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

Children's Group and Discussion Group

The next children's group will be Saturday 14 February 2015 at 10am.

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.

Buddhist Discussion Group - Last Sunday of the Month - (No group for December due to the Annual Silent Retreat next one will be 25 January)

There will be no discussion group for December as we are holding our Annual Silent Retreat, the next discussion group will be on 25 January at 12.30pm.  By donation, suggested donation $10/$5.


Shamatha Meditation Course

lorus  Fully Booked - Next course will be towards the end of February dates TBA

with Venerable Rinchen starting on Tuesday 27 January 2015

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HE Luding Khen Rinpoche


His Eminence Luding Khen Rinpoche will give the Uncommon White Tara and Chenrezig Empowements in Cairns in February 2015.

The Uncommon White Tara Empowerment will be held on Wednesday 11 February at 7.30pm till 9.30pm, please click on the White Tara Link to find out more about the practice.  $40 or $35 members/concession.  Bookings only on TryBooking via this link: 

Chenrezig Empowerment and teachings will be held on Thursday 12 February at 7.30pm till 9.30pm, please click on the Chenrezig link for more information on this practice.  Cost $40 or $35 members/concession.  Bookings only on Trybooking via this link:

Please eat only vegetarian food on the day of the empowerments.

His Eminence Luding Khen Rinpoche is the second son of Her Eminence Jetsun Kushok Chimey Luding, the sister of His Holiness the Sakya Trizin. Her Eminence is married to Se Kushok Rinchen Luding, the brother of the senior Abbot of the Ngor Monastery, His Eminence Luding Khenchen Rinpoche Senior. Rinpoche belongs to one of the oldest royal families of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

As a child since 10 years of age, Rinpoche was selected and trained as the successor for the future Abbot of the Ngor sub-sect of the Sakya Tradition. Until this present time, Rinpoche underwent intensive and rigorous training, a common requirement for a Tibetan Buddhist Lineage Holder. In addition to the daily tutelage under the direction of senior Ngor Abbot Luding Khenchen Rinpoche, Luding Khen Rinpoche also received numerous teachings and empowerments from His Holiness the Sakya Trizin.

Being a Lineage Holder, Rinpoche is well versed in all the common and uncommon collections of teachings of the Sakya Tradition. In the category of Tantra teachings, Rinpoche has studied and supremely mastered the precious Lam Dre teaching as well as all the categories of the collections of Tantras and the collections of Sadhanas, which include many rare secret and sacred teachings. Rinpoche diligently completed all the many important retreats required by an authentic Vajrayana Master. Rinpoche is an accomplished philosophical scholar and a graduate of the Sakya College of Higher Buddhist Philosophy in Dehra Dun, Northern India. Here Rinpoche studied under the guidance of the Late and Most Revered Khenchen Appey Rinpoche and the Late Most Venerable Khenpo Mingmar Tsering. As a result, Rinpoche is exceptionally well trained in both the Tantras and the Sutras.

After graduating from Sakya College in March 2000, Rinpoche was enthroned as the 76th Abbot of Ngor Ewan Chodan Monastery. Thereafter as the main Lineage Holder, Rinpoche travels far and wide to bestow many Vajrayana teachings and Initiations in India and Nepal and in the West in Northern America, Canada, Europe and Australia as well as exensively throughout South-East Asia. Rinpoche's vast and profound knowledge of the Dharma and precise explanation of the entire Vajrayana teachings is immensely respected by even the most remarkable teachers of our time. 

For more information on the Australian Tour of HE Luding Khen Rinpoche please go to this website:

All empowerments will be held at Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre, 348 Severin Street, Cairns


Tibetan New Year

Green-Tara-Painting-300 Green Tara Puja Saturday 21 February at 9.30am

Come along and celebrate Tibetan New Year with a very energetic and powerful puja (ceremony) that is renowned for removing obstacles and fulfilling wishes. Green Tara is normally conducted on Sundays at 7.30am, but on Saturday 20 February we will do the practice at 9.30am to welcome in the Year of the Wood Sheep, followed by a shared morning tea and chai.  Please bring an offering of incense, flower or tealight for Tara and some food to share afterwards, we will provide Chai and some traditional tibetan cookies.


Easter 5 Day Silent Retreat


  Friday 3 April - Tuesday 7 April 2015

   with Venerable Rinchen




This is a silent residential meditation retreat that will be a combination of teachings and practice on Shamatha Meditation. 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 Shamatha meditation to create a relaxed, peaceful and contemplative countenance. The retreat will commence at 9am on Friday 3 April and finish on Tuesday 7 April at 3pm, the costs will include all meals and accommodation.

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 running meditation courses and retreats since 2002. Rinchen has 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 before paying for the retreat. A registration form must be filled out before the bookings will be accepted. Click the read more button below to bring up the costs and bank details.

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