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

Kids Group /Discussion Group/Garden Bee and Memberships

Annual Memberships will expire on 30 June a new link for 21/22 Memberships is below. 

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:  For Lifetime Membership: Try Booking link:   for Lifetime single membership $1,000   Lifetime Family membership $1,500.

Childrens Group: 10am

The next kids group will be on Saturday 16 October at 10am, due to popular request we have returned to 10am time slot.  If you would like to participate with your children please email Rinchen on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and advise if you will be attending in person. Suitable for ages 2 to 10 years, cost is suggested donation of $5 per child to cover the cost of craft materials.

Please bring morning tea to share and water bottle. We will follow the COVID -19 protocols as best we can. Session starts with prayers, mindful movements, lying down meditation, walking meditation, followed by a craft activity, morning tea, then storytime and dedication.  We now use the Check in Qld code so make sure you have it ready to check in with.

Discussion Group

The next discussion group will be Sunday 19 September at 11.30am after Meditation. We now use the Check in Qld code so make sure you have it ready to check in with.  If you would like to attend via Zoom please email on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   We are currently looking at the teachings on the 7 Point Mind Training.  Cost for session is suggested $10 donation.

Garden Bee: You are invited to join our monthly garden bee

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.

Please wear sturdy boots, gloves & a hat. If you have any favourite tools, bring them along, although we do have a collection of tools at the Centre. If you would like more information or to be on the contact list, please contact Lindsay on: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   (Note: being on our email list doesn't mean that we expect you to attend! And, you can "unsubscribe" at any time).  Thank you. 

Working Bee - 11 September from 8am till 2pm

Inviting everyone to join us for a general clean up and dump run to clean out under the Gompa and sort out the Garage in preparation for the wet season.  We will provide morning tea and some light lunch for our helpers.  Wear suitable clothing and bring gloves and hats etc.  Thank you in advance for helping, greatly appreciated.


Open Way Zen Group


 Quentin Gen Shu from Open Way Zen   

 Wednesday Evenings at 6.30pm 

  Wednesday evening Meditation practice and Dharma discussions 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 email Quentin on: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to be included in his weekly email regarding topics for discussion and meditation.


3 Day Non Residential Silent Retreat

Saturday 2 October to Monday 4 October 2021


A great way to reset the mind during these very challenging times.

Venerable Rinchen invites you to join her for a silent 3 day urban/non residential retreat that will give you the opportunity to deepen your practice and recharge your batteries.  The days will offer instructions and guidance on both Shamatha and Vipassana meditation techniques as well as meditations on the Four Immeasureables. The days will follow along the lines of our mindfulness days.  Everyone is asked to bring a yoga mat, sarong/towel to cover cushions/chair.

Vegetarian meals will be provided each day including soup and bread in the evenings. Please bring your own water bottle, (if you are concerned you may also bring your own plate and cutlery but we will provide those).  Do not attend if you have any cold or flu symptoms and we will follow all COVID protocols.

This will be a non residential retreat. 

Times:  Saturday at 9.30am till 8pm, Sunday 6.30am till 8pm and Monday 6.30am till 8pm.

Numbers limited. Bookings are essential by 28 September on Trybooking:

Cost for the 3 days is:   Member: $150           Non Member: $170

Venue:  Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre - 348 Severin Street Cairns


Venerable Namdag in Cairns October



Alan Wallace Recordings

Alan Wallace will be in Australia in November 2018

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.