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

The next Children's group is Saturday 8 June 2019. 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 Evening Guided Meditation Sessions with basic meditation instructions $10 per session. These sessions will be an ongoing instruction class with guided meditations for beginners and those who prefer to be guided from 7pm to 8pm. 

Buddhist Discussion Group:  The next discussion group will be Sunday 6 June, 2019 at 11.30am after meditation. Our discussion group will be focusing Four Noble Truths and 8 Fold Noble Path.  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

Annual Memberships - 30 June 2018 till 30 June 2019.

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


Master Senshin

Cairns Teachings - 24 to 26 May 2019


Public Talk: What is Zen? Friday 24 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 or sitting meditation, Kinhin (walking meditation), and Koan study are more than practices; they are opportunities to experience our huge, vast Mind spontaneously. Our huge Mind is intellectually inconceivable and yet is clear and bright. To know this Mind is Zen. Through our great Mind, wisdom and compassion flow naturally. This is what Zen training is all about.

Saturday: Introduction to Zen Workshop - 9am to 4pm:  In this workshop, we will learn and practice the main formal practices of our Zen tradition: Zazen (sitting meditation), Kinhin (walking meditation), Sutra chanting, and Koan study. Instruction will be offered on practices involving following the breath, which is not only central to each of our practices but crucial to our very existence. By bringing our attention directly into the pure experience of exhaling, the mind aligns, all by itself. We stop thinking about breathing and become the breath, and the breath breathes us into a true and clear 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 practice Zazen, Kinhin, and Sutra chanting, while carefully observing the breath. Through our single pointed-focus on our exhalations, extraneous mind-chatter will gradually ease, and our Tanden or internal energy will grow.

Additionally, one-on-one interviews will be offered. Interviews are an opportunity to meet, mind-to-mind, with the teacher, which is a way to encourage us to deepen in our experience of the moment. It is also a time where we can 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:

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 Center in Kentucky, USA.  Since 1999, Zen Master Senshin has continued her 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 first years of her Brisbane residency.  For more information on Master Senshin you can see the website:


Venerable Khenpo Ngawang Damchoe


      Cairns Friday Friday Night 5 July to Sunday 7 July, 2019

     Public talk and teachings To be advised shortly.


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:


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.