Buddhism in Sweden

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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. In 2015, the Sveriges Buddhistiska samarbetsråd (SBS) had 7 901 members.[1]

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.[2]


  1. ^ "Statistik 2015 - Myndigheten för stöd till trossamfund". www.sst.a.se (in Swedish). 2015
  2. ^ Colm (December 28, 2013). "The Helgo Treasure: A Viking Age Buddha". Irish Archaeology.

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