FAQ

Why has the website changed?

The previous website, berzinarchives.com, was a great source for people trying to learn about Buddhism and its history and culture. By 2015, the website’s design was more than ten years old, and from a technical point of view, its functionality was out-of-date. In order to make the website wholly functional on all digital devices throughout the world, we’ve undergone a year-long transformation, with more on the way soon.


How does the new website differ from the old one?

The new website, studybuddhism.com, has been optimized with revised structure and content, responsive mobile-friendly design, and a more visually-rich environment. It is now easier for people to find what they’re looking for, as all of the content is organised in a logical, user-friendly way. One of the biggest changes is the addition of an introductory section, called Buddhism in Daily Life.


Is the new website only for beginners?

No, the website now caters to people of all levels, but in a clearer way. It is now organized in three main sections: Buddhism in Daily Life for introductory level, Tibetan Buddhism for intermediate level, and Advanced Studies for advanced students.


Where is all the old material?

Currently, all of the old material can be found in the Archive section of the website and via the Search function. The Archive can be accessed from the footer of every page. We are now reworking much of the old material to integrate it into the updated website, but this is a gradual process and we’re unable to provide an exact date of completion for this. The core material in the most-visited languages from the old website has already been transferred.


What happened to the Glossary?

We are now in the process of reworking the Glossary, and we will release it as soon as possible. In the meantime you can use our intermediate solution for the Glossary, which can be accessed from the top of every page.


I want to download material to read offline, how can I do this?

There are several options if you would like to read our material offline.

We recommend downloading and installing the free application, Pocket. This allows you to quickly and easily save any page from our website for viewing on all of your digital devices when you're offline. For eBook devices, consider using Instapaper.

If you would prefer to create your own PDF documents of our articles, please follow these instructions:

On most Apple and Windows desktop devices, while using an internet browser, go to File, and select Print. You can then save the page as a PDF directly to your computer.

We are working on optimising a printer friendly version.