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 Sessions, Children's group and Discussion Group

Due to the current COVID-19 virus risk we are advising that the centre will close for a period of time from Friday 20 March until futher notice, to minimise the risk to our beloved community.  Please make sure you follow all current protocols of safe hygiene practices to minimise the risk to oneself and others.  May you all be well and happy, Ven Rinchen and KYLBC Committee and community. 

The next Childrens' group will be run online next Saturday 4 April at 10am via Zoom.  If you would like to participate with your children please email Rinchen on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for the link to the session.  Suitable for ages 2 to 10 years app.  

We will start the session as we always do with prayers, mindful movements, lying down meditation, walking meditation, followed by a craft activity, then storytime and dedication.  There is no fee for this session, however if you would like to help the centre at this time you can make a small donation via paypal button on our home page.  Your generosity and support is greatly appreciated.  

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Meditations using Zoom

Venerable Rinchen will be offering Meditation sessions online Wednesday and Sunday Mornings using Zoom.

We are offering these sessions to our community in an effort to keep us all connected in a spirit of loving kindness and compassion in these difficult times. The first session will be this Sunday 29 March at 10am - each session will consist of one guided and one silent session. 

There is no fee for these sessions, however, if you would like to consider making a monthly donation to our School Building Fund that would be greatly appreciated or you can make donations via our donate button on our home page.  As a not for profit organisation we rely heavily on donations to pay our mortgage and other associated costs and now that the centre is closed indefinitely we will need your support. Even a small donation will help.

All donations to the SBF account are tax deductible:  The Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre bank details are: Bendigo Bank  BSB: 633 000  Account Number: 125199729

We appreciate your generosity, Thank you

Wednesday Meditation 10.30am till 11.30am  and Sunday Morning 10am till 11am

To join the meditations just copy and paste the link into your browser and you should be directed to the right virtual space.  You will need to enter the meeting ID and password which is below for each of the sessions.  Each of the meditation sessions will have one guided and one silent session.  We will do the prayers that we normally do to start and finish each session. I am new to this platform so there will likely be some teething issues which we will learn from together as we go.  I will be logged onto the meeting 15 minutes prior to the start time for each session to problem solve any issues.  Make sure you join with your video and sound enabled. 

Here is the PDF for the prayers: Prayers_before_meditation.pdf

Venerable Rinchen Kelly is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Wednesday Mediation

Time: Apr 1, 2020 10:30 AM

Every week on Wed, until Sep 2, 2020, 23 occurrence(s)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 296 658 331

Password: 846137

Sunday Meditation at 10am

Venerable Rinchen Kelly is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Sunday Meditation

Time: Mar 29, 2020 10:00 AM 

Every week on Sun, until Sep 6, 2020, 24 occurrence(s)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 149 077 167

Password: 751601



5 or 10 Day Easter Silent Meditation Retreat

Cancelled due to COVID-19 Risk             


The retreat will commence at 9.30am Good Friday 10 April and finish on Tuesday 14 April at 8pm for those attending the 5 days or Sunday 19 April at 11.30am for those attending the 10 days.

This is a silent residential/non residential meditation retreat that will be a combination of teachings and practice on Shamatha Meditation and Vipassana practices.  It is preferable that people who wish to attend have some meditation or retreat experience but not essential. The retreat will focus on the basic principles of training the mind in both Shamatha and Vipassana 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 plus accommodation for those who choose to stay onsite.  All meals will be vegetarian.  Please bring a yoga mat if you have one as some of the sessions will be lying down.

Please be aware that a commitment to attend all sessions is expected of participants.

The retreat will be facilitated by Venerable Rinchen who is the resident nun at the centre, she has been running meditation courses and retreats for over 17 years. Rinchen completed the 2 month silent Shamatha Retreat in Phuket in 2011 with Dr B Allan Wallace and several other shorter retreats under his guidance, Alan's book the Attention Revolution is recommended reading.

Bookings are essential, please email the centre to register on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it before paying for the retreat. A registration form will be sent to you and you will need to fill it out and email back before the bookings will be accepted.

Costs for the 5 day retreat:  Trybooking link:

Residential: $420 - non members and $380 -  members/concession

Non residential: $320 non members  and  $280 - members/concession

Costs for the 10 day retreat:  Trybooking link:

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

Bookings and payment to be made by 5 April. For residential participants: you will need to bring, linen, pillow, towel and all toiletries, rooms are airconditioned.

A cancellation fee will be applied if you decide not to attend, cancellation must be made at least 5 days prior to the event to avoid this fee.


Venerable Khenpo Ngawang Damchoe


 Cancelled due to COVID-19 Risk

   Cairns Friday Friday Night 1 May to Sunday 3 May

                Public talk Friday Night 1 May at 7pm

         A Buddhist Perspective on Climate Change

                       No Bookings required $10 at the door


Weekend Teachings: On The Bodhisattva's Way of Life" by Shantideva. Saturday 9.30am to 4.30pm and Sunday, 9.30am to 4.30pm - bookings essential.

Treasured by Buddhists of all traditions, The Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicharyavatara) is a guide to cultivating the mind of enlightenment, and to generating the qualities of love, compassion, generosity, and patience. This text has been studied, practiced, and expounded upon in an unbroken tradition for centuries, first in India, and later in Tibet. Presented in the form of a personal meditation in verse, it outlines the path of the Bodhisattvas - those who renounce the peace of individual enlightenment and vow to work for the liberation of all beings and to attain buddhahood for their sake.

This weekend will start the on going study of this text with Khenpo la over the next couple of years.  Khenpo will bring his wisdom and insight into giving us clear instructions on how to practice and integrate these precious teachings into our daily lives.

Cost for the weekend retreat is: $160 or $140 member/concession, the cost also includes lunch on both days and the offering to the teacher. 

Bookings essential, book on Trybooking:

Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe has been a monk for over 40 years and has been teaching in Australia and overseas for over 20 years, he studied and taught at Sakya College and has a wide knowledge of Buddhist philosophy and practice.  For more information about Khenpo and his centre and retreat centre in NSW you can visit their website on:


Alan Wallace Recordings

Alan Wallace will be in Australia in November 2018

The Contemplary in Melbourne will make available the recordings from the recent teachings given by Alan in Melbourne, I will post the link here when they are up and available.

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. Enjoy listening.