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, Discussion Group and Early Morning meditation

The next children's group will be Saturday 9 August 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

We will be holding a monthly discussion group on the last Sunday of the month after Meditation at 12.30pm.  A different topic will be presented each month followed by open discussion. The next discussion group will be on Sunday 31 August. By donation, suggested donation $10/$5.


Shamatha Meditation Course


with Venerable Rinchen

The next course will be run over three sessions starting with a day of Meditation on Saturday 19 july from 10am to 3pm, then two Tuesday nights, Tuesday 22 July and Tuesday 29 July from 7pm to 9pm.

Numbers limited - Book early

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 $50 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.

Please register by email before paying.  Bookings are essential on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

You can pay online by Direct deposit:  Please put your initials and Med/course 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 so that someone else can have your place as there is always a waitlist for this course.


Dr Ian Gawler

Cairns Workshop - Saturday August 16

9.30am for 10am start till 4pm

The heart and science of HEALTH, HEALING AND THE MIND


A highly practical and experiential day with Dr Ian Gawler OAM


Seeking to use the power of your mind for health, healing and wellbeing?  Interested in a deeper experience of meditation?  What really is best to eat?

The benefits are well known:  Relaxation, increased energy, performance and capacity; clarity of mind, peace of mind, resilience - plus all the proven health and healing benefits.

This day is specifically designed to provide the time, the atmosphere, the teaching and the structure to clarify the possibilities and to breakthrough into a deeper, more profound experience.

Ian will present key recent research, guided relaxation, mindfulness and meditation sessions and allow plenty of time for questions.  We will benefit from Ian's 30+ years of experience in this field.

Dissolve stresses; experience mindfulness, relax effortlessly, meditate profoundly.  Discover the practicial, life changing implications of neuroplasticity, epigenetics and telomere research.  Clarify your questions; be confident of eating well and being well - and enjoying it!

Ideal for people interested in evidence based health and wellbeing, disease prevention and management, for health professionals and for those seeking profound healing.

Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre - 348 Severin Street, Cairns

Cost is $120 or $95 members/concession, includes morning tea, bring lunch to share.

Bookings essential and you can book and pay via our Trybooking system:

Ian's books and CDs will be available for sale.  For more details see Ian and Ruth's website on or


Venerable Khenpo Ngawang Damchoe


  Cairns  5, 6 and 7 September 2014

   Friday Night Public Talk 5 September at 7pm "How to Deal with Negative Emotions"

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



Weekend Teachings on Nargarjuna's "Letter to a Friend" Part 1.

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.  It will be taught over two weekends, one in September this year and the part two next year.

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 1 September.

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