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Work in Progress: Fourth 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.

Fourth Quarter 2011

26 December 2011

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2011.12.20): Awareness of Everyone As Your Mother

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2009.11.24, 2010.12.14)

  • Letter to a Friend (2007.09.17, 2007.04.03, 2007.05.15, 2007.05.23)

Proofread transcriptions of English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2008.09.09, 2008.09.16, 2008.09.23)

Revised English articles online:

  • Appeal for Support

  • Donations

Revised German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Indonesian translations online:

  • Appeal for Support

  • Donations

  • Current Budget

Articles sent for German translation:

  • The Yoga of the Spiritual Master Inseparable from Avalokiteshvara – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

New Polish translations online:

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

Russian translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • The Compassionate Heart of Bodhichitta

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • The Qualities of a Buddha’s Omniscient Deep Awareness

New Arabic translations online:

  • Brief History of Katog Monastery

  • Brief History of Dorjey-drag Monastery

  • Brief History of Mindrol-ling Monastery

New simplified and traditional character Chinese articles online:

  • Milarepa Leads a Youth to Realize the Nature of the Mind

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

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

  • Dealing with Jealousy

  • Developing Ethical Self-Discipline

  • Handling Fear

Vietnamese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Survey of the Basic Forms of Buddhism

Italian translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Message from His Holiness the Dalai lama

  • Message from Ling Rinpoche

  • Message from Tsenshap Serkong Tulku

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

Articles sent for Tibetan translation:

  • Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (8 parts)

19 December 2011

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2011.12.13): Equanimity

New edited English audio files online:

  • Overview of Sensitivity Training (1 part)

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

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2009.11.17)

  • Wheel of Sharp Weapons (2006.01.23)

  • Elaboration of “If Rebirth Is Beginningless, Why Haven’t We All Become Enlightened Already?” (part 1)

Proofread transcriptions of English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2008.08.05, 2008.08.26)

  • Voidness and Creativity (1 part)

  • Main Points Concerning Meditation (2 parts)

Transcribed English audio files sent for proofreading:

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2008.09.09, 2008.09.16, 2008.09.23, 2008.10.07, 2008.10.14, 2008.10.21, 2008.11.18, 2008.12.02, 2008.12.09, 2008.12.16)

New Arabic translations online:

  • A Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (8 parts)

  • Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher in Two Lifetimes

  • Do You Believe in Rebirth?

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

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

  • Basic Questions on Karma and Rebirth

  • How Gampopa Reached His Spiritual Attainments

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

  • The Life of Atisha

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

Vietnamese translations sent for editing:

  • Short Biography of Alexander Berzin

  • The Buddhist View of Other Religions

Articles sent for Vietnamese translation:

  • Survey of the Basic Forms of Buddhism

Tibetan translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

12 December 2011

New audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2011.12.06): The Importance of Compassion, plus the First Steps for Developing Equanimity

New English audio files online:

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

English audio files sent for audio editing:

  • Recognizing Some Basic Features of Mental Activity (1 part)

Bilingual English-Latvian audio files sent for English audio editing:

  • Overview of Sensitivity Training (1 part)

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

New transcripts of English audio files online:

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

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2009.11.10, 2010.03.02)

  • The Main Points of Meditation (part 2)

  • Letter to a Friend (2007.03.27)

Edited transcripts of English audio files that arrived and will need copyediting:

  • Opening Our Hearts Out to Others and to Ourselves (8 parts)

  • Discourse on the Graded Stages of the Path, Based on Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (parts 8-12)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

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

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.12.14)

Proofread transcriptions of English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2008.07.15, 2008.07.29)

New bilingual English-German audio files online:

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

German translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Question Sessions with H.H. the Dalai Lama Concerning the Kalachakra Initiation (4 parts)

New Russian translations online:

  • A Brief History of Dorje-drag Monastery

  • Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (Introductory Note on the Translation, chapters 1-2)

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • The Four Axioms for Examining a Dharma Teaching

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

Portuguese translations sent for editing:

  • Secondary Tantric Vows

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

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

Articles sent for Urdu translation:

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

Chinese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (8 parts)

Articles sent for Chinese translation:

  • Discerning and Stabilizing Meditations (Analytical and Formal Meditations)

  • Do You Believe in Rebirth?

Edited Vietnamese translations that arrived:

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

  • The Appeal of Buddhism in the Modern World

Vietnamese translations sent for editing:

  • The Life of Atisha

5 December 2011

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • The Main Points of Meditation (part 1)

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

Proofread transcriptions of English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2008.07.01, 2008.07.08)

Edited transcripts of English audio files that arrived and will need copyediting:

  • Discourse on the Graded Stages of the Path, Based on Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (parts 8-12)

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • A Brief History of Dorjey-drag Monastery

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

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

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for Russian transcription:

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

New Spanish translations online:

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

New Portuguese translations online:

  • An Introduction to Mahamudra and Its Practical Application to Life (parts 4-5)

New French translations online:

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

French translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

New Urdu translations online:

  • Brief History of Dzogchen

  • Introduction to Tibetan Medicine

  • The Four Axioms for Examining a Dharma Teaching

  • The Purpose and Benefits of Debate

  • Tibet-Mongolian Astrology and Karma

New simplified and traditional character Chinese translations online:

  • The Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the Mongol Empire (introduction and chapters 1 – 20)

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

  • Milarepa Leads a Youth to Realize the Nature of the Mind

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

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

  • Dealing with Jealousy

  • Developing Ethical Self-Discipline

  • Handling Fear

  • Introduction to Voidness and Mental Labeling

  • Working with Emotions: How to Deal with Anger

Chinese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • 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)

  • Questions Concerning Collective Karma and Natural Disasters

Edited Vietnamese translations that arrived:

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

Vietnamese translations sent for editing:

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

  • The Appeal of Buddhism in the Modern World

28 November 2011

New English articles online:

  • If Rebirth Is Beginningless, Why Haven’t We All Become Enlightened Already?

New audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2011.11.15): The Four Causes and Four Forces for Developing a Bodhichitta Aim

Proofread transcriptions of English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2008.06.10, 2008.06.17, 2008.06.24)

Transcriptions of English audio files sent for proofreading:

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2008.07.01, 2008.07.08, 2008.07.15, 2008.07.29, 2008.08.05, 2008.08.26)

New German translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Analysis of Free Will versus Determinism

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

  • Developing Our Buddha-Nature Factors through Sutra and Tantra (part 3)

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for Russian transcription:

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

New Spanish translations online:

  • The Sources of Happiness According to Buddhism

New French translations online:

  • Examining Karma Immediately after 9/11 (parts 1-2)

New French translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

  • Impermanence as a Resource for Building Healthy Relationships

Edited simplified and traditional character Chinese translations that were copyedited:

  • The Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the Mongol Empire (introduction and chapters 5 – 12)

Articles sent for Chinese translation:

  • Milarepa Leads a Youth to Realize the Nature of the Mind

21 November 2011

New English audio files online:

  • The Relevance of Buddhism in Modern Times (2 parts)

  • The Main Points of Meditation (2 parts)

New audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2011.11.15): The Four Conditions for Developing a Bodhichitta Aim

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2009.11.03)

  • Letter to a Friend (2007.09.25)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Letter to a Friend (2007.09.18)

Proofread transcriptions of English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2008.05.13, 2008.05.20, 2008.06.03)

Transcribed English audio files sent for proofreading:

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2008.06.03, 2008.06.10, 2008.06.17, 2008.06.24)

New bilingual English-German audio files recorded and sent for audio editing:

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

New bilingual English-Russian audio files online:

  • The Relevance of Buddhism in Modern Times (2 parts)

  • The Main Points of Meditation (2 parts)

New Russian translations online:

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

New edited Russian translations that arrived:

  • Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (chapter 2)

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (chapter 3)

New Portuguese translations online:

  • An Introduction to Mahamudra and Its Practical Application to Life (parts 1-3)

New edited French translations that arrived:

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

New Indonesian translations online:

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

  • The Life of Shakyamuni Buddha

  • Is There a Common Ground between Buddhism and Islam?

Edited Arabic translations that arrived and were copyedited:

  • A Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (parts 1-7)

  • Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher in Two Lifetimes

  • Do You Believe in Rebirth?

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

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

Edited simplified and traditional character Chinese translations that were copyedited:

  • The Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the Mongol Empire (introduction and chapters 1-4)

Articles sent for Vietnamese translation:

  • The Life of Atisha

Italian translations that arrived and will need 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

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

  • The Spread of Buddhism in Asia

  • Survey of the Basic Forms of Buddhism

  • Basic Questions on Detachment, Nonviolence, and Compassion

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

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

  • Introduction to Tantra

  • Advice for Taking a Tantric Empowerment (Initiation)

Articles sent for Italian translation:

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

14 November 2011

New audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2011.11.08): Benefits of Developing Bodhichitta

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Letter to a Friend (2007.03.20)

Proofread transcriptions of English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2008.04.14, 2008.04.22, 2008.05.06)

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • The Compassionate Heart of Bodhichitta

  • A Brief History of Dorjey-drag Monastery

Spanish translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • The Sources of Happiness According to Buddhism

Portuguese translations sent for editing:

  • Introduction to Tibetan Medicine

New Chinese translations online:

  • Buddhist View of Islam

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

  • Historical Survey of the Buddhist and Muslim World’s Knowledge of Each Others’ Customs and Teachings

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

Chinese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

New Indonesian translations online:

  • Life of Atisha

Articles sent for Indonesian translation:

  • A Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (8 chapters)

  • Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher in Two Lifetimes

  • How Gampopa Reached His Spiritual Attainments – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

  • Current Situation of Buddhism in the World

  • Do You Believe In Rebirth?

  • The Four Axioms for Examining a Dharma Teaching

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

  • The Spread of Buddhism in Asia

  • A Buddhist View of Islam

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

  • Buddhist-Muslim Doctrinal Relations: Past, Present, and Future

  • Historical Survey of the Buddhist and Muslim Worlds’ Knowledge of Each Other’s Customs and Teachings

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

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

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

  • The Establishment of the Bhikshuni Order in India

  • History of the Theravada Ordination Lineages

  • The Terms Hinayana and Mahayana

7 November 2011

Simplified Character and Traditional Character Chinese sections published online

  • 136 articles in each

New audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2011.11.01): Causes for Transgressing Vows

New English audio files online:

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

  • Creativity and Voidness (1 part)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.12.19, 2007.01.09, 2007.01.16, 2007.01.23, 2007.01.31)

Proofread transcriptions of English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2008.03.04, 2008.04.01, 2008.04.08)

New German translations online:

  • Praise to the Twenty-one Taras

  • The Relation between Shamatha, Vipashyana, and Discerning and Stabilizing Meditations

German translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

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

New bilingual English-Russian audio files online:

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

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for audio editing:

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

  • The Main Points Concerning Meditation (2 parts)

New Russian translations online:

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

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

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

  • Developing Our Buddha-Nature Factors through Sutra and Tantra (part 2)

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for Russian transcription:

  • Developing Our Buddha-Nature Factors through Sutra and Tantra (part 3)

New Spanish translations online:

  • Seven-Point Attitude-Training (Togmey-zangpo edition)

  • Thirty-seven Bodhisattva Practices (2006 literal translation)

  • Introductory Comparison of Hinayana and Mahayana

  • An Extensive Six-Session Yoga (2001 Precise Poetic Translation)

Spanish translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

Articles sent for Italian translation:

  • Basic Questions on Detachment, Nonviolence, and Compassion

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Spread of Buddhism in Asia

  • Survey of the Basic Forms of Buddhism

  • Introduction to Tantra

  • Advice for Taking a Tantric Empowerment (Initiation)

Articles sent for Vietnamese translation:

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

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

  • The Life of Shakyamuni Buddha

  • Current Situation of Buddhism in the World

  • The Spread of Buddhism in Asia

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

31 October 2011

Indonesian section published online

  • 49 articles

New audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2011.10.25): Three Higher Trainings – Renunciate Life

New audio files recorded that will need editing:

  • Voidness and Creativity (1 part)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived:

  • Working with Our Mental Factors in Daily Life (part 3)

Proofread transcriptions of English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2008.02.19, 2008.02.26)

Transcribed English audio files that were sent for proofreading:

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2008.03.04, 2008.04.01, 2008.04.08, 2008.04.15, 2008.04.22, 2008.05.06, 2008.05,13, 2008.05.20)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Voidness and Creativity (1 part)

German translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

  • Background for Attending a Kalachakra Initiation for World Peace

Articles sent for Russian translation:

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

Edited Indonesian translations that arrived:

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

  • Islamic-Buddhist Dialogue

  • Some Common Features between Islam and Buddhism

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

  • Survey of the Basic Forms of Buddhism

  • The Appeal of Buddhism in the Modern World

  • The Buddhist View toward Other Religions

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

24 October 2011

New audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2011.10.18): Liberation

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Letter to a Friend (2007.03.13)

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2009.10.20, 2009.10.27)

Proofread transcriptions of English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2008.02.05)

Digitized audio tape recordings that arrived:

  • 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)

Russian translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

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

  • Developing Our Buddha-Nature Factors through Sutra and Tantra (part 1)

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for Russian transcription:

  • Developing Our Buddha-Nature Factors through Sutra and Tantra (part 2)

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for audio editing:

  • Nonviolence and Spiritual Values in the Modern World

  • Why People Are Attracted to Buddhism in Our Present World

  • How to Live and Work in Harmony in a Multireligious Society

  • The Importance of Love, Compassion and Bodhichitta

  • The Role of Ethics on the Path of Social Service

  • The Bases for Ethical Behavior

New German translations online:

  • Working with Emotions: How to Deal with Anger

German translations that arrived and will need 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 (part 5)

New French translations online:

  • The Common Root Tantric Vows

Articles sent for Polish translation:

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

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

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

  • Buddhism and Science

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

Edited Arabic translations that arrived and will need copyediting:

  • Brief History of Ganden Monastery

  • Brief History of Drepung Monastery – L.T. Doboom Tulku

  • Brief History of Gyumay and Gyuto Lower and Upper Tantric Colleges

  • Brief History of Kumbum Monastery

  • Brief History of Labrang Monastery

  • A Short Biography of Tsongkhapa

  • A Brief History of Drigungtil Monastery

  • A Brief History of Drug Sang-ngag Choling Monastery

  • A Brief History of Nalendra Monastery

  • A Brief History of Sakya Monastery

  • A Brief History of Tsurpu Monastery

  • A Brief History of Dorje-drag Monastery

  • A Brief History of Katog Monastery

  • A Brief History of Mindroling Monastery

Chinese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

  • Dealing with Jealousy

  • Developing Ethical Self-Discipline

  • Handling Fear

  • Introduction to Voidness and Mental Labeling

  • Working with Emotions: How to Deal with Anger

Vietnamese translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

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

17 October 2011

New audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2011.10.11): Review of the 12 Links and Renunciation

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.12.12, 2007.10.02)

  • Working with Our Mental Factors in Daily Life (part 2)

  • Overview of Developing Balanced Sensitivity (1 part)

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2009.10.10)

Proofread transcriptions of English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2008.01.29)

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for English transcription:

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

New German translations online:

  • Introductory Lecture on Karma

German translations sent for editing:

  • Praise to the Twenty-one Taras

  • Working with Emotions: How to Deal with Anger

German translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

New French translations online:

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

French translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Introduction to Buddhist Sexual Ethics: Having Sex with Someone Else’s Partner

New Russian transcripts of bilingual English-Russian audio files online:

  • Practicing Tantra Effectively (5 parts)

Edited Russian translations that arrived:

  • Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (Introductory Note on the Translation, chapter 1)

Russian translations sent for editing:

  • Mahamudra and the Four Noble Truths (3 parts)

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for Russian transcription:

  • Developing Our Buddha-Nature Factors through Sutra and Tantra (part 1)

Portuguese translations sent for editing:

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

  • Introduction to Tibetan Medicine

Articles sent for Vietnamese translation:

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

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

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

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

10 October 2011

New audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2011.10.04): Review of Link 9 and Links 10 to 12 – Further Existence, Conception, and Aging and Dying

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2009.09.22, 2010.02.23)
  • Letter to a Friend (2007.02.27, 2006.12.05)

Proofread transcriptions of English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2008.02.12, 2008.01.22)

German translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • A Commentary on Attitude-Training Like the Rays of the Sun – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama (parts 2-3)

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

French translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Common Root Tantric Vows

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (Introductory Note on the Translation)

New Portuguese translations online:

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

Edited Chinese translations that arrived:

  • Current Situation of Buddhism in the World

  • Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher in Two Lifetimes

  • Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind to the Dharma

  • Avoiding Mixing Ego with Dharma Practice

  • Dispelling Discomfort at the Eight Transitory Things in Life

  • Impermanence as a Resource for Building Healthy Relationships

  • 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

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

  • Feeding and Taming the Demon of Fear

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

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

Edited Indonesian translations that arrived:

  • Establishing Harmony within Religious Diversity – 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

  • Introduction to Buddhism from an Islamic Point of view

Vietnamese translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Short Biography of Alexander Berzin

3 October 2011

New audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2011.09.27): Review and Link 9 - An Obtainer Disturbing Emotion or Attitude

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.11.28, 2007.05.08)

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2009.09.15, 2009.09.29)

Proofread transcriptions of English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2008.01.08, 2008.01.15)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

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

German translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Praise to the Twenty-one Taras

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

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

  • Advice for Overcoming Self-Cherishing – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

  • Extraphysical and Extrasensory Powers

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

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

Articles sent for German translation:

  • The Five Extrasensory Eyes and Six Types of Advanced Awareness

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

  • Background for Attending a Kalachakra Initiation

  • Question Sessions with H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama Concerning the Kalachakra Initiation (parts 1 and 2)

  • External and Internal Kalachakra: Brief Survey of the First Two Chapters of The Kalachakra Tantra

Edited transcriptions of Russian audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Practicing Tantra Effectively (part 3)

Proofread and edited Russian translations that arrived:

  • Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (chapter 1)

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • Brief History of Katog Monastery

New Spanish translations online:

  • Tulkus Conference on Nonsectarianism

French translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

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

Urdu translations that arrived:

  • The Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the Mongol Empire (chapter 20)

Urdu translations sent for editing:

  • The Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the Mongol Empire (Introduction and chapters 1-20)

Italian translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Avoiding Mixing Ego with Dharma Practice

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