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

Children's group

The next Children's group is Saturday 10 February, we will be printing a T shirt for Tibetan New Year, please bring a light coloured shirt or something to print on as well as suitable clothes that won't matter if they get ink on:) 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 28 January 2018. 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 50, 52,and 54, go to:  Cost for the talks is by donation, suggested donation is $10/$15


Mindfulness Day

Saturday 20 January from 8.30am to 4pm

A great way to start off the New Year, join Venerable Rinchen for a day of silence and mindfulness meditation practices, a great way to deepen an already existing practice.  The day is suited for those who have some meditation experience or have attended one of the meditation courses and would like to take a day out to further develop and deepen their practice. There will be some guided sessions and some walking meditation.

Cost is $50 members/concession $55 non members.  Vegetarian Lunch included please bring a yoga mat if you have one as we do some meditation lying down.  Numbers are limited, bookings close on Thursday 18 January

Bookings are essential.  To book click on the Trybooking link:


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:




Retreat Dates for 2018

Dates for Retreats and Teachings for 2018

Our Annual Easter 5 Day Silent Retreat dates are Friday 30 March till Tuesday 3 April.

Our Annual 10 Day Silent Shamatha Meditation Retreat dates are Saturday 22 September till Monday 1 October.  More details for both retreats will be posted in the New Year.

Dates for Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe next visit are Friday 4 May till Sunday 6 May.  Khenpo will give teachings on Chenrezig and transmission of the Chenrezig Mantra on the Friday evening from 7 to 9pm.  The weekend teachings will be on the 7 Point Mind Training.  More info in the New Year.


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


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