* tmc * in patientia vestra habetis animam vestram * tmc *

Dear Reader,

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All of the online resources reported here have been thoroughly checked at the time of their listing. However, it is possible that, with the with the passage of time, many of the originally reported materials might have been removed from the Internet, or changed their online address, or varied the scope and quality of their contents.

Fortunately, in several cases it is possible to access many of the older versions of the resources listed in the MONITOR. This can be easily done via the free services of the "The Internet Archive" http://web.archive.org/, a remarkable brainchild of Brewster Kahle, San Francisco, CA.

- with warm regards -

Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

07 September 2009

The Berzin Archives The Buddhist Archives of Dr. Alexander Berzin


07 Sep 2009

www.berzinarchives.com, 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.]

URL http://www.berzinarchives.com/web/en/index.html

Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.berzinarchives.com/web/en/index.html

Link reported by: T Matthew Ciolek (tmciolek--at--coombs.anu.edu.au)

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