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

Centre Closed from 23 September till 2 October

The Centre will be closed for our annual 10 day retreat from Saturday 23 September till noon on Monday 2 October.  Monday night meditation will resume from the 2 October.


Alan Wallace Recordings

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.



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:  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


Children's group

The next children's group will be on Saturday 14 October at 10am.  We start the session with prayers, mindful movements, lying down meditation, walking meditation, followed by a craft activity, morning tea which is usually bring a plate to share, 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 29 October 2017 (no discussion group September due to 10 day Retreat. Our discussion groups will be based around listening to Alan Wallace 2012 Fall Podcast on Shamatha and The Four Applications of Mindfulness.  Anyone can join in, simply listen to the 3 podcast sessions during the month and then come along to the discussion group at the end of the month with questions and topics to talk about.  The podcasts for this month are 44, 46 and 48, go to:  Cost for the talks is by donation, suggested donation is $10/$5

Quentin "Genshu" - Wednesday evening talks 6.30pm to 8pm "How to grow a Happy Life"

Teachings based on the Noble Truths and the 8 Fold Noble Path.  Cost for the teachings is $5/$10 and goes to support both Open Way Zen and Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre.  No bookings required.  Please note there will be no group Wed 27 September

GoFundme Fundraising for Verandah on Venerable Rinchen's patio

This is our first Gofundme campaign to raise some funds to replace the last of our tarpaulins over the patio area on Rinchen's little flat.  We appreciate any support given and if you could share with friends on Facebook that would be fantastic.  The link for the page is below.



Inaugural 10 Day Silent Retreat

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


Our inaugural 10 day silent Shamatha retreat will be held this year from 1pm on Saturday 23 of September to lunchtime on Monday 2 October 2017.

This is a silent retreat combining a mix of teaching and practice on Shamatha 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. 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 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 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.

After booking please email Rinchen for a registration form, which must be completed prior to the retreat.  Bookings are essential by 21 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:






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