Note: I can't vouch for the quality of all the materials offered on the external sites listed here. Some are more useful than others. Use your own best judgment. To report errors or to recommend sites to add to this list, please contact me.
See also Access to Insight's Pali Language Study Aids and ATI's implementation of the SLTP Tipitaka.
- Ancient Buddhist Texts (Ven. Anandajoti Bhikkhu) offers a number of English translations of suttas and Vinaya texts, some line-by-line Pali-English translations (a useful aid to Pali students), and several metrical analyses of Pali and Sanskrit verse forms.
- Digital Pali Reader (Ven. Yuttadhammo) is an extraordinary and highly recommended cross-platform tool for Pali students of every level. Allows intermediate Pali students to read the Pali Canon. Automatically recognizes Pali words and gives definitions from the CPED and PED, as well as DPPN if available. Includes text search and dictionary lookup.
- The Pali Tipitaka Project (Vipassana Research Institute, India) contains the Chattha Sangayana (Sixth Council, 1954-1956) edition of the Tipitaka, transcribed from the Myanmar print edition.
- Pali Canon Online Database (LaTrobe University, Australia) offers an online searchable version of the SLTP edition of the Pali Canon.
- SuttaCentral's Online Sutta Correspondence Project enables one to identify the Chinese, Tibetan, and Sanskrit "parallels" or "counterparts" to the suttas of the four main Pali Nikayas — and vice-versa.
- Thai Tipitaka (Bhodhiyana Meditation Center) offers the Thai Tipitaka (in Thai script).
- BUDSIR — Buddhist Scriptures Information Retrieval (Mahidol University, Thailand) is a CD-ROM containing the Thai edition of the Pali Tipitaka and Atthakatha (commentaries) in romanized script. Cost: about US$300.
- Chattha Sangayana (Sixth Council) Tipitaka CD (Vipassana Research Institute, India) is a CD-ROM containing the Chattha Sangayana (Sixth Council, 1954-1956) edition of the Tipitaka, transcribed from the Myanmar print edition. It also includes the Tipitaka, Atthakatha (commentaries), and Tika and AnuTika (sub-commentaries), all displayed in seven scripts, including Roman and Devanagari. Cost: varies according to shipping destination.
Pali language dicussion forums
- The Pali Collective, a Yahoo! group, has some very knowledgeable and helpful members who can help you with your Pali studies. A most valuable resource.
- Pali Forum (Alan McClure) is a discussion forum that hosts discussions on topics of interest to Pali students. They are currently engaged in a number of translation and grammatical analysis projects.
Pali language learning resources
- BuddhaDust (Michael Olds) is a fascinating and often illuminating practical guide through the Buddha's teachings, based on Olds's refreshing translations of the Pali texts.
- Elementary Pali Course by Ven. Narada Thera is available from several sources:
- How to input/type Romanized Pali and Sanskrit in Openoffice 3 (Faqing)
- Lessons in Language Pali (Digital Library & Museum of Buddhist Studies, Taiwan) includes a word-by-word grammatical analysis of the entire Dhammapada.
- The Online Pali Tutor (Arrow River Forest Hermitage, Canada) is an interactive tool for testing your knowledge of noun declensions, vocabulary, and more.
- Pali-English Dictionary (PTS & U. of Chicago, USA), the best Pali-English Dictionary around, is now available online.
- Pali Language Tools (Nibbāna Mediation Association) has some interesting software tools and resources useful for anyone studying the Pali Canon, including word lists of Pali vocabulary.
- The Pali Primer (VRI) Lily de Silva's excellent brief introductory textbook to Pali.
- Pali Text Reader (Sourceforge; Lennart Lopin) is a feature-rich open source software tool for reading and studying the Pali Canon. A free mobile version is also available.
- Pali Workshop (Sean Kerr) is a series of audio recordings from a Pali language workshop.
- Pariyatti Learning Center (Pariyatti) is an on-line Pali training and resource center.
- Resources for Learning Pali (Eisel Mazard) offers information for Pali students interested in reading the language in non-Roman scripts (Sinhalese, Burmese, and Muul-Khmer). Also offers a PDF edition of Duroiselle's A Practical Grammar of the Pali Language.
- Transliteration and Devanagari Fonts for Sanskrit (Ulrich Stiehl) has an extensive review of Pali and Sanskrit fonts.
- The Words of the Buddha (owner unknown) offers a number of suttas in romanized Pali, side-by-side with their English translations. In some suttas, if you hover the mouse over a Pali word a literal translation of that word appears.
- The UK Association for Buddhist Studies (UK) has a number of useful resources, including an outline of The Contents and Structure of the Pali Canon and its Commentaries.
- The University of Minnesota (USA) maintains a searchable list of institutions in North America offering academic courses in "Less Commonly Taught Languages" (including Pali).