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

Fundraising for Nepal Earthquake Relief


International Sakya Nepal Relief Fund

While we pray for all who lost their lives and send our heartfelt condolences for those who lost their loved ones, I ask that you take this time to offer your support to those effected by the recent devastation in Nepal.

During this critical time every hour or minute counts; the people of Nepal, including men, women, children, young and old, are in need of clean drinking water, food, shelter and protection from the potential health hazards that will soon follow as the monsoon season starts in that part of the Himalayan Region.  Our dear monks and nuns are already on the various sites where the earthquake hit hardest.

Please join me in supporting the ones who needed the most at this very critical time.  —His Holiness the Sakya Trizin

Funds can be donated via PayPal and 100% of the funds will go to the Sakya Relief organisation in Nepal who are co ordinating the distribution to the villages and those in need.


Children's Group and Discussion Group

The next children's group will be Saturday 6 June 2015 at 10am.

Our next children's group will be on Saturday 6 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

The next discussion group will be on Sunday 31 May 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 on Saturday 6 June from 6am to 8am, bring gloves and implements and breakfast to share.


Four Foundations of Mindfulness

with Quentin "Genshu" from Open Way Zen - Wednesday's 6.30pm to 8pm

Quentin "Genshu" will be starting the "Four Foundations of Mindfulness" teachings at Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre from Wednesday 25 March at 6.30pm for 8 weeks. The Four Foundations of Mindfulness teaching of this Sutta of the Pali Cannon is the basic teaching for Mindfulness Meditation in the Buddhist literature. It teaches meditation on the body, feelings, perceptions and mental states and is the basis for the present day 'Mindfulness' practices. Each week we will focus on one part of the teaching and practice the corresponding meditations and discuss them.  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.


Making friends with Death

A creative workshop exploring death and dying

Saturday 30 May 10am to 4pm

In this workshop Venerable Rinchen will help us to explore our fears around death and dying by opening up the conversations we need to have about it, openly and honestly.  The day will include looking at our own death, the death of loved ones, creating our own funeral, our own service, taking care of all the practical things so that we can then look at the spiritual aspect of dying. We will look at how we can learn to live with death using it as a timely reminder that we are but just temporary visitors and our life will surely end, how then to make it meaningful so that when we look back as we are leaving this earth, we can look back without regret.

The day will include, discussion, meditation and some creative exercises. At the end of the workshop their will be a special Tibetan ritual for the deceased.

Venerable Rinchen has been working within the palliative care area as a volunteer and spiritual carer for those who are dying/facing death, she brings a light touch to a subject that is often heavy and uncomfortable.  Bring your tissues and your sense of humor, both are needed on this journey towards facing our own death.

At the end of the workshop Rinchen will do the special Soor Practice for the deceased for those of you who would like to stay behind to participate.  The practice will be done for those recently deceased and especially all those who have died in the recent earthquake.

Please bring your own lunch, we will provide some dessert and refreshments.

Cost is $70 or $60 members/concession.  To book and pay click on the trybooking link:


Meditation with the Gawlers

Learn       Practice          Experience

A highly experiential 2 Days of Meditation in Cairns


with Drs Ruth and Ian GAWLER

Saturday and Sunday 20 and 21 June from (arrive 9.30am) to start at 10am till 4pm

Bookings essential by 10 June on our Trybooking system:  

Many people these days have had some introduction to a range of mindfulness and meditation practices.  Ruth and Ian Gawler are both long-term meditation practitioners who have learnt from many of the world's great meditation teachers.  They have been teaching meditation and leading meditation retreats for decades.

This unique weekend workshop provides the opportunity for you to learn directly from two world authorities, to meditate with the benefit of guidance and their presence, to have your meditation questions clarified and to enter into a deeper, more profound experience of meditation.

Dr Ian Gawler:  OAM, BVSc, MCounsHS, is the author of several international bestselling books including, Meditation - an Indepth Guide  and The Mind that changes everything.  Ian has played a major role in pioneering and popularizing meditation and other Mind-Body techniques in the Western World.

Dr Ruth Gawler:  MBBS, MGPPsych, FASPM, is a General Practitioner specialising in Intergrative Medicine and psychiatry, meditation and yoga. Ruth is currently President of the Australian Meditation Teachers Association.

A Relaxing, regenerative meditation intensive

Designed for both experienced and less experienced meditators.  Meditation is the greatest gift you can give yourself or someone you care for.

Venue:  Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre - 348 Severin Street, Cairns

Info:  email on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Cost:  $230 or $190 members/concession, includes morning tea, please bring your own lunch, to book click on our Trybooking link above to register and pay.



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