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

Annual Memberships

Annual Memberships are now due from 30 June 2016 till 30 June 2017. 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

Children's Group

The next children's group will be on Saturday 17 December at 10am. This will be the last group for the year.  We will be making some Buddhist wrapping paper and Christmas cards.  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 sometime in December TBA.  By donation, suggested donation $10/$5.


Open Way Zen Group


 Quentin "Gen Shu" from Open Way Zen

Wednesday evening Meditation practice and Dharma discussions.  Starts Wednesday November 23 at 6.30pm with Quentin Genshu, ordained in Zen tradition .

Sessions continue each Wednesday evening until 21 December

Cost is $10 per week, the money goes to support both Open Way Zen group and Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre.  No bookings required


Fundraising concert



End of Year Silent Retreat


7 Day Silent Shamatha Retreat - 2pm Tuesday 27 December to 12 noon Tuesday January 3, with Venerable Rinchen

This is a silent meditation retreat with a combination of teaching and practice on Shamatha Meditation. It is preferable that people who attend, have some meditation or retreat experience, but it is not essential. The retreat will focus on the basic principles of training the mind in Shamatha 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 retreat will commence at 2pm on Tuesday the 27th December and finish at noon on Tuesday the 3rd of January, the costs will include all meals for day participants and all meals and accommodation for residential participants.

The retreat is suitable for anyone who wants to gain greater clarity of mind, increase their mindfulness and reduce the level of stress and tension in the mind and body. Whilst the teachings are derived from the Buddhist philosophy a commitment to Buddhism is not required.

The retreat will be facilitated by Venerable Rinchen who is the resident nun at the centre, she has been facilitating meditation courses and retreats since 2002. Rinchen completed the 2 month silent Shamatha Retreat in Phuket in 2011 with Dr B Alan Wallace and has attended and completed many other retreats and courses. 

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 once we receive your email,  a registration form will be sent to you, which must be filled out and returned before the booking will be accepted. Costs include all food and refreshments, all meals will be vegetarian.  For residential participants please bring, sheets, towel pillow and toiletries.  If you have a yoga mat please bring this as well as we will be doing some meditation lying down.

There is the option to do 5 days, but preference will be given to those undertaking the full 7 day retreat.

Cost for full residential for 7 days is:  $595 or $545 members/concession

Cost for full residential for 5 days is:  $420 or $380 members/concession

Cost for day particpants for 7 days is:  $450 or $395 members/concession

Cost for day participants for 5 days is:  $320 or $280 members/concession

Day participants are requested to make a commitment to attend all sessions which will commence at 6.30am and finish at 8pm daily. Registration and payment must be recieved by 22 December to confirm your place.  Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Once you have booked: Please pay by using our Trybooking system:

If you book and decide not to attend please advise the centre at least 5 days prior to the event to avoid a cancellation fee.


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