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Work in Progress: Third Quarter 2011

Alexander Berzin

Third Quarter 2011

26 September 2011

New bilingual English-Russian audio files recorded:

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

  • Main Points Concerning Meditation (2 parts)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Working with Our Mental Factors in Daily Life (part 1)

Proofread transcriptions of English audio files that arrived:

  • Overview of the Six Far-Reaching Attitudes (Six Perfections) (parts 3 and 4)

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.11.21, 2007.02.07)

English audio files sent for transcription:

  • Recognizing Some Basic Features of Mental Activity (1 part)

Transcribed English audio files sent for proofreading:

  • Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2008.01.08, 2008.01.15, 2008.01.22, 2008.01.29. 2008.02.05, 2008.02.19. 2008.02.26)

German translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

  • History of the Mulasarvastivada Ordination Lineages in Tibet

New Russian translations online:

  • A Brief History of Yungdrungling Monastery

  • The Sources of Happiness According to Buddhism

Edited Russian audio transcripts that arrived:

  • Practicing Tantra Effectively (part 5)

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (chapter 2)

French translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

  • Introduction to Tibetan Medicine

Arabic translations sent for editing:

  • Brief History of Ganden Monastery

  • Brief History of Drepung Monastery – L.T. Doboom Tulku

  • Brief History of Gyumay and Gyuto Lower and Upper Tantric Colleges

  • Brief History of Kumbum Monastery

  • Brief History of Labrang Monastery

  • A Short Biography of Tsongkhapa

  • A Brief History of Drigungtil Monastery

  • A Brief History of Drug Sang-ngag Choling Monastery

  • A Brief History of Nalendra Monastery

  • A Brief History of Sakya Monastery

  • A Brief History of Tsurpu Monastery

  • A Brief History of Dorje-drag Monastery

  • A Brief History of Katog Monastery

  • A Brief History of Mindroling Monastery

Urdu translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • The Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the Mongol Empire (chapter 19)

Chinese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Articles sent for Chinese translation:

  • Actions for Training from Taking Safe Direction (Refuge)

  • Actions for Training from the Pledged State of Aspiring Bodhicitta

  • Root Bodhisattva Vows

  • Secondary Bodhisattva Vows

  • Common Root Tantric Vows

  • Factors Involved in Transgressing Tantric Vows

  • Auxiliary Bonding Practices

  • Common Bonding Practices for the Buddha-Families

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

  • The Sources of Happiness According to Buddhism

  • Seven-Part Cause and Effect Guideline for Developing Bodhicitta

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

  • Advice on Overcoming Self-Cherishing – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

Edited Indonesian translations that arrived:

  • Basic Questions on Karma and Rebirth

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

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

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

  • Buddhism and Science

19 September 2011

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.11.14)
  • Lam-rim Meditation Class (2009.09.08)

Transcribed English audio files sent for proofreading:

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

Proofread transcriptions of English audio files that arrived:

  • The Bases for Ethical Behavior (1 part)
  • Press Conference, Elista, Kalmykia, Russia, April 2011 (1 part)
  • Overview of the Six Far-reaching Attitudes (Six Perfections) (parts 1-2)

New German translations online:

  • Brief Presentation of the Main Points about Karma

German translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • The Sources of Happiness According to Buddhism

Articles sent for German translation:

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

New Russian translations online:

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

Edited and proofread Russian translations that arrived:

  • The Sources of Happiness According to Buddhism

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (chapter 1)

Proofread transcriptions of Russian audio files that arrived:

  • Practicing Tantra Effectively (part 1)

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

  • Practicing Tantra Effectively (part 5)

Edited transcriptions of Russian audio files that arrived:

  • Practicing Tantra Effectively (part 2)

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for Russian transcription:

  • Practicing Tantra Effectively (part 4)

Urdu translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • The Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the Mongol Empire (chapters 16, 17, 18)

Chinese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Current Situation of Buddhism in the World
  • Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher in Two Lifetimes
  • Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind to the Dharma
  • Avoiding Mixing Ego with Dharma Practice
  • Dispelling Discomfort at the Eight Transitory Things in Life
  • Impermanence as a Resource for Building Healthy Relationships
  • Is There a Common Ground between Buddhism and Islam?
  • Lam-rim Structured According to the Four Noble Truths
  • Milarepa Songs of Nonattachment to Family, Friends, and Wealth
  • Renunciation – The Determination To Be Free
  • Compassion Based on Biology and Reason – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
  • Feeding and Taming the Demon of Fear
  • How to Deal with Negative Emotions – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Articles sent for Chinese translation:

  • A Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (8 parts)

12 September 2011

English audio files recorded:

  • Recognizing Some Basic Features of Mental Activity (1 part)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.11.07, 2007.05.01, 2007.10.09)

  • Lam-rim Meditation Class (2009.09.01, 2010.02.16)

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

Proofread transcriptions of 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)

Bilingual English-Latvian audio files sent for English transcription:

  • Working with Our Mental Factors in Daily Life (3 parts)

New German translations online:

  • Feeding and Taming the Demon of Fear

German translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • A Survey of Tibetan History (chapters 3 -4)

  • Vajrasattva Purification: The Basics

German translations sent for editing:

  • Introductory Lecture on Karma

  • Brief Presentation of the Main Points about Karma

  • Working with Emotions: How to Deal with Anger

Articles sent for German translation:

  • Seven-Point Attitude Training – Namkapel edition

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

  • History of the Mulasarvastivada Ordination Lineages in Tibet

  • The History of the Early Period of Buddhism and Bon in Tibet (2 parts)

Proofread transcriptions of Russian audio files that arrived:

  • Introduction to the Pledged Bodhicitta Actions for Training and the Root Bodhisattva Vows (session 1)

  • Nirvana and Enlightenment (1 part)

Urdu translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • The Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the Mongol Empire (chapter 13, 14, 15)

Articles sent for Urdu translation:

  • Basic Questions on Karma and Rebirth

  • The Contribution of the Tibetan Oral and Textual Heritage to Global Understanding: Progress and Prospects (Full, Abridged, Abstract)

  • The Four Axioms for Examining a Dharma Teaching

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

  • A Brief History of Dzogchen

  • Tibeto-Mongolian Astrology and Karma

  • Tibetan Astro Sciences (2 chapters)

  • Introduction to Tibetan Medicine

5 September 2011

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Wheel of Sharp Weapons (2006.01.16)

  • Lam-rim Meditation Class (2009.08.25)

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

Proofread transcriptions of English audio files that arrived:

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

Bilingual English-Latvian audio files sent for English transcription:

  • Overview of Developing Balanced Sensitivity (1 part)

New German translations online:

  • Static and Nonstatic Phenomena

  • Constructive, Destructive, and Nonspecified Phenomena

  • Objects of Focus for Developing Shamatha and Vipashyana

  • The Two Enlightenment-Building Networks (The Two Collections)

German translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

  • A Survey of Tibetan History (chapters 1 – 2)

  • History of the Theravada Ordination Lineages

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

Articles sent for German translation:

  • The Sources of Happiness According to Buddhism

  • Vajrasattva Purification: The Basics

New Spanish translations online:

  • Extraphysical and Extrasensory Powers

Spanish translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

Urdu translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • The Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the Mongol Empire (chapter 11, 12)

29 August 2011

New bilingual English-Latvian audio and video files recorded:

  • Overview of Developing Balanced Sensitivity (1 part)

  • Working with Our Mental Factors in Daily Life (3 parts)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Lam-rim Meditation Class (2009.06.30, 2009.08.18)

  • Letter to a Friend (2007.01.30)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Lam-rim Meditation Class (2009.08.25)

Proofread transcriptions of English audio files that arrived:

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

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

German translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

  • Feeding and Taming the Demon of Fear

  • Working with Emotions: How to Deal with Anger

Articles sent for German translation:

  • A Survey of Tibetan History (4 chapters)

  • History of the Theravada Ordination Lineages

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

  • Advice for Overcoming Self-Cherishing – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

  • Extraphysical and Extrasensory Powers

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

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

New Russian translations online:

  • A Survey of Tibetan History (chapter 4)

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • A Brief History of Yungdrungling Monastery

Edited Russian translations sent for proofreading:

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

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

  • Introduction to the Pledged Bodhicitta Actions for Training and the Root Bodhisattva Vows (session 1)

  • Nirvana and Enlightenment (1 part)

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for Russian transcription:

  • Introduction to the Pledged Bodhicitta Actions for Training and the Root Bodhisattva Vows (session 2)

Spanish translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Forty-six Faults That Cause Interference to Spiritual Study and Practice

Arabic translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Brief History of Ganden Monastery

  • Brief History of Drepung Monastery – L.T. Doboom Tulku

  • Brief History of Gyumay and Gyuto Lower and Upper Tantric Colleges

  • Brief History of Kumbum Monastery

  • Brief History of Labrang Monastery

  • Brief Biography of Tsongkhapa

New Urdu translations online:

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

  • Is There a Common Ground between Buddhism and Islam?

Urdu translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

22 August 2011

Proofread transcriptions of English audio files that arrived:

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

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Lam-rim Meditation Class (2011.08.18)

Transcribed English audio files sent for proofreading:

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

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

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

  • 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)

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

New Arabic translations online:

  • The Terms Hinayana and Mahayana

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

Articles sent for Arabic translation:

  • 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

  • A Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (Preface and 7 parts)

  • Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher in Two Lifetimes

  • Do You Believe In Rebirth?

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

  • The Life of Atisha – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

  • How Gampopa Reached His Spiritual Attainments – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

  • Basic Questions on Karma and Rebirth

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

Urdu translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

Edited Chinese translations (traditional and simplified character versions) that arrived:

  • 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

15 August 2011

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Letter to a Friend (2007.01.23)

  • Lam-rim Meditation Class (2010.02.09)

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

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Lam-rim Meditation Class (2010.02.16, 2010.09.07)

  • Letter to a Friend (2007.05.01)

German translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

  • A Buddhist View of Islam

Articles resent for German translation:

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

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

New bilingual English-Russian audio transcripts online:

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

Bilingual English-Russian audio files sent for Russian transcription:

  • Practicing Tantra Effectively (session 3)

  • Nirvana and Enlightenment

  • Introduction to the Pledged Bodhicitta Actions for Training and the Root Bodhisattva Vows (session 1)

New Spanish translations online:

  • The Terms Hinayana and Mahayana

New Portuguese translations online:

  • Impermanence as a Resource for Developing Building Relationships

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

New Arabic translations online:

  • 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

  • Basic Questions in Detachment, Nonviolence and Compassion

  • The Four Axioms for Examining a Dharma Teaching

New Urdu translations online:

  • The Appeal of Buddhism in the Modern World

  • The Establishment of the Bhikshuni Order in India

  • History of the Mulasarvastivada Ordination Lineages in Tibet

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

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

  • Survey of the Basic Forms of Buddhism

  • The Terms Hinayana and Mahayana

Urdu translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • The Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the Mongol Empire (chapter 3, 8)

Edited Vietnamese translations that arrived:

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

Articles sent for Vietnamese translation:

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

8 August 2011

New English audio files online:

  • Nirvana and Enlightenment (1 part)

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

Proofread transcriptions of English audio files that arrived:

  • Nirvana and Enlightenment (1 part)

  • Shambhala: Myths and Reality

Transcribed English audio files sent for proofreading:

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

New bilingual English-Russian audio files online:

  • Nirvana and Enlightenment (1 part)

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

Spanish translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Portuguese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

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

Articles sent for Portuguese translation:

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

  • The Terms Hinayana and Mahayana

  • Advice for Taking a Tantric Empowerment (Initiation)

  • Visualization

Edited Arabic translations that arrived for copyediting:

  • 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

  • Basic Questions in Detachment, Nonviolence and Compassion

  • The Four Axioms for Examining a Dharma Teaching

Edited Urdu translations that arrived for copyediting:

  • The Appeal of Buddhism in the Modern World

  • The Establishment of the Bhikshuni Order in India

  • History of the Mulasarvastivada Ordination Lineages in Tibet

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

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

  • Survey of the Basic Forms of Buddhism

  • The Terms Hinayana and Mahayana

Urdu translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • The Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the Mongol Empire (chapter 2, 7)

Edited Indonesian translations that arrived:

  • Basic Questions on Detachment, Nonviolence and Compassion

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

1 August 2011

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

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

Articles sent for transcribing:

  • Explanation of the Kalachakra Six-Session Guru-Yoga (2003.04.05)

Proofread transcriptions of English audio files that arrived:

  • Introduction to Buddhist Metaphysics (part 4 – 7)

Transcribed English audio files sent for proofreading:

  • Shambhala: Myths and Reality

New German translations online:

  • Causes, Conditions, and Results

German translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Examining Karma Immediately after 9/11 (parts 2-3)

Articles sent for German translation:

  • Feeding and Taming the Demon of Fear

  • Working with Emotions: How to Deal with Anger

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

New Russian translations online:

  • A Survey of Tibetan History (chapters 2-3)

New bilingual English-Russian audio transcripts online:

  • Personal Experience Combining Buddhist Practice and Buddhology

New Spanish translations online:

  • The Life of Shakyamuni Buddha

  • Biography of Nagarjuna

Spanish translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Text of Seven-Point Attitude-Training – Togmey-zangpo edition with Annotation

Articles sent for Spanish translation:

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

  • Forty-six Faults That Cause Interference in Spiritual Study and Practice

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

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

  • The Sources of Happiness According to Buddhism

  • Advice for Overcoming Self-Cherishing – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

  • A Bodhisattva’s Garland of Gems – Atisha

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

  • Advice for Taking a Tantric Empowerment (Initiation)

  • Introduction to Tantra

  • The Purification Method Used in Anuttarayoga Tantra

  • Overview of Kalachakra

Arabic translations copyedited and sent for final proofreading:

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

  • Current Situation of Buddhism in the World

  • Basic Questions in Detachment, Nonviolence and Compassion

  • Buddhist View of Islam

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

  • Is There Common Ground between Buddhism and Islam?

Urdu translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

25 July 2011

New English articles online:

  • Brief Discussion of the Kalachakra Presentation of Cosmology

  • Buddhist Cosmology: A Comparison of the Abhidharma and Kalachakra Explanations

New English audio files online:

  • Developing the Mind Based on Buddha-Nature (5 parts)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Letter to a Friend (2007.10.16)

  • Shambhala: Myths and Reality (1 part)

  • Buddhism and the West – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama (part 1)

Proofread transcriptions of English audio files that arrived:

  • Introduction to Buddhist Metaphysics (part 3)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Orientation to Buddhism and Kalachakra (1 part)

  • Letter to a Friend (2007.10.09)

New bilingual English-Russian audio files online:

  • Developing the Mind Based on Buddha-Nature (5 parts)

Spanish translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • General Explanation of Seven-Point Attitude-Training (parts 2-3)

Articles sent for Spanish translation:

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

  • The Mechanism of Karma: The Mahayana Presentation Except for Gelug Prasangika (part 4)

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

  • Islamic-Buddhist Dialogue

  • Text of Thirty-seven Bodhisattva Practices: 2006 Literal Translation

Articles sent for Portuguese translation:

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

French translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

New Arabic translations online:

  • A Brief History of Menri Monastery

  • A Brief History of Yungdrungling Monastery

  • The Appeal of Buddhism in the Modern World

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

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

Edited Arabic translations that arrived for copyediting:

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

  • Current Situation of Buddhism in the World

  • Basic Questions in Detachment, Nonviolence and Compassion

  • Buddhist View of Islam

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

  • Is There Common Ground between Buddhism and Islam?

Articles sent for Chinese translation:

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

  • Current Situation of Buddhism in the World

  • Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher in Two Lifetimes

Articles sent for Vietnamese translation:

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

Edited Italian translations that arrived:

  • Avoiding Confusion in the Spiritual Student-Teacher Relationship

18 July 2011

New English audio files online:

  • Shambhala: Myths and Reality (1 part)

Proofread transcriptions of English audio files that arrived:

  • Introduction to Buddhist Metaphysics (parts 1 – 2)

New German translations online:

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

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

Revised German translation online:

  • Text of Eight-Verse Attitude-Training

New Russian translations online:

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

New bilingual English-Russian audio files online:

  • Shambhala: Myths and Reality (1 part)

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • The Sources of Happiness According to Buddhism

Articles sent for Russian translation:

  • Brief Presentation of the Main Points about Karma

Portuguese translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Impermanence as a Resource for Building Healthy Relationships

New Arabic translations ready to go online:

  • A Brief History of Menri Monastery

  • A Brief History of Yungdrungling Monastery

  • The Appeal of Buddhism in the Modern World

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

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

Edited Arabic translations that arrived for copyediting:

  • Four Axioms for Examining the Dharma

  • The Relation between Buddhism and Sufism

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

  • Survey of the Basic Forms of Buddhism

Urdu translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • The Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the Mongol Empire – Introduction: Historiographical Bias

11 July 2011

New English audio files online:

  • Orientation to Buddhism and Kalachakra (1 part)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Letter to a Friend (2007.01.16)

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

  • Lam-rim Meditation Class (2009.08.11)

Proofread transcriptions of English audio files that arrived:

  • Sectarianism within Buddhism (1 part)

English transcripts of Tibetan audio files sent for editing:

  • Discourse on Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (parts 2 – 5)

Arabic translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • A Brief History of Drigungtil Monastery

  • A Brief History of Drug Sang-ngag Choling Monastery

  • A Brief History of Nalendra Monastery

  • A Brief History of Sakya Monastery

  • A Brief History of Tsurpu Monastery

Edited Arabic translations that arrived:

  • A Brief History of Menri Monastery

  • A Brief History of Yungdrungling Monastery

Edited Chinese translations that arrived:

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

Articles sent for Chinese translation:

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

4 July 2011

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

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

  • Letter to a Friend (2006.10.17, 2006.10.24, 2006.10.31)

  • Lam-rim Meditation Class (2009.08.04)

Edited transcriptions of English translations of Tibetan audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Commentary on Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (parts 8 – 12)

French translations that arrived and will need editing:

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

New bilingual English-Russian audio transcripts online:

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

Chinese translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

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

Swedish translations that arrived and will need editing:

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