Buddhist Councils: 1 definition



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.

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Lists and numbering of Buddhist councils vary between and even within schools. The numbering here is normal in Western writings.

  1. First Buddhist Council (c. 400 BCE)
  2. Second Buddhist Council (c. 4th century BCE)
  3. Third Buddhist Council (c. 250 BCE)
  4. Fourth Buddhist Council
  5. Fifth Buddhist Council (Theravada Buddhist council in 1871)
  6. Sixth Buddhist Council (Theravada Buddhist council in 1954)

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