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Work in Progress Fourth Quarter 2013

Alexander Berzin

Foreword

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

Fourth Quarter

December 30, 2013

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.12.21, 2011.01.25)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • How to Meditate on the Voidness of the Impossible “Me” Experiencing the Four Noble Truths (part 9-11)

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.11.01, 2005.11.08)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.02.15, 2005.03.01, 2005.03.22)

  • Deconstructing Each Moment of Experience into the Various Causes of Its Component Factors (3 parts)

Handwritten English reading notes sent for transcribing:

  • Scott, David Alan. “Manichaean Views of Buddhism,” History of Religions, vol. 25, no. 2 (November 1985), 99-115.

Edited Russian translations that arrived, were proofread and newly put online:

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

Transcribed Russian audio files that were sent for proofreading:

  • The Nature of Mental Appearances: Gelug Explanation (parts 1 -5)

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • What Does a Buddha Know in Knowing the Past, Present, and Future? (part 1)

Edited Chinese translations that were copyedited and newly put online:

  • Buddhist Science, Psychology and Religion

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

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

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

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

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

  • Brochure for the Ulaan Baatar Kalachakra Initiation 1995

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

Edited Indonesian translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • The Relevance of Buddhism in the Modern World (part 1)
  • Comparison of the "Dharma-Lite" and "Real Thing Dharma" Versions of Lam-rim

Translated Hindi articles that arrived, were edited, were copyedited and were newly put online:

  • Current Situation of Buddhism in the World (1996)

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

  • Belief in One Truth or Many Truths – 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

  • Introduction to Buddhism from an Islamic Point of View

Articles sent for Hindi translation:

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

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

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

  • Mutual Knowledge and Understanding as the Basis for Religious Harmony – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Achieving a Happy Mind through Secular Ethics – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

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

  • Using Buddhist Methods for Helping Us in Daily Life

  • Integrating Dharma into Our Lives

  • Basic Questions on Detachment, Nonviolence, and Compassion

  • Buddhism and Science

  • The Spread of Buddhism in Asia

Edited Japanese translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • Current Situation of Buddhism in the World (1996)

  • A Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (parts 7-8)

Persian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Mutual Knowledge and Understanding as the Basis for Religious Harmony – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Articles sent for Persian translation:

  • Survey of the Basic Forms of Buddhism

  • Basic Questions on Detachment, Nonviolence, and Compassion

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

December 23, 2013

Hindi section newly published online

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2013.12.17) Proceeding from a State of Shamatha to the Attainment of the Dhyana Levels of Mental Stability

Copyedited proofread English transcripts that arrived and were newly put online:

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

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

  • Deconstructing Each Moment of Experience into the Various Causes of Its Component Factors (3 parts)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and were proofread:

  • Balanced Sensitivity for the Age of Social Media: Developing a Caring Heart (3 parts)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • How to Meditate on the Voidness of the Impossible “Me” Experiencing the Four Noble Truths (part 7-8)

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.10.25, 2005.12.05, 2005.12.13, 2005.12.20)

English audio files sent for transcription:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.12.20, 2006.01.10, 2006.01.17, 2006.01.24)

  • Overview of the Four Tenet Systems’ Assertions Concerning the Self (2 parts)

  • Practical Approach to the Four Tenet Systems' Presentations of the Two Truths (3 parts)

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

  • Melikian-Chirvani, Assadullah Souren. “L’évocation litéraire du Bouddhisme dans l’Iran musul­man,” in Le Monde Iranien et l’Islam: Sociétés et Cultures, vol. 2. (Hautes Études Isamique et Orientales d’Histoire Comparée, vol. 6). Geneva: Librairie Droz, 1974, 1-72.

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

  • Deconstructing Each Moment of Experience into the Various Causes of Its Component Factors (3 parts)

Edited German translations that arrived and were newly put online:

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

Edited German translations that arrived and were sent for proofreading:

  • What Does a Buddha Know in Knowing the Past, Present, and Future (parts 1-2)

Proofread edited Russian translations that arrived and were newly put online

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Russian translations that were copyedited:

  • The Nature of Time as a Temporal Interval

Edited Italian translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • Brief Presentation of the Main Points about Karma

Articles sent for Mongolian translation:

  • Brochure for the Ulaan Baatar Kalachakra Initiation 1995

Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Edited Chinese translations that arrived and will need copyediting:

  • Buddhist Science, Psychology and Religion

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

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

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

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

Articles sent for Arabic translation:

  • Actions for Training from Taking Safe Direction (Refuge)

  • Actions for Training from the Pledged State of Aspiring Bodhichitta

  • Root Bodhisattva Vows

Translations of Turkish articles that arrived, were edited and newly put online:

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

  • A Buddhist View of Islam

  • Achieving a Happy Mind through Secular Ethics – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Holy Wars in Buddhism and Islam: The Myth of Shambhala (abridged and full)
  • Religious Conversion in Shambhala

  • Mutual Knowledge and Understanding as the Basis for Religious Harmony – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Articles sent for Turkish translation:

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

  • Religious Conversion in Shambhala

  • Mutual Knowledge and Understanding as the Basis for Religious Harmony – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Achieving a Happy Mind through Secular Ethics – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Persian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

December 16, 2013

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

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

  • Overview of the Four Tenet Systems’ Presentation of the Self (2 sessions)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • How to Meditate on the Voidness of the Impossible “Me” Experiencing the Four Noble Truths (parts 4-6)

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.11.29)

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived:

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

English audio files sent for transcription:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.12.13)

Edited revision of English articles that arrived and will need copyediting:

  • Anthology of Well-Spoken Advice (Foreword)

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

  • Overview of the Four Tenet Systems’ Presentation of the Self (2 sessions)

Online German translations that were proofread and corrected:

  • A Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (parts 1-3, 4-6)

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

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

Russian translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • Islam and Buddhism on Overcoming Self-Centeredness and Developing Love

Edited Polish translations that arrived and were newly put online:

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

Articles sent for French translation:

  • Tibeto-Mongolian Astrology and Karma

Edited Italian translations that arrived and were newly put online:

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

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

  • Using Buddhist Methods to Help Us in Daily Life

Polish translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Brief Presentation of the Main Points about Karma

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

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in West Turkistan

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in East Turkistan

  • Buddhism among the Turkic People

  • 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 Indonesian translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • Buddhist Ethical Behavior: A Practical Approach

Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Chinese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Buddhist Science, Psychology and Religion

Articles sent for Chinese translation:

  • Directing Rebirth: The Tibetan Tulku System

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

  • The Role of Ethics on the Path of Social Service

  • Overview of the Four Noble Truths

  • Mutual Knowledge and Understanding as the Basis for Religious Harmony – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Achieving a Happy Mind through Secular Ethics – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Refraining from Destructive Behavior

Edited Japanese translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • A Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (parts 4-6)

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

Articles sent for Japanese translation:

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

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

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

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

  • The Four Axioms for Examining a Dharma Teaching

Vietnamese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Articles sent for Vietnamese translation:

  • What Is Meditation?

Translations of Turkish articles that arrived, were edited and newly put online:

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

Online Turkish translations that were re-edited:

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

  • Historical Sketch of the Hui Muslims of China

  • The Situations of Buddhism and Islam in China, 1996

  • Current Situation of Buddhism in the World (1996)

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Persian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

  • Current Situation of Buddhism in the World (1996)

Re-translated Persian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in Afghanistan

Articles sent for Persian translation:

  • What is Meditation?

  • Achieving a Happy Mind through Secular Ethics – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

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

Edited Tibetan translations that arrived:

  • Message from His Holiness the Dalai Lama

  • Message from Ling Rinpoche

  • Message from Tsenzhab Serkong Tulku

  • Short Biography of Alexander Berzin

  • Remaining Work

  • Donations

Tibetan translations sent for editing:

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

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

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

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

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

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

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

  • Introductory Comparison of Hinayana and Mahayana

  • Historical Sketch of the Muslims of Tibet

Edited Punjabi translations that arrived:

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

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

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

  • The Buddhist View toward Other Religions

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

  • Anwar Sadat Lecture for Peace – 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

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

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

December 9, 2013

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2013.12.03) The Signs of Having Attained Shamatha and Points Concerning Nondiscursiveness and Mahamudra

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

  • Practical Approach to the Four Tenet Systems’ Presentations of the Two Truths (3 sessions)

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.12.07)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.10.11, 2005.10.18)

  • How to Meditate on the Voidness of the Impossible “Me” Experiencing the Four Noble Truths (part 3)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.10.25, 2005.11.01, 2005.11.08, 2005.11.29, 2005.12.06)

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for audio editing:

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

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for English transcription:

  • Balanced Sensitivity for the Age of Social Media: Developing a Caring Heart (3 parts)

Proofread edited Russian translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • Overview of the Four Noble Truths

Edited Russian translations that arrived and were sent for proofreading:

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Advice to Tibetan and Western Teachers at Dharma Centers

  • Making Sense of Tantra (part 8)

Articles sent for Russian translation:

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

  • Making Sense of Tantra (part 9)

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

  • Practical Approach to the Four Tenet Systems’ Presentations of the Two Truths (3 sessions)

Edited German translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • Meditation Methods
  • The Bases for Ethical Behavior

German translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • The Bases for Ethical Behavior

  • Achieving a Happy Mind through Secular Ethics – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

German translations sent for editing:

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

Articles sent for German translation:

  • Islam and Buddhism on Overcoming Self-Centeredness and Developing Love

Edited Italian translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • Concentration Terminology

  • General Presentation of Shamatha and Vipashyana

Italian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

  • General Presentation of Shamatha and Vipashyana

  • Concentration Terminology

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

  • Bringing Buddhism down to Earth (7 parts)

Articles sent for Italian translation:

  • Using Buddhist Methods for Helping Us in Daily Life

  • Mutual Knowledge and Understanding as the Basis for Religious Harmony – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Achieving a Happy Mind through Secular Ethics – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • The Twelve Links of Dependent Arising (3 parts)

  • Is There a Common Ground between Buddhism and Islam?

  • Islam and Buddhism on Overcoming Self-Centeredness and Developing Love

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

Spanish translations sent for editing:

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

French translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Edited Polish translations that arrived and were newly put online:

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

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

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

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

  • Developing Ethical Self-Discipline

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

  • Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (parts 2-3)

Online Arabic translations sent for re-editing:

  • Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (part 4)

Edited Persian translations that arrived:

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

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

  • Buddhism and Science

  • The Buddhist View toward Other Religions

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

  • Finding Inner Peace and Fulfillment – 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

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

  • Introduction to Buddhism from an Islamic Point of View

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

  • Homepage

  • Becoming Involved with Buddhism

  • Islamic-Buddhist Dialogue

  • Support Box

Persian translations sent for editing:

  • The Life of Shakyamuni Buddha

  • Global Texts

  • Accessibility

  • Current Budget

  • Volunteer Information

Punjabi translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Edited Hindi translations that were copyedited:

  • The Life of Shakyamuni Buddha

  • A Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (8 parts)

  • Dharma in Daily Life

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

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

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

  • The Buddhist View toward Other Religions

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

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

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

  • Survey of the Basic Forms of Buddhism

  • What is Meditation?

Edited Tibetan translations that arrived and will need copyediting:

  • Becoming Involved with Buddhism

  • About the Berzin Archives

  • Accessibility

  • Acknowledgments

  • Current Budget

  • Captions for Illustrations

December 2, 2013

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2103.11.26) A Sense of Physical and Mental Fitness – the Defining Characteristic of Shamatha

Edited English audio files newly put online:

  • Explanation of “How to Meditate on the Voidness of the Impossible ‘Me’ Experiencing the Four Noble Truths” (11 sessions)

Edited English audio files that arrived:

  • Explanation of “How to Meditate on the Voidness of the Impossible ‘Me’ Experiencing the Four Noble Truths” (session 11)

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.11.09, 2010.11.16, 2010.11.23)

Transcribed English audio files sent for proofreading:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.12.14, 2010.12.21, 2011.01.25, 2011.02.01, 2011.02.08, 2011.02.15, 2011.02.22)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.07.17)

Bilingual English-Russian audio files newly put online:

  • Explanation of “How to Meditate on the Voidness of the Impossible ‘Me’ Experiencing the Four Noble Truths” (11 sessions)

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for English transcription:

  • Explanation of “How to Meditate on the Voidness of the Impossible ‘Me’ Experiencing the Four Noble Truths” (session 11)

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for Russian transcription:

  • Main Points Concerning Meditation (2 parts)

Edited Russian translations that arrived and were sent for proofreading:

  • Overview of the Four Noble Truths

Bilingual English-German audio files recorded and sent for audio editing:

  • Practical Approach to the Four Tenet Systems’ Presentations of the Two Truths (3 sessions)

  • Overview of the Four Tenet Systems’ Assertions Concerning the Self (2 sessions)

  • Deconstructing Each Moment of Experience in Terms of Its Complex Causes (3 sessions)

Edited and proofread German translations that arrived and were newly put online:

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

German translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Mutual Knowledge and Understanding as the Basis for Religious Harmony – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • The Meaning of Sangha and Advice for Dharma-Centers

Spanish transcriptions of bilingual English-Spanish audio files that arrived, were proofread, and newly put online:

  • Explanation of Thirty-seven Bodhisattva Practices (5 parts)

Edited Spanish translations that arrived and were sent for proofreading:

  • The Twelve Links of Dependent Arising (part 1)

Edited Italian translations that arrived and were newly put online:

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

Edited Indonesian translations that arrived and were newly put online:

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

  • Main Points Concerning Meditation (part 1)

Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Buddhist Ethical Behavior: A Practical Approach

Chinese translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

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

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

Articles sent for Chinese translation:

  • Islam and Buddhism on Overcoming Self-Centeredness and Developing Love

Articles sent for Arabic translation:

  • Islam and Buddhism on Overcoming Self-Centeredness and Developing Love

Articles sent for Urdu translation:

  • Islam and Buddhism on Overcoming Self-Centeredness and Developing Love

Japanese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • A Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (parts 7-8)

  • Current Situation of Buddhism in the World (1996)

Persian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

  • The Spread of Buddhism in Asia

Punjabi 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

Punjabi translations that were sent for editing:

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

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

  • The Buddhist View toward Other Religions

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

  • Anwar Sadat Lecture for Peace – 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

Articles sent for Punjabi translation:

  • Islam and Buddhism on Overcoming Self-Centeredness and Developing Love

November 25, 2013

New English articles online:

  • Islam and Buddhism on Overcoming Self-Centeredness and Developing Love

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2103.11.19): The Nine Stages of Settling the Mind

Edited English audio files that arrived:

  • Explanation of “How to Meditate on the Voidness of the Impossible ‘Me’ Experiencing the Four Noble Truths” (session 8-10)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.09.06)

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim): (2010.11.09)

  • Explanation of “How to Meditate on the Voidness of the Impossible ‘Me’ Experiencing the Four Noble Truths” (session 2)

English audio files sent for transcription:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.10.11, 2005.10.18)

Edited German translations that arrived and were newly put online:

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

Articles sent for German translation:

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for English transcription:

  • Explanation of “How to Meditate on the Voidness of the Impossible ‘Me’ Experiencing the Four Noble Truths” (session 8-10)

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

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

Bilingual English-Russian audio files that were sent for Russian transcription

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

Edited Italian translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • Questions Concerning Collective Karma and Natural Disasters

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

Edited Polish translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • Introductory Lecture on Karma

Edited Indonesian translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • Overview of the Four Noble Truths

Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Main Points concerning Meditation (2 parts)

Translated and edited Mongolian articles that arrived and were newly put online:

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

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

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

  • Remaining Work

Edited Vietnamese translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • The Four Axioms for Examining a Dharma Teaching

Japanese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

  • The Spread of Buddhism in Asia

  • Survey of the Basic Forms of Buddhism

Chinese translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

Translated and edited Hindi articles that arrived:

  • What is Meditation?

  • A Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (8 parts)

November 18, 2013

New English articles online:

  • Mutual Knowledge and Understanding as the Basis for Religious Harmony – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Achieving a Happy Mind through Secular Ethics – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Human Rights and the Status of Women in Buddhism: Reinstating the Mulasarvastivada Bhikshuni Ordination – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2013.11.12): Causes for Flightiness, and Remaining with Equanimity When There Is No More Need to Apply Antidotes

New English audio files online:

  • The Relevance of the Dalai Lama in the Modern World

Edited English audio files that arrived:

  • Explanation of “How to Meditate on the Voidness of the Impossible ‘Me’ Experiencing the Four Noble Truths” (sessions 5-7)

Transcribed and proofread English audio files that arrived:

  • Introduction to "How Cognition of Voidness Liberates Us from Uncontrollably Recurring Rebirth (Samsara)" (parts 4-8)

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.11.02)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.10.04)

English audio files sent for transcription:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.02.15, 2005.09.06, 2005.10.04)

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for audio editing:

  • Balanced Sensitivity for the Age of Social Media: Developing a Caring Heart (3 parts)

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for English transcription:

  • Explanation of “How to Meditate on the Voidness of the Impossible ‘Me’ Experiencing the Four Noble Truths” (sessions 5-7)

Edited Russian translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • Symbolism in Kalachakra Suggestive for World Peace

Edited German translations that arrived and were newly put online:

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

German translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Articles sent for German translation:

  • Mutual Knowledge and Understanding as the Basis for Religious Harmony – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Achieving a Happy Mind through Secular Ethics – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Edited Italian articles that arrived and were newly put online:

  • Basic Scheme of the Five Aggregate Factors of Experience

Italian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Edited Polish translations that arrived and were newly put online:

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

Polish translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

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

Articles sent for Polish translation:

  • Directing Rebirth: The Tibetan Tulku System

  • Suggestions Regarding Overseas Dharma Centers

  • Sustainable Development of Western Buddhist Traditions

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

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

  • European Buddhism: Challenges and Opportunities

  • Tulkus’ Conference on Nonsectarianism

Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Re-edited Mongolian articles that arrived and were newly put online:

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

  • Exploitation of the Shambhala Legend for Control of Mongolia

Online Mongolian articles sent for re-editing:

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

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in West Turkistan

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in East Turkistan

  • Buddhism among the Turkic People

  • 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

  • Remaining Work

Re-edited Japanese articles that arrived and were put online:

  • Using Buddhist Methods to Help Us in Daily Life

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

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

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

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

  • Current Situation of Buddhism in the World (1996)

  • Historical Sketch of the Muslims of Tibet

  • Historical Sketch of the Hui Muslims of China

  • The Situations of Buddhism and Islam in China, 1996

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

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

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

Articles sent for Turkish translation:

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

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

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

  • A Buddhist View of Islam

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

Persian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in Afghanistan

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

Articles sent for Persian translation:

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in West Turkistan

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in East Turkistan

  • Buddhism among the Turkic People

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

  • The Spread of Buddhism in Asia

  • Current Situation of Buddhism in the World (1996)

  • Mutual Knowledge and Understanding as the Basis for Religious Harmony – 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

Edited Tibetan translations that arrived:

  • The Spread of Buddhism in Asia

  • Suggestions Regarding Overseas Dharma Centers

  • Sustainable Development of Western Buddhist Traditions

  • Survey of the Basic Forms of Buddhism

  • Tulkus’ Conference on Nonsectarianism

Tibetan translations sent for editing:

  • Message from His Holiness the Dalai Lama

  • Message from Ling Rinpoche

  • Message from Tsenshap Serkong Tulku

  • Short Biography of Alexander Berzin

  • Becoming Involved with Buddhism

  • 15 items from the About Us, Help Us, and Special Features sections

Punjabi translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Punjabi translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

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

  • The Buddhist View toward Other Religions

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

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

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

November 11, 2013

New English articles online:

  • The Dormant Clear Light Mind during Periods of Grosser Consciousness

  • The Mental Factors Involved in the Practice of Mindfulness

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2013.11.05) Further Methods for Stopping Dullness and Flightiness, and Causes for Mental Dullness

Edited English audio files that arrived:

  • Explanation of “How to Meditate on the Voidness of the Impossible ‘Me’ Experiencing the Four Noble Truths” (sessions 2-4)

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

  • Sensitivity Training to Quiet the Mind (part 6)

Proofread English audio transcripts newly put online:

  • The Relevance of the Dalai Lama in the Modern World

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.10.26)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.08.30)

Bilingual English-Latvian audio files sent for audio editing:

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

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for English transcription:

  • Explanation of “How to Meditate on the Voidness of the Impossible ‘Me’ Experiencing the Four Noble Truths” (sessions 1-4)

Proofread Russian translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • Using Buddhist Methods to Help Us in Daily Life

Russian translations sent for editing:

  • The Nature of Time as a Temporal Interval

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

  • Introduction to "Integrating the Various Aspects of One's Life" (part 1)

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for Russian transcription:

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

German translations sent for editing:

  • What Does a Buddha Know in Knowing the Past, Present, and Future? (parts 1-5)

Articles sent for German translation:

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

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

  • Sensitivity Training to Quiet the Mind (parts 2-6)

Edited Spanish translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • The Ten Far Reaching Attitudes in Mahayana, Theravada, and Bon

Spanish translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • The Twelve Links of Dependent Arising (3 parts)

Edited Portuguese translations that arrived and were newly put online:

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

Portuguese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Articles sent for Portuguese translation:

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

French translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Edited Polish translations that arrived and were newly put online:

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

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

Polish translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Articles sent for Polish translation:

  • Impermanence as a Resource for Building Healthy Relationships

  • Do You Believe In Rebirth?

  • Introduction to Voidness and Mental Labeling

  • Working with Emotions: How to Deal with Anger

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

  • Brief Presentation of the Main Points about Karma

Edited Japanese articles that arrived and were newly put online:

  • The Appeal of Buddhism in the Modern World

  • A Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (part 3)

Japanese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • A Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (parts 4-6)

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

Tibetan translations sent for editing:

  • Do You Believe in Rebirth?

Persian translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • The Life of Shakyamuni Buddha

Articles sent for Persian translation:

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

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

November 4, 2013

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2013.10.29) Methods for Developing Alertness, and Using Will-Power, How to Stop Mental Dullness

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

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

  • Sensitivity Training to Quiet the Mind (parts 2-5)

New bilingual English-Russian audio and video files recorded:

  • Explanation of “How to Meditate on the Voidness of the Impossible ‘Me’ Experiencing the Four Noble Truths” (11 sessions)

Edited English audio files that arrived:

  • Explanation of “How to Meditate on the Voidness of the Impossible ‘Me’ Experiencing the Four Noble Truths” (session 1)

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.10.12, 2010.10.19)

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

Transcribed English audio files that arrived:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.08.23)

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.07.10)

German translations that arrived, were edited, were proofread and put newly online:

  • Directing Rebirth: The Tibetan Tulku System

Edited German translations that arrived, were proofread and put newly online:

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

  • Buddha-Nature, Day One of a Discourse on Uttaratantra – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama (part 1)

  • The Challenges for Buddhism in the Twenty-first Century

  • European Buddhism: Challenges and Opportunities

Edited German translations that arrived and were sent for proofreading:

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

German translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Articles sent for German translation:

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

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

  • Sensitivity Training to Quiet the Mind (parts 2-4)

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Directing Rebirth: The Tibetan Tulku System

Edited Russian translations that arrived and were sent for proofreading:

  • Using Buddhist Methods to Help Us in Daily Life

Russian transcripts that were sent for editing, were edited and newly put online:

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

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • Extraphysical and Extrasensory Powers

Italian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

  • Basic Scheme of the Five Aggregate Factors of Experience

  • Questions Concerning Collective Karma and Natural Disasters

Articles sent for Italian translation:

  • 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

Edited Portuguese translations that arrived:

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

Edited Polish translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in Afghanistan

Polish translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Edited Indonesian translations that arrived and were newly put online:

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

Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

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

  • Buddhist Ethical Behavior: A Practical Approach

Articles sent for Arabic translation:

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

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

  • Developing Ethical Self-Discipline

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

  • Terms Needed

Edited Japanese translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • What Is Meditation?

  • Basic Questions on Detachment, Nonviolence, and Compassion

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

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

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

  • Avoiding Mixing Ego with Dharma Practice

Articles sent for Japanese translation:

  • Basic Questions on Karma and Rebirth

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

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

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

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

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

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

October 28, 2013

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2013.10.22) Differentiating Flightiness of Mind from Mental Wandering, and Mental Dullness from Foggy-mindedness

New bilingual English-Russian audio files recorded:

  • Balanced Sensitivity for the Age of Social Media: Developing a Caring Heart (3 parts)

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

  • Balanced Sensitivity for the Age of Social Media: Developing a Caring Heart (3 parts)

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.10.05)

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

  • Achieving a Happy Mind through Secular Ethics – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Mutual Knowledge and Understanding as the Basis for Religious Harmony – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Edited German translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • The Purification Method Used in Anuttarayoga Tantra

Portuguese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Articles sent for Portuguese translation:

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

Italian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Introduction to Voidness and Mental Labeling

Articles sent for Italian translation:

  • Basic Scheme of the Five Aggregate Factors of Experience

  • Questions Concerning Collective Karma and Natural Disasters

  • General Presentation of Shamatha and Vipashyana

  • Concentration Terminology

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

French translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Articles sent for French translation:

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

  • Sectarianism within Buddhism

  • Distinguishing Dharma from Asian Culture

  • Renunciation – The Determination To Be Free

  • European Buddhism: Challenges and Opportunities

  • Sustainable Development of Western Buddhist Traditions

  • Suggestions Regarding Overseas Dharma Centers

Edited Polish translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • The Challenges for Buddhism in the Twenty-first Century

Articles sent for Polish translation:

  • Meditation Methods

Edited Indonesian translations that arrived and were newly put online:

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

Articles sent for Mongolian translation:

  • Tulkus’ Conference on Nonsectarianism

Edited Tibetan translations that arrived:

  • Life of Shakyamuni Buddha

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

Edited Persian translations that arrived:

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

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

Edited Hindi translations that arrived:

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

Articles sent for Hindi translation:

  • A Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (8 parts)

  • Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher in Two Lifetimes

  • What Is Meditation?

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

  • Current Situation of Buddhism in the World (1996)

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

  • Compassion Based on Biology and Reason – 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

  • Introduction to Buddhism from an Islamic Point of View

October 21, 2013

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2013.10.15) Levels of Dhyana and Absorption Needed for Attaining Arya Paths, and Refutation of Flawed Methods for Gaining Shamatha

New English video files online:

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

New English audio files online:

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

New English audio transcripts online:

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

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.09.28)

Transcribed and proofread English audio files that arrived:

  • Introduction to "How Cognition of Voidness Liberates Us from Uncontrollably Recurring Rebirth (Samsara)" (parts 1-3)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Achieving a Happy Mind through Secular Ethics – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Mutual Knowledge and Understanding as the Basis for Religious Harmony – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Technical developments that arrived:

  • Draft version of Tibetan-Gregorian date converter

German translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Meditation Methods

Edited Italian translations that arrived and were newly put online:

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

  • Auxiliary Bonding Practices

  • Bonding Practices for Mother Tantra

Italian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Brief Presentation of the Main Points about Karma

Edited French translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Edited Polish translations that arrived and were newly put online:

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

Polish translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • The Challenges for Buddhism in the Twenty-first Century

  • Introductory Lecture on Karma

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

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

Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

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

  • Religious Conversion in Shambhala

Japanese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • What Is Meditation?

  • Basic Questions on Detachment, Nonviolence, and Compassion

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

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

Edited Tibetan translations that arrived:

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

Persian translations sent for 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

  • Buddhism and Science

  • The Buddhist View of Other Religions

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

  • Finding Inner Peace and Fulfillment – 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

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

  • Introduction to Buddhism from an Islamic Point of View

  • Is There a Common Ground between Buddhism and Islam?

  • Islamic-Buddhist Dialogue

  • Some Common Features of Islam and Buddhism

  • Becoming Involved with Buddhism

  • Homepage

October 14, 2013

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2013.10.08) The Features of Samadhi, the Four Dhyanas, the Four Formless Absorptions, and Mindfulness

New English articles put online:

  • Discourse on the Main Points of Dharma, Based on the First Panchen Lama’s Root Text for the Gelug-Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (12 parts)

English audio transcripts newly put online:

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

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

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

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.09.14)

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2004.03.23, 2004.12.21)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Sensitivity Training to Quiet the Mind (part 3)

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

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

English audio transcripts sent for proofreading:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.04.26, 2005.05.03, 2005.05.10, 2005.05.17, 2005.05.24, 2005.05.31)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.08.23, 2005.08.30, 2005.09.06)

English audio files sent for audio editing:

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

Handwritten English reading notes sent for transcribing:

  • Melikian-Chirvani, Assadullah Souren. “L’évocation litéraire du Bouddhisme dans l’Iran musul­man,” in Le Monde Iranien et l’Islam: Sociétés et Cultures, vol. 2. (Hautes Études Isamique et Orientales d’Histoire Comparée, vol. 6). Geneva: Librairie Droz, 1974, 1-72.

Russian translations newly put online:

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

Russian translations that arrived:

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

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Russian translations sent for editing:

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Articles sent for Russian translation:

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

German translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

  • The Challenges for Buddhism in the Twenty-first Century

Articles sent for German translation:

  • The Bases for Ethical Behavior

Edited Polish translations that arrived and were newly put online:

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

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

Edited Portuguese translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • Using Buddhist Methods to Help Us in Daily Life

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

Edited Italian translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • Factors Involved in Transgressing Tantric Vows

  • Common Bonding Practices for the Buddha-Families

Italian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Directing Rebirth: The Tibetan Tulku System

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

Articles sent for Italian translation:

  • Bringing Buddhism Down to Earth (7 parts)

  • Dealing with Jealousy

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

Edited French translations that arrived and were newly put online:

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

French translations that arrived and were sent for editing :

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

Articles sent for French translation:

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

Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Copyedited simplified Chinese character translations that arrived and were newly put online:

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

  • The Bases for Ethical Behavior

Copyedited traditional Chinese character translations that arrived and were newly put online:

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

  • The Bases for Ethical Behavior

Articles sent for Arabic translation:

  • Buddhist Ethical Behavior: A Practical Approach

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

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

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

  • Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher in Two Lifetimes

  • Volunteer Information

  • Support Box

  • Donations

Japanese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

  • Avoiding Mixing Ego with Dharma Practice

Edited Persian translations that arrived:

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

October 7, 2013

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2013.10.01) Choosing an Object of Focus and Focusing on a Visualized Buddha

English video files sent for video editing:

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

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

  • Sensitivity Training to Quiet the Mind (part 1)

Proofread English audio transcripts that arrived:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.09.07)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.07.03)

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

  • Introduction to “How Cognition of Voidness Liberates Us from Uncontrollably Recurring Rebirth (Samsara)” (1 part)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.07.10, 2012.07.17, 2012.07.24, 2012.07.31, 2012.08.14, 2012.08.21, 2012.08.28, 2012.09.04)

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

  • Sensitivity Training to Quiet the Mind (part 1)

Spanish translations sent for editing:

  • Developing Balanced Sensitivity: Practical Buddhist Exercises for Daily Life (chapters 14 – 15)

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Symbolism in Kalachakra Suggestive for World Peace

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

Edited Russian translations that arrived:

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

Articles sent for Russian translation:

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

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

  • Nonviolence and Spiritual Values in the Modern World

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for audio editing:

  • What Needs to Be Understood in Order to Have a Bodhichitta Aim (4 parts)

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for Russian transcription:

  • Introduction to "Integrating the Various Aspects of One's Life" (part 1)

Portuguese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Articles sent for Portuguese translation:

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

New Italian translations online:

  • Secondary Tantric Vows

  • Renunciation – The Determination To Be Free

Articles sent for Italian translation:

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

  • Brief Presentation of the Main Points about Karma

  • Introduction to Voidness and Mental Labeling

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

Italian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Bonding Practices for Mother Tantra

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

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

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

Polish translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

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

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

Articles sent for Polish translation:

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

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

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

  • Introductory Lecture on Karma

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

Edited Arabic translations that arrived and were newly put online:

  • The Bases for Ethical Behavior

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

  • Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (part 1)

Online Arabic translations sent for re-editing:

  • Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (part 2)

Chinese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • The Bases for Ethical Behavior

Edited Chinese translations that arrived and were sent for copyediting:

  • The Bases for Ethical Behavior

Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Edited Indonesian translations that arrived and were newly put online:

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

Urdu translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

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

Edited Urdu translations that arrived and were newly put online:

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

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

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

Tibetan translations that arrived:

  • How Gampopa Reached His Spiritual Attainments – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

  • A Short Biography of Tsongkhapa

  • Biography of Nagarjuna

Edited Tibetan translations that arrived:

  • Buddhism and Science

Articles sent for Tibetan translation:

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

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

  • A Commentary on Developing Deepest Bodhichitta in Thirty-seven Bodhisattva Practices – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

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

Edited Persian translations that arrived:

  • Is There a Common Ground between Buddhism and Islam?

Articles sent for Persian translation:

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

  • The Life of Shakyamuni Buddha

  • Short Biography of Alexander Berzin

  • Message from His Holiness the Dalai Lama

  • Message from Ling Rinpoche

  • Message from Tsenshap Serkong Tulku

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

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in Afghanistan

Articles sent for Punjabi translation:

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

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

  • The Buddhist View toward Other Religions

  • 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

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

  • Anwar Sadat Lecture for Peace – 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

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

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