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

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 and AGM

Our AGM will be held on Sunday 5 November at 11.30am

All members are invited to attend our annual meeting which will be followed by some delicious nibbles and refreshments.

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 4 November 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.



Venerable Khenpo Ngawang Damchoe


      Cairns Friday 10 November to Sunday 12 November 2017

 Friday Night Public Talk 10 November at 7pm

How to live a happy life

Cost is $15 or $10 member/concession - No bookings required


Weekend Teachings on Parting from the Four Attachments Saturday 9.30am to 5pm and Sunday, 9.30am to 3.30pm - bookings essential. 

This teaching, which is from the category of teachings known as mind training, was given directly by the Bodhisattva Manjushri to the great Lama Sakyapa Kunga Nyingpo.  It consists of four lines, which are the quintessential teachings on how to genuinely enter the parth to liberation and how to practice Dharma with the right motivation.  These teachings are essential for anyone who wishes to understand Buddhism and to create the right motivation and inspiration for practice.  Venerable Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe has studied and taught this particular text many times and will bring wisdom and insight to these classic four lines.

"If you have attachment to this life, you are not a religious person.

If you have attachment to the world of existence, you do not have renunciation.

If you have attachment to your own purpose, you do not have enlightenment thought (Bodhicitta).

If grasping arises, you do not have the view."

Cost for the weekend retreat is: $160 or $140 member/concession, includes lunch and refreshments on both days.  Bookings essential by 9 November, to book, click on our Trybooking link:

Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe has been a monk for over 35 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: