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Monday, September 07, 2009

The Berzin Archives The Buddhist Archives of Dr. Alexander Berzin

07 Sep 2009, Berlin, Germany.

"The Berzin Archives is a collection of translations and teachings by Dr. Alexander Berzin [B.A. degree in 1965 from the Department of Oriental Studies, Rutgers University in conjunction with Princeton University; M.A. in 1967 and Ph.D. in 1972 from the Departments of Far Eastern Languages (Chinese) and Sanskrit and Indian Studies, Harvard University. - ed.] primarily on the Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Covering the areas of sutra, tantra, Kalachakra, dzogchen, and mahamudra meditation, the Archives presents material from all five Tibetan traditions: Nyingma, Sakya, Kagyu, Gelug, and Bon, as well as comparisons with Theravada Buddhism and Islam. Also featured are Tibetan astrology and medicine, Shambhala, and Buddhist history."

Site contents:
* Approaching Buddhism (Spiritual Teachers, Introduction to Buddhism, Buddhism in the World Today, Modern Adaptation of Buddhism);
* Fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhism (Level 1: Getting Started, Level 2: Lam-rim (Graded Stage) Material, Level 3: Lojong (Mind Training) Material, Level 4: Deepening the Understanding of the Path, Level 5: Analysis of the Mind and Reality, Level 6: Major Indian Mahayana Texts);
* Advanced Meditation (Tantra Teachings, Kalachakra, Dzogchen, Mahamudra);
* Daily Practice (Vows and Commitments, Prayers and Tantra Practices);
* Historical, Cultural, and Comparative Studies, (History of Buddhism and Bon Comparison of Buddhist Traditions, Buddhism and Islam, Asian Non-Buddhist Traditions, Tibetan Astrology and Medicine);
* eBooks (Published Books, Unpublished Manuscripts, Bibliographies);
* Audio (Weekly Courses, Approaching Buddhism, Fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhism, Advanced Meditation, Daily Practice, Historical, Cultural, and Comparative Studies);
* Author (Short Biography of Alexander Berzin, Becoming Involved with Buddhism, Published Works of Dr. Berzin, Dr. Berzin's Teaching Schedule);
* About Us (Message from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Message from Ling Rinpoche, Message from Tsenzhab Serkong Tulku, About the Berzin Archives, Berzin Archives Team, Acknowledgments, Accessibility);
* News (New Material, Work in Progress, Dr. Berzin's Teaching Schedule);
* Help Us (Appeal for Support, Donations, Urgent Needs, Practical Help, Remaining Work);
* Glossary (Glossary English Terms, Glossary Tibetan Terms, Glossary Mahamudra Tibetan Terms, Glossary Astro Tibetan Terms);
* Miscellaneous
* Search.

[A site in English. Also available in German, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese and Russian - ed.]


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