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

Tuesday Evening Guided Meditations

Guided Meditations will resume on Tuesday evenings as of the 23 February to 30 March 2021 from 7pm to 8pm - Bookings are essential as numbers are limited for personal attendance. For those choosing the zoom option there is no limit.

Venerable Rinchen will be leading guided meditation sessions weekly from Tuesday 23 of February till 30 March 2021. Each week we will go through the different Shamatha practices, there will be some instructions and Q/A and we will finish with a heart practice such as Loving Kindness, Compassion, Joy or Equinimity.

You have the option of attending either in person or via Zoom and bookings are essential for both options. If you choose the zoom option, the link will be sent out on the day of the evening session you have booked for. Cost for each week is $10.  Those attending in person will need to bring a towel or sarong to put over cushions/Chair each week and numbers will be limited so that we can maintain social distancing.  Please do not attend if you have any cold or flu like symptoms. Thank you.

To book weekly click on the Trybooking link:





Kids Group /Discussion Group and Memberships

Annual Memberships Now Due - 30 June 2020 till 30 June 2021.

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.  Annual Family membership $70  Single membership $50  Single Concession membership $40.Try Booking link:   For Lifetime Membership: Try Booking link:   for Lifetime single membership $1,000   Lifetime Family membership $1,500.

Childrens Group:

The next kids group will be run face to face on Saturday February 6 at 10am. 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 and advise if you will be attending in person. Suitable for ages 2 to 10 years, cost is suggested donation of $5 per child to cover the cost of craft materials.

Please bring morning tea to share and water bottle. We will aim to follow the COVID -19 protocols as best we can. We will start the session as we always do with prayers, mindful movements, lying down meditation, walking meditation, followed by a craft activity, morning tea, then storytime and dedication. 

Discussion Group:  

The next discussion group has been moved to Sunday January 31st at 11.30am after Meditation. We will be starting back face to face in the new year.  Cost for session is suggested $10 donation.


Open Way Zen Group


 Quentin Gen Shu from Open Way Zen will resume teachings  from  Wednesday 27 January at 6.30pm - 2021

Wednesday evening Meditation practice and Dharma discussions will resume this Wednesday at KYLBC. Sessions commence 6.30pm to app 8.30pm. Cost is suggested donation of $10 per week, the money goes to support both Open Way Zen group and Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre with running costs.  


Please email Quentin on: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to be included in his weekly email regarding topics for discussion and meditation.


Tibetan New Year

Celebrate Tibetan New Year 2021

The Year of the Wood Iron Ox


Green Tara Puja

Sunday 14 February from 8.30am till lunch time

Come along and celebrate Tibetan New Year, with a very energetic and powerful Green Tara puja (ceremony) that is renowned for removing obstacles and fulfilling wishes. Green Tara is a practice performed (daily by Rinchen) and weekly at the Centre on Sundays at 8.30am.  We thought it would be a great way to welcome in the New Year, so come along on Sunday 14 February at 8.30am to help us celebrate.

 We will provide chai and Tibetan cookies for morning tea as part of the celebration. Please bring an offering of incense, flower or tealight for Tara.  Following morning tea we will have a guided meditation session and then a shared lunch.  Bring a vegetarian plate to share. Please email on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you will be attending so we can maintain social distancing.  Thank you.


5 or 10 Day Easter Silent Meditation Retreat

Easter Retreat - Friday 2 April 2021- Book early numbers are limited.


The retreat will commence at 9.30am Good Friday 2 April and finish on Tuesday 7 April at 8pm for those attending the 5 days or Sunday 11 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. Numbers will be limited due to new COVID-19 restrictions.

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 18 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: 

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

Costs for the 10 day retreat:  Trybooking link:

Non residential member/Concession: $600.00                   Non residenital non member: $700.00

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

Bookings and payment to be made by 30 March. 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.


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