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

Kids Group /Discussion Group/Garden Bee and Memberships

Annual Memberships Now Due - 30 June 2020 till 30 June 2021.

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.  Annual Family membership $70  Single membership $50  Single Concession membership $40.Try Booking link:   For Lifetime Membership: Try Booking link:   for Lifetime single membership $1,000   Lifetime Family membership $1,500.

Childrens Group:

The next kids group will be run face to face on Saturday 6 March at 10am. If you would like to participate with your children please email Rinchen on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and advise if you will be attending in person. Suitable for ages 2 to 10 years, cost is suggested donation of $5 per child to cover the cost of craft materials.

Please bring morning tea to share and water bottle. We will follow the COVID -19 protocols as best we can. Session starts with prayers, mindful movements, lying down meditation, walking meditation, followed by a craft activity, morning tea, then storytime and dedication.  Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to register for the monthly session.

Discussion Group

The next discussion group has been moved to Sunday February 28 at 11.30am after Meditation. We will be starting back face to face in the new year.  If you would like to attend via Zoom please email on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   We are currently looking at the teachings on the 7 Point Mind Training.  Cost for session is suggested $10 donation.

Garden Bee: You are invited to join our monthly garden bee. Next one Sat 6 March at 6am.

We generally meet on the first Saturday of each month, starting at 6am in summer, 6.30am in winter. We usually work for around 2 hours and have a shared breakfast afterwards, COVID-19 permitting. You can arrive later and leave earlier if they want. The jobs vary, weeding, some hedge/bush trimming and other jobs such as mulching, general tidy up etc.

Please wear sturdy boots, gloves & a hat. If you have any favourite tools, bring them along, although we do have a collection of tools at the Centre. If you would like more information or would like to be on the contact list, please contact Lindsay on: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   (Note: being on our email list doesn't mean that we expect you to attend! And, you can "unsubscribe" at any time).  Thank you. 


Tuesday Evening Guided Meditations


Guided Meditations will resume on Tuesday evenings as of the 23 February to 30 March 2021 from 7pm to 8pm - Bookings are essential as numbers are limited for personal attendance. For those choosing the zoom option there is no limit.

Venerable Rinchen will be leading guided meditation sessions weekly from Tuesday 23 of February till 30 March 2021. Each week we will go through the different Shamatha practices, there will be some instructions and Q/A and we will finish with a heart practice such as Loving Kindness, Compassion, Joy or Equinimity.

You have the option of attending either in person or via Zoom and bookings are essential for both options. If you choose the zoom option, the link will be sent out on the day of the evening session you have booked for. Cost for each week is $10.  Those attending in person will need to bring a towel or sarong to put over cushions/Chair each week and numbers will be limited so that we can maintain social distancing.  Please do not attend if you have any cold or flu like symptoms. Thank you.

To book weekly click on the Trybooking link: 


Open Way Zen Group


 Quentin Gen Shu from Open Way Zen will resume teachings  from  Wednesday 27 January at 6.30pm - 2021

Wednesday evening Meditation practice and Dharma discussions will resume this Wednesday at KYLBC. Sessions commence 6.30pm to app 8.30pm. Cost is suggested donation of $10 per week, the money goes to support both Open Way Zen group and Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre with running costs.  


Please email Quentin on: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to be included in his weekly email regarding topics for discussion and meditation.


5 or 10 Day Easter Silent Meditation Retreat

Please Note this retreat is now Fully booked 

Easter Retreat - Friday 2 April 2021- Book early numbers are limited.


The retreat will commence at 9.30am Good Friday 2 April and finish on Tuesday 7 April at 8pm for those attending the 5 days or Sunday 11 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. Numbers will be limited due to new COVID-19 restrictions.

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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.