A Brief History of Buddhist Canons

Dr. John Canti (84000 Editorial Chair) and Prof. Peter Skilling (Fragile Palm Leaves Foundation Founder) talk to 84000 about buddhist canons and their history.

In Part One, Dr. Canti discusses what is meant by “buddhist canons,” how they were formed, and how they dispersed over time.

In Part Two, Dr. Canti and Prof. Skilling elaborate on the composition of the canons that exist in different languages and explain the value of having the canons translated.

Conversations with John Canti and Peter Skilling:
On Buddhist Canons

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