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

New Meditation Class, Children's group and Discussion Group

Introducing Tuesday Evening Guided Meditation Sessions with basic meditation instructions. These sessions will be an ongoing instruction class with guided meditations for beginners and those who prefer to be guided.  Venerable Rinchen will give instructions and then lead guided meditations weekly on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8pm.  The dates are as follow:  Tuesday 6 to 27 March, break for Easter then, Tuesday April 17 to 12 June.  No bookings required but there will be fee of $10 per session.

The next Children's group is Saturday 14 April at 10am.  We start the session with prayers, mindful movements, lying down meditation, walking meditation, followed by a craft activity, after this we have morning tea which is usually bring a plate to share, then storytime and dedication.  Cost for children's group is a suggested donation is $5 per child, this money goes towards books, art and craft materials.

Buddhist Discussion Group:  The next discussion group will be 25 March 2018. Our discussion group this year will start off with the 6 Perfections. This months' talk was on Generosity "Ethics" part of the exercise is to then take these practices into our lives for the month.  For those who still wish to continue listening to Alan Wallace podcasts, this is the link:  Cost for the talks is by donation, suggested donation is $10/$5

Date Claimer - Venerable Robina Courtin will be back in Cairns on July 5 and 6 for two evening talks.  More details to follow.



Annual Memberships

Annual Memberships are now due from 30 June 2017 till 30 June 2018.

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


5 Day Easter Silent Meditation Retreat

A Peaceful way to spend Easter              

Starting 1pm Easter Friday 30 March to 12 noon Tuesday 3 April 2018

This is a silent residential/non 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 evening sessions will focus on the heart practices of the Four Immeasureables, Loving Kindness, Compassion, Joy and Equinimity. The retreat will commence at 1pm Friday 30 March and finish on Tuesday 3 April at 12noon, the costs will include all meals and accommodation. 

Please be aware that a commitment to attend all sessions is expected of 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 for over 14 years. Rinchen completed the 2 month silent Shamatha Retreat in Phuket in 2011 with Dr B Allan Wallace and several other shorter retreats under his guidance, Alan's book the Attention Revolution is recommended reading.

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.

Residential Costs: Includes all meals and shared accommodation for the 5 days: $420 - non members and $380 -  members/concession

Non residential Costs: includes all meals and refreshments, $320 non members  and  $280 - members/concession

For residential participants: you will need to bring, linen, pillow, towel and all toiletries, rooms are airconditioned.

Bookings and payment to be made by 10 April. Booking and payment via our Trybooking system:

A cancellation fee will be applied if you decide not to attend, cancellation must be made at least 5 days prior to the event to avoid this fee.


Venerable Khenpo Ngawang Damchoe


      Cairns Friday Friday Night - 6pm to 9pm

Chenrezig Teachings and transmission of the Mantra, "Om Mani Padme Hum" Cost for the evening is $25/20 member/concession, bookings essential.

  In the Tibetan Buddhist pantheon of enlightened beings, Chenrezig is renowned as the embodiment of  the compassion of all the Buddhas, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, known in Sanskrit as    Avalokiteshvara.

According to legend, Chenrezig made a a vow that he would not rest until he had liberated all the beings in all the realms of suffering. He is known by different names in different lands: as Avalokiteshvara in the ancient Sanskrit language of India, as Kuan-yin in China, as Kannon in Japan.

Weekend Teachings on 7 Point Mind Training (Lojong) Saturday 9.30am to 5pm and Sunday, 9.30am to 4.00pm - bookings essential. 

Lojong, or 7 Point Mind Training, is a core practice in all the lineages of the Tibetan tradition. They can perhaps best be characterized as a method for transforming our mind by turning away from self-centeredness and cultivating instead the mental habits that generate Bodhicitta, the awakened mind that puts the benefit of others above all else. One of the earliest commentaries on Langri Thangpa's Eight Verses was by Geshe Chekawa Yeshe Dorje (1102-76), who devoted twelve years to putting the teachings into practice. After seeing the effect of the teachings on a village of lepers who were cured by them-and experiencing the teachings' remarkable effect on the mind of his unsavory brother-Chekawa decided to share them widely. He became the first to break the teachings down into the now-familiar seven points. Though this model became common, when people refer to The Seven Points of Mind Training, it is almost always Chekawa's text to which they refer (even if they call it Atisha's Seven Points of Mind Training). His text consists of fifty-nine aphorisms or slogans that encapsulate the essence of lojong.

Venerable Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe has studied and taught this text many times and will bring wisdom and insight to these classic mind training techniques.

Cost for the weekend retreat is: $160 or $140 member/concession, or $180/155 including the Chenrezig Teachings on Friday evening, the cost also includes lunch and refreshments on both days and the offering to the teacher.  Bookings essential, booking link for 7 Point Mind Training Trybooking

Booking link for Chenrezig Teachings only is Trybooking link:

Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe has been a monk for over 35 years and has been teaching in Australia and overseas for over 20 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 and retreat centre in NSW you can visit their website on:


Vesak Celebration

Tuesday 29 May at 7pm - 16 Arhat Puja (Ceremony)

the buddha

Celebrate the Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana of the Buddha

We will celebrate this auspicious day with a 16 Arhat puja (ceremony) at 7pm.  This chanting practice calls on all the Buddha's disciples to help the teachings of the Buddha flourish.  The Arhat's made a promise that they would always come if their names were called to help the teachings prosper.  The Buddhas' teachings are all about bringing a wise heart and mind into our world with compassion and kindness.  We cultivate these qualities of wisdom and compassion by developing our meditation and mindfulness practice. Come along and join in our chanting, circumabulation and offering of light and incense to the Buddha.

Bring an offering of tealight candle or flower to put on the alter and a plate of vegetarian food to share afterwards.  No Bookings required. 

Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre, 348 Severin Street, Paramatta Park


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