The sacred language of
Theravāda Buddhism

What is Pāli?

While there is much debate about the language spoken by Lord Buddha, most of Lord Buddha’s suttas were written and preserved in Pāli (in the “Tipitaka” or the “Pāli Canon”).

It is closely related to Sanskrit and is primarily used in the study of Buddhist scriptures, philosophy, and meditation. Learning Pali provides invaluable insights into the teachings of the Buddha and opens doors to a deeper understanding of Buddhist texts.

One of the stone inscriptions, originally in gold letters and borders, at Kuthodaw
It displays the Buddhist Tipitaka in ancient Pali (in Burmese alphabet inscriptions), originally in gold ink.

Why Learn Pāli?

  • Access to Ancient Wisdom

    Uncover the original teachings of the Buddha by learning Pali. Gain a deeper understanding of Buddhist philosophy and immerse yourself in the authentic scriptures that form the bedrock of this profound spiritual tradition.

  • Cultural Exploration

    Pali is not just a language; it's a key to unlocking the cultural and historical heritage of the ancient Indian subcontinent. Explore classical texts, poetry, and philosophical discourses that have shaped the intellectual landscape of the region.

  • Enhance Meditation Practices

    For those on the path of mindfulness and meditation, learning Pali provides a unique opportunity to connect with the original language of many meditation chants and mantras. Immerse yourself in the authentic sounds that have resonated through centuries of contemplative practice.

Learn Pāli with Us

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced learner, our courses cater to all levels of proficiency. Our experienced instructor will guide you through the intricacies of Pali grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation, ensuring a holistic and engaging learning experience.

The Pāli class is conducted in English using Romanized English Pāli characters which covers vowels, consonants, pronunciation, all grammars (Pali has no native script, so it may be written in various alphabets).

Pāli grammar is quite complex consisting of verbs (present, past, and future tenses), adverbs, adjectives, nouns (consisting of 3 genders – masculine, feminine, and neuter).



Pāli Class 1​
Date: Every Saturday​
Time: 11:00 AM - 12 Noon (MYT)​
Platform: Zoom [ONLINE]​
Pāli Class 2​
Date: Odd-dated Sunday​
Time: 10: 00 AM - 12:00 Noon (MYT)​
Platform: Zoom [ONLINE]​