Advanced Pali Course

The Advanced Pali Reading Course will run again in 2022. This will be held entirely online.  The details are as follows:

Dates:  Monday 15 August – Thursday 25 August. Saturday 20 August will be a day without teaching,

Time:  9.30am – 12.30pm,  2.30  – 4.30pm BST.  There will be a 15 minute break in the middle of both morning and afternoon sessions, and time for homework after the afternoon session.

Maximum no. of students: 15

Minimum no. for course to run: 6

Cost: £270 (50% discount for sangha members)

Payment can be by cheque, bank transfer (plus transfer costs), or by Paypal (plus additional charge to cover the transaction fee). Payment must be received by 1st July to secure a place on the course.

Access to the Pali-English Dictionary is essential. Access to Warder’s Introduction to Pali, and Geiger’s grammar, is desirable .

For an application form please contact



  • Ability to use email, Google Drive, Zoom and a web browser
  • Knowledge and ability to copy files, install applications, register via online forms
  • Computer and web camera
  • Both desktop and laptop are acceptable, however tablets will not work (we have tested them)
  • Microphone and earphones with decent sound quality
  • High speed internet

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I have to be a Buddhist to attend?
A: No.

Q: I don’t know how to use Zoom. What should I do?
A: There are many tutorials online and it’s easy to learn.

Q: I am not too tech-savvy. Will you provide technical support?
A: We provide general technical assistance before the course starts. However, we cannot provide detailed technical support one-on-one, unfortunately. It is your responsibility before the course starts to get familiar with Google Drive, Google Docs and Zoom. Fortunately there is excellent documentation available for all of them for all possible platforms, and Google and YouTube contain many tutorials on how to use them, so you should be able to catch up pretty quickly.