The Wikipedia entry on the 5th council says:

However, there were a number of other councils held in Ceylon and Thailand between the fourth and sixth ...

What are these other councils? Where where they held? What was their significance?

  • I suggest you ask for citation there. Or initiate a discussion under the Talk tab. Jun 16, 2020 at 7:10

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What are these other councils? Where were they held? What was their significance?

I am going to try to answer this to the best of my abilities.

I do not know the specifics of where they were held, but I do know what they are & their significance.

All the Buddhist councils are meant to preserve the Dhamma the Buddha formulated & to discuss the Tipitaka & its interpretations.

Buddhist councils have not consisted of all schools unified, although in some cases they have been.

I hope my answer suits you well! :)

May you be well.


Councils are only held after some schism between the schools. Bah.

Politics is a Mara to arouse emotion; stick to all the precepts oneself... do not worry about; Titles, Recognition and other such nonsense.

Emotion is human delusion... Born out of: The feeling and sensation skandhas. There is only pain or not pain; same as pranayama breath; Only you know if the breath is a long pain or a short pain, not a long pain or not a short pain.

Move from such pranayama and it becomes the breath of; The Prajna Paramita: One of peace and wisdom.

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    This doesn't answer the OP's question -- please see Answers vs Advice. If you don't think the question is worth answering then just don't answer it, or find a different question that is worth answering.
    – ChrisW
    Oct 13, 2020 at 21:12
  • It was worth answering; and I did so with the proper practice... wearing white robes from causing or re-arousing schism isn't cool. OP if you really want to know: email or call: Wat Carolina; The Abbot: Chao Kun was most likely at all of those councils he should be able to clarify when and what was said at them. Oct 15, 2020 at 1:26

Here is a descriptions of some of the councils and their significance http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/Buddhist_councils


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