Pali online course: enrollments open


The Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies is currently seeking students for their latest online Pali course, with Professor Richard Gombrich. Here are the details:

Pali Online School

Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

(A Recognised Independent Centre of the University of Oxford)

World-renowned intensive three week Pali language course enters its second year online.

The Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies will run its Pali Intensive course online again in November 2016.  This course enables students to read Pali texts for themselves by the end of three weeks.

This course ran three times last year to highly favourable reviews.  Pali is the language of the texts which contain the oldest evidence for what the Buddha said.  This course is one of the OCBS’ offerings to help continue Pali scholarship within the Anglophone world.


Nov 7 – 26

Monday – Sat: 9am – 1.30pm

Delivered completely online

100% live instruction – no pre-recorded materials

Pair work for peer-to-peer learning and teaching

Professor and TA working with pairs and individuals

Cost: £750


“Professor Gombrich really shares his experience with the language over the years”

“…this is my best experience with online learning so far”

“It has exceeded my expectations”

“Having studied with [Prof Gombrich] at the 2011 Pali Summer School, I can attest to his engaging and direct method and the success that his students experience in reading Pali after a short period of instruction.”  – Justin Whitaker (Source and more reviews available upon request)

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About Jovan Maud

I’m a lecturer in the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology at Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany. Interests include: transnational religious networks, popular religion in Thailand, religious tourism and commodification, and digital anthropology.


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