Advanced Pali Course

This summer, Prof. Gombrich will run another Advanced Pali reading course.  This year we will be holding the course online.

Dates:  26 Aug to 4 Sep (excluding Sunday).  Technical orientation on 25 Aug. 

Time: 9.30am – 1pm daily.  BST  (plus afternoon homework)

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

This course will be unlike the introductory course.  It will mainly consist of reading texts together.

In order to secure your place upon the course you are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of £100 when booking. We will send out details upon receipt of your application form. Payment can be by cheque, bank transfer (plus transfer costs), or by Paypal (plus additional charge to cover the transaction fee)
Payment of the balance must be received by 1 Aug.

Only fourteen pupils will be accepted on the course. The course requires a minimum of four participants to run.
Access to the Pali-English Dictionary is essential. Access to Warder’s Introduction to Pali, and Geiger’s grammar, is desirable .

For more details 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 don’t know any foreign languages. May I apply?
A: Yes.

Q: I am not too tech-savvy. Will you provide technical support?
A: We provide a technical dry-run 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.