Hwa Tsang Monastery

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Hwa Tsang Monastery

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Tradition/Linage Chinese
Main School Mahayana
Sub School Chinese
Founded 1985
Teacher(s) Venerable Neng Rong
Contact Infotmation
Address 29 MacKenzie Street
Homebush West
New South Wales 2140
Country Australia
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Phone (02) 9746 6334
Fax (02) 9764 2973
Website www.hwatsangmonastery.org.au
Email info@hwatsangmonastery.org.au, enquiries@hwatsangmonastery.org.au


HwaTsang Buddhist Monastery is located in Homebush, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

The aim of the Monastery is to encourage the cultivation of right understanding and practice in Buddhism.

We aim to spread the Buddha's teachings of the Four Noble Truths, and promote the application of the Noble Eightfold Path in our daily life, his peaceful path away from suffering. In the way of the Mahayana Buddhist Tradition, we encourage loving kindness, compassion, wisdom, and to help others in their spiritual development.

Our religious services and Dharma talks are open to all. As well, visitors are welcome to refer to, or read books, within our monastery library.

Aims of the Hwa Tsang Monastery

1. To encourage the practice and the propagation of Buddhism in Australia.
2. To encourage, foster, and promote, education among the Australian community.
3. To foster mutual understanding and friendship, between Buddhists, other religious groups, and the Australian public.
4. To provide welfare services to those who need help in the Australian community.
5. To develop the monastery for the benefit and interest of its members, and all Buddhists in Australia.

Activities of the Monastery

Dharma activities

The monastery venerables provide dharma talks about the Buddha's teachings, and religious services at the monastery, and by invitation, to schools (SRE), university Buddhist groups, other Sydney or interstate temples, nursing homes, prisons, and other appropriate venues.

Social welfare

Both venerables, and monastery devotees provide spiritual guidance for the terminally ill, conduct memorial services, visit the elderly in nursing homes and hospitals. Monastery devotees also look after the welfare of the monks and nuns, with offerings and donations to the order.

Sangha (monks and nuns) training

The senior venerables organise and provide education and training for resident novice monks and nuns.

University Buddhist Societies

Monastery venerables assist as Patrons and Chaplains to guide and support the university Buddhist societies, both in Sydney, and in Singapore.

Tuition Class

The monastery maintains a tuition class for about 180 high school students, from 12 to 18 years old. There are 28 classes for students between Year 7 and HSC. Students are admitted on a first-come, first served basis, regardless of religious background. Students are encouraged to participate in the Clean-Up Australia activity held annually. Year 7 to Year 11 students are expected to attend one of the ten Botany, Bio-diversity, and Bush- Regeneration activities held on a Saturday morning, in conjunction with Strathfield Municipal Council throughout the year. There are only two student enrolment days in the year.

Monastery Youth Group

Monastery venerables provide guidance and support for the monastery's Young Bodhisattva Society (Youth Group).

Bi-Monthly Bulletin

This bulletin is used to communicate with monastery members. It also provides shorter Buddhist articles, (in English and Chinese) as well as descriptions of on-going or up-coming activities within the monastery.


The Monastery has an Editing and Translating Committee that selects and translates Chinese Mahayana texts for the benefit of Australian Buddhists.


The monastery maintains an extensive library of both English and Chinese Buddhist reference texts.