Buddhism Timeline

Main

Lifespan of Historic Buddha

563 BCE - 483 BCE

1st Buddhist Coucil

500 BCE

2nd Buddhist Council

383 BCE

Reign of Ashoka

300 BCE

Buddhism comes to Sri Lanka

247 BCE

Pali Cannon

100 BCE

Development of Mahayana Buddhism

100 CE - 300 CE

Buddhism arrives in China

100 CE

Buddhism comes to Korea

300 CE

Buddhism comes to Japan

500 CE - 600 CE

Bodhidharma arrives in China

500 CE

Life of Chi-i

538 CE - 597 CE

Reign of Prince Shotoku

574 CE - 622 CE

T'ang Period

618 CE - 907 CE

Padmasambhava arrives in Tibet

700 CE - 800 CE

2nd Dissemination of Buddhism to Tibet

1000 CE - Present

Life of Shinran

1173 CE - 1263 CE

Buddhism dies out in India

1200 CE

Life of Dogen

1200 CE - 1253 CE

Godan Khan converts to Buddhism

1247 CE

Marco Polo arrives in China

1275 CE

European Timeline

Conquests of Alexander the Great

334 BCE - 323 BCE

Greek invasion of India

183 BCE - 145 BCE

Hundred Years War

1337 CE - 1453 CE