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

We did it!!!!

And on the most auspicious day of the year Saga Dawa Day (Vesak)


 Our heartfelt love and blessings flowing out to our wonderful community for all your love and support throughout the years for the Buddhist Centre. Some of you have supported the Centre for many, many years with regular mortgage payments, some of you were part of our early mortgage drive with purchase of lifetime memberships and some have recently supported by contributing to finalising the mortgage and many have supported through offering your precious time, energy and love. A huge debt of gratitude to all you, and we dedicate the merit for your well being, long life and prosperity in the Dharma in this and all your future lifetimes.  We will hold a larger celebration on 9 September our 18th Anniversary, in honour of this milestone.  Love and Blessings Venerable Rinchen and KYLBC Committee and Community.



Patrick Kearney Weekend Mindfulness Workshop


Public Talk Friday Evening at 7pm - Introducing Mindfulness

The practice of mindfulness has been imported from its traditional Buddhist home and applied to many different fields, from psychology to corporate management. In this process its meaning has morphed according to the needs and understanding of its adapters. This weekend we will explore the nature of mindfulness and its practice as the Buddha himself understood it. What is mindfulness? What use is it? How do we cultivate it? How do we lose it? This talk is an introduction to our weekend workshop but also for those who just want to know more about mindfulness.  No bookings required.  Cost is by donation.  Please do not attend if you have any cold or flu like symptoms.

Saturday July 23 & Sunday July 24 Non residential Mindfulness Workshop

In this non-residential workshop, Patrick will introduce you to the practice of mindfulness as it was understood by the Buddha. We will assume no previous meditation experience, so this workshop is designed for beginners. However, experienced practitioners will benefit from revising their understanding of thefundamental principles of the practice.

Meditation is a craft that anyone can learn through appropriate training. We will build a basic skill set that will establish you in your practice orstrengthen your existing practice. We will begin with mindfulness immersed in body (k?yagat? sati), which the Buddha sees as foundational for mindfulness practice. Participants should wear loose and comfortable clothing, suitable for yoga/bodywork.

Saturday 23 July 8.45am to 5pm and Sunday 24 July, 8.45am to 4.30pm - Please arrive promptly at 8.45am to be settled and ready for a 9am start.

Cost for the weekend is $130 form members/concession and $150 non members - includes lunch and refreshments both days.  If you would like to do just one day it must be the first day, $70 for members/conc and $80 non members.  This fee covers our running costs, advertising, teachers airfares, food for the retreat and Dana for the teacher, although you are also welcome to make an additional offering to the teacher at the end of the retreat.

Bookings on Trybooking:

Patrick has practised mindfulness meditation (satipatthana vipassana) since 1977.

Read more: Patrick Kearney Weekend Mindfulness Work...


Open Way Zen Group


 Quentin 'Gen Shu' from Open Way Zen - Wednesday Evenings at 6.30pm

Wednesday evening Meditation practice and Dharma discussions are back in person.  

Session 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 and their running costs.  Please bring a sarong/towel to cover cushions.



Kids Group /Discussion Group/Garden Bee and Memberships

Annual Memberships will expire on 30 June 2022 and a new link for 22/23 Memberships is below. 

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: 10am - Please email to confirm your attendance on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The next kids group will be on Saturday 9 July at 10am. The session starts with prayers, mindful movements, lying down meditation, walking meditation, followed by a craft activity, morning tea, then storytime and dedication. Please bring morning tea to share and water bottle. 

Suitable for ages 2 to 10 years, cost is suggested donation of $5 per child to cover the cost of craft materials.

Discussion Group

The next discussion group will be June 26th at 11.30am in person or via Zoom. 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 

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.  Thank you. 


Alan Wallace Recordings

Alan Wallace Recordings from the Cairns workshop in 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.