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

Please note Wednesday morning Chenrezig Practice has changed to 9.30am and Meditation to 10.30am

Tuesday Evening Guided Meditation Sessions with basic meditation instructions $10 per session. These sessions will be an ongoing instruction class with guided meditations for beginners and those who prefer to be guided from 7pm to 8pm.  The dates are as follow: Tuesday 3 July till mid September.

The next Children's group is Saturday 11 August 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 Sunday 26 August 2018. Our discussion group will be focusing on the 12 Links of Dependent Origination.  For those who still wish to continue listening to Alan Wallace podcasts, this is the link:  Cost for the talks is by donation, suggested donation is $10/$5

Our next committee meeting will be on Sunday 26 August after discussion group at 1pm.


Annual Memberships

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: for annual Family membership $70  Single membership $50  Single Concession membership $40 and this Try Booking link:   for Lifetime single membership $1,000   Lifetime Family membership $1,500


Venerable Robina Courtin - September

Karma - We create our own reality

Tuesday 11 at 6pm and  Wednesday 12 September at 5.30pm till 9pm


Two evening talks with Venerable Robina that will unpack our view of reality and how we come to experience the things we do in our day to day lives.  A different perspective than we are used to.

We spend our lives being seduced by the outside world, believing utterly that happiness and suffering come from "out there". The experiential implications of this are blame, anger, guilt, and hopelessness. And not only that, we believe that we're the victims of external circumstances. But the Buddhist view is that we produce ourselves, moment by moment: every thought, word, and action counts. We can be in charge of the process called life! The experiential implications of this approach is empowerment and accountability, and thus fulfillment, optimism and empathy for others.

Cost for the 2 talks including light refreshments is:  $60 non members or $50 members/concession

Payment online via our Trybooking link:

Australian-born Tibetan Buddhist nun Robina Courtin travels the world teaching Buddhist psychology and philosophy and helping those in need. Well known for her work for 14 years with people in prisons in Australia and the US, including inmates on death row, Robina's life and work is the subject of Amiel Courtin-Wilson's award-winning film Chasing Buddha (2001) and ABC's Key to Freedom (2008). Ordained since the late 1970s, Robina has worked full time since then for Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, a worldwide network of Buddhist centers and activities. Over the years she has served as editorial director of Wisdom Publications, editor of Mandala Magazine, executive director of Liberation Prison Project, and as a touring teacher of Buddhism.


10 Day Silent Retreat

Our annual10 day silent retreat will be on Shamatha and The Four Close Applications of Mindfulness (Vipassana)

Saturday 22 of September at 1pm to lunchtime on Monday 1 October 2018.


Bring a sense of calm and ease back into your life with Meditation

This is a silent retreat combining a mix of teaching and practice on Shamatha and The Four Close Applications of Mindfulness/Vipassana Meditation. It is preferable that people who attend, have some meditation or retreat experience, but it is 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 as well as basic teachings on the Four Close Applications of Mindfulness/Vipassana. 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 for day participants and all meals and shared accommodation for residential participants.

The retreat is suitable for anyone who wants to gain greater clarity of mind, increase their mindfulness and insight into the true causes of our 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 facilitating meditation courses and retreats since 2002. Rinchen completed the 2 month silent Shamatha Retreat in Phuket in 2011 with Dr B Alan Wallace and has attended and completed many other retreats and courses over the years. 

Recommended reading for the retreat are:  The Attention Revolution and Minding Closely both by B Alan Wallace.

Please email Rinchen for a registration form before booking, the form must be completed prior to the retreat.  Bookings are essential by 19 September as places are limited.  All meals will be vegetarian, please bring a yoga mat if you have one.  Residential participants please bring your own linen, towel and toiletries.  If anyone has any specific dietary allergies or restrictions please let us know well in advance.


Non residential member/Concession: $600.00

Non residenital non member: $700.00

Residential shared accommodation for member/concession: $870.00

Residential shared accommodation for non member: $970.00

To book and pay please click on the Trybooking link:






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:  the booking link is:

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.