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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.

Second Quarter

April 14, 2014

English articles: proofreading done, put online / 2 items:

  • What Are Dharma Protectors?

  • What Is Sufism? – Dr. Elahe Omidyar Mir-Djalali

English articles: editing done, sent for proofreading, proofreading done, put online / 2 items:

  • The Eighty Exemplary Features (Minor Marks) of a Buddha’s Enlightening Body – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

  • Arrangement of the Thirty-two Excellent Signs and Eighty Exemplary Features According to Location on a Buddha’s Enlightening Body

English articles: sent for editing / 2 items:

  • What Are Yidams?

  • A Short History of Buddhism in Mongolia

English audio files: recorded, sent for editing, editing done, put online / 1 item:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2014.04.08): Negation Phenomena and the Mechanism Whereby Conceptual Cognition Posits Sets and Counter-sets

English audio files: editing done /1 item:

  • What Karma Actually Is: The Gelug Prasangika Presentation (part 2)

English audio transcripts: transcription done / 3 items:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2013.04.30, 2013.06.18)

  • What Karma Actually Is: The Gelug Prasangika Presentation (part 5)

English audio transcripts: sent for editing, editing done / 9 items:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2003.01.14, 2003.01.21, 2003.01.28, 2003.02.11, 2003.02.18, 2003.02.25, 2003.03.04, 2003.03.11, 2003.03.18)

English audio transcripts: editing done / 14 items:

  • Weekly course on Letter to a Friend (2006.05.09, 2006.05.16, 2006.05.23, 2006.05.30, 2006.06.06, 2006.06.13)

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2009.06.23, 2009.06.30, 2009.07.07, 2009.07.14, 2009.07.21, 2009.07.28, 2009.08.04, Outline for Part I)

English audio transcripts: sent for editing / 6 items:

  • Weekly course on Letter to a Friend (2006.06.20, 2006.06.27, 2006.07.11, 2006.07.25, 2006.08.01, 2006.08.08)

English audio transcripts: sent for transcription / 1 item:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2013.07.30)

Handwritten English notes: transcription done, editing done, sent for proofreading / 1 item:

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

Bilingual English-Russian audio files: put online / 1 item:

  • Advice on Practicing Buddhism in the West

Bilingual English-German audio files: editing done / 1 item:

  • What Karma Actually Is: The Gelug Prasangika Presentation (part 2)

Bilingual English-German video files: put online / 7 items:

  • What Karma Actually Is: The Gelug Prasangika Presentation (7 parts)

German articles: proofreading done, put online / 1 item:

  • Applying Buddhist Principles for the Age of Social Media

German articles: translation done, sent for editing / 2 items:

  • Explanation of Buddhist Sexual Ethics: An Historical Perspective

  • Why I Began the Berzin Archives

German articles: sent for translation / 4 items:

  • Why I Began the Berzin Archives

  • How to Live and Work in a Multi-religious Society

  • Advice on Practicing Buddhism in the West

  • Daily Life and Practice of Western Buddhists

Russian articles: editing done, sent for proofreading, proofreading done / 1 item:

  • Advice to Tibetan and Western Teachers at Dharma Centers – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Russian transcripts: editing done, put online / 1 item:

  • Developing the Mind Based on Buddha-Nature (part 4)

Russian transcripts: sent for editing / 1 item:

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

Russian transcripts: transcription done, sent for editing / 1 item:

  • How to Meditate on the Voidness of the Impossible “Me” Experiencing the Four Noble Truths (part 9)

Russian transcripts: sent for transcription: / 1 item:

  • How to Meditate on the Voidness of the Impossible “Me” Experiencing the Four Noble Truths (part 10)

Russian articles: sent for translation / 5 items:

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

Portuguese articles: editing done, put online / 1 item:

  • The Three Trainings and Eightfold Path in Daily Life (part 2)

Portuguese articles: translation done, sent for editing / 1 item:

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

Portuguese articles: sent for translating / 1 item:

  • Explanation of Buddhist Sexual Ethics: An Historical Perspective

Polish articles: translation done, sent for editing / 1 item:

  • Main Points concerning Meditation (part 1)

Chinese articles: translation done, sent for editing / 5 items:

  • The Three Trainings and Eightfold Path in Daily Life (3 parts)

  • Directing Rebirth: The Tibetan Tulku System

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

Japanese articles: translation done, sent for editing / 3 items:

  • The Three Trainings and Eightfold Path in Daily Life (part 2)

  • Anwar Sadat Lecture for Peace – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

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

Mongolian articles: translation done, sent for editing, editing done, put online / 3 items:

  • The Bases for Ethical Behavior

  • Overview of the Four Noble Truths

  • The Relevance of the Dalai Lama in the Modern World

Tibetan articles: editing done, put online / 3 items:

  • Scheme for Analyzing the Dynamics of a Relation with a Spiritual Teacher

  • Do You Believe in Rebirth?

  • Workshop for Tibetans Translating Dharma: Report

April 7, 2014

English audio files: recorded, sent for editing, editing done, put online / 1 item:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2014.04.01): Prasangika Assertions of Under-refutation in Svatantrika and of the Correct View Concerning Mental Labeling and Dependent Arising

English audio transcripts: transcription done / 9 items:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2013.02.12, 2013.02.26, 2013.03.05, 2013.03.12, 2013.04.23, 2013.06.04)

  • What Karma Actually Is: The Gelug Prasangika Presentation (parts 3 -4)

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2001.11.27)

English audio transcripts: sent for transcription / 6 items

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2013.06.18, 2013.06.25, 2013.07.02, 2013.07.09, 2013.07.16, 2013.07.23)

German translations: translation done, sent for editing, editing done, sent for proofreading / 1 item:

  • Applying Buddhist Principles for the Age of Social Media

German audio transcripts: transcription done / 1 item:

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2003.10.28)

German audio transcripts: sent for transcription / 3 items

  • Weekly course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2003.11.04, 2003.11.11, 2003.11.18)

Russian articles: put online / 1 item:

  • The Dalai Lama’s Reflections on the Realistic Approach of Buddhism: Talks to Former Dharamsala Residents from the West (part 2)

Russian transcripts: transcription done, sent for editing / 1 item:

  • How to Meditate on the Voidness of the Impossible “Me” Experiencing the Four Noble Truths (part 8)

Russian transcripts: sent for transcription / 1 item:

  • How to Meditate on the Voidness of the Impossible “Me” Experiencing the Four Noble Truths (part 9)

Portuguese articles: translation done, sent for editing, editing done, put online / 1 item:

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

Portuguese articles: translation done, sent for editing / 1 item:

  • The Three Trainings and Eightfold Path in Daily Life (part 2)

Portuguese articles: editing done, put online / 4 items:

  • The Relevance of the Dalai Lama in the Modern World

  • Examining Karma Immediately after 9/11 (parts 1-2)

  • The Three Trainings and Eightfold Path in Daily Life (part 1)

French articles: translation done, sent for editing / 1 item:

  • A Meeting of Two Oceans: Dialogue on Sufism and Buddhism with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Polish articles: editing done, put online / 4 items:

  • The Twelve Links of Dependent Arising (3 parts)

  • The Sources of Happiness According to Buddhism

Polish articles: sent for translation / 11 items:

  • The Bases for Ethical Behavior

  • Overview of the Four Noble Truths

  • Main Points concerning Meditation (2 parts)

  • The Relevance of the Dalai Lama in the Modern World

  • Buddhist Science, Psychology and Religion

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

Italian articles: editing done, put online / 1 item:

  • Handling Fear

Indonesian articles: editing done, put online / 1 item:

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

Indonesian articles: translation done, sent for editing / 1 item:

  • Common Misunderstandings about Buddhism

Vietnamese articles: translation done, sent for editing / 1 item:

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

Vietnamese translations: sent for translation / 2 items:

  • Handling Fear

  • Feeding and Taming the Demon of Fear

Japanese articles: editing done, put online / 1 item:

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

Mongolian articles: sent for editing / 1 item:

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

Tibetan articles: translations done / 10 items:

  • A Short Commentary on Thirty-seven Bodhisattva Practices – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama (3 parts)

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

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

Persian articles: editing done, put online / 4 items:

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

  • A Meeting of Two Oceans: Dialogue on Sufism and Buddhism with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

  • Buddhist Science, Psychology and Religion

  • The Spread of Buddhism in Asia

Persian translations: translation done, sent for editing / 1 item:

  • A Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (part 7)

Previous Quarterly Reports of Work in Progress

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