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

Guided Sessions, Children's group and Discussion Group

Annual Memberships Now Due - 30 June 2019 till 30 June 2020.

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

The next Children's group is Saturday 9 November 2019 at 10am. The children's group starts 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.

Tuesday Evenings are Guided Meditation Sessions with basic meditation instructions $10 per session, 7pm till 8pm. These sessions will be an ongoing instruction class with guided meditations for beginners and those who prefer to be guided.  Please note that during school holidays no sessions will be held.

Buddhist Discussion Group:  The next discussion group will be Sunday 3 November due to another event on at the end of October.  The discussion starts at 11.30am after meditation.  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


Open Afternoon

Sunday 8 December from 1pm - All Welcome


We will be holding an open afternoon for people who would like to come and have a look at the Buddhist Centre, meet the current committee members and find out more about what we do here.  We would love to meet and talk about how we can expand our centre to include more activities for the wider community.

The afternoon will include: 

  1. Light refreshments
  2. The opportunity to talk to committee members and our resident nun, Venerable Rinchen about Buddhism and Meditation
  3. If there is time we will offer some short guided meditations
  4. This will be the time to offer feedback and suggestions
  5. We will also have our Dharma goods available for sale for Christmas
We are hoping that you will join us for an informal afternoon in our beautiful meditation space.
Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre - 348 Severin Street Cairns



3 Day Silent Retreat

Friday 27 December at 9.30am till 2.30pm Sunday 29 December 2019


A great way to wind down after a hectic year and start the New Year refreshed.

Venerable Rinchen invites you to join her for a silent 3 day retreat that will give you the opportunity to deepen your practice and recharge your batteries.  The retreat will offer instructions and guidance on both Shamatha and Vipassana meditation techniques as well as meditations on the Four Immeasureables.  The retreat is suited to those who have some meditation experience.

There are two options available for the retreat, residential staying upstairs in shared accommodation or coming each day as a non residential participant.  For those who are staying they will need to bring their own linen, towel and toiletries, everyone is asked to bring a yoga mat if they have one as we do some of the sessions lying down.  All meals will be provided and they will be vegetarian. Numbers will be limited so book early.

Bookings are essential by the 22 December on Trybooking link:

Cost for the 3 days is:

Residential Member/Concession        $240           Residential Non Member                    $260

Non Residential Member/concession $180           Non Residential non member             $200

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


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.