Hwa Tsang Buddhist Monastery 華藏寺

Education

We conduct a number of education programs that cater to various groups of our community, such as tuition classes for highschool students, activity classes for primary school-aged children, as well as NSW Department of Education endorsed Special Religious Education.

Special Religious Education

We are accredited by the NSW Department of Education to provide Special Religious Education (SRE) and conduct classes for a number of local public and high schools.

Tuition Program

The monastery conducts tuition classes to assist students with their academic studies. We provide academic assistance as well as moral guidance and teach practical life skills such as self-discipline and the ability to co-operate with students from all backgrounds.

Formal classes are supplemented with extra-curricular activities to help foster friendship and encourage teamwork amongst the students.

With the kind support of Homebush Boys’ High School, all classes are conducted on school grounds during weekdays after school hours.

Children’s Programs

Bodhi Class

The monastery has Sunday classes for children from Preschool age (4 years old) to Year 7 (13 years old) where we introduce your child to Buddhist morals, philosophy, practice, and etiquettes through fun activities.

The Children’s Bodhi Class aims to guide children into developing the right understanding of the Buddha’s teachings and to provide children with the moral basis to:

  • Make new friends and play cooperatively with others
  • React positively to social challenges
  • Recognise right and wrong in people and behaviours
  • Learn the benefits of patience, respect, sharing and caring
  • Understand about the Law of Cause and Effect
  • Learn about behaving within a monastery and the role of monks and nuns