About

Alexander Berzin

Alexander Berzin, born in 1944 in Paterson, New Jersey, he was educated in America before studying in Dharamsala on a Fulbright Scholarship. There he practiced with masters from all four Tibetan Buddhist traditions. His main teacher was Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche, the late Master Debate Partner and Assistant Tutor of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He served as his interpreter and secretary for nine years, accompanying him on several world tours. He has also served as occasional Dharma interpreter for His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

A founding member of the Translation Bureau of the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Berzin has developed a new terminology for translating, into English, Tibetan technical terms that have often been misunderstood.

Since 1983, Berzin has been traveling around the world, teaching various aspects of Buddhist practice and philosophy, as well as Tibetan-Mongolian history and astro-medical theory, at Dharma centers and universities in more than seventy countries. His work has involved him with a Tibetan medical aid program for Chernobyl victims, a project in Mongolia to produce Buddhism books in the local, colloquial language as well as establishing and furthering a Buddhist-Islamic dialogue.

He currently lives in Berlin, Germany.

Personal website:

Alexander Berzin

Other websites:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Berzin

http://www.congress-on-buddhist-women.org/index.php?id=101

Publications:

  • Wisdom Energy : Basic Buddhist Teachings: by Jonathan Landaw, Alexander Berzin, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Thubten Yeshe, Lama Yeshe, Rinpoche Thubten Zopa
  • Relating to a Spiritual Teacher : Building a Healthy Relationship cover Relating to a Spiritual Teacher : Building a Healthy Relationship
  • Developing Balanced Sensitivity : Practical Buddhist Exercises for Daily Life
  • Kalachakra and Other Six-Session Yoga Texts
  • Taking the Kalachakra Initiation cover Taking the Kalachakra Initiation
  • The Gelug/Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra cover The Gelug/Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra
  • Russia’s Tibet File : The Unknown Pages in the History of Tibet’s Independence
  • Wisdom Energy : Basic Buddhist Teachings cover Wisdom Energy : Basic Buddhist Teachings