The Death of the Buddha

The Death of the Buddha After his enlightenment sitting under a tree at Bodhgaya, the Buddha went on to teach for an additional 45 years before his death.  In this article, I’ll be covering the events and the cause of his death according to modern science based on accounts found in the Buddhist sutras. The main source for the events surrounding the death of the Buddha is the Mahaparanibbana Sutta which belongs to the Pali canon. The Buddha died at approximately 483BC, at the age of 80 in the city of Kusinara (present-day Kushinagar). Buddha’s Last Meal Three months before … Continue reading