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.
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. Annual Family membership $70 Single membership $50 Single Concession membership $40.Try Booking link: https://www.trybooking.com/BJYDD For Lifetime Membership: Try Booking link: https://trybooking.com/LYIA for Lifetime single membership $1,000 Lifetime Family membership $1,500.
We generally meet on the first Saturday of each month, starting at 6am in summer, 6.30am in winter. We usually work for around 2 hours and have a shared breakfast afterwards, COVID-19 permitting. You can arrive later and leave earlier if they want. The jobs vary, weeding, some hedge/bush trimming and other jobs such as mulching, general tidy up etc.
Wednesday evening Meditation practice and Dharma discussions will resume this Wednesday at KYLBC. Sessions commence 6.30pm to app 8.30pm. Cost is suggested donation of $10 per week, the money goes to support both Open Way Zen group and Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre with running costs.
PLEASE FOLLOW ALL COVID-19 PROTOCOLS AND DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU HAVE ANY COLD OR FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS.
Cairns Teachings - 21 to 23 May 2021
Public Talk: What is Zen? Friday 21 May 7pm to 9pm by donation - no bookings required.
Everyone is inherently endowed with Buddha nature – but how many of us have realised this? What is there to realise and who is doing the realising? Zen training offers students a Way to experience who we are before a single thought or feeling arises. Zazen (sitting meditation), Kinhin (walking meditation), and Koan study (process of enquiry), are more than practice techniques; they are opportunities to spontaneously experience our huge and vast Mind. This Mind is intellectually inconceivable and yet is clear and bright. With and through our great Mind, wisdom and compassion naturally flows. This is what Zen training is all about – to be of service to all beings as we actualise our Great Bodhisattva Vows.
Saturday: Introduction to Zen Workshop - 9am to 4pm: In this workshop, we will hear about and practice the main formal techniques of our Zen tradition: Zazen (sitting meditation), Kinhin (walking meditation), Sutra (ancient texts) chanting, and Koan study (process of enquiry). An emphasis on breathing awareness will be central throughout the day. Specific instruction will be offered on practices involving following the breath, which is not just central to each of our practices but also crucial to our very existence. By bringing our attention directly into the pure experience of exhaling naturally and fully, the mind aligns, all by itself. We stop thinking about breathing, and become the breath, and the breath breathes us into a truer and clearer way of being.
Sunday: Mini-Sesshin 9am to 4pm: A Sesshin is a time of committing ourselves to turning inward and looking deeply into who we truly are. After the Dharma Talk, or exhortation on practice, we will remain silent for the entire day. Together, we will focus solely on the practice of Zazen, Kinhin, and Sutra chanting, while carefully observing the breath. Through our single pointed-focus on our exhalations, our "Tanden" or energy garden will begin to strengthen and the non-stop extraneous thoughts will begin to dissipate, thereby allowing awareness of our immediate experience.
Additionally, one-to-one interviews will be offered. Interviews are an opportunity to meet, mind-to-mind, with our teacher, which is a way to encourage us to deepen in our experience of the moment. It can also be a time where we test our clarity so that we know, for ourselves, where and how we need to renew our efforts.
Cost for the two day teachings are: Members: $100 non members: $120, concession price for the two days is $60 and if you would like to do one day, it must be the first day, cost for this is: Members: $50, non members $60 and concession $30. Includes light vegetarian lunch and refreshments. You can book and pay via Trybooking link: https://www.trybooking.com/BPSCZ
Zen Master Senshin (Soen Sa Nim) has been the Guiding Teacher of the Queensland Zen Centre since 1996. Her training began in 1978 in New York City when she became a student of the founding teacher of the Kwan Um School of Zen, Zen Master Seung Sahn. In 1996, she received Inka from Zen Master Seung Sahn, and after his death in 2004, Dharma Transmission from Zen Master Dae Gak, Abbot of the Furnace Mountain Zen Centre in Kentucky, USA.
Since 1999, Zen Master Senshin has continued training with Shodo Harada Roshi, Abbot of Sogen-ji Monastery in Okayama, Japan. Zen Master Senshin is the author of Essence of Mind, a book containing a selection of her Dharma Talks given during the first years of her Brisbane residency. For more information see their website: www.queenslandzencentre.com
The Contemplary in Melbourne will make available the recordings from the recent teachings given by Alan in Melbourne, I will post the link here when they are up and available.
Recordings from the Alan Wallace workshop in Cairns 2016
Click on the links below to listen to the sessions with Alan starting with the evening talk. Please be aware that during the final afternoon session there was a little glitch where a short bit of the recording is missing. Enjoy listening.