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

Guided Meditation Sessions Children's group and Discussion Group

Please note that the Buddhist Centre will be closed from Saturday 22 September till 1 October for our annual 10 day retreat. 

Please note: Monday night meditation will cease after the retreat due to insufficient numbers over the last few months.

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.  Guided Meditations will resume after our 10 day retreat from 2 October.

The next Children's group is Saturday 13 October 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 14 October, 2018 at 11.30 after meditation. 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

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

Our next committee meeting TBA after discussion group at 1pm.


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 accom for member/concession: $870.00         Residential shared accom for non member: $970.00

To book and pay please click on the Trybooking link:


Intro to Buddhism and Meditation

Saturday 6 October from 10am to 4.30pm


This one day workshop will give you basic information on the life and history of the Buddha and and overview of Buddhist principles and practices. The day will include some guided meditation instructions as meditation is a crucial aspect of the Buddhist path.  The day will be fascilitated by Venerable Rinchen who is the resident nun at Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre.

A light vegetarian lunch and refreshments will be provided. Cost is $70 non members, $60 member/concession.

Bookings essential on Trybooking link:

Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre 348 Severin Street Cairns


Mindfulness Day

Saturday 1 December from 8.30am to 4pm

A great way to lead into the hectic Christmas chaos, 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 29 November

Bookings are essential.  To book 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.