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Work in Progress Second Quarter 2010

Alexander Berzin

Second Quarter 2010

28 June 2010

Proofread transcripts of English audio files that arrived:

  • Introductory Survey of Lam-rim (parts 3-4)

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

  • Overview of Mental Syntheses, Categories, and Individual Items (1 part)

  • Explanation of the Ninth Chapter, “Discriminating Awareness,” from Shantideva’s Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2004.08.03)

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

Transcribed English audio files sent for proofreading:

  • Introduction to the Pledged Bodhicitta Actions for Training and the Root Bodhisattva Vows (6 parts)

  • Theory and Practice of Guru-Yoga (3 parts)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Overview of Phenomena That Have Objects and Their Objects (1 part)

New English audio files online:

  • Overview of Identical, Different, Contradictory, and Related Phenomena (2 parts)

New German-English bilingual audio files online:

  • Overview of Identical, Different, Contradictory, and Related Phenomena (2 parts)

New Russian translations online:

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

  • Holy Wars in Buddhism and Islam: The Myth of Shambhala (Abridged Version)

Transcribed Russian audio files sent for proofreading and editing:

  • Developing Bodhicitta through Equalizing and Exchanging One's Attitudes about Self and Others (part 5)

Bilingual Russian-English audio files sent for Russian transcription:

  • Developing Bodhicitta through Equalizing and Exchanging One's Attitudes about Self and Others (part 6)

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • Religious Conversion in Shambhala

Spanish translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Explanation of The Foundation for Good Qualities (part 6)

  • Overview of the Twelve Links of Dependent Arising (part 1)

New French translations online:

  • Basic Questions on Karma and Rebirth

Translated and edited Arabic articles that arrived:

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

21 June 2010

New English audio files online:

  • Advice on Combining Yoga with Buddhist Practice (1 part)

  • Overview of Mental Syntheses, Categories, and Individual Items (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 (2004.07.20, 2004.07.27)
  • Developing Bodhicitta through Equalizing and Exchanging One's Attitudes about Self and Others (parts 2-3)

Proofread transcripts of English audio files that arrived:

  • Overview of Uttaratantra (The Furthest Everlasting Stream) (parts 2-3)
  • The Two Bodhicittas in the Seven-Point Attitude-Training (parts 2-3)

Edited English transcripts that arrived:

  • Discourse on the Graded Stages of the Path, Based on Atisha’s Lam for the Path to Enlightenment – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (session 1)

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

  • The Situations of Buddhism and Islam in China, 1996

  • Developing Bodhicitta through Equalizing and Exchanging One's Attitudes about Self and Others (part 4)

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • The Four Axioms for Examining a Dharma Teaching

  • Holy Wars in Buddhism and Islam: The Myth of Shambhala (Abridged Version)

New Russian-English bilingual audio files online:

  • Advice on Combining Yoga with Buddhist Practice (1 part)

New Russian transcripts of Russian-English audio files online:

  • Meditation Methods (1 part)

Transcribed Russian audio files sent for proofreading and editing:

  • Developing Bodhicitta through Equalizing and Exchanging One's Attitudes about Self and Others (part 4)

Bilingual Russian-English audio files sent for Russian transcription:

  • Developing Bodhicitta through Equalizing and Exchanging One's Attitudes about Self and Others (part 5)

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

New German-English bilingual audio files online:

  • Overview of Mental Syntheses, Categories, and Individual Items (1 part)

Edited German translations that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Introduction to Meditation on Voidness (Emptiness) (part 1)

New Spanish translations online:

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

  • Discerning and Stabilizing Meditation

  • The Foundation for Good Qualities – Tsongkhapa

New Portuguese translations online:

  • Secondary Bodhisattva Vows

French translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Extra-bodily States in Buddhism – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I

14 June 2010

New English articles online:

  • Advice on Overcoming Self-Cherishing – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

New English audio files online:

  • Overview of Phenomena that Have Objects and Their Objects (1 part)

New audio lectures recorded:

  • Shambhala: Myths and Reality

  • What Is Meditation?

  • Using Buddhist Methods for Helping Us in Our Daily Lives

  • How to Develop the Mind on the Basis of Buddha-Nature (5 parts)

  • Advice Concerning Combining Buddhist Practice with Yoga

Proofread transcripts of English audio files that arrived:

  • Details of Karma for Understanding Free Will Versus Determinism (parts 1 – 4)

  • Explanation of the Ninth Chapter, “Discriminating Awareness,” from Shantideva’s Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2004.07.13)

  • The Five Aggregate Factors of Experience: The Conventional and Deepest Reasons for Their Structure (2 parts)

  • Introductory Survey of Lam-rim (part 2)

  • Overview of Uttaratantra (The Furthest Everlasting Stream) (part 1)

Transcribed English audio files sent for proofreading:

  • Overview of Uttaratantra (The Furthest Everlasting Stream) (3 parts)

English transcripts sent for editing:

  • Death, Bardo, and Rebirth

  • Discourse on the Graded Stages of the Path, Based on Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (10 sessions)

New bilingual English-German audio files online:

  • Overview of Phenomena that Have Objects and Their Objects (1 part)

New Spanish translations online:

  • Identifying the Objects for Safe Direction (Refuge)

Spanish translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Explanation of The Foundation for Good Qualities (part 5)

New Portuguese translations online:

  • Root Bodhisattva Vows

7 June 2010

New English audio files online:

  • Overview of Divisions of Phenomena (1 part)

  • Overview of Cause and Effect (1 part)

Proofread transcripts of English audio files that arrived:

  • Introduction to Ways of Knowing and Debate (1 part)

  • Introduction to the Sixteen Aspects of the Four Noble Truths in Sutra and Tantra (2 parts)

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

  • Developing Bodhicitta through equalizing and Exchanging One's Attitudes about Self and Others (part 1)

  • Explanation of the Ninth Chapter, “Discriminating Awareness,” from Shantideva’s Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2004.07.06)

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2008.12.16, 2009.03.31)

Transcribed English audio files sent for proofreading:

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

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Analysis of Free Will versus Determinism, (1 part)

English audio files sent for audio editing:

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

  • Survey of the History of Buddhism (8 parts)

Edited English and bilingual English-German audio files that arrived:

  • Explanation of the Ninth Chapter, “Discriminating Awareness,” from Shantideva’s Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2004.03.03, 2004.02.10, 2004.02.x, 2004.03.02, 2003.03.09, 2004,03.16, 2004.03.23, 2004.03.30, 2004.04.06, 2004.05.25, 2004.06.08, 2004.06.15, 2004.06.22, 2004.06.29, 2004.07.06, 2004.08.10)

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

  • Explanation of the Ninth Chapter, “Discriminating Awareness,” from Shantideva’s Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2004.07.13, 1004.07.20, 2004.07.27, 2004.08.03, 2004.08.17, 2004.08.24, 2004.08.31, 2004.09.07, 2004.09.14, 2004.09.21, 2004.09.28, 2004.10.05, 2004.10.12, 2004.10.19, 2004.10.26, 2004.11.02, 2004.11.09, 2004.11.16, 2004.11.23, 2004.11.30, 2004.12.07, 2004.12.14)

New bilingual English-German audio files online:

  • Overview of Divisions of Phenomena (1 part)

  • Overview of Cause and Effect (1 part)

Edited Spanish translations sent for proofreading:

  • How Gampopa Reached His Spiritual Attainments

Articles sent for Spanish translation:

  • Explanation of The Foundation for Good Qualities (part 5)

  • The Meaning and Use of a Mandala

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

New Polish translations online:

  • Issues in Buddhist Sexual Ethics

French translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Basic Questions on Karma and Rebirth

Chinese translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

  • The Contribution of the Tibetan Oral and Textual Heritage to Global Understanding: Progress and Prospects (abstract and abridged version)

31 May 2010

New English audio transcripts online:

  • Overview of the Four Noble Truths (1 part)

Proofread English audio files that arrived:

  • Seven Ways to Cognize Objects (2 parts)
  • Introductory Survey of Lam-rim (part 1)

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 (2004.06.22, 2004.06.29)
  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2008.12.09)

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

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

Transcribed English audio files sent for proofreading:

  • Introduction to Ways of Knowing and Debate (1 part)

Bilingual English-German audio files sent for English and German transcription:

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

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Transcribed Russian audio files sent for proofreading and editing:

  • Developing Bodhicitta through Equalizing and Exchanging One's Attitudes about Self and Others (parts 2-3)
  • Meditation Methods (1 part)

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for Russian transcription:

  • Buddhist Ethical Behavior: A Practical Approach (1 part)
  • Explanation of Buddhist Sexual Ethics: An Historical Approach (1 part)

Online Russian translations that were proofread and copyedited:

  • Dharma in Daily Life

Spanish translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Explanation of The Foundation for Good Qualities – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (parts 3 and 4)
  • Stages of Bodhicitta
  • Tibetan Buddhist-Jewish Dialogue: Brief Report
  • Tulkus Conference on Nonsectarianism

New Polish translations online:

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

Articles sent for French translation:

  • Religious Harmony, Compassion, and Islam – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
  • Achieving Peace through Inner Peace – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
  • Basic Questions on Karma and Rebirth

Chinese translations sent for editing:

  • Life of Shakyamuni Buddha
  • Some Common Features of Islam and Buddhism
  • Islamic-Buddhist Dialogue
  • Religious Conversion in Shambhala

24 May 2010

New English audio transcripts online:

  • Who Was Shakyamuni Buddha (1 part)

  • Challenges for the Revival of Buddhism in Kalmykia (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 (2004.06.08)

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

  • The Three Rounds of Transmission of the Dharma (The Three Turnings of the Wheel of Dharma)

  • Introduction to the Pledged Bodhicitta Actions for Training and the Root Bodhisattva Vows (part 6)

  • Overview of Divisions of Phenomena (1 part)

  • Reflections on the Interaction of Buddhist Philosophy and Other Philosophies (1 part)

Transcribed English audio files sent for proofreading:

  • Seven Ways to Cognize Objects (2 parts)

  • Introductory Survey of Lam-rim (4 parts)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Overview of Mental Syntheses, Categories, and Individual Items (1 part)

  • Overview of Identical, Different, Contradictory, and Related Phenomena (1 part)

Transcripts of English handwritten notes sent for editing:

  • Advice on Overcoming Self-Cherishing – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

Handwritten reading notes sent for transcription and light editing:

  • Snellgrove, David. Indo-Tibetan Buddhism: Indian Buddhists and Their Tibetan Successors, vol. 1, ch 1-3, vol. 2, ch. 4.

New bilingual English-German audio transcripts online:

  • Who Was Shakyamuni Buddha (1 part)

New Russian translations online:

  • A Brief History of Drepung Monastery

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

  • Identifying the Objects for Safe Direction (Refuge)

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for Russian transcription:

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

Transcribed Russian audio files sent for proofreading and editing:

  • Developing Bodhicitta through Equalizing and Exchanging One's Attitudes about Self and Others (part 1)

Articles sent for Russian translation:

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

New Spanish translations online:

  • Biography of Nagarjuna

Spanish translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Translated and edited Urdu articles that arrived:

  • Current Situation of Buddhism in the World

Edited Urdu articles that arrived:

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

17 May 2010

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 (2004.03.30, 2004.04.06, 2004.05.25)

Proofread English audio files that arrived:

  • Explanation of The Heart Sutra (4 parts)

  • Overview of the Four Noble Truths (1 part)

New Spanish translations online:

  • Visualization

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

10 May 2010

New English audio files online:

  • Challenges for Reviving Buddhism in Kalmykia (1 part)

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

  • Reflections of the Interaction of Buddhist Philosophy and Other Philosophies (1 part)

  • Methodology for Translating Buddhist Texts from Tibetan and Sanskrit into Modern Languages (1 part)

Proofread transcripts of English audio files that arrived:

  • Using the Five Types of Deep Awareness in Daily Life (3 parts)

  • Who Was Buddha Shakyamuni? (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 (2004.03.09, 2004.03.16, 2004.03.23)

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

English audio files sent for transcription:

  • Overview of the Divisions of Phenomena (1 part)

Transcribed and slightly edited English reading notes that arrived and will need proofreading and further editing:

  • Snellgrove, David. Indo-Tibetan Buddhism: Indian Buddhists and Their Tibetan Successors, vol. 2, ch 5: Conversion of Tibet, section 1: Political and Social Factors

Transcribed German of bilingual English-German audio files that arrived:

  • Who Was Shakyamuni Buddha? (1 part)

Bilingual English-German audio files sent for audio editing:

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

  • Overview of the History of Buddhism and Bon in Tibet (1 part)

  • Overview of the Divisions of Phenomena (1 part)

  • Overview of Cause and Effect (1 part)

  • Overview of Phenomena that Have Objects and Their Objects (1 part)

  • Overview of Mental Syntheses, Categories, and Individual Items (1 part)

  • Overview of Identical, Different, Contradictory, and Related Phenomena (1 part)

Edited German translations sent for proofreading:

  • Special Features of the Gelug Tradition

Bilingual English-German audio files sent for audio editing:

  • The Three Buddhist Councils in India (1 part)

Bilingual English-German audio files sent for English and German transcription:

  • The Three Buddhist Councils in India (1 part)

  • Overview of the History of Buddhism and Bon in Tibet (1 part)

New bilingual English-Russian audio files online:

  • Challenges for Reviving Buddhism in Kalmykia (1 part)

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

  • Reflections of the Interaction of Buddhist Philosophy and Other Philosophies (1 part)

  • Interview during the Round Table on Buddhist Translation Methodology

New Russian translations online:

  • Bon and Tibetan Buddhism

  • A Brief History of Ganden Monastery

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • A Brief History of Drepung Monastery

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • The Situations of Buddhism and Islam in China, 1996

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

  • A Buddhist View of Islam

  • The Relation between Buddhism and Sufism

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

Polish translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Introduction to Buddhist Sexual Ethics

Translated and edited Urdu articles that arrived:

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

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

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

  • Do You Believe in Rebirth?

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

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

Translated Urdu articles that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

3 May 2010

New English transcripts online:

  • Meditation Methods (1 part)

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

  • The Two Bodhicittas in the Seven-Point Attitude-Training (part 1)

Transcribed English audio files sent for proofreading:

  • The Two Bodhicittas in the Seven-Point Attitude-Training (4 parts)

  • Overview of the Four Noble Truths (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 (2004.03.02)

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2009.03.03, 2008.11.18)

  • Introduction to the Pledged Bodhicitta Actions for Training and Root Bodhisattva Vows (part 5)

New bilingual English-German audio files online:

  • Who Was Shakyamuni Buddha? (1 part)

  • The Three Rounds of Transmission of the Dharma (The Three Turnings of the Wheel) (1 part)

New bilingual English-Russian audio files online:

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

  • Personal Experience of Combining Buddhist Practice and Buddhology (1 part)

New Russian translations online:

  • Introductory Comparison of Hinayana and Mahayana

  • A Brief History of Kumbum Monastery

  • Extra-bodily States in Buddhism

  • A Comparison of Buddhist Art Styles in the Mongol Regions

Russian translations sent for editing:

  • Identifying the Objects for Safe Direction (Refuge)

  • Bon and Tibetan Buddhism

New Portuguese translations online:

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

  • Bon and Tibetan Buddhism

  • Common Root Tantric Vows

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

Translated and edited Urdu articles that arrived:

  • Buddhism and Science

26 April 2010

New English transcripts online:

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

New English audio files online:

  • Who Was Shakyamuni Buddha? (1 part)

  • The Three Rounds of Transmission of the Dharma (The Three Turnings of the Wheel) (1 part)

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

  • Personal Experience of Combining Buddhist Practice and Buddhology (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 (2004.02.17, 2004.02.24)

  • Methodology for Translating Buddhist Texts from Tibetan and Sanskrit into Modern Languages (1 part)

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

English audio files sent for transcription:

  • The Influence of the Kalmyk Geshe Wangyal in Combining Buddhist Practice and Buddhology (1 part)

  • Reflections on the Interaction of Buddhist Philosophy with Other Philosophies (1 part)

  • Using the Five Types of Deep Awareness in Daily Life (3 parts)

Bilingual English-German audio files sent for German transcription:

  • Who Was Shakyamuni Buddha? (1 part)

German translations sent for editing:

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

New Russian translations online:

  • The Nazi Connection with Shambhala and Tibet

  • Dispelling Discomfort at the Eight Transitory Things in Life;

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Extra-bodily States in Buddhism – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche
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  • Introductory Comparison of Hinayana and Mahayana
  • A Comparison of Buddhist Art Styles in the Mongol Regions

  • Bon and Tibetan Buddhism

  • A Brief History of Kumbum Monastery

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • A Brief History of Drepung Monastery

  • A Brief History of Ganden Monastery

New Polish translations online:

  • Bringing Buddhism Down to Earth (7 parts)

New bilingual English-Spanish audio transcript online:

  • Going from Renunciation to Compassion (2 parts)

19 April 2010

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

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

Edited audio files that arrived:

  • Who Was Shakyamuni Buddha? (1 part)

  • The Three Rounds of Transmission of the Dharma (1 part)

English audio files sent for editing:

  • Challenges for Reviving Buddhism in Kalmykia (1 part)

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

  • Reflections of the Interaction of Buddhist Philosophy and Other Philosophies (1 part)

  • Methodology for Translating Buddhist texts from Tibetan and Sanskrit (1 part)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived:

  • Challenges for Reviving Buddhism in Kalmykia (1 part)

English audio files sent for transcription:

  • Interview for Buddhism in Kalmykia Concerning the Revival of Buddhism in Kalmykia (2 parts)

Edited German translations that arrived:

  • Special Features of the Gelug Tradition

New Russian translations online:

  • The Terms “Hinayana” and “Mahayana”

  • How Gampopa Reached His Spiritual Attainments

Online Russian translations re-edited:

  • Actions for Training from Taking Safe Direction (Refuge)

Translated Russian articles that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Dispelling Discomfort at the Eight Transitory Things in Life

  • The Nazi Connection with Shambhala and Tibet

  • Extra-bodily States in Buddhism – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for editing:

  • Challenges for Reviving Buddhism in Kalmykia (1 part)

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

  • Reflections of the Interaction of Buddhist Philosophy and Other Philosophies (1 part)

Translated and edited French articles that arrived:

  • Making Sense of Tantra (part 2)

Translated and edited Arabic articles that arrived:

  • Some Common Features of Islam and Buddhism

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

Translated Arabic articles that arrived and will need editing:

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

  • Islamic-Buddhist Dialogue

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

Translated Chinese articles sent for editing:

  • Basic Questions on Detachment, Nonviolence, and Compassion

12 April 2010

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

  • Meditation Methods (1 part)

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

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

  • Who Was Shakyamuni Buddha?

  • Introduction to the Pledged Bodhicitta Actions for Training and Root Bodhisattva Vows (part 4)

Edited English audio files that arrived:

  • Personal Experience of Combining Buddhist Practice and Buddhology (1 part)

  • Interview on Topics Relevant to the Revival of Buddhism in Kalmykia (2 parts)

New Russian translations online:

  • Developing Balanced Sensitivity (chapter 20 and Bibliography)

Translated Russian articles that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • The Terms “Hinayana” and “Mahayana”

  • How Gampopa Reached His Spiritual Attainments

New bilingual English-Russian audio files online:

  • Introduction to the Pledged Bodhicitta Actions for Training and Root Bodhisattva Vows (6 parts)

Edited bilingual English-Russian audio files that arrived:

  • Personal Experience of Combining Buddhist Practice and Buddhology (1 part)

  • Interview on Topics Relevant to the Revival of Buddhism in Kalmykia (2 parts)

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

  • Going from Renunciation to Compassion (2 parts)

Articles sent for Spanish translation:

  • An Introduction to Mahamudra and Its Practical Application to Life (part 2)

New Portuguese translations online:

  • Basic Features of Tantra

Translated and edited Polish articles that arrived:

  • Bringing Buddhism Down to Earth (parts 5 – 7)

Translated Arabic articles that arrived and will need editing:

  • The Life of Shakyamuni Buddha

  • Religious Conversion in Shambhala

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

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

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

5 April 2010

New English audio files online:

  • Introduction to the Pledged Bodhicitta Actions for Training and Root Bodhisattva Vows (6 parts)

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

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

  • Explanation of the Ninth Chapter, “Discriminating Awareness,” from Shantideva’s Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2004.02.03, 2004.02.10)

  • Introduction to the Pledged Bodhicitta Actions for Training and Root Bodhisattva Vows (part 3)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Who Was Shakyamuni Buddha? (1 part)

  • The Three Rounds of Transmission of the Dharma (1 part)

  • Personal Experience of Combining Buddhist Practice and Buddhology (1 part)

English audio files sent for audio editing:

  • Who Was Shakyamuni Buddha? (1 part)

  • The Three Rounds of Transmission of the Dharma (1 part)

Bilingual English-German audio files sent for audio editing:

  • Who Was Shakyamuni Buddha? (1 part)

  • The Three Rounds of Transmission of the Dharma (1 part)

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for audio editing:

  • Personal Experience of Combining Buddhist Practice and Buddhology (1 part)

  • Interview on Topics Relevant to the Revival of Buddhism in Kalmykia (2 parts)

New Russian translations online:

  • Developing Balanced Sensitivity (chapter 19)

Translated Russian articles that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Developing Balanced Sensitivity (chapter 20)

  • How Gampopa Reached His Spiritual Attainments

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • The Terms “Hinayana” and “Mahayana”

  • Introductory Comparison of Hinayana and Mahayana

  • A Comparison of Buddhist Art Styles in the Mongol Regions

New Spanish translations online:

  • General Presentation of Shamatha and Vipashyana

New Portuguese translations online:

  • Avoiding Confusion in the Spiritual Student-Teacher Relationship

Arabic translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Some Common Features of Islam and Buddhism

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