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

Venerable Khenpo Ngawang Damchoe


Cairns 8, 9 and 10 July

Friday Night Public Talk 8 July at 7pm Living a meaningful life Cost $15 and $10 members/conc. No Bookings required

Saturday, Introduction to Tantra from 9.30 to 4.30pm.  Buddhist    Tantra, or Vajrayana, according to its own history, originates with Shakyamuni Buddha. It is not an invention of Himalayan practitioners or Tibetan ones, even according to conventional western scholarship. The first instance of its transmission came when teaching was requested by King Indrabuthi, who wished to practice dharma but was unwilling to give up his kingdom and queens, as was normally expected of the Buddha's monks. Clearly, it should be noted, the Buddha saw special spiritual qualities in the king or would not have conferred such unusual teachings. Sending away his less accomplished monks, the Buddha taught the Guhyasamaja Tantra.

Among the Buddha's disciples, the bodhisattvas Vajrapani, Manjusri, and Avalokiteshvara were entrusted with the tantric teachings. These teachings were then passed down in secrecy, teacher to disciple, for many centuries. They began to surface in a more public way in India in roughly 500 A.D. This was the era of what are called the "84 Mahasiddhas," or "84 Great Realized Ones." The tantric teaching and practice are considered to be a swift way to achieve enlightenment.

Sunday, Teachings and instruction on Vajrasattva.  9.30am to 4.30pm  Vajrasattva practice is a tantric meditation done for the purification of karma. As a Mahayana practice, it is undertaken with a bodhichitta aim to purify all our karma in order to reach enlightenment to help all sentient beings. On an ultimate level, Vajrasattva practice is nonconceptual meditation on voidness (emptiness). On a provisional level, it entails repeated recitation of a hundred-syllable mantra, accompanied by specific visualizations.

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Annual Membership Due 30 June

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


One day Introduction to Shamatha Meditation

with Venerable Rinchen 

Saturday 16 July from 9.30am to 4pm

The day 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 day 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 14 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 a meditation booklet, refreshments, if you have a yoga mat please bring it along as we will do some of the meditations lying down.  Please bring your lunch.  Numbers are limited so book and pay to secure your place.

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Sunday Meditation is now 10am

Children's Group

The next children's group will be on Saturday 2 July 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 groupt will be Sunday  31 July at 12.30 after Meditation.  By donation, suggested donation $10/$5.


Ancient Wisdom - Modern Medicine

Mind Heart and Healing - Saturday 13 August


An inspiring and practical seminar in CAIRNS focused on peace of mind and accelerated healing

Dr Ian Gawler OAM, BVSc, MCounsHS has helped thousands to regain and sustain health, and to find real inner peace.

Author of 6 bestselling books including:  Meditation – An In-depth Guide, You Can Conquer Cancer, The Mind That Changes Everything

We all hear stories of people who recover from illness and injury quickly and completely. Some recover against all the odds. How do they do it? Are they just lucky? Not so says Ian Gawler! Ian has helped thousands to regain and sustain health and to find real inner peace. This day features what he has found to work best.

  • Stress blocks our heart, clouds our mind, produces disease and slows healing
  • Experience and take home profound techniques of relaxation, imagery and meditation that reliably enable us to let go of stress, leading to healing, resilience and peace of mind
  • Learn how accelerated healing can be accomplished through training the mind


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