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 13 December 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.


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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HE Luding Khen Rinpoche


His Eminence Luding Khen Rinpoche will give White Tara and Chenrezig Empowements in Cairns in February 2015.

White Tara Empowerment will be held on Wednesday 11 February at 7.30pm till 9.30pm, please click on the White Tara Link to find out more about the practice.

Chenrezig Empowerment and teachings will be held on Thursday 12 February at 7.30pm till 9.30pm, please click on the Chenrezig link for more information on this practice.

Cost and payment and booking method will be posted shortly.

His Eminence Luding Khen Rinpoche is the second son of Her Eminence Jetsun Kushok Chimey Luding, the sister of His Holiness the Sakya Trizin. Her Eminence is married to Se Kushok Rinchen Luding, the brother of the senior Abbot of the Ngor Monastery, His Eminence Luding Khenchen Rinpoche Senior. Rinpoche belongs to one of the oldest royal families of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

As a child since 10 years of age, Rinpoche was selected and trained as the successor for the future Abbot of the Ngor sub-sect of the Sakya Tradition. Until this present time, Rinpoche underwent intensive and rigorous training, a common requirement for a Tibetan Buddhist Lineage Holder. In addition to the daily tutelage under the direction of senior Ngor Abbot Luding Khenchen Rinpoche, Luding Khen Rinpoche also received numerous teachings and empowerments from His Holiness the Sakya Trizin.

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Mindfulness Day

Saturday 29 November from 9.00am to 5pm - Fully Booked out


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.

Fully Booked out.

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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.