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”), and therefore Pāli is considered to be a sacred language in Buddhism.
What you will learn
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).
Date: Sundays (odd dates)
Time: 11.00 am – 12.30 pm
Venue: Abhidhamma Room at Mezzanine Floor, Wisma Dharma Chakra (WDC)
Photo: One of 729 double-sided Tipitaka marble tablets in Kuthodaw Pagoda, Myanmar, displaying the Buddhist Tipitaka in ancient Pali (in Burmese alphabet inscriptions), originally in gold ink.
“Kuthodaw Pagoda, Mandalay” by ReflectedSerendipity is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0