An interesting talk on one of the more challenging concepts to Buddhists - what happens to us after we die. He focuses on the concept of reincarnation as it is espoused by one particular Abbott in Australia Peter Bett who has been excommunicated for his ordination of nuns by his parent temple in Thailand.
I would tend to side with the speaker and that our eventual annihilation in death of our body and self re-unites us with the whole of creation - however by concentrating on one particular adherent from Thervadan Buddhism his criticism is quite narrow. He is of course entitled to his views and I am very happy to highlight them here and for karmic balance an intelligent counter response.
If there is any religion that could cope with modern scientific needs it would be Buddhism. Albert Einstein
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves. Buddha
Response to Nonsense in Buddhism