Buddhist Councils; 1 Definition(s)
Buddhist Councils means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
General definition (in Buddhism)
Lists and numbering of Buddhist councils vary between and even within schools. The numbering here is normal in Western writings.
- First Buddhist Council (c. 400 BCE)
- Second Buddhist Council (c. 4th century BCE)
- Third Buddhist Council (c. 250 BCE)
- Fourth Buddhist Council
- Fifth Buddhist Council (Theravada Buddhist council in 1871)
- Sixth Buddhist Council (Theravada Buddhist council in 1954)
Full-text: Fourth Buddhist Council.
Search found 2 books and stories containing Buddhist Councils; (plurals include: Buddhist Councilses). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Power of Truthfulness during The Buddha’s Time < [Chapter 6 - On Pāramitā]
Part 29 - The Discourse at Bhoga on the Four Great Authorities (Mahāpadesas) < [Chapter 40 - The Buddha Declared the Seven Factors of Non-Decline for Rulers]
Part 7 - A Brief History of the Royal Lineage of the Bodhisatta < [Chapter 1 - The Story of Sataketu Deva, The Future Buddha]
Banner of the Arahants (by Bhikkhu Khantipalo)