Template:Buddhist traditions timeline

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Timeline: Development and propagation of Buddhist traditions (ca. 450 BCE – ca. 1300 CE)

  450 BCE 250 BCE 100 CE 500 CE 700 CE 800 CE 1200 CE

 

Oral and textual traditions of India

 

 

 

 

Oral tradition Early Buddhist Texts Mahayana sutras Tantras
(aka Vajrayana)

 

 

 

 

India

Early
Sangha

Early Buddhist schools

 

 

Southeast Asia

 

 

Theravada

 

Central Asia & Tarim Basin

 

Greco-Buddhism

 

 

Silk Road Buddhism

 

East Asia

 

Transmissions of Early Buddhist Texts and Mahayana Sutras via the silk road to northern China, and via the ocean to Vietnam and southern China.

East Asian Madhyamaka
East Asian Yogacara

East Asian Tantra (Tangmi), Shingon

Huayan, Hwaeom, Kegon

Chan

 

Thiền, Seon
  Zen
Tiantai / Pure Land

 

Tendai

 

 

Nichiren

 

Jōdo-shū

 

Tibet/Himalayas

 

Tibetan Buddhism

 

  450 BCE 250 BCE 100 CE 500 CE 700 CE 800 CE 1200 CE
  Legend:   = Theravada   = East Asian Buddhism   = Tibetan Buddhism   = Various / syncretic
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