Pali course as audio files

Explore the ancient language of the Tipitaka and Theravāda commentaries

Moderator: Mahavihara moderator

User avatar
Kare
Posts: 689
Joined: Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:58 am
Which number is larger than 1000 and less than 1002: 1
Location: Norway
Contact:

Pali course as audio files

Postby Kare » Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:29 am

Bhikkhu Bodhi is teaching Pali:

http://audio.buddhistdoor.com/eng/play/1136
Mettāya,
Kåre

User avatar
Ben
Site Admin
Posts: 16351
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:49 am
Which number is larger than 1000 and less than 1002: 1001
Location: Land of the sleeping gods
Contact:

Re: Pali course as audio files

Postby Ben » Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:35 am

Ain't he great?
I was just thinking over the last day that I would like to have the time to go through his audio pali course.
Thank you Kare for sharing.
metta

Ben
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725

Compassionate Hands Foundation (Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • Buddhist Global ReliefUNHCR
Buddhist Life Stories of Australia
e: ben.dhammawheel@gmail.com

User avatar
Maitri
Posts: 86
Joined: Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:43 am
Which number is larger than 1000 and less than 1002: 6
Location: United States of America

Re: Pali course as audio files

Postby Maitri » Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:59 pm

I listen to this course and his other teachings when I am at work. Sometimes I need something to refresh my mind and his talk are great for that.

Also thanks to the OP, the site you link'd to is great!
May all beings be well, happy, calm, and at ease.

User avatar
David N. Snyder
Site Admin
Posts: 8291
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:15 am
Which number is larger than 1000 and less than 1002: 1001
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Contact:

Re: Pali course as audio files

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:40 pm

Thanks for the link, Kare!

meindzai
Posts: 592
Joined: Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:10 pm

Re: Pali course as audio files

Postby meindzai » Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:47 pm

I got the textbook and I started to go through this course some years ago, but found it to be extremely dense after the first chapter. I started the Desilva Primer he recommends as background, and got through about 5 chapters of that and fell off.

I don't want to be discouraging, but this is not a "listen and learn" course. Be ready to put some time into studying grammar tables (all 8 cases) and words. You will probably learn something by just listening, but don't expect to be reading or translating Suttas on your own without some real effort. The exercise in the last chapter of the book is to translate the dhammacakkappavattana sutta which is pretty cool.

If anybody is interested, I did find quite a few resources, including a flash card program and small word processor that support easy entry of pali characters. I believe I got most of them here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Pali/ in the files section.

User avatar
Kare
Posts: 689
Joined: Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:58 am
Which number is larger than 1000 and less than 1002: 1
Location: Norway
Contact:

Re: Pali course as audio files

Postby Kare » Sat Apr 03, 2010 3:34 pm

Personally I prefer Warder. But it is also useful to look into other tutors. And different people have different preferences as for tutors and learning aids, so let's appreciate every new road that can lead into the study of Pali.
Mettāya,
Kåre


Return to “Pali”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests