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Home Newsletters OCBS News - September 2013 - Pali Summer School 2014

OCBS News - September 2013 - Pali Summer School 2014

Article Index
OCBS News - September 2013
Opera's first Pali libretto
Taking the Buddha Seriously
New staff member
Journal of The Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies
OCBS Annual Review 2013
Pali Summer School 2014
OCBS Lectures MT 2013
All Pages

As in previous years, the participants of the Pali Summer School 2013 came from a wide variety of backgrounds - geographic, cultural, and educational. They included academics, students, and Buddhist practitioners, all of whom have become very good friends. The texts read this year included the Puṇṇovādasutta (Majjhima Nikāya), parts of the Alagaddūpamasutta (Majjhima Nikāya), the Buddha's first sermon (Vinaya), the fire sermon (Vinaya),  the commentary on the Dīgha Nikāya (Dīgha Nikāya Aṭṭhakathā, i.e. Sumaṅgalavilāsinī), and the First Council Selection and some verses from the Dhammapada.

We are reviewing the booking system for this course. Some people now book places up to a year in advance, and the 14 places on the course can be all taken by Easter. On the other hand, every year there is a larger number of cancellations, often from early bookers, shortly before the course begins. This is unsatisfactory and has led us to incur financial loss. We therefore need to create a fairer and more efficient system.

Bookings for the Summer School in August 2014 will therefore open on 19 January. You can book on or after this date by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Attempts to book earlier will not be noted. Bookings will have to be accompanied by a deposit of £150. Further details can be found on our website.



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