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

New Meditation Class, Children's group and Discussion Group

Please note Wednesday morning Chenrezig Practice has changed to 9.30am and Meditation to 10.30am

Tuesday Evening Guided Meditation Sessions with basic meditation instructions. These sessions will be an ongoing instruction class with guided meditations for beginners and those who prefer to be guided.  Venerable Rinchen will give brief instructions and then lead two guided meditations weekly on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8pm.  The dates are as follow: Tuesday April 17 to 12 June, there will be a two week break and will recommence from 3 July. No bookings required but there will be fee of $10 per session.

The next Children's group is Saturday 9 June at 10am.  We start the session 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.

Buddhist Discussion Group:  The next discussion group will be Sunday 1 July 2018. Our discussion group this year will start off with the 6 Perfections. This months' talk was on Meditation, part of the exercise is to then take these practices into our lives for the month.  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

Date Claimer - Venerable Robina Courtin will be back in Cairns in SEPTEMBER NOT JULY DUE TO UNFORSEEN EVENTS.  More details to follow.

Quentin "Genshu"  is now back from PNG and his Wednesday evening talks and Meditation have now resumed.  The teachings are on "The Four Foundations Of Mindfulness".  They start at 6.30pm and cost is a donation $10 which supports both Quentin's group and KYLBC. 



Fundraising Concert at the Gompa



Annual Memberships

Annual Memberships are now due from 30 June 2017 till 30 June 2018.

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


Making friends with Death

A workshop exploring our fears around death and dying.

Saturday 7 July - 10am to 4pm

In this workshop Venerable Rinchen will help us to explore our fears around death and dying by opening up the conversations we need to have about it, openly and honestly.  The day will include looking at our own death, the death of loved ones. How to create our own funeral and service. How to organise all the practical things so that we can then look at the spiritual aspect of dying. We will explore the possibility of living with the thought of our death as a timely reminder that we are but temporary visitors on this earth, how then to make it meaningful, so that when we look back when it comes to an end, without regret.

The day will include, discussion, meditation and some creative exercises. At the end of the workshop their will be a special Tibetan ritual for the deceased.

Venerable Rinchen has been working within the palliative care area as a volunteer and spiritual carer for those who are dying/facing death, she brings a light touch to a subject that is often heavy and uncomfortable.  Bring your tissues and your sense of humor, both are needed on this journey towards facing our own death.

At the end of the workshop Rinchen will do the special Soor Practice for the deceased for those of you who would like to stay behind to participate.  The practice will be done for those recently deceased as well as anyone's loved ones who have died and they would like included.

Light lunch will be provided.  Cost is $70 or $60 members/concession.  To book and pay click on the trybooking link:


10 Day Silent Retreat

Our annual10 day silent retreat will be on Shamatha and The Four Close Applications of Mindfulness (Vipassana)

Saturday 22 of September at 1pm to lunchtime on Monday 1 October 2018.


Bring a sense of calm and ease back into your life with Meditation

This is a silent retreat combining a mix of teaching and practice on Shamatha and The Four Close Applications of Mindfulness/Vipassana Meditation. It is preferable that people who attend, have some meditation or retreat experience, but it is not essential. The retreat will focus on the basic principles of training the mind in Shamatha meditation, to create a relaxed, peaceful and contemplative countenance as well as basic teachings on the Four Close Applications of Mindfulness/Vipassana. 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 for day participants and all meals and shared accommodation for residential participants.

The retreat is suitable for anyone who wants to gain greater clarity of mind, increase their mindfulness and insight into the true causes of our stress and tension in the mind and body. Whilst the teachings are derived from the Buddhist philosophy a commitment to Buddhism is not required.

The retreat will be facilitated by Venerable Rinchen who is the resident nun at the centre, she has been facilitating meditation courses and retreats since 2002. Rinchen completed the 2 month silent Shamatha Retreat in Phuket in 2011 with Dr B Alan Wallace and has attended and completed many other retreats and courses over the years. 

Recommended reading for the retreat are:  The Attention Revolution and Minding Closely both by B Alan Wallace.

Please email Rinchen for a registration form before booking, the form must be completed prior to the retreat.  Bookings are essential by 19 September as places are limited.  All meals will be vegetarian, please bring a yoga mat if you have one.  Residential participants please bring your own linen, towel and toiletries.  If anyone has any specific dietary allergies or restrictions please let us know well in advance.


Non residential member/Concession: $600.00

Non residenital non member: $700.00

Residential shared accommodation for member/concession: $870.00

Residential shared accommodation for non member: $970.00

To book and pay please click on the Trybooking link:






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