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

Annual Membership Due 30 June

Annual Memberships are now due from 30 June 2016 till 30 June 2017. Please make sure your membership is up to date when booking for events to receive the discounts.  Your contributions go towards helping keep our beautiful centre operating and we greatly appreciate your support.

Try Booking link:  for annual Family membership $70  Single membership $50  Single Concession membership $40 and this Try Booking link:   for Lifetime single membership $1,000   Lifetime Family membership $1,500


Kaita - Joyful Dance

Learn Tibetan Dance

See program for more details - click on link to download - Khaita_3.pdf



Open Way Zen Group


 Quentin "Gen Shu" from Open Way Zen - New teachings starting 27 July

Teachings and Meditation on the Diamond Sutra - Wednesday Evenings from 6.30pm. The Diamond Sutra is one of the Prajnaparamita teachings about ultimate wisdom. It is essential teachings for the development of a deep understanding of realithy which helps us to overcome our ignorance of the things as they are, thus decreasing our misunderstanding and sufferings.  The shortest of these teachings is the Heart Sutra.  The Diamond sutra is longer it consists of 32 short chapters.  Text will be provided. The evening will consist of guided meditations and discussion of these important teachings of the Buddha.

Cost is $10 per week, the money goes to support both Open Way Zen group and Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre.  No bookings required


Sunday Meditation is now 10am

Children's Group

The next children's group will be on Saturday 3 September 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.  The next discussion group will not be until the end of October date TBA.  By donation, suggested donation $10/$5.


A Buddhist View of Optimal Mental Health

With B Alan Wallace - Cairns August 16 & 17

*Please Note the Venue has changed to The Hilton on the Esplanade for both the evening talk and the full day.

Bookings for the full workshop will close 2 days prior to the event, for catering purposes.


An evening talk and workshop on the four balances that help to create optimal wellbeing and human flourishing.

Since the mid-twentieth century, clinical psychology has focused its attention primarily on the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness, while defining mental health largely as the simple absence of mental disease. Over the past fifteen years, a new trend in "Positive Psychology" has sought to shift this emphasis to more dynamic elements of mental health and well-being, for example through the cultivation of learned optimism. Buddhism, too, is known for its detailed analysis of mental imbalances and their resultant miseries, but it has also focused on the cultivation of wholesome desires, refined attention, mindfulness, and benevolent emotions that are indispensable to mental health and wellbeing. In this workshop, four types of mental balance will be discussed—conative, attentional, cognitive, and emotional—which together lead to a sense of wellbeing that arises from a mind settled in its own luminous equilibrium.

The workshop will begin with the  evening talk on Tuesday 16 August at 7pm.  If you would like to attend only the evening talk, it will be on the first of the four balances, Conative balance. This is the ability to discern which desires and intentions truly lead to one's own and others wellbeing and then to adopt them while releasing desires and intentions that undermines one's own and others' wellbeing. You can book for the talk or the full workshop on the link below.

About B Alan Wallace: Dynamic lecturer, progressive scholar, and one of the most prolific writers and translators of Tibetan Buddhism in the West, B. Alan Wallace, Ph.D., continually seeks innovative ways to integrate Buddhist contemplative practices with Western science to advance the study of the mind.

Dr. Wallace, a scholar and practitioner of Buddhism since 1970, has taught Buddhist theory and meditation worldwide since 1976. Having devoted 14 years to training as a Tibetan Buddhist monk, ordained by H. H. the Dalai Lama, he went on to earn an undergraduate degree in physics and the philosophy of science at Amherst College and a doctorate in religious studies at Stanford.

With his unique background, Alan brings deep experience and applied skills to the challenge of integrating traditional Indo-Tibetan Buddhism with the modern world.

Cost for the full workshop including the evening talk is $210 or $190 members/concession - includes lunch and refreshments Workshop times: Tuesday 16 August from 7pm - 9pm and Wednesday 17 August 9.30am - 5pm

Cost for the evening talk on Tuesday 16 of August from 7pm to 9pm is: $35 or $25 members/concession

Bookings to be made on our Trybooking link:

Alan will also be leading a retreat in Melbourne, click on the link for more information:


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