Timeline & Map

Here on each layer of the timeline and map, you can discover the events that defined the life of the Buddha, explore an array of Buddhist art, locate contemporary centers of Buddhist learning, and pilgrimage sites featured in the program. You can also find current articles and interviews recently posted to this site.

Scroll along the timelines or explore the map and select a point on the timeline or map to learn more!

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Major funding provided by: National Endowment for the Humanities, PBS, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation. Additional funding provided by: the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the Shinnyo-en Foundation, the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, the Bumper Foundation, and viewers like you.