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, Discussion Group and Early Morning meditation

The next children's group will be Saturday 3 May at 10am. Please note that there will be no children's group for June.

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

We will be holding a monthly discussion group on the last Sunday of the month after Meditation at 12.30pm.  A different topic will be presented each month followed by open discussion.  The next one will be Sunday 27 April and the topic will be The Third and Fourth Noble Truth, the noble truth of the cause of suffering. By donation, suggested donation $10/$5.

Early Morning Meditation - Thursdays 6.30am to 7.30am.

Senior member Deirdre will be running the sessions.  Cost is by donation, a suggested donation is $10/$5 per person, costs go towards the mortgage and running costs of the centre.


Shamatha Meditation Course

with Venerable Rinchen

The next course will be run over three sessions starting with a day of Meditation on Saturday 26 April from 10am to 3pm, then two Tuesday nights, Tuesday 29th April and Tuesday 6 May from 7pm to 9pm.

Numbers limited - Book early

The course is suitable for anyone who wants to gain greater clarity of mind and reduce the level of stress and tension in the mind and body.  The course will be a combination of teaching and practice in a relaxed and conducive environment.  Whilst the teachings are derived from the Buddhist philosophy a commitment to Buddhism is not required.

The course will be facilitated by Venerable Rinchen who is the resident nun at the centre, she has been running meditation courses for over 11 years.  Rinchen has completed the 2 month silent Shamatha Retreat in Phuket with Dr B Alan Wallace.  Dr Wallace is one of the foremost teachers of this practice in the west for the western mind and trained under the guidance of many great masters including His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This practice is a great way to cultivate a wonderful sense of well being and mental balance.

Course cost is $50 and includes all handouts, a guided meditation CD and refreshments, it is advisable to attend all three sessions to gain the maximum benefits.  Please bring your lunch for the Saturday session.

Please register by email before paying.  Bookings are essential on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

You can pay online by Direct deposit:  Please put your initials and Med/course in the reference box

  • Account Name: Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre
  • Bendigo Bank
  • BSB 633-000
  • Account No 123022832

If you book and decide not to attend please advise the centre so that someone else can have your place as there is always a waitlist for this course.


Four Foundations of Mindfulness

with Quentin "Genshu" from Open Way Zen

Starting Wednesday 30 April

Quentin "Genshu" will be starting the "Four Foundations of Mindfulness" teachings at Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre from Wednesday 30 April at 6.30pm.  A donation of $10 per session would be appreciated, the money will be split between the Buddhist centre here and Quentin's group in PNG.

No Bookings required.


Venerable Khenpo Ngawang Damchoe


  Cairns  9 - 11 May 2014

   Friday Night Public Talk 9 May  at 7pm Topic to be advised

  Cost $15 and $10 members/concession. No Bookings required



Weekend Teachings on "The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva"

The basic structure of these practices is the complete path of the Bodhisattva. The first 2 verses are the traditional ones which express homage to a deity, the embodiement of enlightened qualities and then state the purpose for writing the text and the author's commitment to do so. The main body of the text deals with the causes that give rise to bodhichitta (the mind of awakening). The mind training of a superior individual is discussed in the second part of the text, where the central topic is how to engender supreme Bodhichitta. In this section there are 5 main divisions that give advice on how to develop Bodhichitta and how to keep it from degenerating. First one should realize the equality of self and other and learn how to exchange one's own happiness for another's suffering. Secondly the text shows how to bring all situations of worldly life, including obscuring emotions and mistaken views onto the path, or how to integrate them into one's practice. The third is how to practice the six perfections. The fourth describes how to work with one's negative side and failures, and finally, there is a summary and dedication. While The Thirty-seven Practices of a Bodhisattva contains a few stanzas on the progressive stages of meditation on emptiness, the text deals primarily with meditation on the relative.  Khenpo will bring his wisdom and insight to these classic teachings and guide us towards a deeper understanding of this most profound path.

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:

Dates: Saturday May 10 and Sunday May 11

Time: Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm

Cost:  $160 non members or $140 members/concession includes lunch and refreshments.  Bookings are essential by 1st May.

Read more: Venerable Khenpo Ngawang Damchoe


Vesak Celebration

Celebrate with a 16 Arhat Ceremony on Wednesday May 14 at 7pm

the buddha

Bring and offering of incense, candle or flower to put on the alter

To celebrate the Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana of the Buddha

Come along and join in an evening of chanting, meditation and walking meditation to honour this most auspicious Buddhist event.  We will start the evening off with the 16 Arhat puja (ceremony) which calls on all the Buddha's disciples to help the teachings of the Buddha flourish.  The Arhat's made a promise that they would always come if their names were called to help the teachings prosper.  The teachings are all about bringing a wise heart and mind into our world with compassion and kindness.  We cultivate these qualities with our meditation and mindfulness.

Bring a plate to share afterwards.  No Bookings required

Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre, 348 Severin Street, Paramatta Park


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