Pāli Workshops

The aim of these workshops is to provide greater access to the words of the Buddha, which will enable a deeper understanding of the Buddha's teaching, the Dhamma. Goenkaji has emphasized that Pāli workshops such as these are very beneficial: they help meditators develop inspiration and understanding of the theoretical aspect of Dhamma. However, these workshops cannot take place at a Vipassana center, as centers are dedicated to the practice of Vipassana only. Therefore, a suitable off-center location is arranged for each course. 

Day 0 Evening
6:00 – 7:00   Group Meditation
7:15             Opening Session

Regular Days

5:30 – 6:30    Group Meditation
6:30 – 7:00    Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00    Group Meditation
9:15 – 12:00  Workshop Session I
12:00            Lunch

2:30 – 3:30     Group Meditation
3:45 – 5:00     Workshop Session II
5:00 – 6:00     Tea/Snack/Dinner

6:00 – 7:00     Group Meditation
7:15 – 9:15     Workshop Session III

Closing Day Morning
5:30 – 6:30      Meditation
6:30 – 7:00      Breakfast

  • Introductory workshop: Open to all old students of Vipassana as taught by S.N. Goenka who have completed at least three 10-day courses, served at least one 10-day course, and are trying to maintain their daily practice (if you are close to meeting the criteria and feel the workshop would benefit you, please contact us at registration@pariyatti.org about the possibility of enrolling). 
  • Intermediate workshop: Open to students who have completed a nine or ten day Pāli course with either Sean Salkin or Klaus Nothnagel. If you are attending the Introductory workshop for the first time, you will not qualify for this Intermediate workshop. Students who have studied Pāli in other contexts can apply and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students should be reasonably familiar with the material in the first 16 chapters of A.K. Warder's Introduction to Pāli.  Students who have not completed a Pāli course with Sean Salkin, but have completed one with Klaus Nothnagel, should make a special effort to become familiar with this material. 
  • Old students who do not meet the enrollment criteria may also sign up to serve the course.

Upcoming Pāli Workshops

Dates Type Teacher Location Status Apply
06 al 14 de Julio, 2024 Taller introductorio Adriana Patiño San Antonio de Pereira, Colombia En curso Más información
September 6 - 13, 2024 Introductory
English & French
Adriana Patiño Québec, Canada Men - Open
Women - Open
Servers - Open
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6 - 13 Septembre 2024 Introduction
anglais et français
Adriana Patiño Québec, Canada Hommes - ouvrir
femmes - ouvrir
serveurs - ouvrir
Plus d'information
September 7 - 28, 2024 Intermediate Mor Ifrah Temecula, USA Men - Open
Women - Open
Servers - Open
More information
Vipassana Research Institute (VRI) offers Pāli workshops in India. For more information, please visit the VRI website

Pāli Workshop Donations

Pariyatti offers residential Pali Workshops on a "by donation" basis. These workshops are an opportunity for people to study the Buddha's words while also practicing his teachings through Vipassana Meditation. As the workshops are offered on a "by donation" basis, they will allow people to participate regardless of their financial means.

Donations to this fund will help cover necessary costs for these workshops (rental of facility, food, etc.). The teachers are volunteers and receive no payment.