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

Introducing 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 instructions and then lead guided meditations weekly on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 9pm.  The dates are as follow:  Tuesday 6 to 27 March, break for Easter then, Tuesday April 17 to 12 June.  No bookings required but there will be fee of $10 per session.

The next Children's group is Saturday 10 March 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 25 February 2018. Our discussion group this year will start off with the 6 Perfections. This months' talk was on Generosity "Dana" 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: www.media.sbinstitute.com  Cost for the talks is by donation, suggested donation is $10/$15

Date Claimer - Venerable Robina Courtin will be back in Cairns on July 5 and 6 for two evening talks.  More details to follow.

 

   

Introduction to Shamatha Meditation

Please Note this course has been rescheduled for February see dates below.

with Venerable Rinchen 

Tuesday 20 February from 7pm to 9pm, Saturday 24 February from 9.30am to 3.00pm and Tuesday 27 February 7pm to 9pm.

This short course is suitable for anyone who wants to gain greater clarity of mind and reduce the level of stress and tension in the mind and body.  The course will be a combination of teaching and practice in a relaxed and conducive environment.  Whilst the teachings are derived from the Buddhist philosophy a commitment to Buddhism is not required.

The course will be facilitated by Venerable Rinchen who is the resident nun at the centre, she has been running meditation courses for over 14 years.  Rinchen has completed the 2 month silent Shamatha Retreat in Phuket with Dr B Alan Wallace.  Dr Wallace is one of the foremost teachers of this practice in the west for the western mind and trained under the guidance of many great masters including His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This practice is a great way to cultivate a wonderful sense of well being and mental balance.

Course cost is $60 and includes a meditation booklet, refreshments, if you have a yoga mat please bring it along as we will do some of the meditations lying down.  Please bring your lunch for the Saturday session.  Numbers are limited so book and pay to secure your place.

To book and pay click on the Trybooking link: https://www.trybooking.com/TLWS

 

 

   

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:  https://www.trybooking.com/QSEH 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

   

5 Day Easter Silent Meditation Retreat

A Peaceful way to spend Easter              

Starting 1pm Easter Friday 30 March to 12 noon Tuesday 3 April 2018

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 1pm Friday 30 March and finish on Tuesday 3 April at 12noon, the costs will include all meals and accommodation. 

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 10 April. Booking and payment via our Trybooking system:  https://www.trybooking.com/TTZA

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.

   

Alan Wallace Recordings

Alan Wallace will be in Australia in November 2018

The Contemplary in Melbourne will be hosting Alan Wallace for a week long non residential retreat called: "Heart Teachings in a Troubled World" from 5 to 11 November 2018. Guided practice and teaching on loving-kindness, compassion, empathic joy and equanimity with B. Alan Wallace.

Khacho Yulo Ling members will receive a discounted price when booking to attend this retreat, so please spread the word and make sure your membership is current.  Here are the links to the Contemplary website and link for the event: http://thecontemplary.org/events/heart-teachings-for-a-troubled-world/  the booking link is: http://thecontemplary.org/heart-teachings/

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, amatuer nun recording!  Enjoy listening.

 

   

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