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 10 April 2015 at 10am.

Our next children's group will be a shorter session in April as we will be hosting the Relics of the Buddha on that day. We are asking that the children each bring some fresh flowers from the garden to make individual flower arrangement to offer to the relics, we will meet over on Rinchen's patio to make them then take into the temple.

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 29 March 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 TBA, bring gloves and implements and breakfast to share.


Four Foundations of Mindfulness

with Quentin "Genshu" from Open Way Zen

Starting Wednesday 25 March 2015

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.


Easter 5 Day Silent Retreat


  Friday 3 April - Tuesday 7 April 2015

   with Venerable Rinchen




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 Friday 3 April and finish on Tuesday 7 April 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 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 before paying for the retreat. A registration form must be filled out before the bookings will be accepted. Click the read more button below to bring up the costs and bank details.

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Maitreya Loving Kindness Tour


Coming to Cairns 10, 11 and 12 April 2015

Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre will once again be hosting the exhibition of ancient and sacred relics from the Historial Buddha Shakyamuni and many other Buddhist Master, from Tibet, India and China.

This is a FREE Public exhibition and there will be an interfaith opening ceremony on the Friday evening followed by a viewing of the relics.  The ceremony will begin at 6.30pm till 8.30pm.

The relics will then be on display from Saturday 10am to 7pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm.  Everyone is welcome to attend and people will be able to recieve a blessing from the relics and you may also bring your pets for a blessing as well.


Venerable Khenpo Ngawang Damchoe


  Cairns 1, 2  and 3 May 2015

   Friday Night Public Talk May 1 at 7pm

"The Four Immeasureables, Loving kindness, compassion, joy and equinimity"

  Cost $15 and $10 members/concession. No Bookings required


 Weekend Teachings on Nargarjuna's "Letter to a Friend" Part 2.

The great Indian Buddhist master Nagarjuna (first–second century A.D.) wrote his celebrated poem "Letter to a Friend" as a gift of advice to a South Indian king, and it has since become a monument in the Indian shastra tradition.

Despite its short length (only 123 verses), it covers the whole Mahayana path, combining a practical approach to daily conduct with a theoretical exposition of the different stages leading to enlightenment. It has thus been an ideal source for many of Tibet 's great scholars seeking a scriptural authority to enhance their own descriptions of the Buddhist path. It is addressed to anyone, whether an ordained monk or nun or a lay person, who sincerely wishes to practice the Buddha's teaching as a means to become free from samsara. Nagarjuna is generally considered to be one of the most important figures in Mahayana Buddhist philosophy. Acknowledged as the father of Madhyamika and as a principle abbot of Nalanda University, he contributed significantly to the Buddhist doctrine and benefited many sentient beings throughout his life.  These teachings are essential for anyone who wants to understand the Buddhist path and Khenpo will go through the text and commentary to help us gain a greater understanding of the path.  This weekend will continue on from the teachings in September on this profound topic.

Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe has been a monk for over 35 years and has been teaching in Australia and overseas for over 15 years, he studied and taught at Sakya College and has a wide knowledge of Buddhist philosophy and practice.  For more information about Khenpo and his centre in Sydney you can visit their website on:

Dates: Saturday September 6 from 9.30am to 4.30pm and Sunday September 7 from 9.30am to 4pm.

Cost:  $160 non members or $140 members/concession includes lunch and refreshments.  Bookings are essential by April 27

Read more: Venerable Khenpo Ngawang Damchoe


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