Harvard USA and Oxford UK are offering Pali reading courses

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Two recently launched Pali reading courses—one offered by Harvard Divinity School, the other by the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies—are opening up new channels of academic discourse and providing a welcome boost for the modern study of the Pali language in a Buddhist context.

Pali, the language of the Theravada Buddhist canon, has received relatively little academic attention over the years, even with the spread of Buddhism to the West and increased interest in the language in Asia. However, the growing popularity of mindfulness practices in recent years (encapsulated in the Pali term sati), has led to a resurgence of interest in both early Buddhism and the Pali language beyond the confines of Buddhist or religious studies scholars.

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