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

The next children's group will be Saturday 6 June 2015 at 10am.

Our next children's group will be on Saturday 6 June. 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 31 May 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 which is the second Saturday due to teachings the weekend before, bring gloves and implements and breakfast to share.


Four Foundations of Mindfulness

with Quentin "Genshu" from Open Way Zen - Wednesday's 6.30pm to 8pm

Quentin "Genshu" will be starting the "Four Foundations of Mindfulness" teachings at Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre from Wednesday 25 March at 6.30pm for 8 weeks. The Four Foundations of Mindfulness teaching of this Sutta of the Pali Cannon is the basic teaching for Mindfulness Meditation in the Buddhist literature. It teaches meditation on the body, feelings, perceptions and mental states and is the basis for the present day 'Mindfulness' practices. Each week we will focus on one part of the teaching and practice the corresponding meditations and discuss them.  A donation of $10 per session would be appreciated, the money will be split between the Buddhist centre here and Quentin's group in PNG.  No Bookings required.


Shamatha Meditation Course

with Venerable Rinchen starting on Tuesday 19 May at 7pm 2015

The next course will be run over three sessions starting with an evening of Introduction to Meditation on Tuesday 19 May from 7pm to 9pm, then a day of meditation practice on Saturday 23 May from 9.30am to 3.30pm, then a follow up session on Tuesday 26 May from 7pm to 9pm.

The course is suitable for anyone who wants to gain greater clarity of mind and reduce the level of stress and tension in the mind and body.  The course will be a combination of teaching and practice in a relaxed and conducive environment.  Whilst the teachings are derived from the Buddhist philosophy a commitment to Buddhism is not required.

The course will be facilitated by Venerable Rinchen who is the resident nun at the centre, she has been running meditation courses for over 12 years.  Rinchen has completed the 2 month silent Shamatha Retreat in Phuket with Dr B Alan Wallace.  Dr Wallace is one of the foremost teachers of this practice in the west for the western mind and trained under the guidance of many great masters including His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This practice is a great way to cultivate a wonderful sense of well being and mental balance.

Course cost is $60 and includes all handouts, a guided meditation CD and refreshments, it is advisable to attend all three sessions to gain the maximum benefits.  Please bring your lunch for the Saturday session.  Numbers are limited so book and pay to secure your place.

To book and pay click on the Trybooking link:

If you book and decide not to attend please advise the centre so that someone else can have your place as there is always a waitlist for this course.


Making friends with Death

A creative workshop exploring death and dying

Saturday 30 May 10am to 4pm

In this workshop Venerable Rinchen will help us to explore our fears around death and dying by opening up the conversations we need to have about it, openly and honestly.  The day will include looking at our own death, the death of loved ones, creating our own funeral, our own service, taking care of all the practical things so that we can then look at the spiritual aspect of dying. We will look at how we can learn to live with death using it as a timely reminder that we are but just temporary visitors and our life will surely end, how then to make it meaningful so that when we look back as we are leaving this earth, we can look back without regret.

The day will include, discussion, meditation and some creative exercises. At the end of the workshop their will be a special Tibetan ritual for the deceased.

Venerable Rinchen has been working within the palliative care area as a volunteer and spiritual carer for those who are dying/facing death, she brings a light touch to a subject that is often heavy and uncomfortable.  Bring your tissues and your sense of humor, both are needed on this journey towards facing our own death.

At the end of the workshop Rinchen will do the special Soor Practice for the deceased for those of you who would like to stay behind to participate.  The practice will be done for those recently deceased and especially all those who have died in the recent earthquake.

Please bring your own lunch, we will provide some dessert and refreshments.

Cost is $70 or $60 members/concession.  To book and pay click on the trybooking link:


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