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

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


Open Way Zen Group


 Quentin "Gen Shu" from Open Way Zen - New teachings starting 27 July

Teachings and Meditation on the Diamond Sutra - Wednesday Evenings from 6.30pm. The Diamond Sutra is one of the Prajnaparamita teachings about ultimate wisdom. It is essential teachings for the development of a deep understanding of realithy which helps us to overcome our ignorance of the things as they are, thus decreasing our misunderstanding and sufferings.  The shortest of these teachings is the Heart Sutra.  The Diamond sutra is longer it consists of 32 short chapters.  Text will be provided. The evening will consist of guided meditations and discussion of these important teachings of the Buddha.

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


Sunday Meditation is now 10am

Children's Group

The next children's group will be on Saturday 6 August 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 11.30 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


Date:  Saturday 13 August 10am (arrive 9.30am) till 4pm.   Cost:  $120 or $95 member/concession. Bring a notebook and your own lunch, a healthy morning tea and refreshments will be provided.  Bookings essential on Trybooking link:

    Ian's books and CDs will be available for sale during the event.  For more details about Ian and his work go to the website on or


    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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