The Spread of Buddhism – Timeline

Hinayana Mahayana (Vajrayana)
350 BCE Nepal
280 BCE Kashmir
280 BCE Ceylon
250 BCE Central Asia
0 CE China
350 Korea
450 Java Sumatra
550 Japan
700 (Tibet)
750 Thailand
850 Burma
1600 (Mongolia)

Note: The dates shown are approximate to when Buddhism was first introduced.
Source: Compiled from The Shambhala Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen.