Buddhist Councils

I Buddhist Council500 BC atAjatsataru .Record the Buddha’s sayings (sutra) and codify
RajgahaPresided bymonastic rules (vinaya). Rajgaha is today’s
II Buddhist Council383 BC atKalasokaThe conservative schools insisted on monastic
Vaishalirules (vinaya). The secessionist Mahasangikas
argued for more relaxed monastic
rules.Rejection of the Mahasanghikas
III Buddhist Council250 BCAshoka..Purpose was to reconcile the different schools of
PataliputraBuddhism. Presided by Moggaliputta Tissa
IV Buddhist Council100 ADKanishkaDivision into Hinayana & Mahayana. Theravada
KashmirPresided byBuddhism does not recognize the authenticity of
Vasumitra &this council, and it is sometimes called the
Asvaghosha“council of heretical monks”.
V Buddhist Council1871King Mindonrecite all the teachings of the Buddha and
Myanmarexamine them in minute detail to see if any of
them had been altered
VI Buddhist Council1954P.M. U Nu




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