Pa-Auk Meditation Centre (Singapore)

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I Can Read Pali

altI Can Read Pāli Now!

- by Venerable Sugatavaṁsa

Have you always wanted to read and understand the Pāli texts directly?

How many times have you been confused by the different available versions of translations of the suttas?

Have you always been wishing that you can do without translations and take a direct peek into the rich treasures of the original Pāli texts?

Now the golden opportunity has come!! A very experienced and knowledgeable teacher - Venerable Sugatavaṃsa - will teach and guide you in learning how to apply your basic Pali grammatical knowledge into the craft of deciphering Pali passages directly.

The teacher will be conducting the Course with reference to Pāli passages on The History of the Bodhisatta Sumedho and other Suttas, for example Meghiyasuttaṃ. With the guidance of the Venerable, students will be learning to read the passages and Suttas in Pāli, at the same time, acquiring Dhamma knowledge. To attend the course, students should possess a basic understanding of the Pāli language.

The Venerable has conducted a total of 3 Pāli courses at the Centre - on May 2014 (Part I), March 2015 (Part II) and January 2016 (Part III), with clear explanation of the basic Pāli grammatical rules and vocabularies. You may wish to revise at least the Part I course by referring to the Centre’s website @ (under eDhamma tab), so that you can follow the coming classes well and benefit from the course.

Venue:             15 Teo Kim Eng Road Singapore 416385

Date:               From 4 to 21 January 2017

                       (Every Wednesday and Saturday, Total 6 lessons)

Time:               Wednesday - 7:30 PM to 9:00pm

                        Saturday - 2:30 PM to 4:00pm

Registration: Please submit the eForm below to register.

** If you are not a PAMC's member, please visit our "Membership" web page for more information.





 1.) 4 January (Wednesday)

7.30pm - 9.00pm

 2.) 7 January (Saturday)

2.30pm - 4.00pm

 3.) 11 January (Wednesday)

7.30pm - 9.00pm

 4.) 14 January (Saturday)

2.30pm - 4.00pm

 5.) 18 January (Wednesday)

7.30pm - 9.00pm

 6.) 21 January (Saturday)

2.30pm - 4.00pm



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About the Teacher:


Venerable Digana Sugatavaṁsa Thero ("Bhante") was born on November 16, 1981 in Sri Lanka. At the age of 16, he entered the order of Buddhist monks as a novice at the prestigious Galduwa Sri Kalyani Yogasramaya Monastery, in Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka under the preceptorship of Most. Venerable Kadawadduwe Sri Jinawansa Maha Thero and Most.Venerable Na-Uyane Ariyadhamma Maha Thero.

He received his higher ordination at the age of 20 and he re-took higher ordination on January 20, 2006 under the guidance of Ven. Devagoda Mangala Maha Thero and Ven. Na-Uyane Ariyadhamma Maha Thero.

Bhante has studied under many famous scholar monks in Sri Lanka and has gained proficiency in Vinaya (Monastic Discipline), Pali Language and Abhidhamma. He has received the titles “Vinaya Visarada” (Expert in Vinaya) “ Abhidhamma Visarada” (Expert in Abhidhamma) and “Tripitakacariya” (Proficiency in all three baskets of the Pali Canon), from both Sri Kalyani Yogasrama Samstha and the Monk University of Sri Viddyodaya Parivena, Sri Lanka.

Bhante has held many discussions on meditation and Dhamma (especially Abhidhamma) and conducted many retreats. He  has been featured in both Buddhist Television and National Radio periodically and is well respected among the lay and monastic community in Sri Lanka. Bhante is fluent in Pali, Sinhala and English.  He has authored several Dhamma Books in Sinhala and Pali.

He lives a life dedicated to Buddha Sasana and he works tirelessly towards the advancement and propagation of Dhamma.

- Short Biography by Ven. Gunodaya

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