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. 

Workshop Format

Vipassana meditation is an integral part of this Pāli workshop, which includes three daily group sittings and morning chanting. Participants will observe noble speech outside of meditation hours. There will be complete segregation of men and women during the workshop. The daily schedule of activities will be similar to that of a 10-day Vipassana course, however, there will be both study and meditation periods throughout the day. 

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

Regular Days

Morning
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

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

Evening
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

USA workshops

Location: Temecula, California

Accommodations: The workshops will be held at a private luxury ranch. Due to space limitations, sleeping arrangements at the site consist of dormitory style accommodations with bunk beds and mattresses on the floor. Toilets and showers are located in shared bathrooms. If you require private accommodations, tenting is the only option and these are available on site so you don't need to bring your own.

Cost: There are no charges for the instruction, textbooks, food, or accommodations. These expenses are met by past donations. However, there is a $25.03 administrative fee required upon registration, which is refundable if:

  • you are not accepted into the workshop
  • you are on the waiting list and do not get accepted
  • you complete the workshop and request a refund at the end.

Anyone may contribute to our General Pāli workshop fund to help finance future Pāli Workshops. All donations to Pariyatti are tax-deductible in accordance with U.S. tax law. 

  • 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

El segundo taller de lengua pāli impartido en español se llevará a cabo en las afueras de Monterrey, N.L. México del 4 al 8 de Abril, 2017. El taller iniciará con un curso de Vipassana de 1 día, seguido por 3 días de taller de pāli.

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El objetivo de este taller corto es fomentar y proveer el acceso a las palabras del Buddha, lo cual permitirá una comprensión más profunda de las enseñanzas del Buddha: el Dhamma.

 

Goenkaji ha subrayado el beneficio que estos talleres de pāli aportan: ayudan a que los meditadores se inspiren y desarrollen mayor comprensión sobre los aspectos teóricos del Dhamma. No obstante, estos talleres no pueden ser organizados en Centros de Vipassana debido a que los centros están dedicados exclusivamente a la práctica de Vipassana; por lo tanto, estudiantes antiguos de la región han ofrecido un sitio adecuado para este propósito.

 

El taller será impartido por Adriana Patiño, Profesor Asistente, quien ha estudiado pāli en Tailandia, Vipassana Research Institute (VRI) de India y ha cursado otros talleres bajo la guía de su mentor S.N. Tandon, quien la alentó a profundizar en sus estudios de  pāli. Es así como Adriana ha adoptado el método de Tandonji, quien enfatiza en el contenido de los textos en lugar de enfocarse en la gramática. Durante los talleres, los participantes reciben una introducción a la gramática y correcta pronunciación del pāli, para después concentrar la mayor parte de su tiempo leyendo, recitando y comprendiendo el contexto de los suttas y material de los cursos de 10 días, tales como las formalidades y los cánticos matutinos. 

 

Lugar: El taller se llevará a las afueras de la Cd. De Monterrey, N.L. México en un sitio de renta.

 

Costo del taller: Con la intención de ofrecer el regalo o dāna del Dhamma, no se pedirá una cuota fija a los participantes de este taller. Se organizará en base a donativos, que serán la única fuente de la que se dispone para financiar el taller. Cualquier estudiante antiguo, participe o no en el mismo, puede contribuir con donativos para este propósito. Para mayores informes sobre donativos en línea, favor de escribir a: registro-espanol@pariyatti.org.

 

Requisitos: El taller está abierto exclusivamente a estudiantes antiguos de Vipassana tal y como la enseña S.N. Goenka que hayan completado al menos 2 cursos de 10 días como estudiante, o en su defecto hayan completado 1 curso como estudiante y hayan servido al menos 1 curso, que no hayan practicado otras técnicas desde su último curso, y que estén tratando de mantener su práctica diaria y su sīla desde el momento de su inscripción. * Se necesitan servidores.

 

Formato del taller: La meditación Vipassana será parte integral del taller de pāli, el cual incluye 3 meditaciones en grupo al día y los cánticos matutinos. Los participantes observarán al mínimo la noble palabra fuera de las horas de meditación. Habrá segregación completa de hombres y de mujeres durante el taller. El horario de cada día será similar al de los cursos de 10 días de Vipassana, aunque se alternarán los periodos de estudio y de meditación.

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Introductory Pāli Workshop (USA): April 7-13, 2017

Abhidhamma Workshop (USA): April 13-19, 2017

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These workshops will be conducted by Dr. Panth. For the complete list of events presented by Dr. Panth as part of our Pariyatti Presents... series, see here..

Dr.Panth Pali Course

April 7-13: Introductory Pāli workshop

  • Basics of Pāli grammar
  • Pāli Pronunciation
  • Deep dive into key discourses of the Buddha (Mangala Sutta, Anatta Lakhana sutta, etc.) 
  • Discussions on the value of understanding Pāli to support and deepen one's practice

April 13-19: Abhidhamma workshop

  • Introduction to basic Abhidhamma terms and concepts
  • Overview of Abhidhamma
  • Deep dive into Tikapatthana 
  • Role of Abhidhamma in supporting one's daily practice

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Introductory Workshop (USA): June 3 - 18, 2017

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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, Israel, 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.

Klaus Pali Course

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