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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.

Third Quarter

July 28, 2014

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

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim): Analytical Reasoning That Does Not Find Conventional Phenomena Does Not Negate Conventional Phenomena; and the Two Truths Must Not Contradict Each Other

English audio transcripts: transcription done:

  • Weekly Course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2001.01.08)

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2013.11.26, 2014.02.25)

English audio transcripts: sent for transcription:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2014.04.15, 2014.04.22)

English-German audio files: editing done:

  • Weekly Course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2002.07.30, 2002.08.06)

German articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Nonviolence and Spiritual Values in the Modern World

Russian articles: proofreading done, put online:

  • A Meeting of Two Oceans: Dialogue on Sufism and Buddhism

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

  • The Relevance of the Dalai Lama in the Modern World

Russian articles: editing done, sent for proofreading:

  • Achieving a Happy Mind through Secular Ethics

Russian articles: sent for translation:

  • The Relevance of Refuge and Karma in Daily Life (4 parts)

Polish articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Healthy Development of One's Self through the Lam-rim Graded Stages (parts 4-5)

  • Self-Transformation through Attitude Training

  • Basic Features of Tantra

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

  • Overview of the Four Noble Truths

Italian articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Main Points Concerning Meditation (parts 1-2)

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

  • Common Misunderstandings about Buddhism

Chinese articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Dealing with Disturbing Emotions: Attachment

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

  • Advice on Overcoming Self-Cherishing – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

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

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

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

  • History of the Theravada Ordination Lineages

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

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

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

  • Self-Transformation through the Lam-rim Graded Stages (part 1)

Indonesian articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Overcoming the Compulsiveness of Karma with Ethical Self-Discipline (parts 2-3)

Vietnamese articles:

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

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

  • Life of Atisha

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

  • Buddhist Science, Psychology and Religion

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

Turkish articles: sent for translation:

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

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

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

  • Historical Sketch of the Muslims of Tibet

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

  • Integrating Dharma into Our Lives

Persian articles: translation done, sent for editing:

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

West Punjabi: sent for proofreading, proofreading done:

  • 25 articles

West Punjabi articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Feeding and Taming the Demon of Fear

  • Dealing with Jealousy

West Punjabi articles: sent for translation:

  • 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 between Buddhism and Sufism: Response to Majid Tehranian

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

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

July 21, 2014

English audio files: 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 Phenomena by Investigating Whether or Not They Can Withstand Analysis Cannot Cause Us to Lose Our Assertion of Conventional Phenomena

English-German audio files: editing done:

  • Weekly Course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2001.11.27, 2001.12.04, 2001.12.11, 2001.12.18, 2002.04.09, 2002.06.04, 2002.06.11, 2002.07.23)

English audio transcripts: sent for proofreading, proofreading done, put online:

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

English audio transcripts: transcription done:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2014.01.21, 2014.01.28, 2014.02.04)

English audio transcripts: sent for transcription:

  • Weekly Course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2001.12.11, 2001.12.18)

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2014.03.04, 2014.03.11, 2014.03.18, 2014.03.25, 2014.04.01, 2014.04.08)

Russian articles: proofreading done, put online:

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

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

  • A Meeting of Two Oceans: Dialogue on Sufism and Buddhism

Russian articles: translation done, sent for editing:

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

Russian articles: sent for transcription:

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

Russian transcripts: sent for proofreading, proofreading done, put online:

  • The Six Preparatory Practices and Advice Concerning Ngondro Preliminary Practices (parts 1-3)

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

  • Introduction to "Integrating the Various Aspects of One's Life" (part 2)

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

Polish articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Healthy Development of One's Self through the Lam-rim Graded Stages (parts 1-3)

  • Obstacles to Developing Concentration, Especially during Tantric Recitation Meditation – Geshe Sonam Rinchen

  • General Presentation of Shamatha and Vipashyana

  • Discerning and Stabilizing Meditations (Analytical and Formal Meditations)

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

  • The Nazi Connection with Shambhala and Tibet

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

  • Why I Began the Berzin Archives

Indonesian articles: translation done, sent for editing:

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

Persian articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Integrating Dharma into Our Lives

Persian articles: sent for translating:

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

  • Religious Conversion in Shambhala

  • Historical Sketch of the Muslims of Tibet

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

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

  • Dealing with Jealousy

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

West Punjabi: sent for proofreading, proofreading done:

  • 29 articles

West Punjabi articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Handling Fear

July 14, 2014

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

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim): Explanation That the Madhyamaka and Annihilationist Assertions of No Self-Establishing Natures Are Not the Same

English audio transcripts: editing done:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2009.08.11, 2009.08.18, 2009.08.25, 2009.09.01, 2009.09.08, 2009.09.15, 2009.09.22, 2009.09.29, 2009.10.20, 2009.10.27, 2009.11.03, 2009.11.10, 2009.11.17, 2009.11.24)

  • Weekly course on Letter to a Friend (2007.01.09, 2007.01.16, 2007.01.23, 2007.01.30, 2007.02.06, 2007.02.27, 2007.03.13, 2007.03.20, 2007.03.27, 2007.04.03, 2007.04.10)

English audio transcripts: sent for editing:

  • Weekly course on Letter to a Friend (2007.04.17, 2007.04.24, 2007.05.01, 2007.05.08, 2007.05.15, 2007.05.22, 2007.05.29, 2007.06.05, 2007.06.19, 2007.06.26, 2007.07.03, 2007.07.10)

English audio transcripts: transcription done:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.10.23, 2014.01.07)

English audio transcripts: sent for transcribing:

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2014.02.18, 2014.02.25)

Russian articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • An Introduction to Mahamudra and Its Practical Application to Life (part 2)

  • Applying Buddhist Principles for the Age of Social Media

Russian articles: sent for translation:

  • A Brief History of Katog Monastery

Spanish articles: translation done, sent for editing:

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

Portuguese articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Common Misunderstandings about Buddhism

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

  • Self-Transformation through the Lam-rim Graded Stages (part 1)

Polish articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • The Four Close Placements of Mindfulness According to Mahayana

  • Self-Transformation through the Lam-rim Graded Stages (parts 4 – 7)

  • Going from Renunciation to Compassion

Italian 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

  • Is There a Common Ground between Buddhism and Islam?

Italian articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • The Nazi Connection with Shambhala and Tibet

Italian articles: sent for tramslation:

  • Main Points concerning Meditation (2 parts)

  • Making Sense of Tantra: Basic Questions and Doubts (5 parts)

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

  • Introduction to "Integrating the Various Aspects of One's Life" (part 2)

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

  • Dealing with Disturbing Emotions: Attachment

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

Chinese articles: proofreading done, put online:

  • What Is Sufism?

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

  • The Bases for Ethical Behavior

Japanese articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Buddhist Science, Psychology and Religion

  • Introductory Lecture on Karma

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

  • The Relevance of the Dalai Lama in the Modern World

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

  • Handling Fear

Persian articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • A Buddhist View of Islam

West Punjabi articles: translation done, sent for editing:

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

  • Working with Emotions: How to Deal with Anger

July 7, 2014

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

  • Weekly Course on Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim): Violation of the Law of the Excluded Middle in the Over-refuters’ Logic in Asserting Neither Existence Nor Non-existence

English audio transcripts: transcription done:

  • Weekly Course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2001.12.18)

English audio transcripts: sent for transcribing:

  • Weekly Course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2002.01.15)

English-German audio files: editing done:

  • Weekly Course on Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (2002.03.19)

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

  • The Relevance of Refuge and Karma in Daily Life (parts 3 – 4)

German articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • The Importance of Love, Compassion and Bodhichitta

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

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

Russian audio transcripts: transcription done, sent for editing:

  • The Six Preparatory Practices and Advice Concerning Ngondro Preliminary Practices (part 1)

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

  • The Six Preparatory Practices and Advice Concerning Ngondro Preliminary Practices (parts 2 – 3)

Russian audio transcript: sent for transcribing:

  • The Six Preparatory Practices and Advice Concerning Ngondro Preliminary Practices (part 4)

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

  • Using Buddhist Methods for Helping Us in Daily Life

  • The Meaning and Use of a Mandala

Italian articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Dealing with Disturbing Emotions: Attachment

Polish: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Self-Transformation through the Lam-rim Graded Stages (parts 1-3)

  • Theravada Practice of the Four Close Placements of Mindfulness

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

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

  • The Challenges for Buddhism in the Twenty-first Century

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

  • Introduction to "Integrating the Various Aspects of One's Life" (part 1)

Indonesian articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Introduction to "Integrating the Various Aspects of One's Life" (part 2)

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

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

Indonesian articles: sent for translation:

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

  • Going from Renunciation to Compassion

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

  • Self-Transformation through Attitude Training

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

  • Brief Presentation of the Main Points about Karma

  • The Sources of Happiness According to Buddhism

  • Dispelling Discomfort at the Eight Transitory Things in Life

  • 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:

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

West Punjabi articles: translation done, sent for editing:

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

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

  • Root Bodhisattva Vows

  • Dealing with Disturbing Emotions: Attachment

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

  • Overview of the Four Noble Truths

  • Preliminaries for Meditation or Study for Stressed Practitioners

  • Handling Fear

  • Feeding and Taming the Demon of Fear

West Punjabi articles: translation done, sent for editing:

  • Nonviolence and Spiritual Values in the Modern World

Previous Quarterly Reports of Work in Progress

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