UWest Pali Society

UWest Pali Society

UWest Pali Society is committed to promoting Theravada Pali tradition both academically and ritually. We welcome all the UWest community members to join us and feel good with us. Individuals outside the UWest community can be included with the invitation from the members.

The objectives of the UWest Pali Society would be:

1. Pali Sutta Reading & Translation (Free): 
Here we read & translate selected original Pali suttas and discuss the key Pali terms leading to further discussions. We invite all those like-minded faculty, staff and students to join us and learn research and share the experience.

2. Pali Learning (Free): 

We are more than happy to introduce Pali language to those who are interested. We teach Pali language from the very beginning to advanced level.

3. Online Pali Group (Free):

We have already started an online Pali teaching program. Those who are interested in joining, please contact admin@dhammausa.com

3. Guest Speeches (Free):

We organize monthly guest speeches by eminent scholars and visiting Buddhist monks to propagate and promote Pali Language and Literature.

Meetings (Spring 2017):
  • Day: Tuesday
  • Time: 4.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.
  • Class Room: AD 215
  • University of the West
1409 Walnut Grove Ave
CA 91770

  • Day: Every other Saturday
  • Time: 2:00 p.m.
  • Lankarama Buddhist Institute
398 Giano Ave
La Puente
CA 91744

  • Please bring our class book Vandana: A Book for Buddhist Chanting to the class for chanting practice.


1. Academic Advisers 

Dr. Jane Iwamura 
Dr. Miroj Shakya

2. President 

Ven. Sumitta 

3. Vice President

Joyce Tan

4. Secretary 

Ellen Gervasi

5. Treasurer

Christopher Johnson (Kris)


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