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Work in Progress: Second Quarter 2012

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 2012 

June 25, 2012

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.06.19): The Degree of Commitment to Bodhichitta; Trainings for Preventing the Weakening or Loss of Bodhichitta

New English audio files online:

  • The Atman Asserted by the Samkhya and Nyaya Schools That Buddhism Refutes (1 part)

  • Guidelines Concerning the Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher (5 parts)

New transcripts of English audio files online:

  • The Atman Asserted by the Samkhya and Nyaya Schools That Buddhism Refutes (1 part)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.03.30, 2010.04.06, 2010.07.27, 2010.11.16)

  • Guidelines Concerning the Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher (part 4)

  • From the Two Truths, the Four Truths; from the Four Truths, the Three Precious Gems (part 2)

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.07.05)

English audio files sent for transcription:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.03.30, 2010.04.06, 2010.04.13, 2010.05.04, 2010.05.25, 2010.06.01, 2010.06.15, 2010.06.22, 2010.06.29, 2011.01.25, 2011.02.01, 2011.02.08)

New German translations online:

  • Special Features of the Gelug Tradition

  • Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior – Shantideva (chapter 9)

New bilingual English-Russian audio files online:

  • Guidelines Concerning the Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher (5 parts)

New bilingual English-Russian audio transcripts online:

  • Developing Our Buddha-Nature Factors through Sutra and Tantra (parts 1-4)

Edited Spanish translations that arrived and were sent for proofreading:

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

  • Vajrasattva Purification: The Basics

Articles sent for Spanish translation:

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

  • Mind and Mental Factors: The Fifty-one Types of Subsidiary Awareness

  • Developing Ethical Self-Discipline

  • Factors Involved in Transgressing Tantric Vows

  • Bonding Practices for Mother Tantra

  • 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 Sketch of the Muslims of Tibet

  • Historical Sketch of the Hui Muslims of China

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in Afghanistan

  • Buddhism among the Turkic People

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in East Turkistan

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in West Turkistan

  • The Establishment of the Bhikshuni Order in India

  • History of the Theravada Ordination Lineages

Bilingual English-Spanish audio files sent for Spanish transcription:

  • The Four Themes of Gampopa as Presented in Drugpa Kagyu by Padmakarpo

New Indonesian translations online:

  • Tibetan Astro Sciences (2 parts)

Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the Mongol Empire (parts 3 – 5)

  • Tibeto-Mongolian Astrology and Karma

Edited Urdu translations copyedited:

  • Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the Mongol Empire (introduction, chapters 1 – 3)

Italian section published online

New Italian articles online:

  • A Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (8 parts)

Edited Vietnamese translations that arrived:

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

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

Vietnamese translations sent for editing:

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

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

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

  • Approached to the Dharma – Intellectual, Emotional and Devotional

  • The Spread of Buddhism in Asia

  • Avoiding Mixing Ego with Dharma Practice

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

  • How Gampopa Gained His Attainments

June 18, 2012

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.06.12): Pitfalls to Avoid When Developing the Graded Levels of Motivation; Bodhichitta Meditation

New English articles online:

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

Proofread and edited transcripts of English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.09.19)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • From the Two Truths, the Four Truths; from the Four Truths, the Three Precious Gems (part 2)

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.09.07, 2010.09.14, 2010.09.28, 2010.10.05, 2010.10.12, 2010.10.19, 2010.10.26, 2010.11.02, 2010.11.09, 2010.11.23, 2010.12.07)

English audio transcripts sent for editing:

  • Advice about Buddhism in the West – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama (2 parts)

German translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

Articles sent for German translation:

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

New Russian translations online:

  • Advice on Overcoming Self-Cherishing – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

Russian translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Brief Presentation of the Main Points about Karma

  • Interview for the Kalmyk Mandala Magazine Concerning Buddhist Translation

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • Exploitation of the Shambhala Legend for Control of Mongolia

Proofread transcripts of Russian audio files that arrived:

  • Developing Our Buddha-Nature Factors through Sutra and Tantra (parts 3 – 4)

New Spanish translations online:

  • Concentration Terminology

New French translations online:

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

Portuguese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Explanation of Foundation for Good Qualities – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (part 1)

New Arabic translations online:

  • Dharma in Daily Life

Edited Indonesian translations that arrived:

  • Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the Mongol Empire (parts 1 -2)

Edited Italian translations that arrived:

  • Avoiding Confusion in the Spiritual Student-Teacher Relationship

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

Edited Turkish translations that arrived:

  • 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

  • Short Biography of Alexander Berzin

  • Becoming Involved with Buddhism

  • Message from His Holiness the Dalai Lama

  • Message from Ling Rinpoche

  • Message from Tsenshap Serkong Tulku

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

Articles sent for Turkish translation:

  • The Terms Hinayana and Mahayana

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

June 11, 2012

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.06.05): Tong-len Meditation for Dealing with Disturbing Emotions

English audio files sent for audio editing:

  • The Art of Translating Traditional Asian Languages and Cultures into Modern Languages (1 file)

Bilingual English-German audio files sent for audio editing:

  • From the Two Truths, the Four Truths; from the Four Truths, the Three Precious Gems (3 parts)

Bilingual English-Bulgarian audio files sent for audio editing:

  • Overview of the Nine Vehicles of Mind According to the Nyingma Tradition (1 file)

  • Buddhist Science, Psychology, and Religion (1 file)

Bilingual English-German audio files sent for English transcription:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.07.05, 2005.07.12, 2005.07.19, 2005.07.26, 2005.08.02)

Proofread transcripts of English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.09.12)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.03.20)

Proofread edited Russian translations that arrived:

  • Advice on Overcoming Self-Cherishing – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

Proofread transcripts of Russian audio files that arrived:

  • Developing Our Buddha-Nature Factors through Sutra and Tantra (parts 1 – 2)

Spanish translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • The Mechanism of Karma: The Mahayana Presentation, Except for Gelug Prasangika (part 1)

Chinese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Basic Scheme of the Five Aggregate Factors of Experience

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

  • Advice for Taking a Tantric Empowerment (Initiation)

  • Introduction to Tantra

  • Basic Features of Tantra

New Urdu translations online:

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

Edited Indonesian translations that arrived:

  • Tibetan Astro Sciences (part 1)

Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Tibetan Astro Sciences (part 2)

Italian translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

  • The Appeal of Buddhism in the Modern World

Edited Tibetan translations that arrived:

  • Buddhism and Science

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

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

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

  • The Spread of Buddhism in Asia

  • Survey of the Basic Forms of Buddhism

June 4, 2012

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.07.20, 2011.08.23, 2012.01.10, 2012.03.13)

  • From the Two Truths, the Four Truths; from the Four Truths, the Three Precious Gems (part 1)

Proofread transcripts of English audio files that arrived:

  • What Does It Mean to Understand Something? (parts 5 – 7)

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.09.05)

Transcribed English audio files sent for proofreading:

  • Address to Buddhist Global Congregation 2011 – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama (1 file)

Bilingual English-German audio files sent for English transcription:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2005.06.14)

Edited English texts that arrived and will need copyediting:

  • Anthology of Well-Spoken Advice on the Graded Stages of the Path: The Initial Scope (introduction, 9 chapters, glossary, bibliography)

German translations sent for editing:

  • The Four Indian Tenet Systems Regarding Illusion: A Practical Approach

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

  • Mind and Mental Factors: The Fifty-one Types of Subsidiary Awareness

  • Making Progress on the Spiritual Path: Network Theory

  • The Five Pathway Minds (Five Paths): Basic Presentation

Spanish translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

Edited Spanish translations that arrived and were sent for proofreading:

  • Explanation of The Foundation for Good Qualities – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (parts 2 – 6)

  • Islamic-Buddhist Dialogue

  • Concentration Terminology

New bilingual English-Russian audio files online:

  • The Nature of Mental Appearances: Gelug Explanation (9 parts)

Polish translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Articles sent for Arabic translation

  • Lam-rim Structured According to the Four Noble Truths

  • The Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind to the Dharma

  • Brief Presentation of the Main Points about Karma

  • Renunciation – The Determination to Be Free

  • The Compassionate Heart of Bodhichitta

  • Handling Fear

  • Feeding and Taming the Demon of Fear

Articles sent for Urdu translation:

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

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

  • Overview of the Lam-rim Graded Pathways of Mind

  • Introductory Lecture on Karma

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

  • Dealing with Jealousy

  • Working with Emotions: How to Deal with Anger

Edited Indonesian translations that arrived:

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

Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the Mongol Empire (chapters 1 -2)

Italian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • The Life of Shakyamuni Buddha

Edited Italian translations that arrived:

  • Introduction to Tantra

Articles sent for Tibetan translation:

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

28 May 2012

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.05.22): Tong-len Meditation for Overcoming Self-Cherishing

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Overview of the Nine Vehicles of Mind According to the Nyingma Tradition (1 file)

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.07.13, 2011.06.14, 2011.06.21)

  • Guidelines Concerning the Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher (part 3)

  • Buddhist Science, Psychology, and Religion (1 file)

  • Address to Buddhist Global Congregation 2011 – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama (1 file)

Proofread transcripts of English audio files that arrived:

  • What Does It Mean to Understand Something? (parts 3 – 4)

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.08.15, 2006.08.22)

New bilingual English-Russian audio transcripts online:

  • Importance of Love, Compassion, and Bodhichitta

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for English transcription:

  • From the Two Truths, the Four Truths; from the Four Truths, the Three Precious Gems (3 parts)

  • Developing the Mind Based on Buddha-Nature (part 1)

Edited Russian translations sent for proofreading:

  • Advice on Overcoming Self-Cherishing – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

New Spanish translations online:

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

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

  • Tibetan Buddhist – Jewish Dialogue: Brief Report

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

New Arabic translations online:

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

  • Overview of the Lam-rim Graded Pathways of Mind

  • Introductory Lecture on Karma

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

  • Dealing with Jealousy

  • Working with Emotions: How to Deal with Anger

Edited Urdu translations that arrived and were sent for copyediting:

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

Edited Italian translations that arrived:

  • Advice for Taking a Tantric Empowerment

  • Dharma-lite Versus “The Real Thing” Dharma

  • Short Explanation of the Mandala Offering

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

Italian translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Basic Questions on Karma and Rebirth

Articles sent for Italian translation:

  • The Terms Hinayana and Mahayana

  • The Current Situation of Buddhism in the World

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

Edited Tibetan translations that arrived:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Proposal for a Memorial for the Tibetan Holocaust

  • Tibetan Buddhist – Jewish Dialogue: Brief Report

  • Suggestions Regarding Overseas Dharma Centers

  • Sustainable Development of Modern Buddhist Traditions

  • Tulkus’ Conference on Nonsectarianism

  • Workshop for Tibetans Translating Dharma: Report

  • Do You Believe in Rebirth?

  • Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher in Two Lifetimes

  • Dharma in Daily Life

  • Integrating Dharma into Our Lives

21 May 2012

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.05.15): Tong-len Meditation in the Model of Sensitivity Training

English audio files sent for transcribing:

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

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

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

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2011.03.08, 2011.06.07)

  • The Art of Translating Traditional Asian Languages and Cultures into Modern Languages (1 file)

Proofread transcripts of English audio files that arrived:

  • What Does It Mean to Understand Something? (part 2)

Edited German translations that arrived:

  • A Commentary on Attitude-Training like the Rays of the Sun – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama (part 1)

New Russian translations online:

  • Introductory Lecture on Karma

Transcribed Russian audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • The Importance of Love, Compassion, and Bodhichitta

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • Brief Presentation of the Main Points about Karma

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for Russian transcription:

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

Spanish translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • The Purification Method Used in Anuttarayoga Tantra

  • Islamic-Buddhist Dialogue

New French translations online:

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

New Arabic translations that arrived and were sent for copyediting:

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

  • Overview of the Lam-rim Graded Pathways of Mind

  • Introductory Lecture on Karma

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

  • Dealing with Jealousy

  • Working with Emotions: How to Deal with Anger

Edited Urdu translations that arrived and were sent for copyediting:

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

Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

  • Tibetan Astro Sciences (part 1)

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

Italian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • The Four Axioms for Examining a Dharma Teaching

Edited Vietnamese translations that arrived:

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

14 May 2012

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.05.08): Overview of Tong-len: Giving and Taking

New bilingual English-Russian audio files recorded:

  • From the Two Truths, the Four Truths; from the Four Truths, the Three Precious Gems (3 parts)

Bilingual English-German audio cassettes sent for digitizing and audio editing:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2003.01.07, 2003.09.16, 2004.03.23, 2004.12.21, 2005.02.15, 2005.02.22, 2005.03.01, 2005.03.22)

Bilingual English-German audio files sent for audio editing:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2003.12.02)

Proofread transcripts of English audio files that arrived:

  • The Atman Asserted by the Samkhya and Nyaya Schools That Buddhism Refutes (1 part)

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.08.08)

  • What Does It Mean to Understand Something? (part 1)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2011.05.24, 2011.05.31, 2012.01.03)
  • Letter to a Friend (2007.04.24)

Transcribed English audio files sent for proofreading:

  • What Does It Mean to Understand Something? (7 parts)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • The Art of Translating Traditional Asian Languages and Cultures into Modern Languages (1 file)

Bilingual English-Bulgarian audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Overview of the Nine Vehicles of Mind According to the Nyingma Tradition (1 file)

  • Buddhist Science, Psychology, and Religion (1 file)

New Spanish translation online:

  • Five Buddha Family Traits in Daily Life: Gelug Anuttarayoga Tantra and Karma Kagyu Mahamudra Presentations

New traditional character and simplified character Chinese translations online:

  • Root Bodhisattva Vows

Arabic translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Urdu translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

New Indonesian translations online:

  • Introduction to Tibetan Medicine

Edited Italian translations that arrived:

  • Bon and Tibetan Buddhism

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

Edited Turkish translations that arrived:

  • Basic Questions on Karma and Rebirth

  • Basic Questions on Detachment, Nonviolence, and Compassion

  • The Buddhist View toward Other Religions

7 May 2012

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.05.01): The Decision Definitely to Exchange Our Attitudes about Self and Others

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2011.05.10, 2011.05.17)

  • Letter to a Friend (2007.04.10, 2007.04.17)

Proofread transcripts of English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.08.01)

English audio files that were edited:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2002.06.25, 2002.07.09, 2002.07.16, 2002.09.03, 2002.09.10, 2002.09.17, 2002.09.24, 2002.10.29, 2002.11.05, 2003.01.07, 2003.01.14, 2003.01.21, 2003.06.03, 2003.06.17, 2003.06.24, 2003.07.01, 2003.09.23, 2003.09.30, 2003.10.07, 2004.01.27, 2004.10.26)

Bilingual English-German audio files that were edited:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2003.01.14, 2003.06.03, 2003.06.17, 2003.06.24, 2003.07.01, 2003.09.23, 2003.09.30, 2003.10.07, 2004.01.27, 2004.10.26)

English audio files sent for editing:

  • The Atman Asserted by the Samkhya and Nyaya Schools That Buddhism Refutes (1 part)

New Spanish translations online:

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

New bilingual English-Spanish audio transcripts online:

  • Self-Transformation through the Lam Rim Graded Stages (12 parts)

Edited Spanish transcripts of bilingual English-Spanish audio files that arrived:

  • Self-Transformation through the Lam Rim Graded Stages (part 12)

Spanish translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Introduction to Tantra

  • Overview of Kalachakra

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

  • The Twelve Links of Dependent Arising (part 1)

  • The Four Immeasurable Attitudes in Hinayana, Mahayana, and Bon

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

Edited Spanish translations sent for proofreading:

  • Tibetan Buddhist – Jewish Dialogue: Brief Report

New Portuguese translations online:

  • Advice for Taking a Tantric Empowerment

  • Visualization

New Arabic translations online:

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

Articles sent for Arabic translation:

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

  • Dharma in Daily Life

  • Integrating Dharma into Our Lives

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

  • The Sources of Happiness According to Buddhism

Articles sent for Urdu translation:

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

New Indonesian translations online:

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in East Turkistan

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in West Turkistan

Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Introduction to Tibetan Medicine

Edited Italian translations that arrived:

  • Advice from His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama on Teaching Lam-rim

  • Approaches to the Dharma: Intellectual, Emotional and Devotional

  • Basic Questions on Detachment, Nonviolence and Compassion

Edited Vietnamese translations that arrived:

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

Edited Turkish translations that arrived:

  • The Appeal of Buddhism in the Modern World

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

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

  • The Life of Shakyamuni Buddha

30 April 2012

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.04.24): The Decision That We Are Capable of Exchanging Our Attitudes about Self and Others

New English audio files recorded:

  • The Art of Translating Traditional Asian Languages and Cultures into Modern Languages (1 file)

New bilingual English-Bulgarian audio files recorded:

  • Overview of the Nine Vehicles of Mind According to the Nyingma Tradition (1 file)

  • Buddhist Science, Psychology, and Religion (1 file)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Letter to a Friend (2007.04.10, 2007.04.17, 2007.04.24)

Transcribed English audio files sent for proofreading:

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.08.01, 2006.08.08, 2006.08.15, 2006.08.22, 2006.09.05, 2006.09.12, 2006.09.26, 2006.10.03, 2006.10.10, 2006.10.17)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2011.05.03, 2011.08.09)

  • The Atman Asserted by the Samkhya and Nyaya Schools That Buddhism Refutes (1 part)

  • Guidelines Concerning the Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher (part 2)

Proofread transcripts of English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.07.25)

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2009.06.02, 2009.06.09, 2009.06.16)

Articles sent for German translation:

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

Edited Spanish transcripts of bilingual English-Spanish audio files that arrived:

  • Self-Transformation through the Lam Rim Graded Stages (part 11)

New Russian translations online:

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

Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in East Turkistan

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in West Turkistan

Edited Italian translations that arrived:

  • Berzin Archives on Your Mobile Device

23 April 2012

New English articles online:

  • The Gelug Prasangika Presentation of the Two Sets of Obscurations

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.04.17): The Decisions to Rid Ourselves of Self-Cherishing and to Make Cherishing Others Our Main Practice

New English audio transcripts online:

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

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.07.13, 2011.12.20)

  • What Does It Mean to Understand Something? (7 parts)

Proofread transcripts of English audio files that arrived:

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

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.03.13, 2012.03.20, 2012.03.27, 2012.04.03)

New Spanish translations online:

  • Advice on Overcoming Self-Cherishing – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

Edited Spanish transcripts of bilingual English-Spanish audio files that arrived:

  • Self-Transformation through the Lam Rim Graded Stages (parts 9 – 10)

Portuguese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Advice for Taking a Tantric Empowerment

New Russian translations online:

  • Working with Emotions: How to Deal with Anger

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

  • Concentration Terminology

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • Achieving Shamatha

  • Objects of Focus for Developing Shamatha and Vipashyana

Chinese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Root Bodhisattva Vows

Articles sent for Chinese translation:

  • Identifying the Objects of Safe Direction (Refuge)

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

  • Bringing Buddhism Down to Earth (7 parts)

  • Comparison of the "Dharma-Lite" and "Real Thing Dharma" Versions of Lam-rim

  • Basic Scheme of the Five Aggregate Factors of Experience

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

  • Advice for Taking a Tantric Empowerment (Initiation)

  • Introduction to Tantra

  • Basic Features of Tantra

Urdu translations sent for editing:

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

New Indonesian translations online:

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

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

  • Buddhism among the Turkic People

Edited Italian translation that arrived:

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

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

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

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

  • The Buddhist View toward Other Religions

  • The Appeal of Buddhism in the Modern World

Italian translations sent for editing:

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

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

  • Advice for Taking a Tantric Empowerment

  • Basic Features of Tantra

  • Introduction to Tantra

  • Approaches to the Dharma: Intellectual, Emotional and Devotional

  • Avoiding Mixing Ego with Dharma Practice

  • Avoiding Confusion in the Spiritual Student-Teacher Relationship

  • Bon and Tibetan Buddhism

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

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

  • A Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (8 parts)

  • Integrating Dharma into Our Lives

  • Advice from His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama on Teaching Lam-rim

  • Lam-rim Structured According to the Four Noble Truths

  • Dharma-Lite Versus “The Real Thing” Dharma

  • Basic Questions on Detachment, Nonviolence, and Compassion

  • Dharma in Daily Life

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

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

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

16 April 2012

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.04.10): Important Points about Meditation and the Decision Definitely to Stop Being Partisan

Proofread transcripts of English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.06.20, 2006.06.27)

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2009.05.19)

Portuguese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Visualization

Articles sent for Portuguese translation:

  • Advice for Taking a Tantric Empowerment (Initiation)

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

Edited and proofread Russian translations that arrived:

  • Working with Emotions: How to Deal with Anger

Articles sent for Arabic translation:

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

Edited Urdu translations that were copyedited:

  • Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the Mongol Empire (chapters 1 – 4, 6 – 9)

Urdu translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

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

  • Secondary Bodhisattva Vows

New Indonesian translations online:

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

  • Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (8 parts)

Articles sent for Indonesian translation:

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

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

  • Holy Wars in Buddhism and Islam (full and abridged versions)

  • Religious Conversion in Shambhala

  • Tibeto-Mongolian Astrology and Karma

  • Tibetan Astro Sciences (2 parts)

  • Introduction to Tibetan Medicine

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in Afghanistan

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in West Turkistan

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in East Turkistan

  • Buddhism among the Turkic People

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

Edited Italian translations that arrived:

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

Italian translations sent for editing:

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

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

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

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

  • The Buddhist View toward Other Religions

  • The Appeal of Buddhism in the Modern World

Vietnamese translations sent for editing:

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

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

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

Articles sent for Vietnamese translation:

  • The Life of Shakyamuni Buddha

  • The Spread of Buddhism in Asia

  • Approaches to the Dharma – Intellectual, Emotional and Devotional

9 April 2012

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.04.03): The Three Ways to Actualize Equanimity from the Deepest Point of View

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.07.06, 2011.12.13)

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

Proofread transcripts of English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2009.05.12)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • The Atman Asserted by the Samkhya and Nyaya Schools That Buddhism Refutes (1 part)

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Brief History of Drigungtil Monastery

  • Brief History of Drug Sang-ngag Choling Monastery

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • Introduction to Voidness and Mental Labeling

New Chinese translations online:

  • Tulkus’ Conference on Nonsectarianism

  • Suggestions Regarding Overseas Dharma Centers

  • Sustainable Development of Western Buddhist Traditions

New Indonesian articles online:

  • A Buddhist View of Islam

New Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Articles sent for Turkish translation:

  • The Life of Shakyamuni Buddha

  • 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 an Experienced Old Man – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

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

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

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in Afghanistan

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in West Turkistan

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in East Turkistan

  • Buddhism among the Turkic People

  • 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

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

  • Short Biography of Alexander Berzin

  • Becoming Involved with Buddhism

  • Message from His Holiness the Dalai Lama

  • Message from Ling Rinpoche

  • Message from Tsenshap Serkong Tulku

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

2 April 2012

New English audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.03.27): The Three Ways to Actualize Equanimity from the Points of View of Others

New English audio files recorded and will need editing:

  • The Atman Asserted by the Samkhya and Nyaya Schools That Buddhism Refutes (1 part)

New bilingual English-German audio files recorded and will need editing:

  • Who Are the Disciples for Whom Seeing the Guru As a Buddha Is Relevant? (2 parts)

Proofread transcripts of English audio files that arrived:

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2009.04.26)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2011.04.26)

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

  • Influence of Geshe Wangyal on Combining Buddhist Practice and Buddhology

  • Buddhist Ethical Behavior: A Practical Approach

Spanish translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

  • Introduction to Tantra

Edited Spanish transcripts of bilingual English-Spanish audio files that arrived:

  • Self-Transformation through the Lam Rim Graded Stages (parts 6 – 8)

New French translations online:

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

    Edited Chinese translations that arrived and were sent for copyediting:

  • Tulkus’ Conference on Nonsectarianism

  • Suggestions Regarding Overseas Dharma Centers

  • Sustainable Development of Western Buddhist Traditions

New Indonesian translations online:

  • The Relation between Buddhism and Sufism

Indonesian translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Buddhist-Muslim Doctrinal Relations

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