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Work in Progress: Second Quarter 2009

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.

Second Quarter 2009

29 June 2009

New English articles online:

  • Message from Ling Rinpoche

New English audio files online:

  • Overview of the Twelve Links of Dependent Arising (4 parts)

Proofread transcripts of online English audio files that arrived:

  • Explanation of Seven-Point Attitude-Training (part 8)

  • Explanation of The Thirty-Seven Bodhisattva Practices (part 1)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading and editing:

  • Karma: Free Will versus Determinism (part 1)

  • Listening to, Thinking about, and Meditating on Dharma Teachings (part 2)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Explanation of the Ninth Chapter, “Discriminating Awareness,” from Shantideva’s Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (classes from 3 June 2003 through 20 January 2004)

New Russian translations online:

  • The Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the Mongol Empire (chapter 6)

Completed Russian translations sent for editing:

  • Proposal for a Memorial for the Tibetan Holocaust

  • Tibetan Buddhist-Jewish Dialogue: Brief Report

Articles sent for Russian translation:

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

New Spanish translations online:

  • Basic Questions on Karma and Rebirth

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

Completed Spanish translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Introduction to Mahamudra and Its Practical Application to Life (part 1)

  • Extrabodily States in Buddhism

Completed French translations sent for editing:

  • Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher in Two Lifetimes

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

22 June 2009

New unedited transcripts of English audio files online:

  • How to Meditate on a Precious Human Life (1 part)

  • Voidness or Total Absence of an Impossible “Me” (4 parts)

  • Daily Life and Practice of Western Buddhists (1 part)

Proofread transcripts of online English audio files that arrived:

  • Explanation of Seven-Point Attitude-Training (parts 5-7)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading and editing:

  • A Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra – Tsongkhapa (2008.02.05 class)

  • Introduction to Sensitivity Training: The Quiet Mind and Caring Attitude (part 6)

  • Explanation of the Ninth Chapter, “Discriminating Awareness,” from Shantideva’s Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2003.04.01, 2003.04.08, 2003.05.06, 2003.05.20, 2003.06.10 classes)

New Russian translations online:

  • The Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the Mongol Empire (chapter 5)

Completed Russian translations sent for editing:

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

Completed Tamil translations that arrived:

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

15 June 2009

New unedited transcripts of English audio files online:

  • Self-Transformation through the Lam-rim Graded Paths (7 parts)

  • Self-Transformation through Attitude-Training (1 part)

  • Advice for Studying Voidness (Emptiness) (1 part)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading and editing:

  • Explanation of the Ninth Chapter, “Discriminating Awareness,” from Shantideva’s Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2003.03.25 class)

  • A Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra – Tsongkhapa (2008.01.29 class)

  • Listening to, Thinking about, and Meditating on Dharma Teachings (part 1)

Proofread transcripts of online English audio files that arrived:

  • Explanation of Seven-Point Attitude-Training (parts 1-4)

New German translations online:

  • Bringing Buddhism Down to Earth (7 parts)

New Russian translations online:

  • The Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the Mongol Empire (chapters 3-4)

  • Bringing Buddhism Down to Earth (parts 1-2)

Completed Russian translations sent for editing:

  • The Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the Mongol Empire (chapter 6)

New Spanish translations online:

  • Sustainable Development of Western Buddhist Traditions

  • Suggestions Regarding Overseas Dharma Centers

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

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

Edited and proofread Chinese translations that arrived:

  • The Spread of Buddhism in Asia

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

Translated Chinese articles sent for editing:

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in Afghanistan

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in East Turkistan

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in West Turkistan

  • Buddhism among the Turkic People

Articles sent for Romanian translation:

  • Dharma in Daily Life

  • Integrating Dharma into Our Lives

  • 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

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

  • The Buddhist View toward Other Religions

  • Buddhism and Science

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

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

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

  • Avoiding Confusion in the Spiritual Student-Teacher Relationship

8 June 2009

New English articles online:

  • Vajrasattva Purification: The Basics

Proofread transcripts of online English audio files that arrived:

  • Explanation of Eight-Verse Attitude Training (parts 5-7)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading and editing:

  • A Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra – Tsongkhapa (2008.01.22 class)

New English-Romanian bilingual lectures recorded:

  • Overview of the Four Noble Truths

  • Introductory Survey of the Lam-rim Graded Path (4 parts)

Edited German translations that arrived:

  • Bringing Buddhism Down to Earth (parts 4-6)

Completed Russian translations sent for editing:

  • The Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the Mongol Empire (chapters 4-5)

New Spanish translations online:

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

Edited Spanish translations sent for proofreading:

  • Basic Questions on Karma and Rebirth

  • Sustainable Development of Western Buddhist Traditions

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

Completed and edited French translations that arrived:

  • Integrating Dharma into Our Lives

  • The Four Axioms for Examining a Dharma Teaching

  • The Purpose and Benefits of Debate

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

Completed and edited Chinese translations that arrived:

  • Biography of Nagarjuna

  • A Short Biography of Tsongkhapa

1 June 2009

English audio files sent for transcribing:

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

  • Explanation of the ninth chapter, “Discriminating Awareness,” from Shantideva’s Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (6 class recordings, 25 March – 10 June 2003)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading and editing:

  • A Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra – Tsongkhapa (2008.01.15 class)

  • Introduction to Sensitivity Training: The Quiet Mind and Caring Attitude (part 5)

Proofread transcripts of online English audio files that arrived:

  • Explanation of Eight-Verse Attitude Training (parts 1-4)

Edited German translations that arrived:

  • Bringing Buddhism Down to Earth (parts 2-3)

New Spanish translations online:

  • Text of Eight-Verse Attitude Training – Langri-tangpa

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

Completed Spanish translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Visualization

  • Biography of Nagarjuna

New Russian translations online:

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

New Russian translations that arrived:

  • A Discourse on The Autocommentary to “A Root Text for Mahamudra” – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama (10 parts)

Completed Russian translations sent for editing:

  • The Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the Mongol Empire (chapter 3)

Completed Polish translations sent for editing:

  • Actions for Training from Taking Safe Direction (Refuge)

  • Dispelling Discomfort at the Eight Transitory Things in Life

Articles sent for Urdu translation:

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

25 May 2009

Proofread transcripts of online English audio files that arrived:

  • Self-Transformation through Attitude-Training (1 part)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading and editing:

  • A Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra – Tsongkhapa (2008.01.08 class)

  • Commentary on Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (part 10-11)

New English message that arrived and was sent for formatting and uploading:

  • Message from Ling Rinpoche

New English-Russian bilingual lectures recorded:

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

New Spanish translations online:

  • Bringing Buddhism Down to Earth (7 parts)

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

Edited Chinese translations that arrived:

  • Dharma in Daily Life

18 May 2009

New English audio files online:

  • Meditations for Recognizing the Five Aggregates (7 parts)

Edited English audio files that arrived and need to be formatted to go online:

  • Overview of the Twelve Links of Dependent Arising (4 parts)

Edited English and bilingual English-German audio files that arrived and need to be formatted to go online:

  • Explanation of the ninth chapter, “Discriminating Awareness,” from Shantideva’s Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (12 class recordings, 11 February – 10 June 2003)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading and editing:

  • A Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra – Tsongkhapa (2007.12.18 class)

Proofread transcripts of online English audio files that arrived:

  • Incorrect Consideration and Voidness (parts 6 & 7)

Transcribed English audio files sent for proofreading:

  • Self-Transformation through Attitude-Training (1 part)

  • Explanation of Eight-Verse Attitude Training (7 parts)

  • Explanation of Seven-Point Attitude Training (8 parts)

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

  • Explanation of the Meaning and Use of a Mandala (1 part)

  • Essentials of Tantra in Terms of Hologram Theory (8 parts)

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for editing:

  • Meditation on Bodhicitta (3 parts)

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

Bilingual English-Spanish audio files sent for editing:

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

English transcripts sent for editing:

  • Meditation on Bodhicitta

  • Overview of the Six Far-reaching Attitudes (Six Perfections)

Edited German translations that arrived:

  • Bringing Buddhism Down to Earth (part 1)

New Russian translations online:

  • The Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the Mongol Empire (chapter 2)

Completed Russian translations sent for editing:

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

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • The History of the Early Period of Buddhism and Bon in Tibet

New Spanish translations online:

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

Completed Spanish translations sent for editing:

  • The Major Facets of Dzogchen

Articles sent for Spanish translation:

  • Biography of Nagarjuna

  • The Life of Atisha – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

  • How Gampopa Reached His Spiritual Attainments – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

  • Discerning and Stabilizing Meditations (Analytical and Formal Meditations)

  • Text of The Foundation for Good Qualities

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

  • Identifying the Objects for Safe Direction (Refuge)

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

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

  • Introduction to Meditation on Voidness (Emptiness) – (5 parts)

Completed French translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

  • Integrating Dharma into Our Lives

Articles sent for French translation:

  • Basic Questions on Detachment, Nonviolence, and Compassion

Edited Chinese translations that arrived:

  • Basic Questions on Karma and Rebirth

  • Basic Questions on Detachment, Nonviolence, and Compassion

Completed Chinese translations sent for editing:

  • The Life of Shakyamuni Buddha

  • Biography of Nagarjuna

  • A Short Biography of Tsongkhapa

Articles sent for Polish translation:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11 May 2009

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading and editing:

  • A Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra – Tsongkhapa (2007.12.11 class)

  • Commentary on Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (part 9)

Proofread transcripts of online English audio files that arrived:

  • Incorrect Consideration and Voidness (parts 3-5)

New German translations online:

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

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

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

Completed German translations sent for editing:

  • Bringing Buddhism Down to Earth (7 parts)

  • Explanation of Foundation for Good Qualities (6 parts)

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

New Russian translations online:

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

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

New bilingual English-Spanish audio files online:

  • Self-Transformation through the Lam-rim Graded Stages (10 parts)

Completed Spanish translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Completed and edited Chinese translations that arrived:

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

Completed Chinese translations sent for editing:

  • Dharma in Daily Life

  • Basic Questions on Karma and Rebirth

  • Basic Questions on Detachment, Nonviolence, and Compassion

Articles sent for French translation:

  • A Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche

  • Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher in Two Lifetimes

  • The Four Axioms for Examining a Dharma Teaching

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

  • The Purpose and Benefits of Debate

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

  • The Four Thoughts That Turn the Mind to the Dharma

  • Making Sense of Tantra: Basic Questions and Doubts (5 parts)

  • Islamic-Buddhist Dialogue

Articles sent for Urdu translation:

  • Introduction to Buddhism from an Islamic Point of View

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

  • Islamic-Buddhist Dialogue

  • Some Common Features of Islam and Buddhism

4 May 2009

New English audio files online:

  • Voidness in Terms of Dependent Arising (3 parts)

  • Self-Transformation through the Lam-rim Graded Stages (7 parts)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading and editing:

  • Introduction to Sensitivity Training: The Quiet Mind and Caring Attitude (part 4)

  • A Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra – Tsongkhapa (27 November 2007.11.27 and 2007.12.04 classes)

  • Commentary on Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (part 8)

Proofread transcripts of online English audio files that arrived:

  • Daily Life and Practice of Western Buddhists (1 part)

  • The Voidness or Total Absence of an Impossible "Me" (part 4)

  • Incorrect Consideration and Voidness (parts 1-2)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • A Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra – Tsongkhapa (2007.12..11 and 2007.12.18 classes)

  • Tonglen (Giving and Taking) in the Context of Equalizing and Exchanging One’s Attitudes about Self and Others (4 parts)

New Russian translations online:

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

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

Completed Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • Proposal for a Memorial for the Tibetan Holocaust

  • Tibetan Buddhist-Jewish Dialogue: Brief Report

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

New Spanish translations online:

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

Completed and edited Spanish translations that arrived:

  • Bringing Buddhism Down to Earth (part 3)

Completed Spanish translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

28 April 2009

New English audio files online:

  • Exercises for Integrating One’s Life (6 parts)

Edited English audio files that arrived and need to be formatted to go online:

  • Voidness in Terms of Dependent Arising (3 parts)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading and editing:

  • Introduction to Sensitivity Training: The Quiet Mind and Caring Attitude (parts 2-3)

  • Commentary on Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (part 7)

English audio files sent for editing:

  • Overview of the Twelve Links of Dependent Arising (4 parts)

English-German bilingual audio files sent for editing:

  • The Five Buddha-Families and Their Correlations (1 part)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • A Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra – Tsongkhapa (27 November 2007 class)

Proofread transcripts of online English audio files that arrived:

  • Introductory Explanation for Studying Tsongkhapa’s Three Principal Aspects of the Path (parts 2-3)

Transcribed English audio files sent for proofreading:

  • Explanation of A Bodhisattva’s Garland of Gems (7 parts)

New German translations online:

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

Completed Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Articles sent for Russian translation:

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

New Spanish translations online:

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

New bilingual English-Spanish audio files online:

  • Exercises for Integrating One’s Life (6 parts)

Articles sent for French translation:

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

20 April 2009

Edited English and bilingual English-Spanish audio files that arrived and need to be formatted to go online:

  • Exercises for Integrating One’s Life (6 parts)

  • Meditations for Recognizing the Five Aggregates (7 parts)

  • Explanation of the ninth chapter, “Discriminating Awareness,” from Shantideva’s Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2 class recordings, 21 & 28 January 2003)

Proofread transcripts of online English audio files that arrived:

  • The Voidness or Total Absence of an Impossible "Me" (parts 2-3)

English-German bilingual audio files sent for editing:

  • Explanation of the ninth chapter, “Discriminating Awareness,” from Shantideva’s Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (12 class recordings, 11 February – 10 June 2003)

New Russian translations online:

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in East Turkistan

  • Historical Sketch of the Muslims of Tibet

  • Historical Sketch of the Hui Muslims of China

  • History of the Theravada Ordination Lineages

  • Buddhism among the Turkic People

Online Russian translations that were sent for re-editing:

  • The Establishment of the Bhikshuni Order in India

New Spanish translations online:

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

Completed Spanish translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Completed and edited French translations that arrived:

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

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

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

  • Avoiding Confusion in the Spiritual Student-Teacher Relationship

Completed and edited Chinese translations that arrived:

  • Introduction to Buddhism from an Islamic Point of View

Completed Hindi translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

13 April 2009

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading and editing:

  • The Five Buddha-Families and Their Correlations (1 part)

  • Experiences with a Spiritual Student-Teacher Relationship (1 part)

  • Introduction to Sensitivity Training: The Quiet Mind and Caring Attitude (part 1)

  • The Nature of Mental Appearances (part 3)

  • Overview of the Twelve Links of Dependent Arising (4 parts)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • The Nature of Time (6 parts)

  • A Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra – Tsongkhapa (20 November 2007 class)

English-Tibetan bilingual audio files sent for editing

  • Commentary on Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (11 parts)

Proofread transcripts of online English audio files that arrived:

  • Introductory Explanation for Studying Tsongkhapa’s Three Principal Aspects of the Path (part 1)

New Russian translations online:

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in Afghanistan

Completed Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Historical Sketch of the Hui Muslims of China

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in East Turkistan

  • History of the Theravada Ordination Lineages

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • Historical Sketch of the Muslims of Tibet

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

Completed Spanish translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Interview for the Kalmyk Mandala Magazine Concerning Buddhist Translation

  • Do You Believe in Rebirth?

Completed Chinese translations sent for editing:

  • The Spread of Buddhism in Asia

  • Introduction to Buddhism from an Islamic Point of View

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

Articles sent for Hindi translation:

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

  • The Life of Shakyamuni Buddha

  • The Spread of Buddhism in Asia

  • The Buddhist View of Other Religions

Articles sent for Tibetan translation:

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

  • The Buddhist View of Other Religions

  • Introduction to Buddhism from an Islamic Point of View

  • Islamic-Buddhist Dialogue

  • Some Common Features of Islam and Buddhism

6 April 2009

New English audio files online:

  • Integrating Dharma into Our Lives

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading and editing:

  • Commentary on Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (part 5 – 6)

Proofread transcripts of online English audio files that arrived:

  • Advice for Studying Voidness (Emptiness) (1 part)

  • The Voidness or Total Absence of an Impossible "Me" (part 1)

Transcribed English audio files sent for proofreading:

  • Going from Renunciation to Compassion (1 part)

New German translations online:

  • The Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the Mongol Empire (chapters 17-20)

New Spanish translations online:

  • Lessons To Be Learned from the Adaptation of Tibetan Buddhism in Mongolia

Completed Spanish translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Disrupting the Faith?

Articles sent for Spanish translation:

  • Meeting the Challenge of Modernization in Mongolia

  • Interview for the Kalmyk Mandala Concerning Buddhist Translation

  • Do You Believe in Rebirth?

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

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

  • Developing Ethical Self-Discipline

  • Working with Emotions: How To Deal with Anger

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

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

Edited Polish audio files that arrived:

  • Integrating Dharma into Our Lives

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