Khacho Yulo Ling in Cairns

Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre is a place of peace and practice. The centre is under the patronage of and has been blessed by, both His Holiness Sakya Trizin and the late His Eminence Chogye Trichen Rinpoche. It is of the lineage of the Tsarpa sub sect of the Sakya Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism but welcomes all traditions and teachings.

The centre is facilitated by it's resident nun, Venerable Rinchen, a fully ordained Australian nun in the Tibetan tradition. The centre is open to all interested people who are seeking to know more about Buddhism or meditation. We offer regular practices and Buddhist teachings.

Upcoming Events

Fundraising for Nepal Earthquake Relief


International Sakya Nepal Relief Fund

While we pray for all who lost their lives and send our heartfelt condolences for those who lost their loved ones, I ask that you take this time to offer your support to those effected by the recent devastation in Nepal.

During this critical time every hour or minute counts; the people of Nepal, including men, women, children, young and old, are in need of clean drinking water, food, shelter and protection from the potential health hazards that will soon follow as the monsoon season starts in that part of the Himalayan Region.  Our dear monks and nuns are already on the various sites where the earthquake hit hardest.

Please join me in supporting the ones who needed the most at this very critical time.  —His Holiness the Sakya Trizin

Funds can be donated via PayPal and 100% of the funds will go to the Sakya Relief organisation in Nepal who are co ordinating the distribution to the villages and those in need.


Children's Group and Discussion Group

Memberships for 2015/16 are now due, you can do your membership online or collect a form from the centre.

The next children's group will be Saturday 12 September 2015 at 10am.

There will be no Children's group for August as Rinchen will be on retreat and Judy will also be away, our next children's group will be on Saturday 12 September. We start the session with prayers, mindful movements, lying down meditation, walking meditation, followed by a craft activity, morning tea, storytime and dedication.  Cost for children's group is by donation and a suggested donation is $5 per child, this money goes towards books, art and craft materials.

Buddhist Discussion Group - Last Sunday of the Month

The next discussion group will be on Sunday 26 July at 12.30pm.  By donation, suggested donation $10/$5.

Garden Bee - First Saturday of the Month from 6am to 8am

All welcome, the next one will be on Saturday 8 August from 6.30am to 8am, bring gloves and implements and breakfast to share.


Compassion Teachings with Thupten Lekshe

Friday 31 July, Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 August


Public Talk Friday 31 July at 7pm - Introduction Talk on Compassion. 

Thupten Lekshe will give a public talk on the Friday night on "Cultivating Compassion" this will be the introduction for the weekend teachings and is included in the cost for the weekend. For those who wish to just attend the Friday night the cost is $15 or $10 member/concession.  No bookings required if you are just attending the talk.  

Saturday 9.30am to 4.30pm - Compassion Part 1—Awakening the compassionate self

TL will guide a series of meditation practices and experiential exercises as a group to assist with uncovering and revealing our natural capacity for caring. Through ongoing practice we can create the compassionate orientation and the life-style so intimately connected to well-being and flourishing.

Sunday 9.30am to 4.30pm - Compassion Part 2—From the world to ourselves

TL will continue with the compassion meditation practices and experiential exercises introduced on Day1. The focus in this session will be on using our connection to suffering in the world as a basis for self-care and awakening.

"Our human compassion binds us the one to the other - not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future." - Nelson Mandela

Cost for the weekend teachings inlcuding the Friday night Introduction is:  $160 or $140 members/concession please bring your lunch each day, refreshments and dessert will be provided.

Bookings are essential by 24 July on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Payment: Please put your name and TL in the reference box.

Bendigo Bank: Account name: Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre  BSB: 633-000  Account No. 123022832

About Venerable Thupten Lekshe (Ivan Milton)

Professional & Dharma Biography. B.B.Sc, M. Psych, MAPS

Thupten Lekshe (Ivan Milton) has studied Tibetan Buddhism intensively for over 30 years and has completed important retreats in the Vajrayana tantric tradition. His main teachers have been His Holiness the Sakya Trizin, His Eminence Chogye Trichen and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. He was ordained as a Bikshu in 2000 by Chogye Trichen Rinpoche and has continued to practice as a monk in the West since that time.

Alongside his practice as a Buddhist, Thupten Lekshe has continued to study and train as a clinical psychologist in the Western scientific tradition. He has worked as a therapist and mental health clinician in a variety of fields including psychiatry, tertiary education and private practice. He has developed extensive experience in teaching, supervision and mental health consultation across all disciplines.

More recently Thupten Lekshe (2010) has studied under Dr. Alan Wallace and Dr. Paul Ekman in the development and delivery of an innovative program for the general public, Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB). This educational training uses emotion regulation and contemplative practices drawn from Eastern and Western approaches to human development. Thupten Lekshe delivers various CEB course in Melbourne, Cairns and around Australia.