This is a series of talks given by the Canadian monk Ajahn Punnadhammo in which he speaks about Early Buddhist History. This talk has less graphics than the first, but the story is well told and is judicious in its focus.
In the second of these videos Ajahn talks about the first Two Councils that were held after the passing of the Buddha. Ajahn discusses such matters as to why they were initiated, where they were held, what was the outcome and how this has helped shaped the teachings as we receive them. He also gives an account of Mahādeva’s five points of controversy that arose over the status of the Arahant that was discussed in the Kathāvatthu.
If you are interested in Ajahn and his work, a short biography can be found here. He also has a youtube channel with many talks and presentations. He lives in the Arrow River Forest Hermitage in Northern Ontario.
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