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Work In Progress First Quarter 2012

Alexander Berzin

Foreword

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

First Quarter 2012

26 March 2012

New English articles online:

  • What Does It Mean to Understand Something?

New transcripts of English audio files online:

  • Overview of Sensitivity Training (1 part)

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.03.20): The Nine Ways to Actualize Equanimity (1 – 4)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2011.04.19)

Proofread transcripts of English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2009.04.14, 2009.04.21)

Bilingual English-German audio files sent for English transcription:

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

New Russian translations online:

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

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Overview of the Lam-rim Graded Pathways of Mind

  • Stages of Bodhichitta

Articles sent for Russian translation:

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

  • Concentration Terminology

Bilingual Russian-English audio files sent for Russian transcription:

  • Influence of Geshe Wangyal on Combining Buddhist Practice and Buddhology (1 part)

Edited and proofread Spanish translations that arrived:

  • An Introduction to Mahamudra and Its Practical Application to Life (parts 2 – 4)

Edited and proofread Spanish transcriptions of bilingual English-Spanish audio files that arrived

  • Self-Transformation through the Lam-rim Graded Stages (parts 2 – 4)

Spanish translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

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

  • A Bodhisattva’s Garland of Gems – Atisha

Edited Spanish translations that were sent for proofreading:

  • Advice on Overcoming Self-Cherishing – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

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

  • Explanation of The Foundation for Good Qualities – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (part 2)

  • Five Buddha-Family Traits in Daily Life: Gelug Anuttarayoga Tantra and Karma Kagyu Mahamudra Presentations

  • General Explanation of Seven-Pont Attitude-Training (parts 1 – 3)

Articles sent for Spanish translation:

  • The Purification Method Used in Anuttarayoga Tantra

  • The Twelve Links of Dependent Arising (parts 2 and 3).

New French translations online:

  • Introduction to Tibetan Medicine

Chinese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Tulkus’ Conference on Nonsectarianism

  • Suggestions Regarding Overseas Dharma Centers

  • Sustainable Development of Western Buddhist Traditions

Chinese translations that arrived and were sent for evaluation:

  • Identifying the Objects of Safe Direction (Refuge)

  • Basic Scheme of the Five Aggregate Factors of Experience

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

Articles sent for Arabic translation:

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

  • Overview of the Lam-rim Graded Pathways of Mind

  • Introductory Lecture on Karma

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

  • Dealing with Jealousy

  • Working with Emotions: How to Deal with Anger

New Urdu translations online:

  • Tibetan Astro Sciences (part 2)

New Indonesian translations online:

  • How Gampopa Reached His Spiritual Attainments

Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (8 parts)

19 March 2012

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.03.13): The Two Types of Equanimity

New bilingual English-German audio and video files recorded:

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

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

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

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2011.04.05, 2011.11.22, 2011.08.02)

Proofread transcripts of English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.06.06, 2006.06.13)

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2008.02.12, 2009.04.07)

New German translations online:

  • Is There a Common Ground between Buddhism and Islam?

German translations sent for editing:

  • Text of Seven-Point Attitude-Training – Namkapel edition

  • A Commentary on Attitude-Training like the Rays of the Sun – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama (6 parts)

German translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Details of Karma for Understanding Free Will Versus Determinism (5 parts)

Bilingual English-German audio files sent for German transcription:

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

Edited and proofread Russian translations that arrived:

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

Edited Italian translations that arrived:

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

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

  • Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher in Two Lifetimes

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

  • The Spread of Buddhism in Asia

  • Survey of the Basic Forms of Buddhism

  • Message from His Holiness the Dalai Lama

  • Message from Ling Rinpoche

  • Message from Tsenshap Serkong Tulku

New Indonesian translations online:

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

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

Italian translations sent for editing:

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

Edited Vietnamese translations that arrived:

  • The Life of Atisha

12 March 2012

New audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.03.06): Exceptional Resolve and Bodhichitta

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2011.03.22, 2011.03.29)

Proofread transcripts of English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.05.23, 2006.05.30)

  • Overview of Sensitivity Training (1 part)

New Russian translations online:

  • The Compassionate Heart of Bodhichitta

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for audio editing:

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

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

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for English transcription:

  • Guidelines Concerning the Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher (parts 2 – 5)

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • Interview for Kalmyk Mandala Magazine Concerning Buddhist Translation

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Introductory Lecture on Karma

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

  • Overview of A Root Text on Gelug-Kagyu Mahamudra (part 6)

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for Russian transcription:

  • Guidelines Concerning the Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher (parts 1 – 5)

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

Revised Spanish transcriptions of bilingual English-Spanish audio files online:

  • Self-Transformation through Attitude-Training (2 parts)

Articles sent for Spanish translation:

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

Articles sent for Urdu translation:

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

Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

5 March 2012

New audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.02.28): Meditation on Compassion for Those Not Understanding Voidness

English audio files that were edited:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2004.02.17, 2004.02.24, 2004.03.30, 2002.11.12, 2002.11.19, 2002.11.26, 2002.12.03, 2002.12.10, 2002.12.17)

English audio files sent for editing:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2002.06.25, 2002.07.09, 2002.07.16, 2002.09.03, 2002.09.10, 2002.09.17, 2002.09.24, 2002.10.29, 2002.11.05, 2003.01.07, 2003.01.14, 2003.01.21,)

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for English transcription:

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

  • Guidelines Concerning the Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher (part 1)

Proofread transcripts of English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.05.09, 2006.05.16)

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2009.03.03, 2009.03.31)

Transcriptions of English audio files sent for proofreading:

  • Overview of Sensitivity Training (1 part)

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2009.04.07, 2009.04.14, 2009.04.21, 2009.05.05, 2009.05.12, 2009.05.19, 2009.05.26, 2009.06.02, 2009.06.09, 2009.06.16)

German translations of transcripts of English audio files that arrived and will need editing:

  • Details of Karma for Understanding Free Will versus Determinism (5 parts)

Russian 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

Edited Russian translations that arrived:

  • The Compassionate Heart of Bodhichitta

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • A Brief History of Drug Sang-ngag Choling Monastery

  • A Brief Hostory of Drigungtil Monastery

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for Russian transcription:

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

New Spanish translations online:

  • Advice for Taking a Tantric Empowerment

New Urdu translations that were copyedited and put online:

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

Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

27 February 2012

New audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.02.21): Meditation on Compassion for Those Not Understanding Impermanence

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.02.16, 2010.12.22, 2011.03.15)

  • Overview of Sensitivity Training (1 part)

Proofread transcripts of English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2009.02.17, 2009.02.24)

Bilingual English-Russian audio and video files recorded:

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

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

Bilingual English-Latvian audio files sent for editing:

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

Articles sent for German translation:

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

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • A Brief History of Tsurpu Monastery

Articles sent for Russian translation:

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

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

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

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for Russian transcription:

  • Overview of A Root Text on Gelug-Kagyu Mahamudra (part 6)

Urdu translations that arrived and were sent for copyediting:

  • The Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the Mongol Empire (chapters 1 – 7)

Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • How Gampopa Reached His Attainments

  • A Buddhist View of Islam

Simplified and traditional character Chinese translations that were copyedited and newly put online:

  • Actions for Training from the Pledged State of Aspiring Bodhichitta

  • Common Root Tantric Vows

  • Auxiliary Bonding Practices

  • Factors Involved with Transgressing Tantric Vows

  • Common Bonding Practices for the Buddha-Families

Edited Vietnamese articles that arrived:

  • Becoming Involved with Buddhism

Italian translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Integrating Dharma into Our Lives

Articles sent for Tibetan translation:

  • The Four Axioms for Examining a Dharma Teaching

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

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

  • Lam-rim Structured According to the Four Noble Truths

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

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

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

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

  • The Life of Shakyamuni Buddha

  • Current Situation of Buddhism in the World

  • The Appeal of Buddhism in the Modern World

  • The Buddhist View toward Other Religions

  • Buddhism and Science

  • The Spread of Buddhism in Asia

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

  • Survey of the Basic Forms of Buddhism

  • Introductory Comparison of Hinayana and Mahayana

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

20 February 2012

New audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.02.14): Meditation on Compassion for the Sufferings of the Six Realms of Rebirth

English audio files that were edited:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2002.06.25, 2002.07.09, 2002.07.16)

English audio files that were sent for editing:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2004.02.17, 2004.02.24)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2009.01.27, 2010.02.09)

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2011.11.15)

Proofread transcripts of English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2009.02.03, 2009-02-10)

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.03.28, 2006.04.11)

Transcripts of English audio files that were sent for proofreading:

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.05.09, 2006.05.16, 2006.05.23, 2006.05.30, 2006.06.06, 2006.06.13, 2006.06.20, 2006.06.27, 2006.07.11, 2006.07.25)

New Russian translations online:

  • Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (chapter 6)

Revised Russian translations that arrived and were sent for further editing:

  • Working with Emotions: How to Deal with Anger

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Feeding and Taming the Demon of Fear

New Spanish translations online:

  • Some Common Features of Islam and Buddhism

  • Milarepa Songs of Nonattachment to Family, Friends and Wealth

Spanish translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • The Mechanism of Karma: The Mahayana Presentation, Except for Gelug Prasangika (part 1)

Spanish transcriptions of bilingual English-Spanish audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Self-Transformation through the Lam-rim Graded Stages (parts 2-4)

Articles sent for Spanish translation:

  • 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:

  • The Major Facets of Dzogchen

Articles sent for Portuguese translation:

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

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

New Arabic translations online:

  • A Brief History of Drepung Monastarey – L. T. Doboom Tulku

Edited Urdu translations that arrived and need copyediting:

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

  • Tibetan Astro Sciences (part 2)

Edited simplified and traditional character Chinese translations that arrived and will need copyediting:

  • Actions for Training from the Pledged State of Aspiring Bodhichitta

  • Common Root Tantric Vows

  • Auxiliary Bonding Practices

  • Factors Involved with Transgressing Tantric Vows

  • Common Bonding Practices for the Buddha-Families

Articles sent for Chinese translation:

  • Identifying the Objects of Safe Direction (Refuge)

  • Basic Scheme of the Five Aggregate Factors of Experience

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

New Indonesian translations online:

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

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

  • Historical Sketch of the Muslims of Tibet

Edited Vietnamese translations that arrived:

  • Basic Questions on Karma and Rebirth

Edited Tibetan translations that arrived:

  • Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (8 parts)

Articles sent for Tibetan translation:

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

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

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

  • The Relevance of Religion in Modern Times – 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

  • Religious Harmony, Compassion, and Islam – 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

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

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

  • Proposal for a Memorial for the Tibetan Holocaust

  • Tibetan Buddhist – Jewish Dialogue: Brief Report

  • Suggestions Regarding Overseas Dharma Centers

  • Sustainable Development of Modern Buddhist Traditions

  • Tulkus’ Conference on Nonsectarianism

  • Workshop for Tibetans Translating Dharma: Report

  • Guidelines from the Mongolian Experience of Translating Tibetan Buddhist Texts

  • Do You Believe in Rebirth?

  • Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher in Two Lifetimes

  • Dharma in Daily Life

  • Integrating Dharma into Our Lives

13 February 2012

New English articles online:

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

New audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.02.07): Compassion

New English audio files online:

  • The Role of Ethics on the Path of Social Service (1 part)

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

New English audio transcriptions online:

  • The Role of Ethics on the Path of Social Service (1 part)

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

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

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.02.02, 2011.07.26)

Proofread transcripts of English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.03.21, 2006.04.04)

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2009.01.20)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Overview of Sensitivity Training (1 part)

New German translations online:

  • Impermanence as a Resource for Building Healthy Relationships

German translations sent for editing:

  • Is There a Common Ground between Buddhism and Islam?

New bilingual English-Russian audio files online:

  • The Role of Ethics on the Path of Social Service (1 part)

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

Revised Russian translations online:

  • Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (chapters 1 – 2)

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (chapter 6)

New Spanish articles online:

  • Stages of Bodhichitta

  • Text of Seven-Point Attitude-Training: Togmey-zangpo Edition with Annotation

  • The Nature of the Mind – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Spanish translations sent for editing:

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

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

New Polish translations online:

  • Buddhism and Science

  • Renunciation: The Determination To Be Free

Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

  • Historical Sketch of the Muslims of Tibet

Articles sent for Indonesian translation:

  • 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

Edited Italian articles that arrived:

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

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

Italian translations sent for editing:

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

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

  • Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher in Two Lifetimes

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

  • The Spread of Buddhism in Asia

  • Survey of the Basic Forms of Buddhism

  • Message from His Holiness the Dalai Lama

  • Message from Ling Rinpoche

  • Message from Tsenshap Serkong Tulku

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

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

Italian translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Becoming Involved with Buddhism

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

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

  • The Appeal of Buddhism in the Modern World

Articles sent for Italian translation:

  • Integrating Dharma into Our Lives

  • The Life of Shakyamuni Buddha

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

  • The Appeal of Buddhism in the Modern World

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

  • Basic Questions on Karma and Rebirth

  • Do You Believe in Rebirth?

  • The Four Axioms for Examining a Dharma Teaching

  • The Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind to the Dharma

Tibetan translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (8 parts)

6 February 2012

New English audio files online:

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

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

  • The Bases for Ethical Behavior (1 part)

  • The Importance of Love, Compassion and Bodhichitta (1 part)

New English audio transcriptions online:

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

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

  • The Bases for Ethical Behavior (1 part)

  • The Importance of Love, Compassion and Bodhichitta (1 part)

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

  • Cognizing the Voidness (Emptiness) of the Self in Terms of the Five Aggregates (3 parts)

  • Recognizing the Basic Factors of Mental Activity (1 part)

  • Voidness and Creativity (1 part)

  • Shambhala: Myths and Reality (1 part)

  • Nirvana and Enlightenment (1 part)

  • Becoming Convinced of Rebirth: A Personal Story (1 part)

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

  • Introduction to Mind and Mental Factors (4 parts)

  • Interview for Buddhism in Kalmykia Concerning the Revival of Buddhism in Kalmykia (1 part)

  • Interview with Alex Berzin on Serkong Rinpoche (1 part)

  • Interview with Alan Turner on Serkong Rinpoche (1 part)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.01.26, 2010.03.23, 2011.11.08)

Proofread transcripts of English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.03.07, 2006.03.14)

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

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2009.01.06, 2009.01.13)

Transcriptions of English audio files that were sent for proofreading:

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2009.01.20, 2009.01.27, 2009.02.03, 2009.02.10, 2009.02.17, 2009.02.24, 2009.03.03, 2009.03.31)

New bilingual English-Russian audio files online:

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

  • The Bases for Ethical Behavior (1 part)

  • The Importance of Love, Compassion and Bodhichitta (1 part)

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • Introductory Lecture on Karma

  • A Brief History of Tsurpu Monastery

  • Feeding and Taming the Demon of Fear

Spanish translations sent for editing:

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

  • The Nature of the Mind – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai lama

  • Stages of Bodhichitta

  • Seven-Point Attitude Training, Togemy-zangpo Edition with Annotation

New Polish translations online:

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

New Indonesian translations online:

  • The Four Axioms for Examining a Dharma Teaching

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

  • The Spread of Buddhism in Asia

  • The Terms Hinayana and Mahayana

  • The Establishment of the Bhikshuni Order in India

  • History of the Theravada Ordination Lineages

Articles sent for Indonesian translation:

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

Articles sent for Italian translation:

  • Becoming Involved with Buddhism

30 January 2012

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

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

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.01.12, 2011.02.22, 2011.03.01)

Transcriptions of English audio files sent for proofreading:

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

  • Letter to a Friend (2007.03.13)

Proofread transcripts of English audio files that arrived:

  • Elaboration of “If Rebirth Is Beginningless, Why Haven’t We All Become Enlightened Already?” (4 parts)

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.02.28)

New German articles online:

  • Visualization

German translations sent for editing:

  • Advice for Taking a Tantric Empowerment (Initiation)

  • Background for Attending a Kalachakra Initiation

  • Impermanence as a Resource for Building Healthy Relationships

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

  • Examining Karma after 9/11 (3 parts)

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

  • Question Sessions with His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama Concerning the Kalachakra Initiation (4 parts)

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

  • Vajrasattva Purification: The Basics

New Russian translations online:

  • Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (chapter 5)

Polish translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

New simplified and traditional character Chinese translations online:

  • Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (8 parts)

Vietnamese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Edited Vietnamese translations that arrived:

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

  • Survey of the Basic Forms of Buddhism

23 January 2012

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.01.17): Gratitude for Motherly Kindness

New English audio transcriptions online:

  • Elaboration of “Is There a Common Ground between Buddhism and Islam?” with Discussion (1 part)
  • Sectarianism within Buddhism (1 part)
  • Main Points Concerning Meditation (2 parts)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Letter to a Friend (2007.09.11)
  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.01.05, 2010.03.16, 2010.09.07, 2011.02.15, 2011.07.19)
  • The Relevance of Buddhism in the Modern World (2 parts)

Proofread transcripts of English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2008.12.09, 2008.12.16)
  • Letter to a Friend (2006.02.21)
  • Recognizing Some Basic Features of Mental Activity (1 part)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2011.02.15 – 2011.06.21)
  • Working with the Mental Factors in Daily Life (3 parts)

Transcriptions of English audio files sent for proofreading:

  • Elaboration of “If Rebirth Is Beginningless, Why Haven’t We All Become Enlightened Already?” (4 parts)

New Russian translations online:

  • Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (chapter 4)

Edited Russian translations sent for proofreading:

  • Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (chapter 5)

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

  • Overview of A Root Text on Gelug-Kagyu Mahamudra (part 4)

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for Russian transcription:

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

New Portuguese translations online:

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

New simplified and traditional Chinese translations online:

  • Actions for Training from Taking Safe Direction (Refuge)

Chinese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Actions for Training from the Pledged State of Aspiring Bodhichitta
  • Common Root Tantric Vows
  • Factors Involved in Transgressing Tantric Vows
  • Auxiliary Bonding Practices
  • Common Bonding Practices for the Buddha-Families

16 January 2012

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.01.10): Mindfulness of Our Mothers' Kindness and Balancing that Kindness

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Elaboration of “If Rebirth Is Beginningless, Why Haven’t We All Become Enlightened Already?” (part 4)

  • Letter to a Friend (2007.08.07, 2007.08.14, 2007.08.21)

Proofread transcriptions of English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.02.14)

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2008.11.18, 2008.12.02)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2011.11.08 onwards)

New Russian translations online:

  • Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (chapter 3)

Edited Russian translations sent for proofreading:

  • Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (chapter 4)

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

  • Overview of A Root Text on Gelug-Kagyu Mahamudra (part 3)

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for Russian transcription:

  • Overview of A Root Text on Gelug-Kagyu Mahamudra (part 4)

New Portuguese translations online:

  • Secondary Tantric Vows

  • The Terms Hinayana and Mahayana

Portuguese translations sent for editing:

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

Articles sent for Portuguese translation:

  • Advice for Taking a Tantric Empowerment (Initiation)

  • Visualization

  • Major Facets of Dzogchen

New French translations online:

  • Impermanence as a Resource for Building Healthy Relationships

Revised Arabic and Urdu translations online:

  • Appeal for Support

  • Donations

  • Current Budget

New Indonesian translations online:

  • Current Situation of Buddhism in the World

  • Do You Believe in Rebirth?

  • Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher in Two Lifetimes

New simplified and traditional Chinese translations online:

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

  • Advice on Overcoming Self-Cherishing – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

  • Do You Believe in Rebirth?

  • Questions Concerning Collective Karma and Natural Disasters

  • The Sources of Happiness According to Buddhism

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

  • Seven-Part Cause and Effect Guideline for Developing Bodhichitta

Edited Vietnamese translations that arrived:

  • Do You Believe in Rebirth?

  • Basic Questions on Detachment, Nonviolence, and Compassion

Vietnamese translations sent for editing:

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

  • Basic Questions on Karma and Rebirth

9 January 2012

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.01.03): Karmic Basis for Equanimity and Everyone Having Been Our Mother

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Letter to a Friend (2007.07.03, 2007.07.10, 2007.07.31)

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2009.12.01, 2010.03.09)

  • Elaboration of “If Rebirth Is Beginningless, Why Haven’t We All Become Enlightened Already?” (parts 2 – 3)

Proofread transcriptions of English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2008.10.21)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2011.07.19)

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • Working with Emotions: How to Deal with Anger

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

  • The Four Axioms for Examining a Dharma Teaching

  • Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (chapters 4 – 6)

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Advice for Overcoming Self-Cherishing – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

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

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

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for Russian transcription:

  • Overview of A Root Text on Gelug-Kagyu Mahamudra (part 3)

New Portuguese translations online:

  • Dispelling Discomfort at the Eight Transitory Things in Life

  • History of the Five Tibetan Traditions of Buddhism and Bon

New Arabic articles online:

  • Short Biography of Tsongkhapa

New Urdu translations online:

  • Tibetan Astro Sciences (part 1)

  • Basic Questions on Karma and Rebirth

Revised simplified and traditional character Chinese translations online:

  • Appeal for Support

  • Donations

  • Current Budget

Edited simplified and traditional character Chinese translations that arrived and were sent for copyediting:

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

  • The Sources of Happiness According to Buddhism

  • Seven-Part Cause and Effect Guideline for Developing Bodhichitta

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

  • Advice on Overcoming Self-Cherishing – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

  • Actions for Training from Taking Safe Direction (Refuge)

  • Do You Believe in Rebirth?

  • Questions Concerning Collective Karma and Natural Disasters

  • Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (8 parts)

Articles sent for Chinese translation:

  • Suggestions Regarding Overseas Dharma Centers

  • Sustainable Development of Western Buddhist Traditions

  • Tulkus’ Conference on Nonsectarianism

Edited Vietnamese translations that arrived:

  • Buddhism and Science

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

Vietnamese translations sent for editing:

  • Becoming Involved with Buddhism

  • Do You Believe in Rebirth?

  • Basic Questions on Detachment, Nonviolence, and Compassion

2 January 2012

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Letter to a Friend (2007.05.29, 2007.06.05, 2007.06.19, 2007.06.26)

  • Wheel of Sharp Weapons (2006.01.30)

Proofread transcriptions of English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2008.10.07, 2008.10.14)

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.02.07)English audio files sent for transcribing:

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

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.09.07 to 2010.12.07)

Transcribed English audio files sent for proofreading:

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.02.07 to 2006.04.11)

Urdu translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Articles sent for Urdu translation:

  • Kalachakra Presentation of the Prophets of the Non-Indic Invaders (summary, abridged and full versions)

  • Survey of Tibetan History (4 parts)

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