You may have tried to study Pali on your own at home, using one of the grammars available on the internet. It’s not easy, right? Well, there are currently two online course offers that will give you a better shot at it.
In a talk given in 2015 Ramsey MargoIis offers a few thoughts today on the practice of translating Asian texts, and how we discern that inadequately translated texts are misleading us, as dharma practitioners, in Aotearoa New Zealand today.
Winton Higgins discusses Glen Wallis’ Glenn Basic teachings of the Buddha in this 2010 talk. He says that “Wallis brings to his work both a dedication to dharma practice and a sophisticated understanding of the status and workings of texts like suttas. To my mind, this makes his presentations and insights enormously valuable. But first things first: the basic starting points are vital.”