Theravāda Buddhism Web Directory

This is a forum for anyone with an interest in Pali language and literature, as well as Pali translation works. The oldest Theravada literature is written in Pali. Understanding Pali is like holding the key to the door to the rich contents of Pali Tipitaka. Although a large portion of it has been translated into several languages, it can be appreciated and understood in greater depth when it is studied in its original language.

Abhidhamma tutorials, Pāli tutorials.

The Pali Primer is a publication of the Vipassana Research Institute. It aims to provide an elementary understanding of the Pali language.

See also Pali Primer video lessons by Bhante Suddhāso:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfYRXXbgoIy_jI5cWYEfaXENMH3HbPY_W

Another edition:

http://www.pratyeka.org/Silva/

Answer key:

https://www.tipitaka.net/pali/palidd/

Memory cards:

https://www.memrise.com/course/381556/pali-primer-vocabulary-de-silva/

 

Online Pāli language courses offered free of charge:

- Introduction to Pāli;

- Exploring the Path - Pāli course.

 

 

Pali, Sinhala and English texts of Tipitaka.

Systematic index of Tipitaka entries (mostly sutta names) with search feature.

This blog is aimed at those wishing to learn to translate the Buddhist Pali scriptures for themselves. Its a novice students attempt to bridge the gap between the intro primers and AK Warder.

A cross-platform Pali-English reader. Allows intermediate Pali students to read the Pali Canon. Automatically recognizes pali words and gives definitions from the CPED and PED, as well as DPPN if available. Includes text search and dictionary lookup.

This website allows instant lookup of words when mouse cursor hovers over words, and contrast (parallel) reading of Pāḷi texts and translations (if available). The dictionaries include Pāḷi-English, Pāḷi-Japanese, Pāḷi-Chinese, Pāli-Vietnamese, Pāli-Burmese.

The Pali audio site offers a selection of suttas from the Pali canon in English translation which have been professionally read and recorded.