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Feb 16, 2012

Berzin Archives Work in Progress Report: Week of February 6 to 12, 2012

From my desk in Berlin
From my desk in Berlin

From my desk in Berlin

Through your support, the Berzin Archives website has continued to be the largest provider of authentic, free-of-charge information about Tibetan Buddhism and culture on the Internet. As many readers have expressed interest in our ongoing work and projects, I would like to keep you updated regularly on our work in progress. With an encyclopedic project such as ours, a large volume of new material goes back and forth each week among our over 80 volunteers and paid workers in its various stages of production. With your continuing support and much hard work from our Berzin Archives team, we hope that all these works will be completed and online in the near future.

New English articles online:

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

New audio files recorded, edited and online:

  • Weekly course: Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2012.02.07): Compassion

New English audio files online:

  • The Role of Ethics on the Path of Social Service (1 part)
  • Why People Are Attracted to Buddhism in the Present World (1 part)

New English audio transcriptions online:

  • The Role of Ethics on the Path of Social Service (1 part)
  • Why People Are Attracted to Buddhism in the Present World (1 part)
  • Developing the Mind Based on Buddha Nature (5 parts)

Transcribed English audio files that arrived and will need proofreading:

  • Weekly course: Meditation Practice on the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim) (2010.02.02, 2011.07.26)

Proofread transcripts of English audio files that arrived:

  • Weekly course on Nagarjuna’s Letter to a Friend (2006.03.21, 2006.04.04)
  • Weekly course on Tsongkhapa’s Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra (2009.01.20)

English audio files sent for transcribing:

  • Overview of Sensitivity Training (1 part)

New German translations online:

  • Impermanence as a Resource for Building Healthy Relationships

German translations sent for editing:

  • Is There a Common Ground between Buddhism and Islam?

New bilingual English-Russian audio files online:

  • The Role of Ethics on the Path of Social Service (1 part)
  • Why People Are Attracted to Buddhism in the Present World (1 part)

Revised Russian translations online:

  • Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior – Shantideva (chapters 1 - 2)

Russian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior – Shantideva (chapter 6)

New Spanish articles online:

  • Stages of Bodhichitta
  • Text of Seven-Point Attitude-Training: Togmey-zangpo Edition with Annotation
  • The Nature of the Mind – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Spanish translations sent for editing:

  • Explanation of The Foundation for Good Qualities – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I (6 parts)
  • General Explanation of Seven-Point Attitude-Training (3 parts)

New Polish translations online:

  • Buddhism and Science
  • Renunciation: The Determination To Be Free

Indonesian translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Following the Dharma and Avoiding Suffering – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I
  • Historical Sketch of the Muslims of Tibet

Articles sent for Indonesian translation:

  • Historical Sketch of the Muslims of Tibet
  • Historical Sketch of the Hui Muslims of China
  • The Situations of Buddhism and Islam in China, 1996
  • The Relation of the Hui Muslims with the Tibetans and Uighurs, 1996

Edited Italian articles that arrived:

  • Achieving Peace through Inner Peace – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
  • The Endpoint of Samsara Is Suffering, the Endpoint of Dharma Is Happiness – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I

Italian translations sent for editing:

  • Compassion As the Source of Happiness - His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
  • Compassion Based on Biology and Reason - His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
  • Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher in Two Lifetimes 
  • Scheme for Analyzing the Dynamics of a Relation with a Spiritual Teacher
  • The Spread of Buddhism in Asia
  • Survey of the Basic Forms of Buddhism
  • Message from His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  • Message from Ling Rinpoche
  • Message from Tsenshap Serkong Tulku
  • Achieving Peace through Inner Peace – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
  • The Endpoint of Samsara Is Suffering, the Endpoint of Dharma Is Happiness – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche I

Italian translations that arrived and will need editing:

  • Becoming Involved with Buddhism
  • 17 articles from the Homepage, Author, About Us, Help Us, Special Features, and Navigation sections
  • The Life of Buddha As Pieced Together from the Pali Canon
  • The Appeal of Buddhism in the Modern World

Articles sent for Italian translation:

  • Integrating Dharma into Our Lives
  • The Life of Shakyamuni Buddha
  • The Life of Buddha As Pieced Together from the Pali Canon
  • The Appeal of Buddhism in the Modern World
  • Inspiration ("Blessings") and Its Relation to Mantras and Oral Transmission
  • Basic Questions on Karma and Rebirth
  • Do You Believe in Rebirth?
  • The Four Axioms for Examining a Dharma Teaching
  • The Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind to the Dharma

Tibetan translations that arrived and were sent for editing:

  • Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche (8 parts)

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