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.
We start the session with prayers, mindful movements, lying down meditation, walking meditation, followed by a craft activity, morning tea, storytime and dedication. Cost for children's group is by donation and a suggested donation is $5 per child, this money goes towards books, art and craft materials.
There will be no discussion group for August and September as Rinchen will be away, another Sunday may be allocated for it and will be posted on the website when it has been decided. By donation, suggested donation $10/$5.
We signed the contract on the old Church in Clare/Severin Street on the 9th September 2004 and got the keys to the property on the 23rd of September. We will be celebrating in several different ways. Firstly you are invited to join us on Tuesday 9 September at 7pm for an evening of chanting, chai and cake. The chanting is a 16 Arhat puja (ritual) and is about flourishing the precious teachings of the Buddha. KYLBC's main purpose is to bring these timeless teachings into the heart of the Cairns community. These teachings promote peace, loving kindness, compassion, generosity, patience and tolerance, qualities the world really needs at the moment. Lifetime Memberships and Mortgage Drive
Our centre started it's humble beginnings in Kewarra Beach in 2001 and after several moves and through amazing circumstances,(click here to read the full story), we were fortunate enough to buy the old church in Clare/Severin Street, where we now reside. It hasn't been an easy road and there were times when we didn't know if we would make our loan repayments but it has definitely been worth it. So many people have benefited from our beautiful, peaceful and truly blessed space. We have hosted many amazing teachers over this period and even had the precious relics of the Holy Buddha as well! To celebrate, we thought it would be auspicious to offer lifetime memberships to the community. Offering these special memberships will help us to reduce our loan and help to consolidate the future of this Dharma Centre in Cairns.
Our account details are: Bendigo Bank Account name: Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre BSB: 633 000 Account number: 125199729 Please put your initials and M/Drive in the reference box and then send an email to info@yuloling with your full details. We will have a formal presentation of certificates at a date to be advised.
We also invite everyone to come along for an open afternoon to have a look at the Temple, wander around the garden, enjoy a relaxing cup of tea and cake and help us celebrate our ten wonderful years.
Friday Night Public Talk 5 September at 7pm "How to Deal with Negative Emotions"
Cost $15 and $10 members/concession. No Bookings required
Weekend Teachings on Nargarjuna's "Letter to a Friend" Part 1.
The great Indian Buddhist master Nagarjuna (first–second century A.D.) wrote his celebrated poem "Letter to a Friend" as a gift of advice to a South Indian king, and it has since become a monument in the Indian shastra tradition.
Despite its short length (only 123 verses), it covers the whole Mahayana path, combining a practical approach to daily conduct with a theoretical exposition of the different stages leading to enlightenment. It has thus been an ideal source for many of Tibet 's great scholars seeking a scriptural authority to enhance their own descriptions of the Buddhist path. It is addressed to anyone, whether an ordained monk or nun or a lay person, who sincerely wishes to practice the Buddha's teaching as a means to become free from samsara. Nagarjuna is generally considered to be one of the most important figures in Mahayana Buddhist philosophy. Acknowledged as the father of Madhyamika and as a principle abbot of Nalanda University, he contributed significantly to the Buddhist doctrine and benefited many sentient beings throughout his life. These teachings are essential for anyone who wants to understand the Buddhist path and Khenpo will go through the text and commentary to help us gain a greater understanding of the path. It will be taught over two weekends, one in September this year and the part two next year.
Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe has been a monk for over 35 years and has been teaching in Australia and overseas for over 15 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 in Sydney you can visit their website on: www.drogmi.org
Dates: Saturday September 6 from 9.30am to 4.30pm and Sunday September 7 from 9.30am to 4pm.
Cost: $160 non members or $140 members/concession includes lunch and refreshments. Bookings are essential by 1 September.
Venerable Tenzin Namdag is the spiritual director of Queensland Regional Buddhist Group and has been an ordained nun in the Gelugpa Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism since 1997, she has been teaching in Australia and overseas for many years and is also a chaplain for the prison system. Venerable Namdag regularly visits and teaches in Cairns and we are fortunate to have her come to give this public talk at our centre. This topic is very relevant in our current world climate and will challenge us to really understand why peace is so important.