Just the facts on religion.

Timeline of Tibetan Buddhism

4th

Vajrayana Buddhism develops in India

7th

Buddhism arrives in Tibet

c. 775

Monastic community established at Samyé

c. 792

Great Samyé Debate chooses Indian Mahayana Buddhism for Tibet

836

King Langdarma of Tibet persecutes Buddhists and supports Bön

1042

Atisa arrives in Tibet

1073

Tibetan Sakya school established

12th

Buddhism in India virtually extinct

12th

Kagyü school of Buddhism established in Tibet

LT 13th

Tibetan Buddhism expands into eastern and central Asia

1253

Kublai Khan of Mongolia accepts Tibetan Buddhism

1409

Geluk school of Buddhism founded

1578

Sonam Gyatso (1543-88) is given the title of Dalai Lama

1903

Dalai Lama flees to China

1904

Treaty between Britain and Tibet signed at Lhasa

1906

Treaty between China and Britain recognizes China's suzerainty over Tibet

1910

Dalai Lama flees to India

1912

Tibet declares independence from the Republic of China

1950

Tenzin Gyatso becomes the fourteenth Dalai Lama

Oct 1950

China invades Tibet

1951

Tibetan delegation signs treaty with China

Mar 1959

Popular rising at Lhasa suppressed by China

1963

No foreign visitor is allowed into Tibet

c. 1977

Persecution of Tibetans abates with end of the Cultural Revolution

c. 1983

Chinese government seeks diplomatic ties with the Dalai Lama

1988

China establishes martial law in Tibet after riots break out

1989

The Dalai Lama wins the Nobel Peace Prize

1995

Tibetan child Gedhun Choekyi Nyima identified as Panchen Lama, abducted by the Chinese authorities

2000

Head of the Kagyü school escapes from Tibet to India

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