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

New Meditation Class, Children's group and Discussion Group

Please note Wednesday morning Chenrezig Practice has changed to 9.30am and Meditation to 10.30am

Introducing Tuesday Evening Guided Meditation Sessions with basic meditation instructions. These sessions will be an ongoing instruction class with guided meditations for beginners and those who prefer to be guided.  Venerable Rinchen will give brief instructions and then lead two guided meditations weekly on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8pm.  The dates are as follow: Tuesday April 17 to 12 June.  No bookings required but there will be fee of $10 per session.

The next Children's group is Saturday 12 May 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 29 April 2018. Our discussion group this year will start off with the 6 Perfections. This months' talk was on Generosity "Ethics" part of the exercise is to then take these practices into our lives for the month.  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

Date Claimer - Venerable Robina Courtin will be back in Cairns on July 5 and 6 for two evening talks.  More details to follow.

Quentin "Genshu"  is now back from PNG and his Wednesday evening talks and Meditation have now resumed.  The teachings are on "The Four Foundations Of Mindfulness".  They start at 6.30pm and cost is a donation $10 which supports both Quentin's group and KYLBC. 



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


Venerable Khenpo Ngawang Damchoe


      Cairns Friday Friday Night 4 May - 6pm to 9pm

Chenrezig Teachings and transmission of the Mantra, "Om Mani Padme Hum" Cost for the evening is $25/20 member/concession, bookings essential.

  In the Tibetan Buddhist pantheon of enlightened beings, Chenrezig is renowned as the embodiment of  the compassion of all the Buddhas, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, known in Sanskrit as    Avalokiteshvara.

According to legend, Chenrezig made a a vow that he would not rest until he had liberated all the beings in all the realms of suffering. He is known by different names in different lands: as Avalokiteshvara in the ancient Sanskrit language of India, as Kuan-yin in China, as Kannon in Japan.

Weekend Teachings on 7 Point Mind Training (Lojong) Saturday 5 May from 9.30am to 5pm and Sunday 6 May, 9.30am to 4.00pm - bookings essential. 

Lojong, or 7 Point Mind Training, is a core practice in all the lineages of the Tibetan tradition. They can perhaps best be characterized as a method for transforming our mind by turning away from self-centeredness and cultivating instead the mental habits that generate Bodhicitta, the awakened mind that puts the benefit of others above all else. One of the earliest commentaries on Langri Thangpa's Eight Verses was by Geshe Chekawa Yeshe Dorje (1102-76), who devoted twelve years to putting the teachings into practice. After seeing the effect of the teachings on a village of lepers who were cured by them-and experiencing the teachings' remarkable effect on the mind of his unsavory brother-Chekawa decided to share them widely. He became the first to break the teachings down into the now-familiar seven points. Though this model became common, when people refer to The Seven Points of Mind Training, it is almost always Chekawa's text to which they refer (even if they call it Atisha's Seven Points of Mind Training). His text consists of fifty-nine aphorisms or slogans that encapsulate the essence of lojong.

Venerable Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe has studied and taught this text many times and will bring wisdom and insight to these classic mind training techniques.

Cost for the weekend retreat is: $160 or $140 member/concession, or $180/155 including the Chenrezig Teachings on Friday evening, the cost also includes lunch and refreshments on both days and the offering to the teacher.  Bookings essential, booking link for 7 Point Mind Training Trybooking

Booking link for Chenrezig Teachings only is 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:


One Day Intro to Zen

One Day Introduction to Zen Meditation with Zen Master Senshin

Saturday 19 May from 9am to 4pm


Zen Master Senshin is the Guiding Teacher of the Queensland Zen Centre. Her training began in 1978 in NYC when she became the student of the renowned Korean Zen Master Seung Sahn. She first visited Australia in 1995, at which time she was an ordained nun in the Kwan Um School of Zen and Abbot of the Furnace Mountain Zen Centre in Kentucky, USA.

Zen Master Senshin oversees all aspects of the traditional zen training provided at the QZC, including: weekly Dharma talks, monthly retreats. She emphasises a return to fundamentals and awakening to the mind that is essential. Zen Master Senshin provides comprehensive training ranging from the introduction of breathing and awareness practices for beginning students, to intensive kong-an practices for advanced members.

Zen Master Senshin is the author of Essence of Mind, a book containing a selection of her Dharma Talks given during first years of her Brisbane residency.

These teachings are being offered on a donation basis, please be generous as the proceeds will go towards both Master Senshin and KYLBC

No Bookings required, bring your own lunch, morning and afternoon tea provided. Chairs and cushions also provided

Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre - 348 Severin Street Cairns -

Sponsored by Khanduboda Mindfulness Centre and KYLBC



Vesak Celebration

Tuesday 29 May at 7pm - 16 Arhat Puja (Ceremony)

the buddha

Celebrate the Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana of the Buddha

We will celebrate this auspicious day with a 16 Arhat puja (ceremony) at 7pm.  This chanting practice calls on all the Buddha's disciples to help the teachings of the Buddha flourish.  The Arhat's made a promise that they would always come if their names were called to help the teachings prosper.  The Buddhas' teachings are all about bringing a wise heart and mind into our world with compassion and kindness.  We cultivate these qualities of wisdom and compassion by developing our meditation and mindfulness practice. Come along and join in our chanting, circumabulation and offering of light and incense to the Buddha.

Bring an offering of tealight candle or flower to put on the alter and a plate of vegetarian food to share afterwards.  No Bookings required. 

Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre, 348 Severin Street, Paramatta Park


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