ChantBuddy turns your iPhone/iPad into a loyal mobile chanting companion, tracking daimoku progress and giving motivation to chant more to achieve your personal goals and absolute happiness. Use the social networking, text, or email features to exchange motivation with the practitioner community. Easy to use, with jam-packed functionality.

Download this free version. To benefit from the full experience, you can upgrade the app through an in-app purchase. Enjoy Chanting!

◆◆◆◆◆ “What an amazing app. Really great encouraging piece of technology. Brilliant for those days when it's a struggle to chant. I love this app”

◆◆◆◆◆ “This app has been helping me keep track of my goals and inspiring my practice. It's helped me to become a better practitioner.”

◆ Free features:
▸ Works on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad
▸ Receive & Share Daily Encouragement message
▸ Set your goals & target dates, with pictures!
▸ Time (stopwatch) and Log your chanting
▸ Track your Chant progress against your goals
▸ Personalize your chanting speed
▸ Share Daimoku with others
▸ Connect via Text, e-mail, Twitter & Facebook
▸ Gongyo Liturgy Text + Silent Prayers
▸ Links to Buddhism online resources

◆ Upgrade package:
▸ Daimoku audio in 3 speeds
▸ Daimoku Charts to visualize progress & inspire
▸ Detailed Chant Reports: never miss a session!
▸ Timer and Alarm timing functions
▸ Planning guide: Complete your goals on time
▸ Enable Audio to run in background
▸ Personalize Color Themes + more

◆ Gongyo package:
▸ Gongyo Audio (in 3 speeds) aids pronunciation
▸ Karaoke-like synchronization of text w/ Audio
▸ Auto-scrolling Gongyo Liturgy Text
▸ Rewind sections to aid Memorization

What's New

Version 1.3.6

iOS9.x Fix to enable loading content in the Community Tab

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
153 Ratings
153 Ratings

Goal oriented


Thank you for making this app! I started using Chant Buddy when I received my Gohonzon and joined the SGI last year. It has helped me to learn Gongyo and to chant faster and now I can chant as fast as the other members in my district. I use the timer, the log and the goal functions at least twice a day. Access to Nichiren's writings, the Lotus Sutra and the SGI website is fabulous. It is very easy to send encouragement and Words of Wisdom to others using this app. Also I rise every morning to our encouragement from President Ikeda which is displayed when opening the app! I can't imagine waking up without my Chant Buddy! It helps me to wake up with the Buddha (not the beast). Thank you!! Nam Myoho Renge Kyo 🌸

Very helpful


I am only 4 months into the practice, so reader beware. It's so much easier to chant with others and this helps provide that atmosphere. I do have some things that could be better. The chant speed could calculate your daimoku for you. There could be not such a huge difference in speeds, or more variations in speed. Slow is Really slow and fast is warp speed. Last, there is a little jarring feeling where the loop begins. Please don't take these for anything other than suggestions. I love that there is such a thing available as Chant Buddy.

Amazing BUT...


The app itself is fantastic. Organized in a thoughtful way that's easy to use while at the same time comprehensive for SGI practitioners. I give the function and layout 5 stars.

The one thing that surprised me is the in-app prices. For full benefit and even just to complete diamoku within it (which is one of the points of having it) you have to purchase upgrades for a total of $4.98. There's something inauthentic about this to me. I would have bought the app for $4.99, so why wait until I'm inside the app, excitedly exploring it to "hide" these fees? This portion - particularly because this is a Buddhist app - I give 2 stars.


Don O'Riordan
17.6 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011-2015 Donald J. ORiordan
In-App Purchases
  1. ChantBuddy Upgrade Package $2.99
  2. Gongyo $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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