Introductory (USA): July 2 - 11, 2016
Intermediate (USA): July 11- 14, 2016
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These workshops will be conducted by Sean Salkin, B.A., Dip. Pāli (University of Bombay), M. Phil. (University of Sydney). Sean studied Pāli for one year at the Vipassana Research Institute, Igatpuri, India, and then continued his Pāli studies at the University of Sydney, where he also taught Sanskrit, a language closely related to Pāli. He has conducted two 10-day Pāli workshops for meditators in Australia, a 6-week non-residential Pāli course in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, and four Pāli workshops for Pariyatti.
Please note: An understanding of some basic grammatical terms would be useful for the course, such as verb, noun, adjective, first person, second person, third person. It would also be useful if students are able to identify the subject of an English sentence and the object of a sentence.
Pāli students taking Sean Salkin's class at the Temecula, California location
Introductory (USA): February 5 - 12, 2017
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This workshop will be conducted by Adriana Patiño. Adriana studied Pāli in Thailand, at the Vipassana Research Institute in India, and under the guidance of trained teachers. She has conducted Pāli workshops for meditators in Mexico and the USA.
Introductory (USA): June 3 - 18, 2017
(Open for applications in July 2016)
This workshop will be conducted by Klaus Nothnagel. Klaus was a participant in one of the first year-long Pāli study programs at the Vipassana Research Institute (VRI) in Igatpuri, India. He holds a degree in Pāli from the Bombay University and VRI. Klaus emphasizes that it was S.N. Tandon who encouraged him to find an approach to teaching Pāli that emphasizes the content of the text rather than focusing on grammar. In his workshops, participants receive an introduction to Pāli grammar, and then spend the majority of their time reading and translating suttas and some of the ten-day morning chantings from the Vipassana courses. In this process they also learn the proper pronunciation of the language. Through this workshop he hopes to share sufficient basic knowledge and material to inspire students to continue on their own afterwards.
Klaus has conducted Pāli workshops in Europe, India and the US, and is the author of Introduction to Pali Grammar and the Exploring the Path online Pāli course. View a video from his workshop in the USA in 2013.