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

The next discussion group will be on Sunday 29 March at 12.30pm.  By donation, suggested donation $10/$5.

Garden Bee - First Saturday of the Month from 6am to 8am

All welcome, the next one will be Saturday 7 of March, bring gloves and implements and breakfast to share.

   

Shamatha Meditation Course

with Venerable Rinchen starting on Tuesday 3 March at 7pm 2015

The next course will be run over three sessions starting with an evening of Introduction to  Meditation on Tuesday 3 March from 7pm to 9pm, then a day of meditation practice on Saturday 7 March from 9.30am to 3pm, then a follow up session on Tuesday 10 March from 7pm to 9pm.

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 12 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 $60 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.  Numbers limited book early.  Click the read more button below to bring up payment details.

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Venerable Tenzin Namdag

Public Talk

"Life, make the best of it"  a talk on the text by Lama Tsong Kapa

Friday 20 March at 7pm. 

Cost is $15 or $10 members/concession no bookings required

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 we should really value our life and make it the best we possibly can.

 

   

Easter 5 Day Silent Retreat

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  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.

Read more: Easter 5 Day Silent Retreat

   

Maitreya Loving Kindness Tour

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Coming to Cairns 10, 11 and 12 April 2015

Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre will once again be hosting the exhibition of ancient and sacred relics from the Historial Buddha Shakyamuni and many other Buddhist Master, from Tibet, India and China.

This is a FREE Public exhibition and there will be an interfaith opening ceremony on the Friday evening followed by a viewing of the relics.  The ceremony will begin at 6.30pm till 8.30pm.

The relics will then be on display from Saturday 10am to 7pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm.  Everyone is welcome to attend and people will be able to recieve a blessing from the relics and you may also bring your pets for a blessing as well.

   

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