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  • christine_forsyth <cforsyth@vtown.com.au>
    Hello everyone, [This message may appear twice, as it was originally sent an hour or so ago and didn t arrive.] I ve been a lurking member of this group for
    Message 1 of 7 , Jan 31, 2003
      Hello everyone,

      [This message may appear twice, as it was originally sent an hour or
      so ago and didn't arrive.]

      I've been a lurking member of this group for some time, but have not
      previously introduced myself.
      I am an Australian woman, living near Brisbane, Queensland,
      Australia. I have a grown-up family and not much contact with other
      Theravada Buddhists except those I've met via yahoo groups, and trips
      to Thailand. I have an interest in gaining a deeper understanding
      of Theravada Buddhism and the Pali Canon. Therefore, I am
      enrolling in 'Introduction to Pali' at the University of Queensland
      this semester, being taught by Dr. Primoz Pecenko. I am looking
      forward to this course very much. Knowing less than twenty common
      pali words, I am also feeling a little intimidated but intend to
      persevere.
      One of the set texts for this subject is:
      A.P. Buddhadatta. "The New Pali Course, Part 1 (6th
      Edition). 'Colombo: The Colombo Apothecaries', 1962.
      My question is - does anyone know where I can get a copy, and if it
      is it still in
      print? The Uni. Bookshop has no knowledge of it. (I understand
      photocopied pages will be given in the lectures.)
      Thank you for the existence of this list and your contributions -
      though mostly 'above my head' it has proved the stimulus for me to
      take this step. I will also join the others in the Pali Day by Day
      study corner.

      metta,
      Christine
    • Robert Eddison
      ... Colombo Apothecaries (odd name for a publisher!) are no longer publishing it, but the Buddhist Cultural Centre in Dehiwala has brought out an issue of
      Message 2 of 7 , Feb 1, 2003
        Christine:

        >One of the set texts for this subject is:
        >A.P. Buddhadatta. "The New Pali Course, Part 1 (6th
        >Edition). 'Colombo: The Colombo Apothecaries', 1962.
        >My question is - does anyone know where I can get a copy, and if it
        >is it still in
        >print? The Uni. Bookshop has no knowledge of it. (I understand
        >photocopied pages will be given in the lectures.)
        >Thank you for the existence of this list and your contributions -
        >though mostly 'above my head' it has proved the stimulus for me to
        >take this step. I will join the others in the Pali Day by Day study
        >corner as well if I may.


        Colombo Apothecaries (odd name for a publisher!) are no longer publishing
        it, but the Buddhist Cultural Centre in Dehiwala has brought out an issue
        of Parts I & II in a single volume, ISBN 955-9219-08-1. The BCC's website
        is at http://www.buddhistcc.com

        Like the BPS in Kandy, the BCC is a not-for-profit organization and most of
        their publications cost peanuts. They have done a lot of valuable work in
        re-issuing specialist books of high quality that commercial publishers
        won't touch because of a low anticipated readership.

        Best wishes,

        Robert
      • Ong Yong Peng <ypong001@yahoo.com>
        Dear Christine, would you kindly provide more info. on the course you would be taking, such as a web address or the complete reading/reference list. metta,
        Message 3 of 7 , Feb 1, 2003
          Dear Christine,

          would you kindly provide more info. on the course you would be
          taking, such as a web address or the complete reading/reference list.

          metta,
          Yong Peng

          --- christine_forsyth wrote:
          > Hello everyone,
          >
          > [This message may appear twice, as it was originally sent an hour
          or
          > so ago and didn't arrive.]
          >
          > I've been a lurking member of this group for some time, but have
          not
          > previously introduced myself.
          > I am an Australian woman, living near Brisbane, Queensland,
          > Australia. I have a grown-up family and not much contact with
          other
          > Theravada Buddhists except those I've met via yahoo groups, and
          trips
          > to Thailand. I have an interest in gaining a deeper understanding
          > of Theravada Buddhism and the Pali Canon. Therefore, I am
          > enrolling in 'Introduction to Pali' at the University of
          Queensland
          > this semester, being taught by Dr. Primoz Pecenko. I am looking
          > forward to this course very much. Knowing less than twenty common
          > pali words, I am also feeling a little intimidated but intend to
          > persevere.
          > One of the set texts for this subject is:
          > A.P. Buddhadatta. "The New Pali Course, Part 1 (6th
          > Edition). 'Colombo: The Colombo Apothecaries', 1962.
          > My question is - does anyone know where I can get a copy, and if it
          > is it still in
          > print? The Uni. Bookshop has no knowledge of it. (I understand
          > photocopied pages will be given in the lectures.)
          > Thank you for the existence of this list and your contributions -
          > though mostly 'above my head' it has proved the stimulus for me to
          > take this step. I will also join the others in the Pali Day by Day
          > study corner.
          >
          > metta,
          > Christine
        • John Kelly
          Welcome fellow-aussie Christine, Please tell me more about this Pali course at the U. of Qld. Is it part of a larger program in Buddhist Studies? Do they
          Message 4 of 7 , Feb 1, 2003
            Welcome fellow-aussie Christine,
            Please tell me more about this Pali course at the U.
            of Qld. Is it part of a larger program in Buddhist
            Studies? Do they offer intermediate or advanced
            courses in Pali too? Is the Buddhadatta book the main
            text used?

            Metta,
            John (an aussie living in the U.S.)
            --- "christine_forsyth <cforsyth@...>"
            <cforsyth@...> wrote:
            > Hello everyone,
            >
            > [This message may appear twice, as it was originally
            > sent an hour or
            > so ago and didn't arrive.]
            >
            > I've been a lurking member of this group for some
            > time, but have not
            > previously introduced myself.
            > I am an Australian woman, living near Brisbane,
            > Queensland,
            > Australia. I have a grown-up family and not much
            > contact with other
            > Theravada Buddhists except those I've met via yahoo
            > groups, and trips
            > to Thailand. I have an interest in gaining a
            > deeper understanding
            > of Theravada Buddhism and the Pali Canon. Therefore,
            > I am
            > enrolling in 'Introduction to Pali' at the
            > University of Queensland
            > this semester, being taught by Dr. Primoz Pecenko.
            > I am looking
            > forward to this course very much. Knowing less than
            > twenty common
            > pali words, I am also feeling a little intimidated
            > but intend to
            > persevere.
            > One of the set texts for this subject is:
            > A.P. Buddhadatta. "The New Pali Course, Part 1 (6th
            > Edition). 'Colombo: The Colombo Apothecaries', 1962.
            >
            > My question is - does anyone know where I can get a
            > copy, and if it
            > is it still in
            > print? The Uni. Bookshop has no knowledge of it.
            > (I understand
            > photocopied pages will be given in the lectures.)
            > Thank you for the existence of this list and your
            > contributions -
            > though mostly 'above my head' it has proved the
            > stimulus for me to
            > take this step. I will also join the others in the
            > Pali Day by Day
            > study corner.
            >
            > metta,
            > Christine
            >
            >
            >


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          • christine_forsyth <cforsyth@vtown.com.au>
            Dear Robert, Yong Peng, John and All, Robert: thank you for the information about the Buddhist Cultural Centre in Dehiwala. Much appreciated. I ve contacted
            Message 5 of 7 , Feb 1, 2003
              Dear Robert, Yong Peng, John and All,

              Robert: thank you for the information about the Buddhist Cultural
              Centre in Dehiwala. Much appreciated. I've contacted them and await
              a reply.

              Yong Peng: Please find the information you request at:
              http://www.uq.edu.au/hprc/outlines/reln1503.html
              This subject can also be taken as part of the Community Access
              Program. i.e. a single or miscellaneous full fee subject. There is
              an extensive list of texts in the Bibliography at the foot of page,
              covering Introductions, Grammars, Readings, Pali Literature and
              Dictionaries.
              Should one survive, one can take RELN 2506 Intermediate Pali in
              Semester 2, also with Dr. Pecenko, and then rise to the heights of a
              full year of RELN 3502 Pali Level IV (by arrangement with Head of
              Dept.).

              John: Thank you for your welcome. I think some of your questions
              may be answered above, and on the link to the subject. The
              University of Queensland offers (through its Faculty of Arts - School
              of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics - Studies in Religion)
              undergrad. and post grad. courses. There is no specific school of
              Buddhist Studies, but you may like to browse the subject offerings on
              the Fast Navigator:
              http://www.uq.edu.au/hprc/sitenav.html

              metta,
              Christine


              --- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, "Ong Yong Peng <ypong001@y...>"
              <ypong001@y...> wrote:
              > Dear Christine,
              >
              > would you kindly provide more info. on the course you would be
              > taking, such as a web address or the complete reading/reference
              list.
              >
              > metta,
              > Yong Peng
            • Ong Yong Peng <ypong001@yahoo.com>
              Dear Christine, thanks for the info. I am currently doing an engineering degree at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Unforunately, the Pali class
              Message 6 of 7 , Feb 1, 2003
                Dear Christine,

                thanks for the info. I am currently doing an engineering degree at
                Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Unforunately, the Pali
                class falls on Monday and clashes with my schedule at QUT.

                I hope UQ will run the class again the next semester, or offer it as
                a Flexible Delivery Course:
                http://www.uq.edu.au/hprc/altstud.html

                I wish you the very best in your new adventure.

                metta,
                Yong Peng.

                --- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, christine_forsyth wrote:
                > Yong Peng: Please find the information you request at:
                > http://www.uq.edu.au/hprc/outlines/reln1503.html
                > This subject can also be taken as part of the Community Access
                Program. i.e. a single or miscellaneous full fee subject. There is
                an extensive list of texts in the Bibliography at the foot of page,
                covering Introductions, Grammars, Readings, Pali Literature and
                Dictionaries.
                > Should one survive, one can take RELN 2506 Intermediate Pali in
                Semester 2, also with Dr. Pecenko, and then rise to the heights of a
                full year of RELN 3502 Pali Level IV (by arrangement with Head of
                Dept.).
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