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

Weekly Meditation Sessions

Tuesday Morning Meditation - Will resume from Tuesday 25 April 2023

This new session is for those who like to meditate early, prefer to do so in a group and before work.  They are silent meditations, not guided to allow people to practice as they prefer. The Gompa gates will open at 6.50am for a prompt 7am start, please bring a sarong or towel to cover the cushion/chair. 

Other Weekly unguided Meditations areWednesdays at 10.30am and Sunday at 10am - suggested donation for these sessions, $5/$10 and bring sarong/towel for cushions.  Please do not attend if you have any flu or cold like symptoms.


Tuesday Evening Guided Meditations


Tuesday evening Guided Meditations 7pm to 8pm,  for in person from 23 May to 1 August 2023. 

These weekly meditations will be led alternately by Nick and Rob, and they will provide guided meditation sessions, covering the different Shamatha and Vipassana practices and also including heart practices such as Loving Kindness, Compassion, Joy and Equanimity.  If you are attending in person please bring a sarong/towel to cover cushion or chair and please do not attend if you have any cold or flu like symptoms. 

The cost for each session is $10.  To book via the Trybooking link:



Open Way Zen Group

Quentin-Genshu-Aug-2011-Course-100Quentin 'Gen Shu' from Open Way Zen 

Wednesday evenings at 6.30pm.  Meditation practice and Dharma discussions.  

Session 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 and their running costs.  Please bring a sarong/towel to cover cushions.



Bhante Akaliko - Cairns Workshops

Cairns Meditation Workshops with Bhante Akaliko

Saturday 1 July and Sunday 2 July 2023


Love and Hate - Saturday 1st July, 9am–5pm

The Buddha encouraged us to develop a mind of love for all beings but sometimes our capacity for love is hidden by hurt, resentment and hatred. In this one day workshop, learn how you can heal your hate and transform our mind, filling your heart with a love that is boundless and immeasurable.

Life and Death - Sunday 2nd July, 9am–4.30pm

The Buddha taught mindfulness of death to create a sense of urgency in our spiritual practice and develop wisdom into the nature of our existence. Reflecting on the reality of death prepares us for the inevitable but more importantly, helps us understand the very meaning of life.

Cost is $30 for each workshop or $50 for both days.  Morning and Afternoon tea provided, bring your own lunch.  Bookings essential on Trybooking link:

Please contact the centre if you would like to attend but are unable to afford the cost on: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

About the Teacher:  Akaliko Bhikkhu is an Australian monk in the Theravada forest tradition. He is the spiritual director of Little Dust and founder of Rainbodhi LGBTQIA+ Buddhist Community. Bhante Akaliko is also the spiritual advisor of Central West Buddhists and sits on the board of the Buddhist Council of NSW.

Bhante Akaliko went forth as a monastic in 2016 and received full ordination with Ajahn Brahm at Bodhinyana monastery in 2017. He lived for several years with Bhante Sujato at the Monastery at the End of the World in Sydney and now lives as a wandering monk, looking for a place to settle and shake off the dust.

Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre - 348 Severin Street Cairns



Kids Group /Discussion Group/Garden Bee and Memberships

2022/23 Memberships are now due, the link is below. Thank you for supporting the centre.

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.

Monthly Childrens Group: - The next kids group on Saturday 4 March 2023 at 10am.  Please do not attend if you have any cold or flu like symptoms.  Please email to confirm your attendance on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The session starts with prayers, mindful movements, lying down meditation, walking meditation, followed by a craft activity, morning tea, then storytime and dedication. Please bring morning tea to share and water bottle. Suitable for ages 2 to 10 years, cost is suggested donation of $5 per child to cover the cost of craft materials.

Discussion Group

The next discussion group will be on Sunday 26 March 2023 at 11.30am in person or via Zoom. If you would like to attend via Zoom please email on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    Cost for session is suggested $10 donation.

Garden Bee: You are invited to join our monthly garden bee 

We generally meet on the first Saturday of each month, starting at 6am in summer, 6.30am in winter. We usually work for around 2 hours and have a shared breakfast afterwards, COVID-19 permitting. You can arrive later and leave earlier if they want. The jobs vary, weeding, some hedge/bush trimming and other jobs such as mulching, general tidy up etc.

Please wear sturdy boots, gloves & a hat. If you have any favourite tools, bring them along, although we do have a collection of tools at the Centre.  Thank you. 


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