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


Children's group

Children's Group

The next children's group will be on Saturday 12 November 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 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 Sunday the 6 November at 11.30am following our morning meditation.  By donation, suggested donation $10/$5.


End of Year Silent Retreat

 lotus_2   7 Day Silent Shamatha Retreat - 2pm Tuesday 27 December to 12 noon Tuesday January 3, with Venerable Rinchen

This is a silent meditation retreat with a combination of teaching and practice on Shamatha Meditation. It is preferable that people who attend, have some meditation or retreat experience, but it is 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 evening sessions will focus on the heart practices of the Four Immeasureables, Loving Kindness, Compassion, Joy and Equinimity. The retreat will commence at 2pm on Tuesday the 27th December and finish at noon on Tuesday the 3rd of January, the costs will include all meals for day participants and all meals and accommodation for residential participants.

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 facilitating meditation courses and retreats since 2002. Rinchen 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 once we receive your email,  a registration form will be sent to you, which must be filled out and returned before the booking will be accepted. Costs include all food and refreshments, all meals will be vegetarian.  For residential participants please bring, sheets, towel pillow and toiletries.  If you have a yoga mat please bring this as well as we will be doing some meditation lying down.

There is the option to do 5 days, but preference will be given to those undertaking the full 7 day retreat.

Cost for full residential for 7 days is:  $595 or $545 members/concession

Cost for full residential for 5 days is:  $420 or $380 members/concession

Cost for day particpants for 7 days is:  $450 or $395 members/concession

Cost for day participants for 5 days is:  $320 or $280 members/concession

Day participants are requested to make a commitment to attend all sessions which will commence at 6.30am and finish at 8pm daily. Registration and payment must be recieved by 22 December to confirm your place.  Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Once you have booked: Please pay by using our Trybooking system:

If you book and decide not to attend please advise the centre at least 5 days prior to the event to avoid a cancellation fee.


Lifetime Membership

Lifetime Membership and Mortgage Drive

Our centre started it's humble beginnings in Kewarra Beach in 2001 and after several moves and through amazing circumstances,(click here to read the full story), we were fortunate enough to buy the old church in Clare/Severin Street, where we now reside. It hasn't been an easy road and there were times when we didn't know if we would make our loan repayments but it has definitely been worth it. So many people have benefited from our beautiful, peaceful and truly blessed space.  We have hosted many amazing teachers over this period and even had the precious relics of the Holy Buddha as well! To celebrate, we thought it would be auspicious to offer lifetime memberships to the community. Offering these special memberships will help us to reduce our loan and help to consolidate the future of this Dharma Centre in Cairns.


Our account details are:  Bendigo Bank  Account name:  Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre  BSB: 633 000 Account number: 125199729  Please put your initials and M/Drive in the reference box and then send an email to info@yuloling with your full details.