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Work in Progress: First Quarter 2011

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.

First Quarter 2011

28 March 2011

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Overview of the Development and History of Buddhism in India and Tibet (part 4)

  • Explanation of the Ninth Chapter, “Discriminating Awareness,” from Shantideva’s Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2004.11.23)

  • Nirvana and Enlightenment (1 part)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Overview of the History of Buddhism in India (1 part)

Edited bilingual English-German audio files that arrived, separated into English only and bilingual versions:

  • Explanation of the Ninth Chapter, “Discriminating Awareness,” from Shantideva’s Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2003.01.14, 2003.06.17, 2003.06.24)

English audio files sent for audio editing:

  • Sectarianism within Buddhism (1 part)

Bilingual English-German audio files sent for audio editing and separation into English only and bilingual versions:

  • Overview of Buddhist Metaphysics (parts 2-7)

Transcribed handwritten English reading notes that arrived and will need editing:

  • Maclean, Derryl N. Religion and Society in Arab Sind. (Monographs and Theoretical Studies in Sociology and Anthropology in Honour of Nels Anderson, no. 25). Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1989.

Handwritten English reading notes sent for transcribing:

  • Jaini, Padmanabh S. The Jaina Path of Purification. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1979.

New German translations online:

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

Articles sent for German translation:

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

New Russian translations online:

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

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Advice for Taking a Tantric Empowerment (Initiation)

  • The Sensitivity Handbook: Exercises 7 – 10

Edited Russian translations sent for proofreading:

  • Sensitivity Handbook: Preface, General Structure, General Structure for Each Training Session, Exercises 1 – 6

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • Impermanence as a Resource for Building Healthy Relationships

New French translations online:

  • The Root Bodhisattva Vows

New Arabic translations online:

  • A Survey of Tibetan History (chapters 1-3)

  • The Life of Shakyamuni Buddha

21 March 2011

New English audio files online:

  • Practicing Tantra Effectively (5parts)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Explanation of the Ninth Chapter, “Discriminating Awareness,” from Shantideva’s Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2004.11.16)

  • Overview of the Development and History of Buddhism in India and Tibet (part 3)

  • Letter to a Friend – Nagarjuna (2006.06.06, 2006.06.13)

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived and will need final checking:

  • Life of Tsongkhapa (1 part)

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for separation of languages and audio editing:

  • The Jonang Tradition of Kalachakra (1 part)

German translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Impermanence as a Resource for Building Healthy Relationships

  • A Buddhist View of Islam

New French translations online:

  • The Heart Sutra

French translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • The Root Bodhisattva Vows

New bilingual English-Russian audio files online:

  • Practicing Tantra Effectively (5 parts)

New Russian translations online:

  • A Brief History of Menri Monastery

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

  • Questions Concerning Collective Karma and Natural Disasters

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Sensitivity Handbook (Preface, Exercises 1-6)

Articles sent for Russian translation:

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

  • General Presentation of Shamatha and Vipashyana
  • The Buddhist Concept of Merit: Does Happiness Need To Be Earned?

New Portuguese translations online:

  • Introductory Lecture on Karma

  • Overview of Tantra

Edited Italian translations that arrived and will need proofreading:

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

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

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

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

Italian translations sent for editing:

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

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

  • Dharma in Daily Life

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

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

  • Avoiding Confusion in the Spiritual Student – Teacher Relationship

  • A Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (7 parts)

  • Short Biography of Alexander Berzin

  • Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher in Two Lifetimes

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

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

  • Lam-rim Structured According to the Four Noble Truths

  • Basic Features of Tantra

  • Bon and Tibetan Buddhism

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

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

Articles sent for Italian translation:

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

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

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

Articles sent for Urdu translation:

  • The Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the Mongol Conquest (introduction, chapters 1-20)

14 March 2011

New English audio files recorded:

  • Sectarianism within Buddhism (1 part)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Sectarianism within Buddhism (1 part)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2009.05.19)

Transcribed English audio files that were sent for proofreading:

  • Meditations for Recognizing the Five Types of Deep Awareness (7 parts)

  • Life of Tsongkhapa (1 part)

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived and will need final checking:

  • Is There a Common Ground between Buddhism and Islam? (1 part)

Transcribed handwritten English reading notes that arrived and will need editing:

  • Upadhyaya, K.N. “The Impact of the Bhakti Movement on the Development of Mahayana Buddhism” in Studies in the History of Buddhism, Papers Presented at the International Conference on the History of Buddhism at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WIS, USA, August 19-21, 1976, A.K. Narain (ed.). Delhi: B.R. Publishing, 1980, 349-357.

  • Barua, Dipak Kumar. Vihâras in Ancient India: A Survey of Buddhist Monasteries. Calcutta: Indian Publications, 1969.

  • Gokhale, Balkrishna Govind. “Early Buddhism and the Brahmanas” in Studies in the History of Buddhism, Papers Presented at the International Conference on the History of Buddhism at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WIS, USA, August 19-21, 1976, A.K. Narain (ed.). Delhi: B.R. Publishing, 1980, 67-80.

  • Tatia, N. “The Interaction of Jainism and Buddhism and Its Impact on the History of Buddhist Monasticism” in Studies in the History of Buddhism, Papers Presented at the International Conference on the History of Buddhism at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WIS, USA, August 19-21, 1976, A.K. Narain (ed.). Delhi: B.R. Publishing, 1980, 321-338.

Handwritten English reading notes sent for transcribing:

  • Maclean, Derryl N. Religion and Society in Arab Sind. (Monographs and Theoretical Studies in Sociology and Anthropology in Honour of Nels Anderson, no. 25). Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1989.

German translations sent for editing:

  • Kalachakra Six-Session Guru Yoga

Articles sent for German translation:

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

New Russian translations online:

  • Is There a Common Ground between Buddhism and Islam?

  • Questions concerning Collective Karma and Natural Disasters

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Portuguese translations sent for editing:

  • Introductory Lecture on Karma

  • Tibeto-Mongolian Astrology and Karma

  • Some Common Features of Buddhism and Islam

  • Introduction to Voidness and Mental Labeling

  • Overview of Tantra

  • Overview of Kalachakra

  • Introduction to Mahamudra (5 parts)

  • Forty-six Faults that Cause Interference in Spiritual Study

  • Secondary Tantric Vows

  • History of the Five Tibetan Traditions of Buddhism and Bon

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

Articles sent for Portuguese translation:

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

  • Working with Emotions: How to Deal with Anger

  • Impermanence as a Resource for Building Healthy Relationships

  • Dispelling Discomfort at the Eight Transitory Things in Life

New Arabic translations online:

  • Tibeto-Mongolian Astrology and Karma

New Urdu translations online:

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

7 March 2011

New English articles online:

  • Advice for Taking a Tantric Empowerment (Initiation)

  • Song of the Elixir of Immortality: Long Life Prayer for His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Letter to a Friend – Nagarjuna (2006.05.23)

  • Explanation of the Ninth Chapter, “Discriminating Awareness,” from Shantideva’s Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2004.11.09)

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived and will need final checking:

  • Applying Buddhist Principles for the Age of Social Media (1 part)

  • Common Misunderstandings about Buddhism (1 part)

Articles sent for German translation:

  • Impermanence as a Resource for Building Healthy Relationships

New Russian translations online:

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

  • Seven-Point Attitude-Training – Pabongka edition

  • Introduction to In Praise of Dependent Arising by Tsongkhapa

  • Introduction to Tibetan Medicine

New French translations online:

  • Introductory Lecture on Karma

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

New Portuguese translations online:

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

New Arabic translations online:

  • Contributions of the Tibetan Oral and Textual Heritage to Global Understanding: Progress and Prospects (full and abridged versions)

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

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

  • The Kalachakra Presentation of the Prophets of the Non-Indic Invaders (abridged version)

  • Religious Conversion in Shambhala

Italian translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

Articles sent for Italian translation:

  • Achieving Peace through Inner Peace

Chinese translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

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

  • Compassion As a Source of Happiness – 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

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

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

  • Following Dharma and Avoiding Suffering – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I

  • Four Axioms of Examining a Dharma Teaching

  • Integrating Dharma into Our Lives

  • Introductory Lecture on Karma

  • Compassionate Heart of Bodhichitta

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

Articles sent for Chinese translation:

  • Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind to the Dharma

  • Avoiding Mixing Ego with Dharma Practice

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

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

  • Developing Ethical Self-discipline

  • Dealing with Jealousy

  • Dispelling Discomfort at the Eight Transitory Things in Life

  • Feeding and Taming the Demon of Fear

  • Handling Fear

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

  • Working with Emotions: How to Deal with Anger

  • Impermanence as a Resource for Building Healthy Relationships

  • Introduction to Voidness and Mental Labeling

  • Is There a Common Ground between Buddhism and Islam?

  • Lam-rim Structured According to the Four Noble Truths

  • Milarepa Songs of Nonattachment to Family, Friends, and Wealth

  • Renunciation – The Determination To Be Free

28 February 2011

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Letter to a Friend – Nagarjuna (2006.05.16)

  • Explanation of the Ninth Chapter, “Discriminating Awareness,” from Shantideva’s Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2004.11.02)

Proofread transcriptions of English audio files that arrived and will need final checking:

  • Advice for the Tengyur Translation Project (3 parts)

Copyedited proofread English audio files that arrived and will need final checking:

  • Renunciation: Escape from the World or Constructive Analysis (1 part)

Proofread transcriptions of English audio files sent for copyediting:

  • Developing Bodhichitta through Equalizing and Exchanging One’s Attitudes about Self and Others (8 parts)

  • Buddha-Nature and the Clear Light Mind (1 part)

Edited bilingual English-German audio files that arrived, separated into English only and bilingual versions:

  • Explanation of the Ninth Chapter, “Discriminating Awareness,” from Shantideva’s Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2003.01.21, 2003.01.28, 2003.06.03, 2003.07.01)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Explanation of the Ninth Chapter, “Discriminating Awareness,” from Shantideva’s Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2004.11.09, 2004.11.16, 2004.11.23, 2004.11.30, 2004.12.07, 2004.12.14)

Bilingual English-German audio files sent for audio editing and separation into English only and bilingual versions:

  • Overview of Buddhist Metaphysics (part 1)

German translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Edited Russian translations that arrived and are ready to go online:

  • Introduction to Tibetan Medicine

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • A Brief History of Menri Monastery

  • Is There a Common Ground between Buddhism and Islam?

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • The Ten Far-Reaching Attitudes on Theravada, Mahayana, and Bon

Spanish translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Vajrasattva Purification: The Basics

Edited French translations that arrived and are ready to go online:

  • Introductory Lecture on Karma

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

21 February 2011

New English articles that are ready to go online:

  • Song for the Attainment of Immortality: Long Life Prayer for His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Letter to a Friend – Nagarjuna (2006.05.09)

Proofread transcriptions of English audio files that arrived and will need final checking:

  • Meditations for Recognizing the Five Aggregates (parts 1-3)

English audio files sent for audio editing:

  • Advice for the Tengyur Translation Project (3 parts)

  • Applying Buddhist Principles for the Age of Social Media (1 part)

  • Elaboration of “Is There a Common Ground between Buddhism and Islam?” with Discussion (1 part)

  • Common Misunderstandings about Buddhism (1 part)

Transcribed English audio files sent for proofreading:

  • Advice for the Tengyur Translation Project (3 parts)

  • Applying Buddhist Principles for the Age of Social Media (1 part)

  • Elaboration of “Is There a Common Ground between Buddhism and Islam?” with Discussion (1 part)

  • Common Misunderstandings about Buddhism (1 part)

Articles sent for German translation:

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

Edited Russian translations that arrived and are ready to go online:

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

  • Seven-Point Attitude-Training – Pabongka edition

  • Introduction to In Praise of Dependent Arising by Tsongkhapa

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Questions Concerning Collective Karma and Natural Disasters

Articles sent for Russian translation:

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

French translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Authors and Texts for Studying the Four Buddhist Tenet Systems

Edited Portuguese translations that arrived and are ready to go online:

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

Articles sent for Portuguese translation:

  • Introductory Lecture on Karma

Edited Arabic articles that arrived and are ready to go online:

  • Contributions of the Tibetan Oral and Textual Heritage to Global Understanding: Progress and Prospects (full and abridged versions)

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

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

  • The Kalachakra Presentation of the Prophets of the Non-Indic Invaders (abridged version)

  • Religious Conversion in Shambhala

14 February 2011

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Letter to a Friend – Nagarjuna (2006.04.04, 2006.04.11)

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2009.05.26)

  • Explanation of the Ninth Chapter, “Discriminating Awareness,” from Shantideva’s Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2004.10.26)

Proofread transcriptions of English audio files that arrived and will need final checking:

  • Renunciation: Escape from the World or Constructive Analysis (1 part)

  • Voidness in Terms of Dependent Arising (3 parts)

English audio files sent for transcription:

  • Explanation of the Ninth Chapter, “Discriminating Awareness,” from Shantideva’s Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2004.11.02)

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for English transcription:

  • Nirvana and Enlightenment

New Russian translations online:

  • Tibetan Astro Sciences (2 parts)

Russian translations that were edited and are ready for online publication:

  • General Explanation of Seven-Point Attitude-Training (parts 1-2)

Russian transcriptions of bilingual English-Russian audio files that were edited and are ready for online publication:

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

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for Russian transcription:

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

Spanish translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • An Introduction to Mahamudra and Its Practical Application to Life (part 4)

  • Relating to a Spiritual Teacher (chapters 14-17, Epilogue, Appendix)

Edited Spanish translations that arrived and were sent for proofreading:

  • Relating to a Spiritual Teacher (chapters 11-13)

Articles sent for Spanish translation:

  • An Introduction to Mahamudra and Its Practical Application to Life (part 5)

Articles sent for Portuguese translation:

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

Italian translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

Articles sent for Italian translation:

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

Online Urdu translations replaced with re-edited versions:

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

7 February 2011

New English audio files online:

  • Using Buddhist Methods to Help Us in Daily Life (1 part)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Applying Buddhist Principles for the Age of Social Media (1 part)
  • Letter to a Friend – Nagarjuna (2006.03.28)
  • Advice for the Tengyur Translation Project (3 parts)

Proofread English audio files that arrived and will need final checking:

  • Practicing Tantra Effectively (5 parts)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Elaboration of “Is There a Common Ground between Buddhism and Islam?” with Discussion (1 part)

Transcribed English audio files sent for proofreading:

  • Renunciation: Escape from the World or Constructive Analysis (1 part)
  • Voidness in Terms of Dependent Arising (3 parts)
  • Meditations for Recognizing the Five Aggregates (7 parts)

New French translations online:

  • Actions for Training from Taking Safe Direction (Refuge)
  • Actions for Training from the Pledged State of Aspiring Bodhichitta
  • Identifying the Objects of Safe Direction (Refuge)

French translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Introductory Lecture on Karma

New Portuguese translations online:

  • Following the Dharma and Avoiding Suffering – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I
  • Text of The Three Principal Aspects of the Path – Tsongkhapa
  • A Short Commentary on The Three Principal Aspects of the Path – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Portuguese translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • Is There a Common Ground between Buddhism and Islam?

New bilingual Russian-English audio files online:

  • Using Buddhist Methods to Help Us in Daily Life (1 part

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for Russian transcription:

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

Online Russian translations replaced with re-edited versions:

  • Finding Inner Peace and Fulfillment – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
  • How to Lead an Ethical Life – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
  • Achieving Peace through Inner Peace – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
  • 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
  • Religious Harmony, Compassion, and Islam – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
  • Compassion as the Source of Happiness – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
  • Compassion Based on Biology and Reason – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
  • Using Buddhist Methods for Helping Us in Daily Life

Articles sent for Italian translation:

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

Online Urdu translations replaced with re-edited versions:

  • Holy Wars in Buddhism and Islam: The Myth of Shambhala (full and abridged versions)
  • Religious Conversion on Shambhala
  • The Current Situation of Buddhism in the World
  • Some Common Features of Islam and Buddhism: A Conversation with Snjezana Akpinar and Alex Berzin
  • A Brief History of Buddhism in India before the Thirteenth-Century Invasions

31 January 2011

New English articles online:

  • Is There a Common Ground between Buddhism and Islam?

English audio lectures recorded:

  • Elaboration of “Is There a Common Ground between Buddhism and Islam?” with Discussion (1 part)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Letter to a Friend – Nagarjuna (2006.03.07, 2006.03.21)

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2009.05.12)

Transcribed English audio files sent for proofreading:

  • Practicing Tantra Effectively (5 parts)

Proofread English audio files that arrived and will need final checking:

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

  • Tantra As a Method for Spiritual Development (1 part)

New Arabic translations online:

  • The Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the Mongol Conquest (introduction, chapters 1-20)

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

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

  • History of the Mulasarvastivada Ordination Lineages in Tibet

  • History of the Theravada Ordination Lineages

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

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

  • Overview of A Root Text on Gelug-Kagyu Mahamudra (parts 1-2)

24 January 2011

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Letter to a Friend – Nagarjuna (2006.03.07, 2006.03.14)

Edited Spanish translations that arrived:

  • Relating to a Spiritual Teacher (preface, chapters 1-2)

Spanish translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

  • Relating to a Spiritual Teacher (chapters 8 – 10)

  • The Mechanism of Karma: The Mahayana Presentation Except for Gelug Prasangika (part 2)

Articles sent for Spanish translation:

  • Vajrasattva Purification: The Basics

  • Extraphysical and Extrasensory Powers

  • The Mechanism of Karma: The Mahayana Presentation Except for Gelug Prasangika (part 2)

French translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Actions for Training from Taking Safe Direction (Refuge)

  • Actions for Training from the Pledged State of Aspiring Bodhichitta

17 January 2011

New English audio files online:

  • Renunciation: Escape from the World or Constructive Analysis?

Proofread English audio files that arrived and will need final checking:

  • The Relevance of Refuge and Karma in Daily Life (4 parts)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Letter to a Friend – Nagarjuna (2006.02.21, 2006.02.28)

  • Tantra As a Method for Spiritual Development

  • Practicing Tantra Effectively (part 5)

Transcribed English audio files sent for proofreading:

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

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Applying Buddhist Principles for the Age of Social Media (1 part)

  • Advice for the Tengyur Translation Project (3 parts)

New bilingual English-German audio files online:

  • Renunciation: Escape from the World or Constructive Analysis?

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Introduction to Tibetan Medicine

  • General Explanation of Seven-Point Attitude-Training (part 1)

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for Russian transcription:

  • What Is Meditation?

10 January 2011

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Practicing Tantra Effectively (part 4)

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra – Tsongkhapa (2009.05.12, 2009.05.19, 2009.05.26)

  • Letter to a Friend – Nagarjuna (2006.02.07, 2006.02.14)

New French translations online:

  • Religious Conversion in Shambhala

  • Four Indian Buddhist Tenet Systems Regarding Illusion

French translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Identifying the Objects of Safe Direction

New bilingual English-Russian audio transcripts online:

  • Listening to, Thinking about, and Meditating on the Dharma (6 parts)

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Introduction to In Praise of Dependent Arising by Tsongkhapa

Articles sent for Russian translation:

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

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

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for Russian transcription:

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

3 January 2011

New English audio files online:

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

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Overview of the Development and History of Buddhism in India and Tibet (parts 1-2)

  • Overview of Buddhist Metaphysics (part 7)

English audio files sent for editing:

  • Renunciation: Escape from the World or Constructive Analysis (1 part)

  • Letter to a Friend by Nagarjuna (7, 14, and 21 February 2006)

New Russian translations online:

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

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Tibetan Astro Sciences (part 2)

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • Introduction to Tibetan Medicine

New bilingual English-Russian audio files online:

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

Transcribed and proofread Russian audio files that arrived:

  • Listening to, Thinking about, and Meditating on the Dharma (part 5)

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for editing:

  • Using Buddhist Methods for Helping Us in Our Daily Lives (1 part)

  • Practicing Tantra Effectively (5 parts)

Chinese translations that arrived and will need editing:

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