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

Have a peaceful, calm and joyous Christmas and New Year and thank you to everyone for your love and support throughout the year.

Please note:  The Centre will be closed from Monday 24 December till Wednesday 2 January 2019. 

The next Children's group is Saturday February 9 February 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. The Guided sessions will resume in the New Year from Tuesday 5 February 2019. 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 24 February, 2019 at 11.30am after meditation. Our discussion group will be focusing TBA.  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 are now due from 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: https://www.trybooking.com/WQFN 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 Sunday 3 February

Celebrate Tibetan New Year

The Year of the Earth Female Pig

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Green Tara Puja

Sunday 3 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 done weekly at the Centre on Sundays at 7.30am and we thought it would be a great way to welcome in the New Year, so come along on Sunday 3 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 Day Easter Silent Meditation Retreat

A Peaceful way to spend Easter              

Starting 9.30am Easter Friday 19 April to 11.30amTuesday 23 April

This is a silent residential/non residential meditation retreat that will be a combination of teachings and practice on Shamatha Meditation.  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 Shamatha 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 retreat will commence at 9.30am Good Friday 19 April and finish on Tuesday 23 April at 11.30am, the costs will include all meals and accommodation.  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 is suitable for anyone who wants to gain greater clarity of mind, increase their mindfulness and reduce the level of 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 running meditation courses and retreats for over 14 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.

Residential Costs: Includes all meals and shared accommodation for the 5 days: $420 - non members and $380 -  members/concession

Non residential Costs: includes all meals and refreshments, $320 non members  and  $280 - members/concession

For residential participants: you will need to bring, linen, pillow, towel and all toiletries, rooms are airconditioned.

Bookings and payment to be made by 14 April.

Booking and payment via our Trybooking system: https://www.trybooking.com/BACCU

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.

   

His Holiness 42 Kyabgon Gongma Trizin - April 2019

His Holiness the 42nd Kyabgon Gongma Trizin, Ratna Vajra Rinpoche

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We have the good fortune to be able to host a visit from His Holiness in April 2019.  The dates are April 29, 30 and 1 May, teachings and venues TBA.

His Holiness the 42nd Kyabgon Gongma Trizin, Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, is the eldest son of His Holiness Sakya Trichen (the 41st Sakya Trizin). He is considered one of the most highly qualified lineage masters of Tibetan Buddhism. Renowned for his erudition and the clarity of his teachings, His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin the prestigious Khön family, whose successive generations have provided an unbroken lineage of outstanding masters.

On March 9, 2017, His Holiness accepted the mantle of leadership from his esteemed father and root guru, in his new capacity as the 42nd Sakya Trizin or throne holder of the lineage. In doing so, he will continue to guide and inspire Dharma students from all over the world with his wisdom, genuine qualities of unaffected simplicity, humility and complete honesty, by presenting the Buddha's teachings in the most authentic way, while maintaining the purest of Buddhist traditions.

 

   

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.