Hello Pali Friends,
  • Lankarama Buddhist Institute
  • Dhamma USA and 
  • UWest Pali Society
are very excited to welcome you to our latest and effective way of learning the ancient Pali Language, which is the medium of Early Buddhism or Theravada Buddhism as is popularly called.


We do have a series of Pali courses lined up here for the benefit of those who are willing to learn this sacred Pali Language. Those who successfully complete the course requirements would be promoted to the next level and we guarantee that once you complete this series of Pali Language Course, you will be able to independently study the Pali Canonical literature all by yourself.

The new "PALI 101 - Pali for Beginners" course will be available to you live through Dhamma USA YouTube Channel from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM (Pacific Time) on every Saturday starting May 9, 2020
(We have also kept in mind our Asian friends to match their time so that they also can join us from their side.)

Medium of instruction - English
Duration - 6 Months
Level - Beginner

Anyone interested in joining our Online Pali Course Pali 101 - Pali for Beginners? Please email info@dhammausa.com
It's for free. 


Please fill this form before attending the class. Thanks!


Kindly let us know if you have any questions. Thank you for joining us and we look forward to meeting you soon. 

Learning Objectives:

By successfully completing the entire course you should be able to:
  • Translate Pali sentences into English and vice versa.
  • Write some Pali essays.
  • Grasp a sound base of Pali grammar theories.
  • Read and understand the Pali Tipitaka (Pali Canons) without any other translator's help.
  • Learn the Dhamma comprehensively and follow the true path to liberate yourself
  • Share your expertise for the benefit of our future generation of Dhamma seekers.

Complete Pali Course Series:

· PALI 101 - Pali for Beginners - Level 1
· PALI 102 - Pali for Beginners - Level 2
· PALI 103 - Pali for Beginners - Level 3

· PALI 201 - Intermediate Pali Course - Level 1
· PALI 202 - Intermediate Pali Course - Level 2
· PALI 203 - Intermediate Pali Course - Level 3

· PALI 301 - Advanced Pali Course - Level 1
· PALI 302 - Advanced Pali Course - Level 2
· PALI 303 - Advanced Pali Course - Level 3

Once you confirm your enrollment we assume that you are serious in learning Pali Language with us this time and you are supposed to attend our classes actively and regularly and complete the course requirements in order to promote to the next Level (PALI 102- PALI for Beginners Course - Level 2).

For more info, please check www.dhammausa.com and subscribe to our Dhamma USA YouTube Channel.
Please email us if you have any inquiry regarding this - info@dhammausa.com

VANDANĀ - Homage

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammā sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammā sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammā sambuddhassa

Homage to Him, the Blessed One, the Exalted One, the Fully
Enlightened One!


TI-SARAṆA - Three Refuges

Buddhaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi
Dhammaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi
Saṅghaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi

Dutiyampi buddhaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi
Dutiyampi dhammaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi
Dutiyampi saṅghaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi

Tatiyampi buddhaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi
Tatiyampi dhammaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi
Tatiyampi saṅghaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi

I go to the Buddha as my refuge.
I go to the Dhamma as my refuge.
I go to the Sangha as my refuge.

For the second time, I go to the Buddha as my refuge.
For the second time, I go to the Dhamma as my refuge.
For the second time, I go to the Saṅgha as my refuge.

For the third time, I go to the Buddha as my refuge.
For the third time, I go to the Dhamma as my refuge.
For the third time, I go to the Sangha as my refuge.


PAÑCA SĪLA - Five Precepts

Pānātipātā veramaṇi sikkhā padaṃ samādiyāmi
Adinnādānā veramaṇi sikkhā padaṃ samādiyāmi
Kāmesu micchācārā veramaṇi sikkhā padaṃ samādiyāmi
Musāvādā veramaṇi sikkhā padaṃ samādiyāmi
Surā meraya majja pamādaṭṭhānā veramaṇi sikkhā padaṃ
samādiyāmi

I undertake to observe the precept to abstain from killing living beings.
I undertake to observe the precept to abstain from taking things not given.
I undertake to observe the precept to abstain from sexual misconduct.
I undertake to observe the precept to abstain from false speech.
I undertake to observe the precept to abstain from distilled and fermented
liquor (drinks and drugs) that causes intoxication or heedlessness.