Buddhism in Sweden

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The Thai pavilion in Jämtland

Buddhism is a relatively small religion in Sweden. Most of the practicing Buddhists have various Asian (mostly Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese) heritage.

A Buddhist Temple was planned for Fredrika, a small town in the north part of Sweden. This Thai-style temple would be the biggest Buddhist temple in Europe when finished.

There is a Thai pavilion in Jämtland, a region in central Sweden.

A 500s AD Kashmir Indian made Buddha statue made of bronze was found at Helgö in Sweden dating from the Viking era.[1]


  1. ^ Colm (December 28, 2013). "The Helgo Treasure: A Viking Age Buddha". Irish Archaeology. 

External links[edit]