BuddhaName.org is home to the Awakened Heart Community, and the Buddha-Heart Fellowship of Tasmania. We practice Nien-Fo Ch’an (unified Ch’an “Zen” and Pure Land Buddhism), with a spirit of inclusiveness and community service.

Buddha-Heart Fellowship is affiliated with CloudWater Zendo, the Zen Centre of Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.

BuddhaName is a term used to refer to the ancient practice of Buddha-Name Recitation. This vocalized meditative practice is the concentrated and heartfelt repetitive recitation of the Buddha Amitabha’s name.  This recitation of the Buddha-Name flows from our mind and heart like waves continually washing ashore. In this way, ultimately our ignorance and karmic defilements are gradually worn away, enabling us to become one with Boundless Compassion and Wisdom.


Our Online weekly class schedule is as follows:

  • Zen Meditation: Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. (AEST). Inquiries & bookings – email: Classes.AHCTasmania@gmx.com

Monthly 1-Day Retreats:

  • The Way of Zen: first Sunday of the month, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (AEST). Email us at: Classes.AHCTasmania@gmx.com to make inquiries, or to receive an online video link.

Group Walks:

  • Zen Walks: last Sunday of the month. An opportunity to practice walking meditation in a group setting, utilizing various parks and gardens around Ulverstone, Devonport and Burnie. All are welcome.  Inquiries, Email: Classes.AHCTasmania@gmx.com
  • Sangha Walking Retreats: held at different locations. An opportunity to participate in 1-day walks; and weekend camping trips in Tasmania’s natural places. Participants also learn about the Buddha’s teachings from our Spiritual Director Ven. Shih Jingang.  Car pooling is encouraged. Inquiries and bookings are essential. Email: Classes.AHCTasmania@gmx.com


  • Medicine Buddha Day. Held on the 8th &/or 15th day of the month.  All are welcome to participate in this powerful healing practice; &/or let us know if you would like the name/s of loved ones read out and prayed for.
  • 5 Precept Days.  Held on the 1st &/or 15th day of the month.  An opportunity for Buddhist practitioners to come together and recite the 5 Lay Buddhist Precepts with a monk; and have private interviews.  Participants are also welcome to join the monk in chanting the Quan-Yin Atonement & Veneration practice.


For further inquiries about regular classes and upcoming events, please go to our “Regular Activities” or “Events Schedule” pages and use the contact form, or email us at: Classes.AHCTasmania@gmx.com

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Email: AHCTasmania@gmx.com   Facebook: Awakened Heart Community of Tasmania; and Buddhaheart Fellowship

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