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

Trial opening Wednesday Meditation

We are currently opening for a trial period for Wednesday Meditation but all COVID-19 protocols must be followed.  If you would like to attend Wednesday meditation please email first on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to let us know that you will be attending.  Please bring a sarong or towel to place over cushions, your own cup if you want a cup of tea afterwards and be in the Gompa seated by 10.25am.  If you arrive after that time you will need to sit the meditation outside in the cup of tea area. 

For the benefit of our 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. 


Membership 2020 - 2021

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.

 Try Booking link: for annual Family membership $70  Single membership $50  Single Concession membership $40. 

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 online next Saturday September TBA at 10am either at the centre or via Zoom TBA. 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.

Discussion Group:  

The next discussion group will be on Sunday 30 August at 1pm online via Zoom, please email Rinchen on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to get the link for the session.

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.


Sunday and Wednesday Meditations

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

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. 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 you can click on the link below or copy and paste into your browser.  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. Make sure you join with your video and sound enabled. 

Here is the PDF for the prayers: Prayers_before_meditation.pdf 

Wednesday Morning Meditation at 10.30am

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

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.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 149 077 167  Password: 751601

Venerable Khenpo Ngawang Damchoe



  In Cairns Friday 4 December to Sunday 6 December

   Public talk Friday Night 4 December 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.