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Ajahn Brahmali---Introduction to Pali Offline Course---Wisdom & Wonders 2018

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Introduction to Pali Course, Bodhinyana Monastery 2010–2011

Adapted for offline use from Introduction to Pali—Wisdom & Wonders

This is a self-contained, offline version of the course, best suited for touch devices with small viewports (handhelds and small tablets) with limited network access, although it should perform well on any screen size. The main difference in style from the full online course is the interface that presents the visual elements in a way that doesn’t interfere with the flow of the text (especially on small screens).

Audio files are compressed for best size/​quality ratio to conserve space and download data and are best listened to on the earphones. All the fonts, styles and scripts are contained in the package and should provide the same look-and-feel on any type of device, operating system and (modern) browser.

The disk requirement for the entire course is 192–235 MB. Download and unzip offline course files to a local folder (ITP_Offline) on your device, manually download mp3 files to the ITP_Offline\Audio subfolder and open the Introduction_to_Pali.htm.

Wisdom & Wonders Offline Course Files 10,9 MB :arrow_down:
Wisdom & Wonders Additional Course Files (PDFs—nonessential) 40,3 MB :arrow_down:
Ajahn Brahmali Part 1 - Introduction and Lesson #1 1/24 69′ 7,94 MB :arrow_down:
Ajahn Brahmali Part 2 - Exercise 1 Answers and Lesson #2 2/24 56′ 6,48 MB :arrow_down:
Ajahn Brahmali Part 3 - Exercise 2 Answers and Lesson #3 3/24 52′ 5,96 MB :arrow_down:
Ajahn Brahmali Part 4 - Exercise 3 Answers and Lesson #4 4/24 64′ 7,40 MB :arrow_down:
Ajahn Brahmali Part 5 - Exercise 4 Answers and Lesson #5 5/24 69′ 7,96 MB :arrow_down:
Ajahn Brahmali Part 6 - Exercise 5 Answers and Lesson #6 6/24 61′ 6,98 MB :arrow_down:
Ajahn Brahmali Part 7 - Exercise 6 Answers and Lesson #7 7/24 62′ 7,16 MB :arrow_down:
Ajahn Brahmali Part 8 - Exercise 7 Answers and Lesson #8 8/24 83′ 9,58 MB :arrow_down:
Ajahn Brahmali Part 9 - Exercise 8 Answers 9/24 62′ 7,08 MB :arrow_down:
Ajahn Brahmali Part 10 - Lesson #9 10/24 23′ 2,73 MB :arrow_down:
Ajahn Brahmali Part 11 - Exercise 9 Answers 11/24 50′ 5,81 MB :arrow_down:
Ajahn Brahmali Part 12 - Lesson #10 12/24 42′ 4,89 MB :arrow_down:
Ajahn Brahmali Part 13 - Exercise 10 Answers 13/24 56′ 6,46 MB :arrow_down:
Ajahn Brahmali Part 14 - Lesson #11 14/24 34′ 3,91 MB :arrow_down:
Ajahn Brahmali Part 15 - Exercise 11(1) Answers 15/24 52′ 6,03 MB :arrow_down:
Ajahn Brahmali Part 16 - Lesson #12 and Exercise 11(2) Answers 16/24 66′ 7,63 MB :arrow_down:
Ajahn Brahmali Part 17 - Exercise 12 Answers 17/24 55′ 6,29 MB :arrow_down:
Ajahn Brahmali Part 18 - Lesson #13 18/24 36′ 4,13 MB :arrow_down:
Ajahn Brahmali Part 19 - Exercise 13 Answers 19/24 70′ 8,07 MB :arrow_down:
Ajahn Brahmali Part 20 - Lesson #14 20/24 49′ 5,65 MB :arrow_down:
Ajahn Brahmali Part 21 - Exercise 14 Answers 21/24 60′ 6,91 MB :arrow_down:
Ajahn Brahmali Part 22 - Lesson #15 & #16 22/24 55′ 6,35 MB :arrow_down:
Ajahn Brahmali Part 23 - Exercise 15 Answers 23/24 66′ 7,61 MB :arrow_down:
Ajahn Brahmali Part 24 - Exercise 16 Answers 24/24 78′ 9,00 MB :arrow_down:

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First let me express my big admiration and thanks to @stu and his wonderful team at W&W for making the course available in the first place, and for his kindness and enthusiastic support in making this version, to Ayya @vimala for editing the original course audio where it needed editing and of course to Ajahn @brahmali, for making it all possible in the first place.

The offline course design is based on the insights described in the book

and on a CSS based web design by Dave Liepmann based on Edward Tufte’s book designs (which are well known in the LaTeX community).

https://edwardtufte.github.io/tufte-css/

Tufte CSS

Dave Liepmann

Tufte CSS provides tools to style web articles using the ideas demonstrated by Edward Tufte’s books and handouts. Tufte’s style is known for its simplicity, extensive use of sidenotes, tight integration of graphics with text, and carefully chosen typography.

The core transcript files are based on the Introduction to Pali online course at Wisdom & Wonders (see this thread: Introduction to Pali at Wisdom & Wonders) and on the audio recordings of the course given by Ajahn Brahmali.

Additional resources and fonts are available under CC-BY-SA or similar licenses by their authors, all additional code and styles developed specifically for this offline course (audio player and modified UI) are available under CC0 and can be reused in any way without restrictions or attribution.

All comments, criticism and suggestions are welcome!

Basic Tutorial

The motivation that led to this simplified (in style) offline version of the course was actually the same thing that impressed me the most when I first saw the online course—the audio player and the ability to jump to a specified section of the course and follow along. And while this approach seemed flawless on the (relatively) large screen of a 10” tablet it quickly turned to frustration when I wanted to follow the course on a smaller device, i.e. a mobile phone.

And from this came an idea for a streamlined offline version suitable for all those who only have access to small, touch-based devices with limited internet connectivity. The footprint for the entire course is as small as possible, with the ability to download only the core functionality and then download the separate audio files as needed.

Installation instructions

  • Download ITP_Offline.zip to local folder. Extract to desired location (all files will be extracted to “location\ITP_Offline” subfolder).
  • Optionally download Pdf.zip to local folder (not recommended on small devices). Extract to “ITP_Offline\Pdf” subfolder.
  • Then download each optimized mp3 file to “ITP_Offline\Audio” subfolder.
  • Open “ITP_Offline\Introduction_to_Pali.htm” to start the course.

The interface

There are two modes for the UI:

  • the full view, available to devices with sufficient screen width, with notes and audio player elements positioned on the right margin, where they don’t interfere with the flow of the main body of text

and

  • the collapsed view, where those same elements are hidden by default and can be displayed on demand by the user when needed.

Touch the side note number to display the note text

Touch the play/pause indicator at the start of the paragraph to display audio player

Touch the question to reveal/hide answer or touch ‘Show/Hide All’ to reveal/hide all answers

Touch play button to start audio (the player collapses on play, the current paragraph auto scrolls to the top)

Touch additional player buttons to skip back 5sec, forward 15sec or start from the beginning.

Scroll table horizontally or tilt the device into a landscape position.

Use navigation buttons to go to next/desired lesson


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Wow, you guys have done a great job!
Sadhu Sadhu :pray:


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Thanks a lot!!:pray:t2::pray:t2::pray:t2: