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 Concert at the Gompa

Jane Younghusband and Woyaya, a community a cappella choir, will be performing at the Buddhist Centre on Saturday 25 June. Jane and the choir will be singing their hearts our with songs originate from around the world.

Bring your family and friends for a fun and entertaining evening. 6pm to 7.15pm.The entry fee of $10.00 will be donated in full to the Buddhist Centre.
Please download the attached flyer and spread the word:  Woyaya_poster_JUNE_2016.jpg


Children's group

The next children's group will be on Saturday June 11 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 5 June 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


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/concession. 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.

Read more: Venerable Khenpo Ngawang Damchoe


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: