Hwa Tsang Buddhist Monastery 華藏寺

Religious Services

The monastery conducts a variety of regular Buddhist services that are open to all members and the general public (subjecting to current Covid19 advisory)

Daily Services

The Sangha and monastery members conduct daily morning meditation and chanting services from 5am to 6.30am. We will be chanting the sutra titled “Discourse of the Teaching Bequeathed by the Buddha”. Due to the early hours, the monastery gate will still be closed, so please contact us prior to attending.

Evening chanting services are held from 7 pm to 7:45 pm.

Regular Weekly Services

Saturday mornings 9.45am – 11.15am

Meditation and English Dharma Talk

Saturday evenings 7.00pm – 9.15pm

Amitabha Practice Together Session.

This includes the chanting of the Amitabha Sutra and verses, Meditation and Dharma talk in Mandarin, translated to Cantonese, and translated to English if required.

Sunday evenings 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Guan Yin Practice Together Session

This includes the chanting of the Heart Sutra, and the verses of Guan Yin Bodhisattva, meditation, and Dharma talk in Mandarin, translated to English.

Attending Our Services

The monastery is situated within a residential area with only streetside parking available. So we encourage you to come by train wherever possible, as train services are fairly frequent and the station within walking distance: Flemington Station (10 minutes), Homebush Station (15 minutes), Strathfield Station (30 minutes).

Due to the proximity to our residential neighbours, devotees are requested to be mindful of the noise level. Smoking will not be permitted within the monastery compound. It is also customary to remove our shoes before entering the main hall or library wing.