Six Preparatory Practices and Advice Concerning Ngondro Preliminary Practices (7 parts)

English audio transcripts that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.05.01)

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2003.02.11, 2003.02.18, 2003.02.25)

  • Weekly course on Letter to a Friend (2007.01.23)

  • The Nature of Time According to Buddhism (part 3)

New German translations online:

  • Text of Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment

German translations sent for editing:

  • The Nature of Time as a Temporal Interval

  • What Does a Buddha Know in Knowing the Past, Present, and Future? (6 parts)

New Spanish translations online:

  • Vajrasattva Purification: The Basics

Edited Spanish translations that arrived and were sent for proofreading:

  • Bonding Practices for Mother Tantra

Edited Spanish translations that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • The Four Immeasurable Attitudes in Hinayana, Mahayana, and Bon

New Russian translations online:

  • Interview for the Kalmyk Mandala Magazine Concerning Buddhist Translation

New Russian audio transcript online:

  • The Bases for Ethical Behavior

New Indonesian translations online:

  • What Is Meditation?

  • Meditation Methods

Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • 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 Bodhichitta

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

  • Feeding and Taming the Demon of Fear

  • Dealing with Jealousy

  • Working with Emotions: How to Deal with Anger

  • Handling Fear

Articles sent for Indonesian translation:

  • A Short Biography of Tsongkhapa

  • The Contribution of the Tibetan Oral and Textual Heritage to Global Understanding: Progress and Prospects (Full, Abridged and Abstract versions)

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

  • Lam-rim Structured According to the Four Noble Truths

  • The Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind to the Dharma

  • The Buddhist Concept of Merit: Does Happiness Need To Be Earned?

  • The Sources of Happiness According to Buddhism

  • Introductory Comparison of Hinayana and Mahayana

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

  • Bon and Tibetan Buddhism

Tibetan translations that arrived and will need copyediting:

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

  • The Contribution of the Tibetan Oral and Textual Heritage to Global Understanding: Progress and Prospects (abstract version)

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

October 29, 2012

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.10.23): What Not To Give and Remedies for Hindrances to Generosity

New bilingual English-Russian audio and video files recorded:

  • Introduction to the Guhyasamaja System of Anuttarayoga Tantra (1 part)

  • Explanation of The Inseparability of the Spiritual Master and Avalokiteshvara (6 parts)

New English video online:

  • Authenticity of Spiritual Traditions and Teachers (1 part)

New bilingual Tibetan-English video files online:

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

New bilingual English-Spanish audio and video files online:

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

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived:

  • Weekly course on Letter to a Friend (2007.01.23)

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2003.01.14)

  • The Nature of Time According to Buddhism (parts 1 – 2)

  • Explanation of the Main Points of "The Kalachakra Presentation of the Four Creative Drops and the Winds of Karma" (part 1)

New Russian translations online:

  • Influence of Geshe Wangyal on Combining Buddhist Practice and Buddhology

  • Exploitation of the Shambhala Legend for Control of Mongolia

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • The Dalai Lama’s Reflections on the Realistic Approach of Buddhism (part 1)

Spanish translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Is There a Common Ground between Buddhism and Islam?

New Indonesian translations online:

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

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

  • History of the Mulasarvastivadin Ordination Lineages in Tibet

Edited Mongolian translations that arrived:

  • Becoming Involved with Buddhism

  • Message from His Holiness the Dalai Lama

  • Message from Ling Rinpoche

  • Message from Tsenshap Serkong Tulku

  • 18 articles from the Homepage, Author, About Us, Help Us, Special Features, and Navigation sections

Tibetan translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • 10 articles from the About Us, Help Us, Special Features, and Navigation sections

October 22, 2012

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.10.16): How to Give and How Not to Give

New bilingual English-Spanish video files online:

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

  • Why I Began the Berzin Archives (1 part)

New bilingual English-French video files online:

  • The Difference between Discerning (Analytical) Meditation and Stabilizing Meditation on Compassion (1 part)

New trilingual Tibetan-English-German video files online:

  • Instructions for Equalizing and Exchanging Our Attitudes about Self and Others – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (6 parts)

English audio transcripts that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.08.17)

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2004.11.02, 2005.07.26)

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived:

  • Weekly course on Letter to a Friend (2007.01.16)

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2003.01.21)

Edited bilingual English-Russian audio files that arrived:

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

Bilingual English-German audio files sent for audio editing:

  • Overcoming the Compulsiveness of Karma (4 parts)

New Spanish articles online:

  • The Relation between Buddhism and Sufism

Edited Russian translations that arrived and were sent for proofreading:

  • Exploitation of the Shambhala Legend for Control of Mongolia

New traditional and simplified character Chinese translations online:

  • Bringing Buddhism Down to Earth (7 parts)

New Indonesian translations online:

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

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

October 15, 2012

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.10.09): Motivations To Be Eliminated When Practicing Far-Reaching Generosity

English audio transcripts that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.06.21)

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.04.24)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.06.28)

Proofread English audio transcriptions that arrived:

  • Elaboration of Significant Points Concerning Voidness (Emptiness) Explained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama (1 part)

English audio transcripts sent for proofreading:

  • The Nature of Time According to Buddhism (6 parts)

New Spanish translations online:

  • Summary of "The Four Indian Tenet Systems on Voidness (Emptiness)"

  • Summary of “Advice for Studying Voidness (Emptiness)”

Spanish translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Historical Sketch of the Muslims of Tibet

New Russian translations online:

  • Concentration Terminology

Russian audio transcriptions that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • The Bases for Ethical Behavior

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for Russian transcription:

  • Introduction to the Pledged Bodhichitta Actions for Training and the Root Bodhisattva Vows (part 2)

Edited traditional and simplified character Chinese translations sent for copyediting:

  • Bringing Buddhism Down to Earth (7 parts)

New Arabic translations online:

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

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

  • Using Buddhist Methods to Help Us in Daily Life

  • What Is Meditation?

New Urdu translations online:

  • Dharma in Daily Life

  • Using Buddhist Methods to Help Us in Daily Life

  • Integrating Dharma into Our Lives

  • What Is Meditation?

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

  • Lam-rim Structured According to the Four Noble Truths

  • The Compassionate Heart of Bodhichitta

  • Meditation Methods

  • Renunciation – The Determination to Be Free

Mongolian translations that arrived:

  • Acknowledgements

  • Appeal for Support

Tibetan translations that arrived:

  • Short Biography of Alexander Berzin

  • Becoming Involved with Buddhism

October 8, 2012

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.10.02): Giving the Dharma and Protection from Fear, Those to Whom to Offer Material Things, and the Proper Mental Framework

Bilingual English-French video files sent for editing:

  • Explanation of the Main Points of “The Kalachakra Presentation of the Four Creative Drops, the Winds of Karma, and Mental Holograms” (7 parts)

  • The Difference between Discerning (Analytical) Meditation and Stabilizing Meditation on Compassion (1 part)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2003.03.23)

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.04.17)

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived:

  • Weekly course on Letter to a Friend (2006.12.19, 2007.01.09)

Transcribed English audio files sent for proofreading:

  • Elaboration of Significant Points Concerning Voidness (Emptiness) Explained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama (1 part)

Digitized bilingual English-German audio cassettes that arrived:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (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)

English audio transcripts sent for editing:

  • Monthly Course on Kalachakra Six-Session Guru-Yoga (2003.01.18)

New Russian translations online:

  • Stages of Bodhichitta

New bilingual Russian-English audio transcripts online:

  • Buddhist Ethical Behavior: A Practical Approach

Spanish translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Developing Ethical Self-Discipline

Edited Spanish summaries of Spanish audio files that arrived and were sent for copyediting:

  • Summary of “Advice for Studying Voidness (Emptiness)”

  • Summary of “The Four Indian Tenet Systems on Voidness (Emptiness)”

Articles sent for Spanish translation:

  • Using Buddhist Methods to Help Us in Daily Life

  • What Is Meditation?

  • Meditation Methods

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

New French translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Issues in Buddhist Sexual Ethics

New Arabic translations online:

  • Advice on Overcoming Self-Cherishing – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

Edited Arabic translations that arrived and were sent for copyediting:

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

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

  • Using Buddhist Methods to Help Us in Daily Life

  • What Is Meditation?

Edited Urdu translations that arrived and were sent for copyediting:

  • Dharma in Daily Life

  • Using Buddhist Methods to Help Us in Daily Life

  • Integrating Dharma into Our Lives

  • What Is Meditation?

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

  • Lam-rim Structured According to the Four Noble Truths

  • The Compassionate Heart of Bodhichitta

  • Meditation Methods

  • Renunciation – The Determination to Be Free

Articles sent for Urdu translation:

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

  • The Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind to the Dharma

  • The Buddhist Concept of Merit: Does Happiness Need To Be Earned?

  • Brief Presentation of the Main Points about Karma

  • The Sources of Happiness According to Buddhism

  • Advice on Overcoming Self-Cherishing – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

  • Handling Fear

  • Feeding and Taming the Demon of Fear

New Indonesian translations online:

  • The Kalachakra Presentation of the Prophets of the Non-Indic Invaders (summary and abridged analysis)

  • Dharma-Lite Versus “The Real Thing” Dharma

Articles sent for Tibetan translation:

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

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

  • What is the Self, Does the Self Have a Beginning, Will It Have an End? – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • The Contribution of the Tibetan Oral and Textual Heritage to Global Understanding: Progress and Prospects (full, abridged and abstract versions)

  • A Summary Report of the 2007 International Congress on the Women's Role in the Sangha: Bhikshuni Vinaya and Ordination Lineages (4 parts)

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

  • 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

  • Short Biography of Alexander Berzin

  • Becoming Involved with Buddhism

Articles sent for Mongolian translation:

  • Short Biography of Alexander Berzin

  • Becoming Involved with Buddhism

  • Message from His Holiness the Dalai Lama

  • Message from Ling Rinpoche

  • Message from Tsenshap Serkong Tulku

  • 20 articles from the Homepage, Author, About Us, Help Us, Special Features, and Navigation sections

Mongolian translations that arrived:

  • About Berzin Archives

  • Accessibility

October 1, 2012

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.09.25): Far-Reaching Generosity – The Mahayana Framework

New bilingual English-French audio and video files recorded:

  • Explanation of the Main Points of "The Kalachakra Presentation of the Four Creative Drops, the Winds of Karma, and Mental Holograms" (7 parts)

Unedited English audio transcripts sent for editing:

  • Going from Renunciation to Compassion

Edited English audio transcripts that arrived:

  • Self-Transformation through the Lam-rim Graded Stages (part 1)

Proofread audio transcripts that arrived:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2003.01.14)

  • Guidelines Concerning the Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher (parts 4-5)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived that will need proofreading:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.04.10, 2012.09.20)

New German translations online:

  • A Commentary on Attitude-Training Like the Rays of the Sun – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama (parts 1-4)

New Spanish translations online:

  • Forty-six Faults that Cause Interference for Spiritual Study and Practice

  • Factors Involved in Transgressing Tantric Vows

  • The Establishment of the Bhikshuni Order in India

New French translations online:

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

New Italian translations online:

  • The Appeal of Buddhism in the Modern World

Re-edited Italian translations online:

  • Do You Believe in Rebirth?

New Arabic translations online:

  • The Sources of Happiness According to Buddhism

Revised Arabic translations online:

  • Introduction to Buddhism from an Islamic Point of View

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

New edited Tibetan translations that arrived and will need copyediting:

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

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