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

Children's Group and Discussion Group

The next children's group will be Saturday 8 November at 10am.

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 - (No group for October due to the AGM next one will be 30 November)

There will be no discussion group for October as we are holding our AGM on the last Sunday of that month, the next discussion group will be on 30 November at 12.30pm.  By donation, suggested donation $10/$5.


The Diamond Sutra

 8 week Course starting on Wednesday 24 September 6.30pm


With Quentin "Genshu" from Open Way Zen.

The Diamond Sutra will be discussed over an 8 week period. This is one of the Wisdom Sutras - Prajnaparamita Sutras. The other well know one being the Heart Sutra.

The Diamond Sutra particularly examines the great delusion of our ego which brings us so much stress and suffering and is highlighted in the First Noble Task or Truth together with craving and hatred. In the Sutra, the Buddha answers Sariputra's question of how he can become more like him and become free of delusion.

The evenings will consists of a period of meditation followed by reading part of the Diamond Sutra and discussing it, then a period of further meditation and contemplation.

Dates; Weekly for 8 weeks starting Wednesday 24 September at 630pm  Cost is $10 per session


Mindfulness Day

Saturday 29 November from 9.00am to 5pm


Rinchen invites you join her for a day of mindfulness meditation practices, a great way to deepen an already existing practice.  The day is suited for those who have been practicing meditation and/or have attended a meditation course.

Bookings are essential by Wednesday 26 November on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Cost: $50 members/concession---$60 nonmembers (includes morning tea and lunch)

You can pay online but please  register by email first on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Put your name and M/Day into the reference box. Click the read more below button to get the bank details for payment.

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5 Day Silent Meditation Retreat

A Peaceful way to end the year and get ready for 2015

Starting 9am Saturday 27 December to 3pm Wednesday 31 December







This is a silent residential meditation retreat that will be a combination of teachings and practice on Shamatha Meditation.  It is preferable that people who wish to attend have some meditation or retreat experience but not essential. The retreat will focus on the basic principles of training the mind in Shamatha meditation to create a relaxed, peaceful and contemplative countenance.  The retreat will commence at 9am on Saturday 27 December and finish on Wednesday 31st December at 3pm, the costs will include all meals and accommodation.

The retreat is suitable for anyone who wants to gain greater clarity of mind, increase their mindfulness and reduce the level of stress and tension in the mind and body. Whilst the teachings are derived from the Buddhist philosophy a commitment to Buddhism is not required.

The retreat will be facilitated by Venerable Rinchen who is the resident nun at the centre, she has been running meditation courses and retreats for over 12 years. Rinchen completed the 2 month silent Shamatha Retreat in Phuket in 2011 with Dr B Allan Wallace and several other shorted retreats under his guidance.

Bookings are essential, please email the centre to register on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it before paying for the retreat. A registration form will be sent to you and you will need to fill it out and email back before the bookings will be accepted.

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Ten Year Anniversary

Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre celebrating 10 years in our beautiful Gompa in Cairns.

Lifetime Memberships and Mortgage Drive

Our centre started it's humble beginnings in Kewarra Beach in 2001 and after several moves and through amazing circumstances,(click here to read the full story), we were fortunate enough to buy the old church in Clare/Severin Street, where we now reside. It hasn't been an easy road and there were times when we didn't know if we would make our loan repayments but it has definitely been worth it. So many people have benefited from our beautiful, peaceful and truly blessed space.  We have hosted many amazing teachers over this period and even had the precious relics of the Holy Buddha as well! To celebrate, we thought it would be auspicious to offer lifetime memberships to the community. Offering these special memberships will help us to reduce our loan and help to consolidate the future of this Dharma Centre in Cairns.


Our account details are:  Bendigo Bank  Account name:  Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre  BSB: 633 000        Account number: 125199729  Please put your initials and M/Drive in the reference box and then send an email to info@yuloling with your full details.  We will have a formal presentation of certificates at a date to be advised.