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Work in Progress: Second Quarter 2011

Alexander Berzin

Second Quarter 2011

27 June 2011

New English audio transcripts online:

  • Voidness Meditation in Kalachakra Practice (1 part)

  • The Jonang Tradition of Kalachakra (1 part)

  • Commentary on An Extensive Six-Session Yoga (6 parts)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.05.30, 2006.09.26, 2006.10.03, 2006.10.10)

Proofread English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2007.12.04, 2007.12.11, 2007.12.18)

Transcribed English audio files sent for proofreading:

  • Sectarianism within Buddhism (1 part)

  • Introduction to Buddhist Metaphysics (7 parts)

Application sent for editing:

  • Conversion tool for the Tibetan and Western calendars

New bilingual English-German audio files online:

  • Introduction to Buddhist Metaphysics (parts 1-7)

Edited German translations sent for proofreading:

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

German translations sent for editing:

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

  • Is There a Common Ground between Buddhism and Islam?

  • Impermanence as a Resource for Building Healthy Relationships

German translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Advice for Taking a Tantric Empowerment

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

New Russian translations online:

  • The Sensitivity Handbook: Training Materials for Developing Balanced Sensitivity (Chapters 16 - 18)

Edited Portuguese translations that arrived:

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

Articles sent for Portuguese translation:

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

Articles sent for Chinese translation:

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

20 June 2011

New English audio files online:

  • Sectarianism within Buddhism (1 part)

  • Introduction to Buddhist Metaphysics (parts 1-7)

Edited bilingual English-German audio files that arrived:

  • Introduction to Buddhist Metaphysics (parts 1-7)

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for audio editing:

  • Using Buddhist Methods to Help Us in Daily Life (1 part)

  • Shambhala: Myths and Reality (1 part)

  • Nirvana and Enlightenment (1 part)

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

New English audio transcripts online:

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

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.09.12, 2007.10.23)

  • Explanation of the Ninth Chapter, “Discriminating Awareness,” from Shantideva’s Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.05.03)

  • Lam-rim Meditation Class (2009.07.28)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Lam-rim Meditation Class (2009.08.04, 2009.08.11)

  • Letter to a Friend (2007.03.13)

Proofread English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2007.11.20, 2007.11.27)

Transcribed English audio files sent for proofreading:

  • The Jonang Tradition of Kalachakra

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • The Sources of Happiness According to Buddhism

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

  • What Is the Difference between Visualizing Ourselves as a Buddhist Deity and a Deluded Person Imagining They are Mickey Mouse?

Edited Italian translations that arrived:

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

  • Short Biography of Alexander Berzin

Edited Chinese translations (traditional character versions) that arrived:

  • 9 articles from the Buddhism in the World Today section

  • 1 article from the Comparison of Buddhist Traditions section

  • 2 articles from the History of Buddhism and Bon section

  • 8 articles from the Introduction to Buddhism section

  • 4 articles from the Kalachakra section

  • 4 articles from the Modern Adaptation of Buddhism section

  • 6 articles from the Spiritual Teachers section

  • 1 file from the Fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhism section

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

Edited Chinese translations (simplified character versions) that arrived:

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

  • 9 articles from the Buddhism in the World Today section

  • 1 article from the Comparison of Buddhist Traditions section

  • 2 articles from the History of Buddhism and Bon section

  • 8 articles from the Introduction to Buddhism section

  • 4 articles from the Kalachakra section

  • 4 articles from the Modern Adaptation of Buddhism section

  • 6 articles from the Spiritual Teachers section

  • 4 files from the Fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhism section

  • 5 files from the Tibetan Astrology and Medicine section

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

Chinese translations sent for editing:

  • 22 articles from the Buddhism and Islam section

  • 7 articles from the History of Buddhism and Bon section

  • 8 articles from the Fundamentals of Buddhism section

13 June 2011

New English audio transcripts online:

  • Brief Survey of Self-Voidness and Other-Voidness (1 part)

  • Voidness in Terms of Dependent Arising (3 parts)

  • Theory of Tantra in Terms of Inseparable Samsara and Nirvana (4 parts)

  • What Is the Difference between Visualizing Ourselves as a Buddhist Deity and a Deluded Person Imagining They Are Mickey Mouse? (1 part)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.08.15, 2006.08.22, 2006.09.05, 2007.01.09)

  • Explanation of the Ninth Chapter, “Discriminating Awareness,” from Shantideva’s Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.04.26)

  • Lam-rim Meditation Class (2009.07.21)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Explanation of the Ninth Chapter, “Discriminating Awareness,” from Shantideva’s Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.05.03, 2005.05.10, 2005.05.17, 2005.05.24, 2005.05.31, 2005.06.07)

Proofread English audio files that arrived:

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

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

Transcribed English audio files sent for proofreading:

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2007.11.20, 2007.11.27, 2007. 12.04, 2007.12.11, 2007.12.18)

New German translation online:

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

German translation sent for editing:

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

New German translation that arrived and will need editing:

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

New bilingual English – Russian audio files online:

  • What Is the Difference between Visualizing Ourselves as a Buddhist Deity and a Deluded Person Imagining They Are Mickey Mouse? (1 part)

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • A Survey of Tibetan History (parts 2 – 4)

Russian audio transcriptions that arrived and were sent for proofreading:

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

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for transcribing:

  • What Is the Difference between Visualizing Ourselves as a Buddhist Deity and a Deluded Person Imagining They Are Mickey Mouse? (1 part)

New Spanish translations online:

  • Relating to a Spiritual Teacher: Building a Healthy Relationship (Chapters 10 – 17, Epilogue and Appendix)

New Portuguese translations online:

  • Introduction to Voidness and Mental Labeling

  • Forty-Six Faults That Cause Interference for Spiritual Study and Practice

Portuguese translations sent for editing:

  • Introduction to Tibetan Medicine

New Urdu translations online:

  • History of the Theravada Ordination Lineages

Articles sent for Urdu translation:

  • The Establishment of the Bhikshuni Order in India

  • History of the Mulasarvastivada Ordination Lineage in Tibet

  • The Revival of the Monk Ordination Lineage in Tenth-Century Tibet

  • The Origin of the Yellow Hat Worn by Monks in the Gelug Tradition

  • Is There a Common Ground between Buddhism and Islam?

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

  • The Appeal of Buddhism in the Modern World

  • Survey of the Basic Forms of Buddhism

  • The Terms “Hinayana” and “Mahayana”

Chinese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Edited Chinese translations (traditional character versions) that arrived:

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

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

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

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

  • The Four Axioms for Examining a Dharma Teaching

  • Introduction to Tibetan Medicine

  • Tibetan Astro-Sciences (2 parts)

  • Tibetan-Mongolian Astrology and Karma

Vietnamese translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Avoiding Mixing Ego with Dharma Practice

6 June 2011

New English audio files online:

  • What Is the Difference between Visualizing Ourselves as a Buddhist Deity and a Deluded Person Imagining They Are Mickey Mouse? (1 part)

New English audio transcripts online:

  • The Five Aggregates: Conventional and Deepest Reasons for Their Structure (2 parts)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Lam-rim Meditation Class (2009.07.07, 2009.07.14)

  • Explanation of the Ninth Chapter, “Discriminating Awareness,” from Shantideva’s Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.04.05)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Lam-rim Meditation Class (2009.07.21, 2009.07.28)

Proofread English audio files that arrived:

  • Overview of Tantra (parts 5 – 7)

Transcribed English audio files sent for proofreading:

  • What Is the Difference between Visualizing Ourselves as a Buddhist Deity and a Deluded Person Imagining They Are Mickey Mouse? (1 part)

New German translations online:

  • Achieving Shamatha

  • Kalachakra Six-Session Guru-Yoga – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama and Yongdzin Ling Rinpoche

German translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Is There a Common Ground between Buddhism and Islam?

  • The Establishment of the Bhikshuni Order in India

Articles sent for German translation:

  • Advice for Taking a Tantric Initiation

  • Introductory Lecture on Karma

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

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • The Sensitivity Handbook: Training Materials for Developing Balanced Sensitivity (Chapters 19 - 22)

New bilingual Russian-English audio transcripts online:

  • What Is Meditation? (1 part)

Spanish translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • General Explanation of Seven-Point Attitude-Training (part 1)

  • The Mechanism of Karma: The Mahayana Explanation, Except for Gelug Prasangika (part 3)

Portuguese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Articles sent for Portuguese translation:

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

Articles sent for French translation:

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

Arabic translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • A Brief History of Menri Monastery

  • A Brief History of Yungdrungling Monastery

  • A Brief History of Dorjey-drag Monastery

  • A Brief History of Katog Monastery

  • A Brief History of Mindrol-ling Monastery

Revised Urdu translations online:

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

Chinese translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • The Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind toward the Dharma

  • Impermanence as a Resource for Building Healthy Relationships

Articles sent for Chinese translation:

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

Indonesian edited translations that arrived:

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

Articles sent for Indonesian translation:

  • The Life of Shakyamuni Buddha

  • The Life of Atisha – 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

  • The Appeal of Buddhism in the Modern World

  • Basic Questions on Karma and Rebirth

  • Basic Questions on Detachment, Nonviolence, and Compassion

  • The Buddhist View toward Other Religions

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

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

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

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

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

  • Buddhism and Science

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

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

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

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

  • Survey of the Basic Forms of Buddhism

  • Introduction to Buddhism from an Islamic Point of View

  • Islamic-Buddhist Dialogue

  • Is There a Common Ground between Buddhism and Islam?

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

30 May 2011

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (2009.06.23)

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.08.08)

  • Sectarianism within Buddhism (1 part)

  • Explanation of the Ninth Chapter, “Discriminating Awareness,” from Shantideva’s Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.03.29)

  • Press Conference, Elista, Kalmykia, April 2011

Proofread English audio files that arrived:

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

  • Overview of Tantra (parts 1 – 4)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (2009.07.07, 2009.07.14)

  • Letter to a Friend (2007.01.09, 2007.10.23)

New English-Russian bilingual audio transcripts online:

  • Developing Bodhicitta through Equalizing and Exchanging Self with Others (8 parts)

New Portuguese translations online:

  • Working with Emotions: How to Deal with Anger

Articles sent for Portuguese translation:

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

Italian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Articles sent for Italian translation:

  • Avoiding Mixing Ego with Dharma Practice

  • Integrating Dharma into Our Lives

New Arabic translations online:

  • The Kalachakra Presentation of the Prophets of the Non-Indic Invaders: Full Analysis

  • Tibetan Astro Sciences (part 1)

Articles sent for Arabic translation:

  • Is There a Common Ground between Buddhism and Islam?

  • A Buddhist View of Islam

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

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

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

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

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

  • Survey of the Basic Forms of Buddhism

  • Current Situation of Buddhism in the World

  • The Terms Hinayana and Mahayana

  • The Appeal of Buddhism in the Modern World

  • 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 Four Axioms for Examining a Dharma Teaching

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

Articles sent for Urdu translation:

  • History of the Theravada Ordination Lineages

Vietnamese translations that arrived and will need 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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Many Faiths, One Truth – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • A Short Commentary on The Three Principal Aspects of the Path – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • Question Sessions with His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama Concerning the Kalachakra Initiation (parts 1 – 2)

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

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

  • The Appeal of Buddhism in the Modern World

  • Dharma in Daily Life

  • Do You Believe in Rebirth?

  • Integrating Dharma into Our Lives

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

  • Issues in Buddhist Sexual Ethics

  • Kalachakra Does Not Advocate or Predict an Actual World Armageddon

  • Kalachakra, Tantra, and Their Relation with World Peace

  • Basic Questions Concerning Karma and Rebirth

  • Biography of Nagarjuna

  • Introductory Lecture on Karma

  • Questions Concerning Collective Karma and Natural Disasters

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

  • Letter to a Friend – Nagarjuna

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

  • Daily Life and Practice of Western Buddhists

  • Going from Renunciation to Compassion

23 May 2011

New English articles online:

  • Extensive Six-Session Yoga: 2001 Precise Poetic Translation with Annotation

New English audio transcripts online:

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

  • The Four Themes of Gampopa as Presented in Drugpa Kagyu by Padmakarpo (1 part)

  • Overview of Divisions of Phenomena (1 part)

  • Overview of Cause and Effect (1 part)

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

  • Introductory Survey of Lam-rim (4 parts)

  • Buddha-Nature and the Clear Light Mind (1 part)

  • Renunciation: Escape from the World or Constructive Analysis (1 part)

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

Proofread English audio files that arrived:

  • Introduction to Four Hundred Verses (parts 3 – 4)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (2009.06.30)

Transcribed English audio files sent for proofreading:

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

  • Overview of Tantra (7 parts)

New German translation online:

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

German translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Introductory Lecture on Karma

Articles sent for German translation:

  • Is There a Common Ground between Buddhism and Islam?

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

  • The Establishment of the Bhikshuni Order in India

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • The Sensitivity Handbook: Training Materials for Developing Balanced Sensitivity (Chapters 16 - 18)

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

  • What Is Meditation? (1 part)

  • Equalizing Our Attitudes toward Ourselves: Overcoming Self-Hatred (parts 4 – 5)

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for Russian transcribing:

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

  • Practicing Tantra Effectively (parts 1 – 2)

New Spanish translations online:

  • Relating to a Spiritual Teacher: Building a Healthy Relationship (Preface and Chapters 1 – 9)

Spanish translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

New Portuguese translations online:

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

  • Tibetan-Mongolian Astrology and Karma

Edited Portuguese translations that arrived and were sent for proofreading:

  • Working with Emotions: How to Deal with Anger

French translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Revised Urdu translations online:

  • A Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (8 parts)

16 May 2011

New English audio transcripts online:

  • Applying Buddhist Principles for the Age of Social Media (1 part)

  • Practicing Tantra Effectively (5 parts)

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

  • The Relevance of Refuge and Karma in Daily Life (4 parts)

  • Explanation of The Heart Sutra (4 parts)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived:

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

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

  • The Bases for Ethical Behavior (1 part)

  • Explanation of the Ninth Chapter, “Discriminating Awareness,” from Shantideva’s Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.05.15)

Proofread English audio files that arrived:

  • Introduction to the Mind and Mental Factors (4 parts)

  • Introduction to Four Hundred Verses (parts 1 – 2)

Transcribed English audio files sent for proofreading:

  • Introduction to Four Hundred Verses (4 parts)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (2009.06.23)

  • Press Conference, Elista, Kalmykia, April 2011

German translations sent for editing:

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

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

New Russian translations online:

  • The Sensitivity Handbook: Training Materials for Developing Balanced Sensitivity (Chapters 11 - 15)

New French translations online:

  • Secondary Bodhisattva Vows

Edited Italian translations that arrived:

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

  • The Buddhist View toward Other Religions

  • Dharma in Daily Life

Revised Urdu translations online:

  • Buddhist View of Islam

9 May 2011

New English audio files online:

  • Elaboration of “Is There a Common Ground between Buddhism and Islam?” with Discussion (1 part)

New English audio transcripts online:

  • Developing Bodhicitta through Equalizing and Exchanging Self with Others (8 parts)

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

  • What Is Meditation? (1 part)

  • Common Misunderstandings about Buddhism (1 part)

  • Advice for the Tengyur Translation Project on the Model of Berzin Archives (1 part)

  • Equalizing Our Attitudes toward Ourselves: Overcoming Self-Hatred (5 parts)

Proofread English audio files that arrived:

  • Voidness Meditation in Kalachakra Practice (1 part)

Transcribed English audio files sent for proofreading:

  • Introduction to the Mind and Mental Factors (4 parts)

Edited English transcripts that arrived:

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

English transcripts sent for editing:

  • Discourse on the Graded Stages of the Path, Based on Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (parts 9 – 12)

Edited Italian translations that arrived:

  • Approaches to the Dharma – Intellectual, Emotional and Devotional

Italian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

  • The Buddhist View toward Other Religions

Articles sent for Italian translation:

  • The Spread of Buddhism in Asia

2 May 2011

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

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

  • Explanation of the Ninth Chapter, “Discriminating Awareness,” from Shantideva’s Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.03.08)

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

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

Proofread English audio files that arrived:

  • Elaboration of the Special Features of the Gelug Tradition (2 parts)

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

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

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for English transcribing:

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

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

German translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Visualization

  • Brief Presentation of the Main Points about Karma

New Russian translations online:

  • Praises to the Twenty-one Taras

  • Brief History of Dzogchen

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • The Sensitivity Handbook: Training Materials for Developing Balanced Sensitivity (Chapters 11 - 15)

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for Russian transcribing:

  • Buddhist Ethical Behavior: A Practical Approach (1 part)

Spanish translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • The Mechanism of Karma (part 2)

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

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

Articles sent for Spanish translation:

  • The Mechanism of Karma (part 3)

  • General Explanation of Seven-Point Attitude-Training (part 1)

25 April 2011

New English audio files online:

  • Common Misunderstandings about Buddhism (1 part)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

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

  • Explanation of the Ninth Chapter, “Discriminating Awareness,” from Shantideva’s Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2004.12.07)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Explanation of the Ninth Chapter, “Discriminating Awareness,” from Shantideva’s Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.03.08; 2005.03.15; 2005.03.29; 2005.04.05; 2005.04.26)

Proofread English audio files that arrived:

  • Main Points of Self-Voidness and Other-Voidness (5 parts)

Transcribed English audio files sent for proofreading:

  • Elaboration of the Special Features of the Gelug Tradition (2 parts)

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

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

  • Voidness Meditation in Kalachakra Practice (1 part)

German translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

Articles sent for German translation:

  • Introductory Lecture on Karma

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • Praises to the Twenty-one Taras

Portuguese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Working with Emotions: How to Deal with Anger

French translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Secondary Bodhisattva Vows

18 April 2011

New English audio files online:

  • Advice for the Tengyur Translation Project on the Model of Berzin Archives (1 part)

  • Applying Buddhist Principles for the Age of Social Media (1 part)

New bilingual English-Russian audio files recorded:

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

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

  • Interview for “Buddhism in Kalmykia” Website (khurul.ru), April 2011 (1 part)

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

  • Introduction to Bodhicitta (1 part)

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

  • The Bases for Ethical Behavior (1 part)

  • Press Conference, Elista, Kalmykia, Russia, April 2011 (1 part)

  • Hamdan TV Interview, Elista, Kalmykia, Russia, April 2011 (1 part)

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for English transcribing:

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

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

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Explanation of the Ninth Chapter, “Discriminating Awareness,” from Shantideva’s Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2004.12.07)

  • What Is the Difference between Visualizing Ourselves as a Buddhist Deity and a Deluded Person Imagining They are Mickey Mouse? (1 part)

German translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

Articles sent for German translation:

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

  • Brief Presentation of the Main Points about Karma

Articles sent for Italian translation:

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

  • The Buddhist View toward Other Religions

Edited Italian translations that arrived:

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

New Arabic articles online:

  • A Survey of Tibetan History (chapter 4)

11 April 2011

New bilingual English-Russian audio files recorded and sent for English transcribing:

  • What Is the Difference between Visualizing Ourselves as a Buddhist Deity and a Deluded Person Imagining They are Mickey Mouse? (1 part)

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

New English articles online:

  • Praises to the Twenty-one Taras

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Letter to a Friend – Nagarjuna (2006.07.11, 2006.07.25)

Proofread English audio files that arrived:

  • Brief Survey of Self-Voidness and Other-Voidness Views (1 part)

  • Overview of the History of Buddhism in India

English audio transcripts sent for proofreading:

  • Main Points of Self-Voidness and Other-Voidness (5 parts)

New Russian translations online:

  • The Sensitivity Handbook: Training Materials for Developing Balanced Sensitivity (Chapters 7-10)

  • Advice for Taking a Tantric Empowerment (Initiation)

  • Impermanence as a Resource for Building Healthy Relationships

Russian translations sent for editing:

  • Brief History of Dzogchen

New Arabic translations online:

  • Introduction to Tibetan Medicine

Edited Italian translations that arrived:

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

Chinese translations sent for editing:

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

  • 9 articles from the Buddhism in the World Today section

  • 1 article from the Comparison of Buddhist Traditions section

  • 2 articles from the History of Buddhism and Bon section

  • 8 articles from the Introduction to Buddhism section

  • 4 articles from the Kalachakra section

  • 4 articles from the Modern Adaptation of Buddhism section

  • 6 articles from the Spiritual Teachers section

  • 3 files from Level 1 of the Fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhism section

  • 5 files from the Tibetan Astrology and Medicine section

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

Articles sent for Indonesian translation:

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

4 April 2011

New English audio files online:

  • The Jonang Tradition of Kalachakra (1 part)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Letter to a Friend – Nagarjuna (2006.06.20, 2006.06.27)

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2009.05.26)

  • Explanation of the Ninth Chapter, “Discriminating Awareness,” from Shantideva’s Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2004.11.30)

  • Nirvana and Enlightenment (1 part)

Proofread English audio files that arrived:

  • Recognizing the Five Types of Deep Awareness (6 parts)

New bilingual English-Russian audio files online:

  • The Jonang Tradition of Kalachakra (1 part)

New Russian translations online:

  • General Presentation of Shamatha and Vipashyana

  • The Sensitivity Handbook: Training Materials for Developing Balanced Sensitivity (chapters 1-6)

Edited and proofread Russian translations that arrived and are ready to go online:

  • The Sensitivity Handbook: Training Materials for Developing Balanced Sensitivity (chapters 7-10)

Edited Russian translations sent for proofreading:

  • Impermanence as a Resource for Building Healthy Relationships

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • Introductory Lecture on Karma

Improved Italian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Approaches to the Dharma: Intellectual, Emotional and Devotional

  • Dharma in Daily Life

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