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Work in Progress: Third Quarter 2013

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 30, 2013

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2013.09.24) Kamalashila’s Presentation of Objects of Focus and the Special Benefits of Using the Various Objects of Focus for Attaining Shamatha

New English audio files online:

  • The Importance of Understanding Rebirth (1 part)

  • A Practice Session of Analytical Meditation on the Precious Human Life (1 part)

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.08.24, 2010.08.31)

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

  • Joint Practice of Conventional and Deepest Bodhichittas (5 parts)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Sensitivity Training to Quiet the Mind (parts 1-2)

  • Healthy Development of One's Self through the Lam-rim Graded Stages (part 4)

Transcribed English audio files sent for proofreading:

  • The Relevance of the Dalai Lama in the Modern World (1 part)

  • Healthy Development of One's Self through the Lam-rim Graded Stages (parts 1-4)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Introduction to “How Cognition of Voidness Liberates Us from Uncontrollably Recurring Rebirth (Samsara)” (10 parts)

Bilingual English-Latvian audio files sent for audio editing:

  • Healthy Development of One's Self through the Lam-rim Graded Stages (5 parts)

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Edited Russian translations that arrived and were newly put online:

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

Russian transcriptions of bilingual English-Russian audio files that arrived and were sent for proofreading:

  • How to Live and Work in a Multireligious Society (1 part)

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • The Dalai Lama’s Reflections on the Realistic Approach of Buddhism: Talks to Former Dharamsala Residents from the West (part 1)

  • Symbolism in Kalachakra Suggestive for World Peace

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for Russian transcription:

  • Why People Are Attracted to Buddhism in the Present World (1 part)

Articles sent for German translation:

  • Meditation Methods

New bilingual English-Spanish audio files online:

  • The Importance of Understanding Rebirth (1 part)

  • A Practice Session of Analytical Meditation on the Precious Human Life (1 part)

Portuguese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Using Buddhist Methods for Helping Us in Daily Life

Articles sent for Portuguese translation:

  • Anwar Sadat Lecture for Peace – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Edited Italian translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • Introductory Lecture on Karma

  • Advice on Overcoming Self-Cherishing – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

Italian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Common Bonding Practices for the Buddha-Families.

  • Renunciation – The Determination to Be Free

  • Seven-Part Cause and Effect Quintessence Teaching for Developing Bodhichitta

Articles sent for Italian translation:

  • Milarepa Songs of Nonattachment to Family, Friends, and Wealth – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

Articles sent for French translation:

  • Anwar Sadat Lecture for Peace – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Articles sent for Polish translation:

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

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

Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • How to Live and Work in a Multireligious Society

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Edited Indonesian translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • How to Live and Work in a Multireligious Society

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Articles sent for Indonesian translation:

  • Anwar Sadat Lecture for Peace – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • A Meeting of Two Oceans: Dialogue on Sufism and Buddhism with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

  • The Three Trainings and Eightfold Path in Daily Life (3 parts)

  • Overview of the Four Noble Truths (1 part)

  • Main Points Concerning Meditation (2 parts)

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

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

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

Edited Vietnamese translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • Introductory Lecture on Karma

Edited Mongolian translations newly put online:

  • 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 (part 1)

Re-edited Mongolian translations that arrived and were put online:

  • Introduction to Tibetan Medicine

  • Belief in One Truth or Many Truths – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

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

Online Mongolian translations sent for re-editing:

  • Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher in Two Lifetimes

  • Establishing Harmony within Religious Diversity – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

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

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

  • Holy Wars in Buddhism and Islam: The Myth of Shambhala (full version)

  • Religious Conversion in Shambhala

  • Exploitation of the Shambhala Legend for Control of Mongolia

  • Russian and Japanese Involvement with Pre-Communist Tibet: The Role of the Shambhala Legend

Edited Hindi translations that arrived:

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

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

  • Religious Harmony, Compassion, and Islam – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

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

  • The Life of Shakyamuni Buddha

  • Dharma in Daily Life

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

  • The Buddhist View toward Other Religions

  • Indian Society and Thought before and at the Time of Buddha

  • Survey of the Basic Forms of Buddhism

Articles sent for Hindi editing:

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

September 23, 2013

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2013.09.17) The Four Aspects of True Stoppings and True Pathway Minds as Objects of Focus for Cleansing Oneself of Disturbing Emotions

New English video files recorded:

  • Introduction to “How the Cognition of Voidness Liberates Us from Uncontrollably Recurring rebirth (Samsara)” (10 parts)

New English audio files recorded:

  • Introduction to “How the Cognition of Voidness Liberates Us from Uncontrollably Recurring Rebirth (Samsara)” (10 parts)

Edited English audio files that arrived and were newly put online:

  • Dharma in Daily Life (1 part)

  • Distinctive Features of the Four Traditions of Tibetan Buddhism (1 part)

  • The Three Trainings and Eightfold Path in Daily Life (3 parts)

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.08.10, 2010.08.17)

  • Instructions for Equalizing and Exchanging Our Attitudes about Self and Others – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (part 2-5)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2003.09.16)

Edited bilingual English-Spanish audio files that arrived and were newly put online:

  • Dharma in Daily Life

  • Distinctive Features of the Four Traditions of Tibetan Buddhism

Edited English-Latvian video files that arrived and were newly put online:

  • Healthy Development of One's Self through the Lam-rim Graded Stages (5 parts)

Edited bilingual English-Russian audio files that arrived and were newly put online:

  • The Three Trainings and Eightfold Path in Daily Life (3 parts)

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for Russian transcription:

  • Nonviolence and Spiritual Values in the Modern World (1 part)

  • How to Live and Work in a Multireligious Society (1 part)

Russian transcripts of bilingual English-Russian audio files newly put online:

  • Introduction to the Pledged Bodhichitta Actions for Training and the Root Bodhisattva Vows (6 parts)

Proofread transcriptions of Russian audio files that arrived:

  • Introduction to the Pledged Bodhichitta Actions for Training and the Root Bodhisattva Vows (part 6)

Edited Russian translations that arrived:

  • History of the Mulasarvastivada Ordination Lineages in Tibet

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • History of the Mulasarvastivada Ordination Lineages in Tibet

Articles sent for Russian translation:

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

  • Directing Rebirth: The Tibetan Tulku System

Edited German translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • Buddhist Cosmology: A Comparison of the Abhidharma and Kalachakra Explanations

Edited Spanish translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • A Buddhist View of Islam

Edited Portuguese translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • What is Meditation?

Edited Italian translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • Common Root Tantric Vows

Italian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Secondary Tantric Vows

  • Advice on Overcoming Self-Cherishing – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

  • Factors Involved in Transgressing Tantric Vows

  • Auxiliary Bonding Practices

Copyedited Chinese translations that arrived and were newly put online in both simplified and traditional character versions:

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Edited Chinese translations that arrived and were sent for copyediting:

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

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Edited Arabic translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • A Meeting of Two Oceans: Dialogue on Sufism and Buddhism with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Articles sent for Arabic translation:

  • The Bases for Ethical Behavior

Edited Indonesian translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • Buddhist Science, Psychology and Religion

  • The Bases for Ethical Behavior

  • Applying Buddhist Principles for the Age of Social Media

Tibetan translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • The Life of Atisha – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

  • Anwar Sadat Lecture for Peace – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • The Importance of Dialogue – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Advice to Western and Tibetan Teachers at Dharma Centers – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • A Meeting of Two Oceans: Dialogue on Sufism and Buddhism with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

  • Advice on Overcoming Self-Cherishing – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

September 16, 2013

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2013.09.10) The Four Aspects of True Suffering (Continued) and the Four Aspects of True Causes as Objects of Focus for Cleansing Oneself of Disturbing Emotions

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived:

  • The Importance of Understanding Rebirth and Believing in It (1 part)

  • A Practice Session of Analytical Meditation on the Precious Human Life (1 part)

  • Instructions for Equalizing and Exchanging Our Attitudes about Self and Others – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (part 1)

English audio transcripts sent for proofreading:

  • Joint Practice of Conventional and Deepest Bodhichittas (5 parts)

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

English audio transcript that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Healthy Development of One’s Self through the Lam-rim Graded Path (part 3)

Edited German translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • Introductory Comparison of Hinayana and Mahayana

German translations sent for editing:

  • Logical Pervasions of the Technical Terms for the Different Types of Karmic Aftermath

  • Buddha-Nature, Day One of a Discourse on Uttaratantra – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama (2 parts)

Articles sent for German translation:

  • Directing Rebirth: The Tibetan Tulku System

  • The Meaning of "Sangha" and Advice for Dharma Centers

  • Sectarianism within Buddhism

Proofread Russian translations newly put online:

  • The Challenges for Buddhism in the Twenty-first Century

  • The Twelve Links of Dependent Arising (part 1)

Russian translated that were edited, proofread and newly put online:

  • The Importance of Dialogue – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Examining Karma Immediately after 9/11 (part 1)

  • Anwar Sadat Lecture for Peace – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • History of the Mulasarvastivada Ordination Lineages in Tibet

Transcriptions of Russian audio files that arrived and were sent for proofreading:

  • Introduction to the Pledged Bodhichitta Actions for Training and the Root Bodhisattva Vows (part 6)

Edited Polish translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • Is There a Common Ground between Buddhism and Islam

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Articles sent for Polish translation:

  • Anwar Sadat Lecture for Peace – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • The Challenges for Buddhism in the Twenty-first Century

  • The Importance of Dialogue – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Edited Italian translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • Anwar Sadat Lecture for Peace – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • A Meeting of Two Oceans: Dialogue on Sufism and Buddhism with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

  • Root Bodhisattva Vows

  • Secondary Bodhisattva Vows

Italian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Common Root Tantric Vows

  • Secondary Bodhisattva Vows

  • Introductory Lecture on Karma

Articles sent for Italian translation:

  • Advice on Overcoming Self-Cherishing – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

  • Renunciation – The Determination to Be Free

  • Seven-Part Cause and Effect Quintessence Teaching for Developing Bodhichitta

  • Equalizing and Exchanging One’s Attitudes about Self and Others – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I

Edited Indonesian translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • The Role of Ethics on the Path of Social Service

Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Applying Buddhist Principles for the Age of Social Media

Chinese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Turkish translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Edited Persian translations that arrived:

  • Islamic-Buddhist Dialogue

September 9, 2013

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2013.09.03): The Absorbed Concentrations and the Four Aspects of True Suffering as Objects of Focus for Cleansing Oneself of Disturbing Emotions

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.08.03)

English audio transcript that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • The Relevance of the Dalai Lama in the Modern World (1 part)

  • Healthy Development of One’s Self through the Lam-rim Graded Path (part 2)

Bilingual English-Spanish audio files sent for English transcription:

  • Sensitivity Training to Quiet the Mind (6 parts)

Edited German translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • A Survey of Tibetan History (part 1)

Articles sent for German translation:

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Anwar Sadat Lecture for Peace – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • A Meeting of Two Oceans: Dialogue on Sufism and Buddhism with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

  • The Challenges for Buddhism in the Twenty-first Century

  • Applying Buddhist Principles for the Age of Social Media

  • European Buddhism: Challenges and Opportunities

Proofread Russian translations that were newly put online:

  • The Four Axioms for Examining a Dharma Teaching

Proofread Russian translations that arrived:

  • The Twelve Links of Dependent Arising (part 1)

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • Anwar Sadat Lecture for Peace – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Edited Portuguese translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Advice to Western and Tibetan Teachers at Dharma Centers – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Portuguese 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 Portuguese translation:

  • Using Buddhist Methods to Help Us in Daily Life

Edited Indonesian translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • The Importance of Dialogue – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • The Importance of Love, Compassion and Bodhichitta

  • Nonviolence and Spiritual Values in the Modern World

Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • The Role of Ethics on the Path of Social Service

  • Nonviolence and Spiritual Values in the Modern World

Edited Italian translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • Advice to Western and Tibetan Teachers at Dharma Centers – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

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

Italian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • The Root Bodhisattva Vows

  • Anwar Sadat Lecture for Peace – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • A Meeting of Two Oceans: Dialogue on Sufism and Buddhism with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Articles sent for Italian translation:

  • Directing Rebirth: The Tibetan Tulku System

  • The Meaning of "Sangha" and Advice for Dharma Centers

Edited French translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • The Importance of Dialogue – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Advice to Western and Tibetan Teachers at Dharma Centers – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Edited Polish translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • Feeding the Demon of Fear

  • Four Axioms for Examining a Dharma Teaching

  • What Is Meditation?

  • Short Explanation of the Mandala Offering of Request for a Teaching

Articles sent for Turkish translation:

  • Current Situation of Buddhism in the World (1996)

  • 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

Articles sent for Urdu translation:

  • A Meeting of Two Oceans: Dialogue on Sufism and Buddhism with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Anwar Sadat Lecture for Peace – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Edited Tibetan translations that arrived:

  • Address to the Monks of Ganden, Drepung, and Sera about Buddhism in Foreign Countries

September 2, 2013

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2013.08.27): Review, plus Cognitive Stimulators and the Twelve Links as Objects of Focus with Knowledge.

English audio transcripts that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Healthy Development of One’s Self through the Lam-rim Graded Path (part 1)

  • Joint Practice of Conventional and Deepest Bodhichittas (part 5)

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2004.11.23, 2004.11.30, 2004.12.07, 2004.12.14)

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.07.20, 2010.07.27)

Edited bilingual English-Russian video files that arrived and were newly put online:

  • Joint Practice of Conventional and Deepest Bodhichittas (5 parts)

Bilingual English-Latvian audio files sent for English transcription:

  • The Relevance of the Dalai Lama in the Modern World (1 part)

Edited German translations that arrived and were put newly online:

  • The Dalai Lama’s Reflections on the Realistic Approach of Buddhism: Talks to Former Dharamsala Residents from the West (parts 1-2)

New Russian translations online:

  • A Bodhisattva's Garland of Gems – Atisha

  • European Buddhism: Challenges and Opportunities

  • Making Sense of Tantra (part 7)

Edited Russian translations that arrived:

  • The Four Axioms for Examining a Dharma Teaching

  • The Twelve Links of Dependent Arising (part 1)

  • The Challenges for Buddhism in the Twenty-first Century

Edited Spanish translations that arrived:

  • Equalizing Our Attitudes toward Ourselves: Overcoming Self-Hatred (parts 1-2)

  • Developing Balanced Sensitivity (chapters 7-13)

Edited Polish translations that arrived:

  • What Is Meditation?

  • Feeding the Demon of Fear

Italian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Advice to Western and Tibetan Teachers at Dharma Centers – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Articles sent for Italian translation:

  • Introductory Lecture on Karma

Chinese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Articles sent for Chinese translation:

  • Anwar Sadat Lecture for Peace – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • The Importance of Dialogue – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • A Meeting of Two Oceans: Dialogue on Sufism and Buddhism with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

  • Advice to Western and Tibetan Teachers at Dharma Centers – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Buddhist Science, Psychology and Religion

  • The Bases for Ethical Behavior

Articles sent for Arabic translation:

  • Anwar Sadat Lecture for Peace – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • A Meeting of Two Oceans: Dialogue on Sufism and Buddhism with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Edited Arabic translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • Anwar Sadat Lecture for Peace – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • The Importance of Love, Compassion and Bodhichitta

Edited Vietnamese translations that arrived and were put newly online:

  • History of the Theravada Ordination Lineages

Re-edited Mongolian translations that arrived and were put online:

  • Short Biography of Alexander Berzin

  • How I Became Involved with Buddhism

  • Message from His Holiness the Dalai Lama

  • Establishing Harmony within Religious Diversity

  • Holy Wars in Buddhism and Islam (full version)

Japanese section online:

  • 40 articles

Edited Japanese translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • Using Buddhist Methods to Help Us in Daily Life

  • A Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (part 2)

Japanese translations that arrived and were sent for editing;

  • A Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (part 3)

  • The Appeal of Buddhism in the Modern World

Tibetan translations sent for editing:

  • Homepage

  • Section titles

  • Terms needed

Edited Tibetan translations that arrived:

  • Homepage

  • Section titles

  • Terms needed

August 26, 2013

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2013.08.20): The Aggregates and Cognitive Sources as Objects of Focus with Knowledge

New English articles online:

  • A Meeting of Two Oceans: Dialogue on Sufism and Buddhism with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

  • Anwar Sadat Lecture for Peace – His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Proofread English audio files that arrived:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.07.13)

English audio transcripts that arrived and were sent for proofreading:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.02.22)

English audio transcripts that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Joint Practice of Conventional and Deepest Bodhichittas (part 4)

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.06.26)

Bilingual English-Spanish audio files sent for audio editing:

  • Dharma in Daily Life (1 part)

  • Sensitivity Training to Quiet the Mind (6 parts)

  • A Practice Session of Analytical Meditation on the Precious Human Life (1 part)

  • The Importance of Understanding Rebirth and Believing in It (1 part)

  • Distinctive Features of the Four Traditions of Tibetan Buddhism (1 part)

Edited German translations that arrived and were put online:

  • Milarepa Songs of Nonattachment to Family, Friends, and Wealth – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

  • Analysis of Free Will versus Determinism

  • Advice on Overcoming Self-Cherishing – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

German translations sent for editing:

  • The Purification Method Used in Anuttarayoga Tantra

  • A Survey of Tibetan History (4 parts)

Articles sent for German translation:

  • Common Misunderstandings about Buddhism

Spanish translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Equalizing Our Attitudes toward Ourselves: Overcoming Self-Hatred (part 2)

Portuguese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Advice to Western and Tibetan Teachers at Dharma Centers – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Articles sent for Portuguese translation:

  • Directing Rebirth: The Tibetan Tulku System

New Italian translations online:

  • The Importance of Dialogue – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

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

Italian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Articles sent for Italian translation:

  • Advice to Western and Tibetan Teachers at Dharma Centers – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Polish translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in Afghanistan

Articles sent for Polish translation:

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

New Arabic articles online:

  • Arabic-English glossary, with definitions and pop-up window function

Edited Indonesian translations that arrived and were put online:

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

Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • The Importance of Dialogue – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • The Bases for Ethical Behavior

  • Buddhist Science, Psychology and Religion

Re-edited Mongolian translations that arrived and were put online:

  • Homepage

  • Message from Tsenzhab Serkong Tulku

  • Message from Ling Rinpoche

  • Section titles

Edited Mongolian translations that arrived:

  • 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 (part 1)

Mongolian translations sent for editing, were edited and newly put online:

  • Directing Rebirth: The Tibetan Tulku System

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • The Importance of Dialogue – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Edited Japanese articles that were copyedited

  • 40 articles

Tibetan translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

Articles sent for Tibetan translation:

  • The Life of Atisha – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

  • How Gampopa Reached His Spiritual Attainments – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

  • A Short Biography of Tsongkhapa

  • Biography of Nagarjuna

  • Anwar Sadat Lecture for Peace – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • The Importance of Dialogue – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Advice to Western and Tibetan Teachers at Dharma Centers – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • A Meeting of Two Oceans: Dialogue on Sufism and Buddhism with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

  • Advice on Overcoming Self-Cherishing – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

Edited Persian translations that arrived:

  • Introduction to Buddhism from an Islamic Point of View

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

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

August 19, 2013

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2013.08.13): Objects of Focus for Cleansing One’s Behavior

New bilingual English-Latvian audio files recorded:

  • Healthy Development of One’s Self through the Lam-rim Graded Path (5 parts)

  • The Relevance of the Dalai Lama in the Modern World

New bilingual English-Latvian video files recorded and sent for video editing:

  • Healthy Development of One’s Self through the Lam-rim Graded Path (5 parts)

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.06.29, 2010.07.06)

English audio transcripts that arrived and will need editing:

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

Bilingual English-Latvian audio files sent for English transcription:

  • Healthy Development of One’s Self through the Lam-rim Graded Path (5 parts)

Edited English articles that arrived:

  • A Meeting of Two Oceans: Dialogue on Sufism and Buddhism with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

  • Anwar Sadat Lecture for Peace – His Holiness the Dalai Lama

English articles sent for editing:

  • The Eighty Exemplary Features (Minor Marks) of a Buddha’s Enlightening Body – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

  • What Are Dharma Protectors?

  • Overcoming Fear and Anxiety

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for audio editing:

  • The Three Trainings and Eightfold Path in Daily Life (3 parts)

Edited German translations that arrived:

  • The Dalai Lama’s Reflections on the Realistic Approach of Buddhism: Talks to Former Dharamsala Residents from the West (part 1)

German translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • The Dalai Lama’s Reflections on the Realistic Approach of Buddhism: Talks to Former Dharamsala Residents from the West (part 2)

New Russian translations online:

  • European Buddhism: Challenges and Opportunities

  • A Bodhisattva’s Garland of Gems – Atisha

Russian translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Examining Karma Immediately after 9/11 (part 1)

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • What Does a Buddha Know in Knowing the Past, Present, and Future?

New Spanish translations online:

  • Advice for Studying Voidness

New Italian translations online:

  • Impermanence as a Resource for Building Healthy Relationships

Italian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Articles sent for Italian translation:

  • The Importance of Dialogue – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

New Indonesian translations online:

  • Training Our Attitudes in Daily Life: Nothing Special (part 2)

Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Mongolian translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • The Importance of Dialogue – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Directing Rebirth: The Tibetan Tulku System

Articles sent for Mongolian translation:

  • Advice to Western and Tibetan Teachers at Dharma Centers – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • The Life of Atisha – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

  • How Gampopa Reached His Spiritual Attainments – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

Edited Japanese translations that arrived:

  • The Life of Shakyamuni Buddha

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

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

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

Tibetan translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Homepage

  • Section Titles

  • Terms Needed

Edited Tibetan translations that arrived:

  • A Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (part 8)

  • Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher in Two Lifetimes

Tibetan translations sent for editing:

  • The Life of Shakyamuni Buddha

  • Religious Harmony, Compassion, and Islam – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Buddhism and Science

  • Address to the Monks of Ganden, Drepung, and Sera about Buddhism in Foreign Countries

  • Suggestions Regarding Overseas Dharma Centers

  • Sustainable Development of Western Buddhist Traditions

  • Tulkus' Conference on Nonsectarianism

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

  • The Spread of Buddhism in Asia

  • Survey of the Basic Forms of Buddhism

Hindi translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • The Life of Atisha

Persian translations that arrived:

  • Volunteer Information

August 12, 2013

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2013.08.06): Objects of Focus for Developing Shamatha and Vipashyana: Pervasive Objects That Are the Extent of Existent Objects

New English audio transcripts online:

  • Explanation of The Yoga of the Spiritual Master Inseparable from Avalokiteshvara (6 parts)

  • Overview of Tantra (7 parts)

New edited English audio transcripts online:

  • Main Points Concerning Meditation (2 parts)

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

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

English audio transcripts that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Instructions for Equalizing and Exchanging Our Attitudes about Self and Others – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (parts 3-5)

  • Joint Practice of Conventional and Deepest Bodhichittas (part 3)

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2004.10.26. 2004.11.02, 2004.11.09, 2004.11.16)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.03.01, 2005.03.22)

English audio transcripts sent for proofreading:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2003.03.23, 2005.03.08, 2005.03.15, 2005.03.29, 2005.04.05)

New German translations online:

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

New Russian translations online:

  • Obstacles to Developing Concentration, Especially during Tantric Recitation – Geshe Sonam Rinchen

Edited Russian translations that arrived:

  • A Bodhisattva's Garland of Gems – Atisha

  • European Buddhism: Challenges and Opportunities

  • Making Sense of Tantra (part 7)

French translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

New Italian translations online:

  • Meditation Methods

Articles sent for Indonesian translation:

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

Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Training Our Attitudes in Daily Life: Nothing Special (parts 1-2)

New Indonesian translations online:

  • Training Our Attitudes in Daily Life: Nothing Special (part 1)

Articles sent for Arabic translation:

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Edited Tibetan translations that arrived:

  • A Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (parts 6-7)

Tibetan translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

  • Meditation Methods

  • Working with Emotions: How to Deal with Anger

Articles sent for Tibetan translation:

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

Hindi translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • How Gampopa Reached His Spiritual Attainments – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

  • The Dalai Lama’s Reflections on the Realistic Approach of Buddhism: Talks to Former Dharamsala Residents from the West (parts 3-4)

Hindi translations sent for editing:

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

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

  • Religious Harmony, Compassion, and Islam – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

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

  • The Life of Shakyamuni Buddha

  • Dharma in Daily Life

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

  • The Buddhist View toward Other Religions

  • Indian Society and Thought before and at the Time of Buddha

  • Survey of the Basic Forms of Buddhism

Persian translations that arrived:

  • Accessibility

  • Becoming Involved with Buddhism

August 5, 2013

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2013.07.23): Optimal Seat, Posture, Preliminary Breathing and Mental State for Shamatha Meditation

New English audio transcripts online:

  • The Three Buddhist Councils (1 part)

  • Introduction to Buddhist Metaphysics (7 parts)

  • Elaboration of "If Rebirth is Beginningless, Why Haven't We All Become Enlightened Already?" (4 parts)

New English audio files online:

  • The Three Buddhist Councils

English audio transcripts that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Instructions for Equalizing and Exchanging Our Attitudes about Self and Others – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (parts 1-2)

  • Joint Practice of Conventional and Deepest Bodhichittas (part 2)

Proofread English audio files that arrived:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2004.10.05. 2004.10.12, 2004.10.19)

  • Weekly course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.06.22)

New bilingual English-German audio files online:

  • The Three Buddhist Councils (1 part)

German audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2003.09.16)

Digitized bilingual English-German audio files that arrived:

  • Overcoming Anger (2 parts)

  • Overview of the History of Buddhism (2 parts)

  • Question and Answer Session in Preparation for the 1985 Rikon Switzerland Kalachakra Initiation (2 parts)

  • What Is Mahamudra? (6 parts)

  • Optimizing the Spiritual Teacher – Student Relationship (6 parts)

  • Dealing with the Mind (3 parts)

  • Weekly course on Developing Balanced Sensitivity (2002.09.02)

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for audio editing:

  • Joint Practice of Conventional and Deepest Bodhichittas (5 parts)

Edited Russian translations that arrived:

  • Obstacles to Developing Concentration, Especially during Tantric Recitation – Geshe Sonam Rinchen

French translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • The Importance of Dialogue – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Advice to Western and Tibetan Teachers at Dharma Centers – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Articles sent for French translation:

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Spanish translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Advice for Studying Voidness (Emptiness)

Portuguese 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

New Portuguese translations online:

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

Articles sent for Portuguese translation:

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Advice to Western and Tibetan Teachers at Dharma Centers – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

New Italian translations online:

  • Actions for Training from Taking Safe Direction (Refuge)

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

Edited Italian translations that arrived:

  • Update of the English-Italian glossary

Digitized bilingual English-Italian audio files that arrived:

  • Introduction to Sensitivity Training for Quieting the Mind and Developing a Caring Attitude (4 parts)

New Polish translations online:

  • The Terms Hinayana and Mahayana

Edited Arabic translations that arrived:

  • Update of the English-Arabic glossary, including the definitions

Arabic translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Bringing Buddhism Down to Earth (part 7)

New Indonesian translations online:

  • Bringing Buddhism Down to Earth (part 7)

Articles sent for Indonesian translation:

  • The Importance of Dialogue – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • The Three Trainings and Eightfold Path in Daily Life (3 parts)

  • The Bases for Ethical Behavior

  • The Role of Ethics on the Path of Social Service

  • The Importance of Love, Compassion and Bodhichitta

  • Buddhist Science, Psychology and Religion

  • Applying Buddhist Principles for the Age of Social Media

  • Nonviolence and Spiritual Values in the Modern World

  • How to Live and Work in a Multireligious Society

New Vietnamese translations online:

  • Dharma in Daily Life

New Mongolian translations online:

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

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

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

Mongolian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • The Dalai Lama’s Reflections on the Realistic Approach of Buddhism: Talks to Former Dharamsala Residents from the West (parts 2-4)

Articles sent for Mongolian translation:

  • The Importance of Dialogue – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Directing Rebirth: The Tibetan Tulku System

Hindi translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Basic Questions on Detachment, Nonviolence, and Compassion

  • Basic Questions on Karma and Rebirth

  • The Dalai Lama’s Reflections on the Realistic Approach of Buddhism: Talks to Former Dharamsala Residents from the West (parts 1-2)

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

Edited Tibetan translations that arrived:

  • A Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (parts 2-5)

Tibetan translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • What Is Meditation?

  • Basic Questions on Karma and Rebirth

  • Equalizing and Exchanging One’s Attitudes about Self and Others – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I

  • Dealing with Jealousy

Edited Japanese translations that arrived:

  • A Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (part 1)

  • Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher in Two Lifetimes

Japanese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • A Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (part 2)

  • Using Buddhist Methods to Help Us in Daily Life

July 29, 2013

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2013.07.23): Necessity for Both Shamatha and Vipashyana, and Conditions Conducive for Shamatha

New transcripts of English audio files online:

  • Meditations for Recognizing the Five Types of Deep Awareness (6 parts)

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived:

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

English audio transcripts that arrived:

  • A Practice Session of Analytical Meditation on the Precious Human Life (1 part)

English audio transcripts that were sent for editing:

  • The Importance of Understanding Rebirth and Believing in It (1 part)

  • A Practice Session of Analytical Meditation on the Precious Human Life (1 part)

  • Distinctive Features of the Four Traditions of Tibetan Buddhism (1 part)

Tibetan-English-German audio files sent for English transcription:

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

English-German audio files sent for audio editing:

  • The Three Buddhist Councils in India (1 part)

New German translations online:

  • Vajrasattva Purification: The Basics

German translations sent for editing:

  • Analysis of Free Will versus Determinism

Articles sent for German translation:

  • The Importance of Dialogue – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Advice to Western and Tibetan Teachers at Dharma Centers – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

New Russian translations online:

  • A Root Text for the Precious Gelug-Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra

  • Introduction to the Chakrasamvara System of Anuttarayoga Tantra

New Russian audio transcripts online:

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

Russian translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Overview of the Four Noble Truths

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • The Meaning of “Sangha” and Advice for Dharma Centers

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

  • The Nature of Time as a Temporal Interval

Proofread Russian audio transcripts that arrived:

  • Introduction to the Pledged Bodhichitta Actions for Training and the
    Root Bodhisattva Vows (parts 2-5)

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

  • The Nature of Mental Appearances: Gelug Explanation (part 5)

New Spanish translations online:

  • A Short Commentary on Thirty-seven Bodhisattva Practices – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama (3 parts)

Spanish translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Equalizing Our Attitudes toward Ourselves: Overcoming Self-Hatred (part 1)

Articles sent for French translation:

  • The Importance of Dialogue – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Advice to Western and Tibetan Teachers at Dharma Centers – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

New Italian translations online:

  • Dealing with Difficult Experiences that Arise in Meditation and Retreat

  • Discerning and Stabilizing Meditations (Analytical and Formal Meditations)

  • European Buddhism: Challenges and Opportunities

  • Current Situation of Buddhism in the World (1996)

Articles sent for Portuguese translation:

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

New Polish translations online:

  • 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)

New Indonesian translations online:

  • Bringing Buddhism Down to Earth (parts 5-6)

  • Examining Karma Immediately after 9/11 (part 2)

Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Bringing Buddhism Down to Earth (part 6)

Vietnamese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Articles sent for Vietnamese translation:

  • The Importance of Dialogue – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Advice to Western and Tibetan Teachers at Dharma Centers – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Mongolian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • The Dalai Lama’s Reflections on the Realistic Approach of Buddhism: Talks to Former Dharamsala Residents from the West (part 1)

Hindi translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Portrait of Serkong Rinpoche (part 8)

Hindi translations sent for editing:

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

Articles sent for Hindi translation:

  • The Life of Atisha – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

  • How Gampopa Reached His Spiritual Attainments – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

  • Basic Questions on Karma and Rebirth

  • Basic Questions on Detachment, Nonviolence, and Compassion

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

Edited Tibetan translations that arrived:

  • A Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (part 1)

  • Dharma in Daily Life

  • Integrating Dharma into Our Lives

Tibetan translations sent for editing:

  • A Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (8 parts)

  • Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher in Two Lifetimes

Tibetan translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • A Short Commentary on Three Principal Aspects of the Path – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Basic Questions on Detachment, Nonviolence, and Compassion

  • Brief Commentary on Eight-Verse Attitude-Training – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

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

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

  • Feeding and Taming the Demon of Fear

  • Scheme for Analyzing the Dynamics of a Relation with a Spiritual Teacher

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

  • Handling Fear

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

  • Avoiding Confusion in the Spiritual Student-Teacher Relationship

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

Edited Japanese translations that arrived:

  • Buddhism and Science

  • Dharma in Daily Life

  • Integrating Dharma into Our Lives

Edited Persian translations that arrived:

  • Homepage

July 22, 2013

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2013.07.16): The Inadequacies of Attaining Merely a Nondiscursive State of Mind

New English articles online:

  • Nonduality in Buddhism and Advaita Vedanta

New English audio files online:

  • Introduction to Bodhichitta (1 part)

  • What Needs To Be Understood in Order to Develop Bodhichitta (4 parts)

New English audio transcripts online:

  • Introduction to Bodhichitta (1 part)

  • Overview of Uttaratantra (The Furthest Everlasting Continuum) (3 parts)

  • What Needs To Be Understood in Order to Develop Bodhichitta (4 parts)

  • The Three Higher Trainings and Eightfold Path in Daily Life (3 parts)

Online English audio files re-edited:

  • Overview of Uttaratantra (The Furthest Everlasting Continuum) (3 parts)

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived:

  • What Needs To Be Understood in Order to Develop Bodhichitta (4 parts)

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.04.13, 2010.06.01, 2010.06.15)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived:

  • Distinctive Features of the Four Traditions of Tibetan Buddhism (1 part)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.02.22)

New bilingual English-German audio files online:

  • Overview of Uttaratantra (The Furthest Everlasting Continuum) (3 parts)

New bilingual English-Russian video files online:

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

New bilingual English-Russian audio files online:

  • Introduction to Bodhichitta (1 part)

  • What Needs To Be Understood in Order to Develop Bodhichitta (4 parts)

New Russian audio transcripts online:

  • Introduction to the Chakrasamvara System of Anuttarayoga Tantra

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Using Buddhist Methods to Help Us in Daily Life

  • The Challenges for Buddhism in the Twenty-first Century

Edited Russian translations that arrived and were sent for proofreading:

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

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Advice to Western and Tibetan Teachers at Dharma Centers – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Russian audio transcripts that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Introduction to the Pledged Bodhichitta Actions for Training and the Root Bodhisattva Vows (parts 4-5)

  • The Nature of Mental Appearances – Gelug Explanation (part 4)

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for transcription:

  • Introduction to the Pledged Bodhichitta Actions for Training and the Root Bodhisattva Vows (part 6)

  • The Nature of Mental Appearances – Gelug Explanation (part 5)

Italian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Dealing with Difficult Experiences that Arise in Meditation and Retreat

  • Discerning and Stabilizing Meditations (Analytical and Formal Meditations)

New Indonesian translations online:

  • Examining Karma Immediately after 9/11 (part 2)

Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Bringing Buddhism Down to Earth (part 5)

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

Polish translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Is There a Common Ground between Buddhism and Islam?

  • The Terms Hinayana and Mahayana

Articles sent for Polish translation:

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in Afghanistan

Vietnamese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • The Four Axioms for Examining a Dharma Teaching

Articles sent for Vietnamese translation:

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

New Mongolian translations online:

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

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

  • Milarepa Songs of Nonattachment to Family, Friends and Wealth – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in East Turkistan

  • Religious Conversion in Shambhala

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

  • Buddhism among the Turkic People

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in West Turkistan

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

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

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

  • Russian and Japanese Involvement with Pre-Communist Tibet: The Role of the Shambhala Legend

  • Integrating Dharma into Our Lives

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

  • Establishing Harmony within Religious Diversity – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

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

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

  • The Situations of Buddhism and Islam in China, 1996

Mongolian translations sent for editing:

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

New Mongolian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

New Hindi translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • A Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (parts 3-7)

Edited Tibetan translations that arrived:

  • Achieving Peace through Inner Peace – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

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

Edited Persian translations that arrived:

  • Establishing Harmony within Religious Diversity – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Belief in One Truth or Many Truths – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

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

  • The Buddhist View toward Other Religions

  • Buddhism and Science

Articles sent for Persian translation:

  • Introduction to Buddhism from an Islamic Point of View

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

  • Islamic-Buddhist Dialogue

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

  • Is There a Common Ground between Buddhism and Islam?

July 15, 2013

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2013.07.09): The Essential Nature of Vipashyana

New English audio transcripts online:

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

Proofread English audio files that arrived:

  • The Three Higher Trainings and Eightfold Path in Daily Life (parts 2-3)

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2004.09.21, 2004.09.28)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived:

  • A Meeting of Two Oceans: Dialogue on Sufism and Buddhism – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama and Sufi scholars (1 part)

  • Elaboration of “Approaches to the Dharma – Intellectual, Emotional and Devotional” (1 part)

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

  • Joint Practice of Conventional and Deepest Bodhichittas (part 1)

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.06.19)

Transcribed English audio files sent for proofreading:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2004.11.02, 2004.11.09, 2004.11.16, 2004.11.23, 2004.11.30, 2004.12.07, 2004.12.14, 2004.12.21)

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.09.07, 2010.09.14, 2010.09.28, 2010.10.05, 2010.10.12, 2010.10.19, 2010.10.26, 2010.11.02, 2010.11.09, 2010.11.16, 2010.11.23, 2010.12.07)

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

English audio transcripts sent for editing:

  • A Meeting of Two Oceans: Dialogue on Sufism and Buddhism – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama and Sufi scholars (1 part)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Elaboration of “Approaches to the Dharma – Intellectual, Emotional and Devotional” (1 part)

  • Distinctive Features of the Four Traditions of Tibetan Buddhism (1 part)

  • A Practice Session of Analytical Meditation on the Precious Human Life (1 part)

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.02.15)

New bilingual English-Russian audio files online:

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

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for audio editing:

  • The Nature of Mental Appearances: Gelug Explanation (5 parts)

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • The Importance of Dialogue – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • The Challenges for Buddhism in the Twenty-first Century

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • The Importance of Dialogue – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

New Indonesian translations online:

  • Examining Karma Immediately after 9/11 (part 1)

Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Examining Karma Immediately after 9/11 (part 2)

Polish translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • The Dalai Lama’s Reflections on the Realistic Approach of Buddhism (parts 3-4)

Articles sent for Polish translation:

  • Using Buddhist Methods to Help Us in Daily Life

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Articles sent for Portuguese translation:

  • The Importance of Dialogue – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Vietnamese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • History of the Theravada Ordination Lineages

Articles sent for Vietnamese translation:

  • The Four Axioms for Examining a Dharma Teaching

Hindi translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • A Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (parts 1-2)

  • Introduction to Buddhism from an Islamic Point of View

Edited Japanese translations that arrived:

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

Edited Tibetan translations that arrived:

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

Persian translations that arrived and were proofread:

  • Berzin Archives Global Texts

July 8, 2013

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2013.07.02): The Benefits of Shamatha and Vipashyana and the Essential Nature of Shamatha

New English articles online:

  • The Importance of Dialogue – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Advice to Western and Tibetan Teachers at Dharma Centers – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

New English audio transcripts online:

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

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

  • Clarification Session on the Kalachakra Six-Session Guru-Yoga (1 part)

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

  • Explanation of The Yoga of the Spiritual Master Inseparable from Avalokiteshvara (part 6)

  • The Three Higher Trainings and Eightfold Path in Daily Life (part 3)

Proofread English audio files that arrived:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.05.04, 2010.05.25)

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2004.08.10, 2004.08.17, 2004.08.24, 2004.08.31, 2004.09.07, 2004.09.14)

  • Explanation of The Yoga of the Spiritual Master Inseparable from Avalokiteshvara (part 6)

  • The Three Higher Trainings and Eightfold Path in Daily Life (part 1)

German translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Introductory Comparison of Hinayana and Mahayana

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for English transcription:

  • Joint Practice of Conventional and Deepest Bodhichittas (5 parts)

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • The Four Axioms for Examining a Dharma Teaching

  • The Twelve Links of Dependent Arising (part 1)

  • Making Sense of Tantra: Why Tantra Is More Efficient Than Sutra (part 7)

Proofread Russian audio transcripts that arrived;

  • Overview of A Root Text on Gelug-Kagyu Mahamudra (parts 5-8)

Russian audio transcripts that arrived and were sent for proofreading:

  • The Nature of Mental Appearances: Gelug Explanation (part 3)

Russian audio files sent for transcribing:

  • The Nature of Mental Appearances: Gelug Explanation (part 4)

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • Kalachakra Does Not Advocate or Predict an Actual World Armageddon

  • The Twelve Links of Dependent Arising (part 2)

  • Making Sense of Tantra: Why Tantra Is More Efficient Than Sutra (part 8)

New Italian translations online:

  • Issues in Buddhist Sexual Ethics

New Chinese translations online:

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

New Indonesian translations online:

  • Bringing Buddhism Down to Earth (parts 2 – 4)

New Mongolian translations online:

  • Belief in One Truth or Many Truths – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Historical Sketch of the Hui Muslims of China

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

  • Exploitation of the Shambhala Legend for Control of Mongolia

  • Historical Sketch of the Muslims of Tibet

  • Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher in Two Lifetimes

  • Achieving Peace through Inner Peace – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • The Life of Shakyamuni Buddha

  • Religious Harmony, Compassion, and Islam – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • What Is Meditation?

  • Using Buddhist Methods to Help Us in Daily Life

  • A Comparison of Buddhist Art Styles in the Mongol Regions

  • Holy Wars in Buddhism and Islam (abridged version)

  • Introduction to Tibetan Medicine

Mongolian translations sent for editing:

  • Milarepa Songs of Nonattachment to Family, Friends and Wealth – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

  • Integrating Dharma into Our Lives

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Situations of Buddhism and Islam in China, 1996

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

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

  • Religious Conversion in Shambhala

  • Russian and Japanese Involvement with Pre-Communist Tibet: The Role of the Shambhala Legend

  • Establishing Harmony within Religious Diversity – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Buddhism among the Turkic People

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in East Turkistan

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in West Turkistan

Hindi translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Indian Society and Thought before and at the Time of Buddha

  • A Brief History of Buddhism in India before the Thirteenth-Century Invasions

  • Survey of the Basic Forms of Buddhism

  • The Terms Hinayana and Mahayana

  • Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher in Two Lifetimes

July 1, 2013

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2013.06.25): The Four Ways of Gathering Disciples

New English articles online:

  • Directing Rebirth: The Tibetan Tulku System

  • New English audio transcripts online:

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

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived:

  • Explanation of The Yoga of the Spiritual Master Inseparable from Avalokiteshvara (parts 1-5)

English audio transcripts that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • The Three Higher Trainings and Eightfold Path in Daily Life (part 2)

English audio transcripts sent for proofreading:

  • The Three Higher Trainings and Eightfold Path in Daily Life (parts 1- 2)

Articles sent for German translation:

  • Meditation Methods

  • Obstacles to Developing Concentration, Especially during Tantric Recitation – Geshe Sonam Rinchen

  • Advice for Studying Voidness

  • Factors Involved in Transgressing Tantric Vows

French translations that arrived, were edited and put newly online:

  • Dispelling Discomfort at the Eight Transitory Things in Life

New Italian translations online:

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

  • Actions for Training from the Pledged State of Aspiring Bodhichitta

Italian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Articles sent for Italian translation:

  • Discerning and Stabilizing Meditations (Analytical and Formal Meditations)

  • Dealing with Difficult Experiences That Arise in Meditation and Retreat

New Chinese translations online:

  • What Is Meditation?

  • Meditation Methods

Chinese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Articles sent for Polish translation:

  • Is There a Common Ground between Buddhism and Islam?

New Indonesian articles online:

  • Dispelling Discomfort at the Eight Transitory Things in Life

  • Questions Concerning Collective Karma and Natural Disasters

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

Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Bringing Buddhism Down to Earth (parts 3-4)

  • Examining Karma Immediately after 9/11 (part 1)

Mongolian translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

Hindi translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • What Is Meditation?

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

  • Using Buddhist Methods to Help Us in Daily Life

  • Integrating Dharma into Our Lives

  • Dharma in Daily Life

  • Achieving Peace through Inner Peace – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Articles sent for Hindi translation:

  • Indian Society and Thought before and at the Time of Buddha

  • A Brief History of Buddhism in India before the Thirteenth-Century Invasions

  • Introduction to Buddhism from an Islamic Point of View

  • Survey of the Basic Forms of Buddhism

  • The Terms Hinayana and Mahayana

  • A Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (8 parts)

  • Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher in Two Lifetimes

Articles sent for Persian translation:

  • Message from His Holiness the Dalai Lama

  • Message from Ling Rinpoche

  • Message from Tsenzhab Serkong Tulku

  • Short Biography of Alexander Berzin

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

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