Buddhism in Australia:
When the first Buddhists—Chinese gold miners—arrived in Australia: 1840s
Percentage of Christmas Island residents who identify as Buddhist: 18.3%
Sister Dhammadinna, an American-born Buddhist nun, became one of the first dharma teachers in Australia and held the first modern Vesak celebration: 1951
Percentage of Australians who identify as Buddhists: 2.4%
The number of Buddhist institutions on the continent: 549
How long a Sri Lankan bodhi tree sapling spent in quarantine from 2021–2022: 12 months. (The tree will be planted at The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion in Bendigo, Victoria.)
Number of Tricycle subscribers: 691
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Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Index Mundi, ABC, Dhammasara Nuns Monastery, and Developments in Australian Buddhism by Michelle Spuler
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