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

Planning Meeting for 2020 Next Sunday 2 February at 11.30am, all members welcome.  Come along to have a brainstorming session to help bring inspiration and new ideas to create a stronger sense of community in a spirit if loving kindness and compassion.  Bring a plate to share and all your creative ideas.

The next Children's group is Saturday 8 February 2020 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.  Sessions will resume 21 January 2020.

Buddhist Discussion Group:  The next discussion group will be SUNDAY 26 January and we will be discussing Perfection of Diligence.  The discussion starts at 11.30am after meditation.  For those who still wish to continue listening to Alan Wallace podcasts, this is the link: www.media.sbinstitute.com  Cost for the talks is by donation, suggested donation is $10/$5

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: www.trybooking.com/BDDQH for annual Family membership $70  Single membership $50  Single Concession membership $40 and this Try Booking link: https://trybooking.com/LYIA   for Lifetime single membership $1,000   Lifetime Family membership $1,500

   

Tibetan New Year

Celebrate Tibetan New Year 2020

The Year of the Iron male mouse/rat

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Green Tara Puja

Sunday 23 February from 8.30am till lunch time

Come along and celebrate Tibetan New Year, with a very energetic and powerful Green Tara puja (ceremony) that is renowned for removing obstacles and fulfilling wishes. Green Tara is a practice performed (daily by Rinchen) and weekly at the Centre on Sundays at 7.30am.  We thought it would be a great way to welcome in the New Year, so come along on Sunday 23 February at 8.30am to help us celebrate.

 We will provide chai and Tibetan cookies for morning tea as part of the celebration. Please bring an offering of incense, flower or tealight for Tara.  Following morning tea we will have a guided meditation session and then a shared lunch.  Bring a vegetarian plate to share. No bookings required.

   

5 or 10 Day Easter Silent Meditation Retreat

A Peaceful way to spend Easter              

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The retreat will commence at 9.30am Good Friday 10 April and finish on Tuesday 14 April at 8pm for those attending the 5 days or Sunday 19 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.

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 17 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:  https://www.trybooking.com/BHQBI

Residential: $420 - non members and $380 -  members/concession

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

Costs for the 10 day retreat:  Trybooking link:  https://www.trybooking.com/BHQBD

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

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

Bookings and payment to be made by 5 April. 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.

   

Venerable Khenpo Ngawang Damchoe

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   Cairns Friday Friday Night 1 May to Sunday 3 May

                Public talk Friday Night 1 May at 7pm

         A Buddhist Perspective on Climate Change

                       No Bookings required $10 at the door

 


Weekend Teachings: On The Bodhisattva's Way of Life" by Shantideva. Saturday 9.30am to 4.30pm and Sunday, 9.30am to 4.30pm - bookings essential.

Treasured by Buddhists of all traditions, The Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicharyavatara) is a guide to cultivating the mind of enlightenment, and to generating the qualities of love, compassion, generosity, and patience. This text has been studied, practiced, and expounded upon in an unbroken tradition for centuries, first in India, and later in Tibet. Presented in the form of a personal meditation in verse, it outlines the path of the Bodhisattvas - those who renounce the peace of individual enlightenment and vow to work for the liberation of all beings and to attain buddhahood for their sake.

This weekend will start the on going study of this text with Khenpo la over the next couple of years.  Khenpo will bring his wisdom and insight into giving us clear instructions on how to practice and integrate these precious teachings into our daily lives.

Cost for the weekend retreat is: $160 or $140 member/concession, the cost also includes lunch on both days and the offering to the teacher. 

Bookings essential, book on Trybooking:  https://www.trybooking.com/BHQBW

Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe has been a monk for over 40 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:  www.drogmi.org

   

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.