“Everything we encounter and perceive in our daily life is a product of our imagination, but because we believe in the illusions we create, they become such deeply rooted mental habits that we completely forget they are little more than fantasy”

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

Siddhartha’s Intent Australia, founded in 1986 by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, is member of the international collective under the Siddhartha’s Intent umbrella. SIA shares the collective vision of SI to create an environment which facilitates connection with the wisdom of the Buddha through the Khyentse lineage and the Rime (non-sectarian) tradition. SIA offers a number of opportunities for study and practice including weekend workshops, online studies, and vipashyana retreats. See the menu above for details of our programs.

Features

Online Monday Abhidharma and Meditation

Beginning August 17, our Monday study will focus on Steven Goodman's The Buddhist Psychology of Awakening. This is followed by practice. Join online!

Online Wednesday Understanding Vajrayana Practice 9-10 am AEDT

A Study of Chögyam Trungpa's Journey Without Goal. “The cultivation of vajrayana has to be based on a very subtle, definite, ordinary, and real foundation.”

Letter from Rinpoche about Instructors

Read about Rinpoche's appointment of some new SI instructors together with his encouragement to senior instructors to continue their work to propagate the dharma.

Online Sunday Buddhist Studies 5.30-6.30 pm AEDT

In 2020, we will continue Longchempa’s Finding Rest in the Nature of Mind. “Who but Longchenpa can and will make absolutely sure that we finally understand what rest is." Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.

Latest News

New Years Message from Rinpoche

31 December 2020

A messsage from Rinpoche to all those who are connected to Siddhartha’s Intent

SIA Online Tsok, Anniversary & Wheel Day Practice dates: October 2020 to Losar 2021

1 August 2020

Click to see the dates for the SIA Online Program of Tsok, Anniversary & Wheel Day Practices for October 2020 to Losar 2021

SIA Online Meditation and Bhumisparsha Practices

31 July 2020

Click to see details of our regular program of  Online Meditation Practices

Join the Bhumisparsha Project – Touching the Earth

23 July 2020

Let us recite the Buddha’s name. Let us sing his name. Let us dance his name. And let us praise, honour and hail his name”. Find out how to participate.

“Let us recite the Buddha’s name. Let us sing his name. Let us dance his name. And let us praise, honour and hail his name”. Find out how to participate.

Advice from Rinpoche

19 May 2020

Rinpoche talks about the consequences of not understanding non-duality and gives us practice advice for these volatile times.

Teaching Program

Online - Commentary on: Training in Tenderness

11 February - 18 March 2021 at Online

Lismore - Dharma by the River: A Morning of Theory and Practice

13 February 2021 at Lismore

Sydney Seminar - Finding the Middle Way

12 - 14 March 2021 at Sydney

Canberra Evening Talk - Finding the Middle Way

15 March 2021 at Canberra

Northern Rivers Seminar - Finding the Middle Way

2 - 4 April 2021 at Northern Rivers

Bellingen Seminar - Finding the Middle Way

9 - 11 April 2021 at Bellingen

Adelaide Seminar - Finding the Middle Way

23 - 25 April 2021 at Adelaide

Melbourne Seminar - Finding the Middle Way

30 April - 2 May 2021 at Melbourne

Online - Commentary on: The Heart of Compassion

6 May - 10 June 2021 at Online

Brisbane Seminar - Buddhism; Science, Consciousness & Rebirth

7 - 8 May 2021 at Brisbane

Lismore - Dharma by the River: A Morning of Theory and Practice

15 May 2021 at Lismore

Northern Rivers - Ngondro Workshop

22 - 29 May 2021 at Northern Rivers