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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

December 22, 2014

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): Although Both an Unaffected and an Affected Self-Establishing Nature Do Not Exist, Voidness as an Unaffected Self-Nature Does Conventionally Exist

English audio transcripts: transcription done:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2014.08.19, 2014.09.02, 2014.09.23, 2014.11.04)

  • Discourse on Uttaratantra – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama (4 parts)

English articles: sent for editing:

  • History of Buddhism (8 parts)

Russian articles: translation done:

  • The Four Close Placements of Mindfulness According to Mahayana

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

  • The Buddhist Explanation of Rebirth (part 2)

  • Factors Involved in Transgressing Tantric Vows

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

  • Song for the Attainment of Immortality: A Long Life Prayer for His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

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

  • Human Rights and the Status of Women in Buddhism – His Holiness the

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

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

Indonesian: editing done, sent for proofreading, proofreading done, put online:

  • Balanced Sensitivity for the Age of Social Media: Developing a Caring Heart (parts 2-3)

  • Overview of Kalachakra

Indonesian 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

Tibetan articles: translation done:

  • 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

  • Applying Buddhist Principles for the Age of Social Media

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

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

  • How to Live and Work in a Multireligious Society

  • Overview of the Four Noble Truths

Chinese articles: translation done, sent for editing:

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

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

  • The Relevance of Buddhism in the Modern World

Japanese articles: translation done, sent for editing:

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

Persian articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • The Sources of Happiness According to Buddhism

December 15, 2014

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): Under-refutation of the Object To Be Refuted: Refuting Only Doctrinally Based Unawareness, But Not Automatically Arising Unawareness

English audio transcript: transcription done:

  • Meditation on the Sixteen Aspects of the Four Noble Truths in the Context of the Four Close Placements of Mindfulness (part 5)

  • Why and How I Studied and Practiced Kalachakra

English audio transcript: sent for transcription:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2014.12.09)

German articles: translation done, sent for editing:

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

Russian articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Going from Renunciation to Compassion

Russian articles: sent for translation:

  • Main Points of Meditation (edited version) (2 parts)

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

  • Directing Rebirth: The Tibetan Tulku System

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

  • Text of Three Principal Aspects of the Path

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

  • Introduction to Dzogchen

  • Major Facets of Dzogchen

  • The Buddhist Explanation of Rebirth (part 1)

Polish articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Visualization

  • Factors Involved in Transgressing Tantric Vows

  • Seven-Limb Prayer

Chinese articles: editing done:

  • Main Points Concerning Meditation (part 1)

Chinese articles: translation done, sent for editing, editing done:

  • Main Points Concerning Meditation (part 2)

Indonesian articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Overview of Kalachakra

Indonesian: editing done, sent for proofreading, proofreading done, put online:

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

Vietnamese articles: translation done:

  • Buddhist Science, Psychology and Religion

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

  • Dealing with Jealousy

Persian articles: sent for translation:

  • Seven-Part Cause and Effect Quintessence Teaching for Developing Bodhichitta

  • Eight-Verse Attitude-Training

  • Short Commentary on Eight-Verse Attitude-Training – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

Punjabi articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Multireligious Support for Improving the Environment through Vegetarianism

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

December 8, 2014

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): Voidness Is Neither a Self-Established “Thing” Inside Its Basis Making It Devoid, Nor Does It Negate Itself and Thus Make Itself into a Nothing, Accounting for the Conventional Existence of Phenomena through Mental Labeling with Conceptual Isolates

English audio transcripts: editing done:

  • Weekly Course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2003.12.23, 2004.01.13, 2004.01.20, 2004.01.27, 2004.02.03, 2004.02.10, 2004.02.17, 2004.02. 24)

English audio transcripts: transcription done:

  • Meditation on the Sixteen Aspects of the Four Noble Truths in the Context of the Four Close Placements of Mindfulness (part 4)

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2013.11.12, 2014.11.18)

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

  • Practicing Tantra Effectively (part 5)

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

  • Common Misunderstandings about Buddhism

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

  • Introduction to the Guhyasamaja System of Anuttarayoga Tantra

Russian articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • 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

  • Preliminaries for Stressed Practitioners

  • What Does a Buddha Know in Knowing the Past, Present, and Future? (part 3)

Russian articles: sent for translation:

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

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

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

  • Daily Life and Practice of Western Buddhists

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

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

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

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

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

Polish articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • The Buddhist Explanation of Rebirth (parts 1-2)

Polish articles: sent for translation, translation done, sent for editing:

  • Text of Three Principal Aspects of the Path

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

Polish articles: sent for translation:

  • Visualization

  • Factors Involved in Transgressing Tantric Vows

  • Seven-Limb Prayer – Shantideva

  • Song for the Attainment of Immortality: A Long Life Prayer for His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Tibetan articles: translation done:

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

  • The Meaning of "Sangha" and Advice for Dharma Centers

  • Islamic-Buddhist Dialogue

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

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

  • The Relevance of the Dalai Lama in the Modern World

Tibetan articles: sent for translation:

  • The Relevance of the Dalai Lama in the Modern World

  • Applying Buddhist Principles for the Age of Social Media

  • 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

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

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

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

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

  • Explanation of Thirty-seven Bodhisattva Practices (part 1)

Chinese articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Main Points Concerning Meditation (part 1)

Arabic articles: re-editing done:

  • Basic Questions on Karma and Rebirth

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

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

  • Using Buddhist Methods for Helping Us in Daily Life

  • The Appeal of Buddhism in the Modern World

  • What is Meditation?

  • Advice on Overcoming Self-Cherishing – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

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

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

Persian articles: sent for translation:

  • Actions for Training from Taking Safe Direction (Refuge)

  • Actions for Training from the Pledged State of Aspiring Bodhichitta

  • Root Bodhisattva Vows

Urdu articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Multireligious Support for Improving the Environment through Vegetarianism

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

West Punjabi articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Relationship with a Spiritual teacher in Two Lifetimes

December 1, 2014

English articles: put online:

  • Why Study and Practice Kalachakra?

English articles: editing done:

  • Discourse on the Six Far-reaching Attitudes – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

English audio transcripts: transcription done:

  • Weekly Course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2002.01.29)

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim): (2014.10.28)

Bilingual English-German audio files: recorded, sent for editing:

  • Why and How I Studied and Practiced Kalachakra

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

  • Practicing Tantra Effectively (parts 1-2)

Spanish articles: proofreading done, put online:

  • Developing Balanced Sensitivity (chapters 8-20)

Portuguese articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Daily Life and Practice of Western Buddhists

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

  • Sectarianism within Buddhism

  • Practicing Tantra Effectively (part 5)

  • Overcoming the Compulsiveness of Karma with Ethical Self-Discipline (parts 1-4)

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

  • Introductory Comparison of Hinayana and Mahayana

Polish articles: translation done, sent for editing:

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

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

  • The Four Axioms for Examining a Dharma Teaching

Chinese articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Explanation of Thirty-seven Bodhisattva Practices (part 1)

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

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

  • Actions for Training from Taking Safe Direction (Refuge)

  • Actions for Training from the Pledged State of Aspiring Bodhichitta

  • Root Bodhisattva Vows

Persian articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Dealing with Jealousy

November 24, 2014

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): The Refutation of Existence, Nonexistence, Both or Neither Does Not Invalidate the Conventional Existence of Conceptually Cognized Voidness, Voidness Is Not a Nothing

English audio transcripts: sent for transcribing:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim): 2014.11.18

English audio transcripts: transcription done:

  • Meditation on the Sixteen Aspects of the Four Noble Truths in the Context of the Four Close Placements of Mindfulness (parts 2-3)

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

  • Going from Renunciation to Compassion

Russian articles: translation done, sent for editing:

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

  • An Offering Ceremony to the Spiritual Masters (Lama Chopa) – First Panchen Lama

  • An Abbreviated Six-Session Yoga – Ngulchu Jeydrung (2001 Precise Poetic Translation)

Russian articles: sent for translation, translation done, sent for editing:

  • Preliminaries for Meditation or Study for Stressed Practitioners

Russian articles: sent for translation:

  • 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

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

  • Advice on Practicing Buddhism in the West

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

  • Practicing Tantra Effectively (part 4)

Polish articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Sectarianism within Buddhism

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

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

Indonesian: editing done, sent for proofreading, proofreading done, put online:

  • Explanation of A Bodhisattva's Garland of Gems (parts 2-6)

  • Strategies for Deconstructing Jealousy (parts 3-4)

Indonesian articles: translation done, sent for editing:

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

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

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

Persian articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Applying Buddhist Principles for the Age of Social Media

West Punjabi articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • A Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (parts 1-5)

November 17, 2014

English audio files: transcription done:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim): 2014.07.22, 2014.08.12

English audio files: transcription done:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim): 2014.10.28, 2014.11.04, 2014.11.11

Russian articles: proofreading done, put online:

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

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

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

Russian articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Self-Transformation through the Lam-rim Graded Stages (parts 5-6)

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

  • Healthy Development of One's Self through the Lam-rim Graded Stages (part 5)

German articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Self-Transformation through Attitude Training

German articles: sent for translation:

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

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

  • The Relevance of the Dalai Lama in the Modern World

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

  • Directing Rebirth: The Tibetan Tulku System

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

  • Overview of the Nine Vehicles of Mind According to Nyingma

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

  • Practicing Tantra Effectively (parts 1-3)

Polish articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Practicing Tantra Effectively (parts 4-5)

  • Introduction to Dzogchen

  • Overcoming the Compulsiveness of Karma with Ethical Self-Discipline (parts 1-4)

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

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

  • Strategies for Deconstructing Jealousy (parts 1-2)

Indonesian articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Explanation of A Bodhisattva's Garland of Gems (part 6)

Japanese articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Actions for Training from Taking Safe Direction (Refuge)

  • Actions for Training from the Pledged State of Aspiring Bodhichitta

  • Root Bodhisattva Vows

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

Japanese articles: sent for translation:

  • Recitation of Mantras

  • Eight-Verse Attitude-Training

  • Short Commentary on Eight-Verse Attitude-Training – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

  • Thirty-seven Bodhisattva Practices (2006 Literal Translation)

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

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

  • Applying Buddhist Principles to the Age of Social Media

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

  • Eight-Verse Attitude-Training

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

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

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

  • Ethics beyond Religion – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

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

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

November 10, 2014

English audio files: audio edited, put online:

  • 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): The Refutation of Production in Any of the Four Ways (from Self, Other, Both or Neither) Cannot Cause Us to Lose Our Assertion of Conventional Phenomena

Bilingual English-Russian audio files: audio edited, put online:

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

Russian articles: editing done, sent for proofreading:

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

German articles: editing done, sent for proofreading:

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

German articles: sent for translation:

  • Practicing Tantra Effectively (5 parts)

  • Incorrect Consideration and Voidness (7 parts)

Spanish articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • The Relevance of the Dalai Lama in the Modern World

Portuguese articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Advice on Practicing Buddhism in the West

  • Overview of the Nine Vehicles of Mind According to Nyingma

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

  • Strategies for Deconstructing Jealousy (parts 1-2)

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

  • Multireligious Support for Improving the Environment through Vegetarianism

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

  • Strategies for Deconstructing Jealousy (parts 3-4)

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

  • Questions Concerning Collective Karma and Natural Disasters

Japanese articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • The Relevance of Buddhism in the Modern World (parts 1-2)

Japanese articles: sent for translation:

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

  • Renunciation – The Determination to Be Free

  • Advice on Overcoming Self-Cherishing – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

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

Chinese articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Applying Buddhist Principles for the Age of Social Media

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

  • Thirty-seven Bodhisattva Practices (2006 Literal Translation)

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

Arabic articles: sent for translation:

  • A Bodhisattva's Garland of Gems

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

  • Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (10 parts)

November 3, 2014

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): Precise Presentation of the Two Truths, Grasping for Truly Established Existence and Interpolation According to Gelug Prasangika

English audio transcripts: transcription done:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim): 2013.10.29

  • Meditation on the Sixteen Aspects of the Four Noble Truths in the Context of the Four Close Placements of Mindfulness (part 1)

  • Discourse on Uttaratantra (The Furthest Everlasting Stream) – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama (4 parts)

English audio transcripts: sent for transcription:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim): (2014.08.19, 2014.09.02, 2014.09.23, 2014.10.14, 2014.10.21)

Spanish articles: proofreading done, put online:

  • The Sensitivity Handbook: Training Materials for Developing Balanced Sensitivity (Preface, General Structure for each Training Session, 22 chapters)

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

  • Healthy Development of One's Self through the Lam-rim Graded Stages (parts 2-4)

German articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Going from Renunciation to Compassion

French 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

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

  • A Short Commentary on Thirty-seven Bodhisattva Practices – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama (part 2)

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

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

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

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

Polish articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Multireligious Support for Improving the Environment through Vegetarianism

  • Strategies for Deconstructing Jealousy (parts 1-2)

Indonesian articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Strategies for Deconstructing Jealousy (parts 3-4)

Chinese articles: sent for proofreading, proofreading done, put online:

  • Buddhist Ethical Behavior: A Practical Approach

  • Eight-Verse Attitude-Training

  • Explanation of Thirty-seven Bodhisattva Practices (parts 3-4)

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

  • Dealing with Disturbing Emotions: Attachment

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

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

  • Tulkus' Conference on Nonsectarianism

Mongolian articles: sent for translation:

  • Eight-Verse Attitude-Training

  • Short Commentary on Eight-Verse Attitude-Training – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

  • Brief Commentary on Eight-Verse Attitude-Training – H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

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

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

  • Thirty-seven Bodhisattva Practices (2006 Literal Translation)

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

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

  • A Short Biography of Tsongkhapa

Persian articles: translation done, sent for editing:

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

West Punjabi articles: editing done, sent for proofreading, proofreading done, put online:

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

  • The Situations of Buddhism and Islam in the People's Republic of China, 1996

October 27, 2014

English articles: newly put online:

  • Imputation, Mental Labeling and Designation

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): True Stoppings and the Third Criteria for Accepting What Is Conventionally Existent and What Is Not

English audio transcripts: transcription done:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim): 2013.10.15, 2013.10.22, 2014.07.08

  • Meditation on the Sixteen Aspects of the Four Noble Truths in the Context of the Four Close Placements of Mindfulness (part 1)

English audio transcripts: sent for transcription:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim): 2014.08.12

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

  • Explanation of Buddhist Sexual Ethics: An Historical Perspective

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

  • Healthy Development of One's Self through the Lam-rim Graded Stages (part 1)

Russian audio transcripts: sent for transcribing, transcription done, sent for editing:

  • Introduction to the Guhyasamaja System of Anuttarayoga Tantra

Italian articles: sent for translation:

  • Introduction to Tibetan Medicine

  • Tibeto-Mongolian Astrology and Karma

  • How to Live and Work in a Multireligious Society

  • 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

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

  • The Bases for Ethical Behavior

Polish articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • A Short Commentary on Thirty-seven Bodhisattva Practices – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama (part 2)

Chinese articles: editing done:

  • Explanation of Thirty-seven Bodhisattva Practices (parts 3-4)

  • Eight Verse Attitude-Training
  • Buddhist Ethical behavior: A Practical Approach

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

  • The Four Axioms for Examining a Dharma Teaching

Indonesian articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Explanation of A Bodhisattva's Garland of Gems (part 5)

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

  • Eight-Verse Attitude-Training

  • Short Commentary on Eight-Verse Attitude-Training – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

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

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

Urdu articles: sent for translation:

  • 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

West Punjabi articles: editing done, sent for proofreading, proofreading done, put online:

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

  • Religious Conversion in Shambhala

  • Integrating Dharma into Our Lives

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

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

  • The Life of Atisha – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

  • Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in East Turkistan

  • Buddhism among the Turkic People

  • Islamic-Buddhist Dialogue

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

  • A Buddhist View of Islam

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

West Punjabi articles: sent for translating:

  • A Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (8 parts)

  • Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher in Two Lifetimes

  • 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

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, sent for editing:

  • Explanation of Thirty-seven Bodhisattva Practices (parts 3-4)

  • 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

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