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

Alan Wallace Recordings

Recordings from the Alan Wallace workshop in Cairns 2016

Click on the links below to listen to the sessions with Alan starting with the evening talk.  Please be aware that during the final afternoon session there was a little glitch where a short bit of the recording is missing, amatuer nun recording!  Enjoy listening.



Annual Memberships

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

Due to visiting teachers and other events, the next children's group will be on Saturday 17 June at 10am.  We start the session with prayers, mindful movements, lying down meditation, walking meditation, followed by a craft activity, morning tea which is usually bring a plate to share, 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

The next discussion group will be Sunday 28 May 2017. Our discussion groups will be based around listening to Alan Wallace 2012 Fall Podcast on Shamatha and The Four Applications of Mindfulness.  Anyone can join in, simply listen to the 3 podcast sessions during the month and then come along to the discussion group at the end of the month with questions and topics to talk about.  The podcasts for this month are 20, 22 and 24, go to:  Cost for the talks is by donation, suggested donation is $10/$5


Introduction to Shamatha Meditation

with Venerable Rinchen 

Thursday 25 May from 7pm to 9pm, Saturday 27 May from 9.30am to 3.00pm and Tuesday 30 May 7pm to 9pm

This short course is suitable for anyone who wants to gain greater clarity of mind and reduce the level of stress and tension in the mind and body.  The course will be a combination of teaching and practice in a relaxed and conducive environment.  Whilst the teachings are derived from the Buddhist philosophy a commitment to Buddhism is not required.

The course will be facilitated by Venerable Rinchen who is the resident nun at the centre, she has been running meditation courses for over 14 years.  Rinchen has completed the 2 month silent Shamatha Retreat in Phuket with Dr B Alan Wallace.  Dr Wallace is one of the foremost teachers of this practice in the west for the western mind and trained under the guidance of many great masters including His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This practice is a great way to cultivate a wonderful sense of well being and mental balance.

Course cost is $60 and includes a meditation booklet, refreshments, if you have a yoga mat please bring it along as we will do some of the meditations lying down.  Please bring your lunch for the Saturday session.  Numbers are limited so book and pay to secure your place.

To book and pay click on the Trybooking link:





Venerable Khenpo Ngawang Damchoe


                                 Cairns 2 - 4 June 2017


         Weekend Retreat on the Practice and instruction of Vajrasattva


Friday evening 2 June, 7pm to 9pm, Saturday 3 June, 9am to 5pm and Sunday 4 June, 9am to 4pm                                       

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. Vajrasattva mantra recitation and visualization may be undertaken merely within the context of sutra practice, before beginning any practice of tantra. In such cases, it may be done either with or without being part of a set of formal "preliminary practices" ("ngondro") for tantra. The recitation and visualization may also constitute part of a formal tantric "sadhana" practice for actualizing ourselves as a Buddha. Such sadhana practice may be within the context of any class of tantra.

Regardless of which level on which we practice Vajrasattva meditation, it is aimed at purifying ourselves of negativities and their karmic consequences. 

Cost for the weekend retreat is: $180 or $160 member/concession, includes lunch and refreshments on both days.  Bookings essential by 28 May, to book, click on our Trybooking link:

Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe has been a monk for over 35 years and has been teaching in Australia and overseas for over 20 years, he studied and taught at Sakya College and has a wide knowledge of Buddhist philosophy and practice.  For more information about Khenpo and his centre and retreat centre in NSW you can visit their website on: