Buddhism in Vietnam

111 BCE:

  • Meu-Po, a Buddhist fugitive from China, propogates Mahayana Sutras in Vietnam

2nd Century CE:

  • A-Ham, one of the 2 major Vietnamese sects of Buddhism, begins to take shape

3rd Century CE:

  • Mahayana and Abhidhgarma missionaries travel through Vietnam

580 CE:

  • Vinitaruci spreads second major Vietnamese Buddhist school, called Thien

820 CE:

  • Vo-ngon-Thong continues to develop the Thien school of Buddhism

968-980 CE:

  • Dinh Bo-Linh spreads a form of Buddhism known as Amidism