As the twenty first century progresses, the Internet is becoming an increasingly more widespread and important medium for the global sharing of information. This is true as well for information concerning the Buddhist teachings, its history, and various other topics related to Tibetan culture. Especially in places where books and qualified teachers are rare, the Internet has become the main source of information for countless people.
In a world in which misunderstanding and sectarianism are commonplace, education is the most powerful means to eliminate the ignorance that fuels discord. I therefore welcome Dr. Alexander Berzin's multi-language website, www.berzinarchives.com, as a valuable educational tool for making globally available online a vast array of articles spanning the various schools and aspects of Buddhism and Tibetan culture.
January 26th, 2007
His Holiness the Dalai Lama