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Work in Progress

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.

Fourth Quarter

October 20, 2014

English audio files: audio recorded:

  • Explanation of "Types of Appearances Mind Gives Rise To: Accurate and Inaccurate, Pure and Impure, Tainted and Untainted, Samsaric and Nirvanic" (7 parts)

English video files: video recorded:

  • Explanation of "Types of Appearances Mind Gives Rise To: Accurate and Inaccurate, Pure and Impure, Tainted and Untainted, Samsaric and Nirvanic" (7 parts)

English audio file: recorded, sent for editing, editing done, put online:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim): Conventional Truth and the First Two Criteria for Accepting What Is Conventionally Existent and What Is Not

English audio file: transcription done:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim): 2014.06.17, 2014.07.15

  • Weekly course on Letter to a Friend: 2007.07.31, 2007.08.07, 2007.08.14, 2007.08.21, 2007.09.11, 2007.09.18, 2007.09.25, 2007.10.02, 2007.10.09, 2007.10.16, 2007.10.23

English audio file: sent for transcription:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim): 2014.07.22

  • Meditation on the Sixteen Aspects of the Four Noble Truths in the Context of the Four Close Placements of Mindfulness (9 parts)

Russian articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Self-Transformation through the Lam-rim Graded Stages (parts 3-4)

  • The Relevance of Refuge and Karma in Daily Life (part 1)

Russian audio transcripts: transcription done, sent for proofreading:

  • Training Our Attitudes in Daily Life: Nothing Special (part 3)

Russian audio transcripts: sent for transcribing:

  • Why People Are Attracted to Buddhism in the Present World

Polish articles: editing done, sent for proofreading, proofreading done, put online:

  • Balanced Sensitivity for the Age of Social Media: Developing a Caring Heart (parts 1-3)

  • Developing a Healthy Society Based on Tibetan Buddhist, Muslim, Christian, Confucian and Basic Human Ethical Values

Polish articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • A Short Commentary on Thirty-seven Bodhisattva Practices – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama (part 1)

Portuguese articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • The Bases for Ethical Behavior

Italian articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Overview of the Six Far-reaching Attitudes (Six Perfections) (parts 1-3)

Indonesian articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Explanation of A Bodhisattva's Garland of Gems (part 4)

Chinese articles: translation done:

  • Explanation of Thirty-seven Bodhisattva Practices (part 2)

Chinese articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Buddhist Ethical Behavior: A Practical Approach

  • Eight-Verse Attitude-Training

Japanese articles: editing done, sent for proofreading, proofreading done, put online:

  • Working with Emotions: How to Deal with Anger

Japanese articles: translation done, sent for editing, editing done, sent for proofreading, proofreading done, put online:

  • Points for an Interreligious Panel Discussion on Social Responsibility and Environmental Protection

  • Multireligious Support for Improving the Environment through Vegetarianism

Mongolian articles: translation done, sent for editing, editing done, sent for proofreading, proofreading done, put online:

  • The Six Preparatory Practices and Advice Concerning Ngondro Preliminary Practices (7 parts)

Vietnamese articles: translation done, sent for editing, editing done, sent for proofreading, proofreading done, put online:

  • Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher in Two Lifetimes

Persian articles: translation done, sent for editing:

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

West Punjabi articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • A Buddhist View of Islam

October 13, 2014

Russian articles: editing done, sent for proofreading, proofreading done, put online:

  • A Brief History of Katog Monastery

Russian articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • An Introduction to Mahamudra and Its Practical Application to Life (part 4)

Spanish articles: proofreading done, put online:

  • Developing Balanced Sensitivity (chapters 4-7)

Spanish articles: translation done, sent for editing, editing done, sent for proofreading:

  • The Sensitivity Handbook: Training Materials for Developing Balanced Sensitivity (exercises 20-22)

Portuguese articles: editing done, sent for proofreading, proofreading done, put online:

  • Distinguishing Dharma from Asian Culture

  • Applying Buddhist Principles for the Age of Social Media

Polish articles: editing done, sent for proofreading, proofreading done, put online:

  • A Bodhisattva's Garland of Gems

  • Explanation of A Bodhisattva's Garland of Gems (parts 4-7)

  • An Introduction to Mahamudra and Its Practical Application to Life (parts 2-3)

Polish articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Balanced Sensitivity for the Age of Social Media: Developing a Caring Heart (3 parts)

  • Developing a Healthy Society Based on Tibetan Buddhist, Muslim, Christian, Confucian and Basic Human Ethical Values

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

Polish articles: sent for translating:

  • Overcoming the Compulsiveness of Karma with Ethical Self-Discipline (4 parts)

  • The Five Aggregates in the Context of the Four Hallmarks of the Dharma

  • The Buddhist Explanation of Rebirth (2 parts)

  • Analysis of Free Will versus Determinism

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

West Punjabi articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Islamic-Buddhist Dialogue

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

October 6, 2014

English audio transcripts:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2014.06.10, 2014.07.01)

German articles: proofreading done, put online:

  • Self-Transformation Through the Lam-rim Graded Stages (part 7)

  • Developing a Healthy Society Based on Tibetan Buddhist, Muslim, Christian, Confucian and Basic Human Ethical Values

  • Multireligious Support for Improving the Environment through Vegetarianism

  • Points for an Interreligious Panel Discussion on Social Responsibility and Environmental Protection

German articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Training Our Attitudes in Daily Life: Nothing Special (part 3)

German articles: sent for translation:

  • Going from Renunciation to Compassion

  • Self-Transformation through Attitude-Training

Russian articles: proofreading done, put online:

  • The Meaning of “Sangha” and Advice for Dharma Centers

Russian articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Extraphysical and Extrasensory Powers

Russian articles: sent for translation:

  • Going from Renunciation to Compassion

Polish articles: translation done, sent for editing, editing done, sent for proofreading, proofreading done, put online:

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

  • Explanation of A Bodhisattva's Garland of Gems (parts 1-3)

Polish articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • A Bodhisattva's Garland of Gems

  • Explanation of A Bodhisattva's Garland of Gems (parts 4-7)

  • An Introduction to Mahamudra and Its Practical Application to Life (parts 2-4)

Indonesian articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Strategies for Deconstructing Jealousy (part 2)

Japanese articles: editing done, sent for proofreading, proofreading done, put online:

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

Japanese articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Working with Emotions: How to Deal with Anger

Japanese articles: sent for translation:

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

  • Multireligious Support for Improving the Environment through Vegetarianism

  • Points for an Interreligious Panel Discussion on Social Responsibility and Environmental Protection

Vietnamese articles: editing done, sent for proofreading, proofreading done, put online:

  • Mutual Knowledge and Understanding as the Basis for Religious Harmony – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Vietnamese articles: sent for translation:

  • A Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (8 parts)

  • Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher in Two Lifetimes

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

  • Paraphrase of Trainings, in Verse, for How to Meditate on Impermanence – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

Hindi articles: translation done, sent for editing, editing done, sent for proofreading, proofreading done, put online:

  • The Bases for Ethical Behavior

Persian articles: translation done, sent for editing, editing done, sent for proofreading, proofreading done, put online:

  • Developing a Healthy Society Based on Tibetan Buddhist, Muslim, Christian, Confucian and Basic Human Ethical Values

  • Multireligious Support for Improving the Environment through Vegetarianism

  • Points for an Interreligious Panel Discussion on Social Responsibility and Environmental Protection

Persian articles: sent for translation:

  • Introductory Lecture on Karma

  • The Sources of Happiness According to Buddhism

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

  • Summary of the Graded Path to Enlightenment – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I

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

West Punjabi: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in East Turkistan

Previous Quarterly Reports of Work in Progress

Third Quarter 2014

Second Quarter 2014

First Quarter 2014

Fourth Quarter 2013

Third Quarter 2013

Second Quarter 2013

First Quarter 2013

Fourth Quarter 2012

Third Quarter 2012

Second Quarter 2012

First Quarter 2012

Fourth Quarter 2011

Third Quarter 2011

Second Quarter 2011

First Quarter 2011

Fourth Quarter 2010

Third Quarter 2010

Second Quarter 2010

First Quarter 2010

Fourth Quarter 2009

Third Quarter 2009

Second Quarter 2009

First Quarter 2009

Fourth Quarter 2008

Third Quarter 2008

SecondQuarter 2008

First Quarter 2008

Fourth Quarter 2007