Indispensable reference for art historians, scholars of Eastern philosophy and religion. Wealth of detailed scholarly information on names, attributes, symbolism, pictorial representations of virtually every major and minor divinity in Mahayana pantheon, as worshipped in Nepal, Tibet, China, Korea, Mongolia, and Japan. 185 black-and-white illustrat...
Gautama Buddha — his birth, 557; assumed Buddhahood, 528; his Parinirvana, 447 (v. sakya-muni).
Date of the birth of the Buddha according to the Singalese, 623; Siamese and Burmese, 653; Chinese, 1027.
Alexander of Macedonia invaded India, 326.
First Buddhist Missionaries in China, 217.
Beginning of the Gandhara school, about 30.
Emperor Mingti's mission returned to China from India, 65.
Asvagosha wrote the Makdyana-Sraddhotanda-sastra.
Worship of Avalokitesvara introduced into China.
Patanjali founded the Yoga school in India.
Nagarjuna founded the Madhyamika system and expounded the Mahayana doctrine 150-200.
Amitdba Vyuha sutira translated in China, 222-280.
Buddhism carried into Nepal, 350.
Buddhism entered Corea, 372.
Fa-Hian made a pilgrimage to India, 399-414.
Yoga school grafted on the Mahayana by Asanga, about 550.
Buddhism spread to Japan, 552.
Tantrism made its appearance.
Shotoku Taishi, 593-621.
Worship of Avalokitesvara introduced into Japan.
Hiuen-Tsang made a pilgrimage to India, 629-645.
Buddhism introduced into Siam, 639.
Worship of Avalokitesvara and Tara introduced into Tibet.
Death of the Tibetan king, Srong-tsan-gampo, 650.
Yi-tsing travelled in India, 671-695.
The Yoga system was introduced into China, 720.
Padmasambhava carried the Mahayana doctrine into Tibet, 747.
For over a decade, this site has never bothered you with ads. I want to keep it that way. But I humbly request your help to keep doing what I do best: provide the world with unbiased truth, wisdom and knowledge.