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

AGM 22 November at 1pm

Our AGM will be held on Sunday the 22 November at 1pm followed by a high tea in celebration of our lifetime members.  All members welcome.

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 14 November 2015 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 - None for November

By donation, suggested donation $10/$5.


Meditations on the Diamond Sutra

with Quentin "Genshu" from Open Way Zen - Starting on Wednesday's from 4 November 6.30pm to 8pm at Khacho Yulo Ling BC

The Diamond Sutra is one of the Prajnaparamita teachings about?ultimate wisdom, and as such are essential for the development of deep?understanding of reality.

The shortest version of these teachings is the Heart Sutra. The Diamond Sutra is longer and consists of 32 short chapters. The evenings will consist of guided meditations and discussions about?these important teachings of the Buddha.

The text will be provided.

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.


End of Year Silent Retreat


  7 Day Silent Shamatha Retreat - 2pm Sunday to 12 noon Sunday 3  January

  or the 5 Day option from 2pm Sunday 27 December till noon 1 st January

   with Venerable Rinchen


This year we have decided to extend our silent end of year retreat to 7 days, people will still have the option to do 5 days and we have included the price for both options below.  We are hoping to build up to running an annual 10 day retreat.  This is a silent meditation retreat with a combination of teaching 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 evening sessions will focus on the heart practices of the Four Immeasureables, Loving Kindness, Compassion, Joy and Equinimity. The retreat will commence at 2pm on Sunday the 27the December and finish at noon on Sunday the 3 January, the costs will include all meals for day participants and all meals and accommodation for residential participants.

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 since 2002. Rinchen has completed the 2 month silent Shamatha Retreat in Phuket in 2011 with Dr B Alan Wallace and has attended and completed many other retreats and courses.

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 , to get a registration form which must be filled out before the bookings will be accepted. Costs include all food and refreshments, all meals will be vegetarian.  For residential participants please bring, sheets, towel pillow and toiletries.  If you have a yoga mat please bring this as well as we will be doing some meditation lying down.

Cost for full residential for 7 days is:  $595 or $545 members/concession

Cost for full residential for 5 days is:  $420 or $380 members/concession

Cost for day particpants for 7 days is:  $450 or $395 members/concession

Cost for day participants for 5 days is:  $320 or $280 members/concession

Day participants are requested to make a commitment to attend all sessions which will commence at 6.30am and finish at 8pm daily. Registration and payment must be recieved by 22 December to confirm your place.  Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Once you have booked: There are two payment options, our Trybooking system:

Or you can pay for the retreat on line into our account, please put your initials and Silent/retreat in the reference box.

  • Account Name: Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre
  • Bendigo Bank
  • BSB 633-000
  • Account No 123022832

If you book and decide not to attend please advise the centre at least 5 days prior to the event to avoid a cancellation fee.



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.


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.