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What is Buddhism

What is Buddhism

Today in the world we find many different forms or cults of Buddhism. It is not true that all of them are authentic and represent what Buddhism actually is .

To state what Buddhism is, we have to trace back to the person who found Buddhism more than 2,500 years ago in India:...

The First Buddhist Council

The First Buddhist Council

King Ajatasattu sponsored the First Council. It was convened in 544 B.C. in the sattaparnaguha Cave situated outside Rajagaha three months after the Buddha had passed away. A detailed account of this historic meeting can be found in the Cullavagga of the Vinaya Pitaka.

According to this record the incident which...

Sects of Buddhism

Sects of Buddhism

After the Second Buddhist Council, Buddhism had split into two parts: one orthodox (Theravada) and the other unorthodox (Mahayana). Then in the Third Buddhist Council, there were 18 different unorthodox schools. Although the Elder Tissa in the Third Buddhist Council compiled a book called "Points of Controver...


Money Rules for Buddhist Monks and Nuns - by Dhamminda Bhikkhu

Information about the Money Rules

This article was written for the many bhikkhus who have asked me questions about the money rules found in the Vinaya. S...


Biography of Venerable Bhikkhu Pesala

Biography of Venerable Bhikkhu Pesala

Bhikkhu Pesala is the author of and the Spiritual Director of the Association for Insight Meditation, which he set up in 1995 with the he...


The Buddha's Life


The source of the Buddha's life here is drawn from the Dhammacakkappavattna Sutta explained by Venerable Mahasi Say...


About the Site was formerly known as Buddha Sasana Online, which was established in 2003. After the site has been closed for 2 years, it is re-opening i...


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The Sixth Buddhist Council

The Sixth Council was held in Kaba Aye in Yangon (Rangoon) in 1954, eighty-three years ...


The Fifth Buddhist Council

The Fifth Council took place in Mandalay, Burma (Myanmar) in 1871 A.D. in the reign of ...


The Fourth Buddhist Council

The Fourth Council was held in Tambapanni (Sri Lanka) in 29 B.C. under the patronage of...


The Third Buddhist Council

The Third Council was held primarily to rid the Sangha of corruption and bogus monks wh...


The Second Buddhist Council

The Second Council was called one hundred years after the Buddha's Parinibbāna in orde...

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