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

The next children's group will be on Saturday May 14 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 29 May at 12.30 after Meditation.  By donation, suggested donation $10/$5.


Open Way Zen Group


 Quentin "Gen Shu" from Open Way Zen

Teachings and Meditation on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness - Wednesday Evenings from 6.30pm. 

When he introduces this teaching the Buddha says: "This is the only way, monks for the purification of beings, for the overcoming of sorrow and lamentation, for the destruction of suffering and grief, for the reaching of the right path, for the attainment of Nibanna, namely the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. Wednesdays from 6 April.

Cost is $10 per week, the money goes to support both Open Way Zen group and Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre.  No bookings required


Living and dying well

With Venerable Robina Courtin

Tuesday 17, Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 May at 7pm


Venerable Robina has agreed to come back to our centre to give some valuable talks on how to approach death and dying not only for our loved ones but for ourselves as well.  As Lama Zopa Rinpoche says in his latest book about how to help others through the dying and death process, "Helping our loved ones at the time of death is the best service we can offer them, our greatest gift. Why? Because death is the most important time of life: it's at death that the next rebirth is determined."

But before we're qualified to do that, we need to know how to be ready for our own death, our own rebirth.

During these evening discussions we will go through the crucial teachings and practices that prepare us for this natural event so that we can accept it and face it without fear, but with confidence and contentment that our life has been lived in the most fruitful way, thus perfectly preparing us for our next life.

Cost for the 3 talks is:  $90 or $75 members/concession

Payment online via our Trybooking link:

Read more: Living and dying well


Vesak Celebration

Saturday 21 May at 6pm - 16 Arhat Puja (Ceremony)

the buddha

Celebrate the Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana of the Buddha

Vesak (Saga Dawa Duchen) is the holiest time of the year for Tibetan Buddhists, marking a full month. It is within the fourth lunar month of the Tibetan Calendar, and falls on Saturday 21 May this year.

Come along and to one of the above events to honour this most auspicious Buddhist event.  We will hold a 16 Arhat puja (ceremony) at 6pm.  This chanting practice 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 an offering of incense, candle or flower to put on the alter and a plate of vegetarian food to share afterwards.  No Bookings required. 

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


A Buddhist View of Optimal Mental Health

With B Alan Wallace - Cairns August 16 & 17


An evening talk and workshop on the four balances that help to create optimal wellbeing and human flourishing.

Since the mid-twentieth century, clinical psychology has focused its attention primarily on the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness, while defining mental health largely as the simple absence of mental disease. Over the past fifteen years, a new trend in "Positive Psychology" has sought to shift this emphasis to more dynamic elements of mental health and well-being, for example through the cultivation of learned optimism. Buddhism, too, is known for its detailed analysis of mental imbalances and their resultant miseries, but it has also focused on the cultivation of wholesome desires, refined attention, mindfulness, and benevolent emotions that are indispensable to mental health and wellbeing. In this workshop, four types of mental balance will be discussed—conative, attentional, cognitive, and emotional—which together lead to a sense of wellbeing that arises from a mind settled in its own luminous equilibrium.

The workshop will begin with the  evening talk on Tuesday 16 August at 7pm.  If you would like to attend only the evening talk, it will be on the first of the four balances, Conative balance. This is the ability to discern which desires and intentions truly lead to one's own and others wellbeing and then to adopt them while releasing desires and intentions that undermines one's own and others' wellbeing. You can book for the talk or the full workshop on the link below.

About B Alan Wallace: Dynamic lecturer, progressive scholar, and one of the most prolific writers and translators of Tibetan Buddhism in the West, B. Alan Wallace, Ph.D., continually seeks innovative ways to integrate Buddhist contemplative practices with Western science to advance the study of the mind.

Dr. Wallace, a scholar and practitioner of Buddhism since 1970, has taught Buddhist theory and meditation worldwide since 1976. Having devoted 14 years to training as a Tibetan Buddhist monk, ordained by H. H. the Dalai Lama, he went on to earn an undergraduate degree in physics and the philosophy of science at Amherst College and a doctorate in religious studies at Stanford.

With his unique background, Alan brings deep experience and applied skills to the challenge of integrating traditional Indo-Tibetan Buddhism with the modern world.

Cost for the full workshop including the evening talk is $210 or $190 members/concession - includes lunch and refreshments Workshop times: Tuesday 16 August from 7pm - 9pm and Wednesday 17 August 9.30am - 5pm

Cost for the evening talk on Tuesday 16 of August from 7pm to 9pm is: $35 or $25 members/concession

Bookings to be made on our Trybooking link:

Please be advised that if the numbers exceed our capacity at the Temple then the venue may change, all attendees will be advised if there is a change of venue prior to the event.

Alan will also be leading a retreat in Melbourne, click on the link for more information:



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