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

Membership 2020 - 2021

Annual Memberships Now Due - 30 June 2020 till 30 June 2021.

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:

The next kids group will be run both online and face to face on Saturday 12 December at 10am. 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 or require the Zoom link to the session. Suitable for ages 2 to 10 years.

Please bring morning tea to share and water bottle. We will aim to follow the COVID -19 protocols as best we can. We will start the session as we always do with prayers, mindful movements, lying down meditation, walking meditation, followed by a craft activity, morning tea, then storytime and dedication. 

Discussion Group:  

The next discussion group has been moved to Sunday 13 December at 1pm online via Zoom, please email Rinchen on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to get the link for the session.  We are discussing death and dying at present.


Mindfulness Day

Saturday 19 December from 8.30am to 4pm


A wonderful way to bring a little calm and peace back into your life before the Christmas chaos. Join Venerable Rinchen for a day of silence and mindful meditation practices, a great way to deepen an already existing practice.  The day is suited for those who have some meditation experience or have attended one of the meditation courses and would like to take a day out to further develop and deepen their practice. There will be some guided sessions and some walking meditation.

Cost is $60 members/concession $65 non members if attending in person and $40 members and $45 non members for the Zoom option.  A Vegetarian Lunch and refreshments included please bring a yoga mat if you have one as we do some meditation lying down, also a towel/sarong to place over cushions.  Numbers are limited for in person, bookings close on 16 December. 

Bookings are essential.  There are two options, in person or via Zoom online:  To book click on the Trybooking link:




Open Way Zen Group


 Quentin Gen Shu from Open Way Zen Wednesdays 6.30pm

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 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.


2 Day Silent Retreat

Saturday 16 January and Sunday 17 January starting at 9.30am till 8pm Saturday, 9am to 5pm Sunday.


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

Venerable Rinchen invites you to join her for a silent 2 day urban 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.

A Vegetarian lunch will be provided each day as well soup and bread for Saturday evening, as well as refreshments both days. 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.

Numbers limited. Bookings are essential by 12 January on Trybooking:

Cost for the 2 days is:   Member: $110           Non Member: $130

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


5 or 10 Day Easter Silent Meditation Retreat

Easter Retreat - Friday 2 April 2021- Book early numbers are limited.


The retreat will commence at 9.30am Good Friday 2 April and finish on Tuesday 7 April at 8pm for those attending the 5 days or Sunday 11 April at 11.30am for those attending the 10 days.

This is a silent residential/non residential meditation retreat that will be a combination of teachings and practice on Shamatha Meditation and Vipassana practices.  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 both Shamatha and Vipassana 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 costs will include all meals plus accommodation for those who choose to stay onsite.  All meals will be vegetarian.  Please bring a yoga mat if you have one as some of the sessions will be lying down.

Please be aware that a commitment to attend all sessions is expected of participants. Numbers will be limited due to new COVID-19 restrictions.

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 18 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.

Costs for the 5 day retreat:  Trybooking link: 

Non residential: Non members - $320 and  Members/concession - $280

Costs for the 10 day retreat:  Trybooking link:

Non residential member/Concession: $600.00                   Non residenital non member: $700.00

Residential accom for member/concession: $870.00         Residential shared accom for non member: $970.00

Bookings and payment to be made by 30 March. For residential participants: you will need to bring, linen, pillow, towel and all toiletries, rooms are airconditioned.

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.


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