“If you come to me and say "Rinpoche, I can't meditate at all, my mind is going everywhere: here, past, present, future" I should give you a medal. Finally you are meditating. The whole purpose of this instruction is to make you realise you cannot concentrate.
(Buenos Aires, Jan 2019)”

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 Wednesday Vajrayana Study 9-10 am AEDT

Online Study with Jakob Leschly. An online study course of Mindfulness in Action - Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s instructions on meditation. As we work with the path, it is essential that we have an actual experience of open space and non-thought.

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.

Online Monday Abhidharma and Meditation

The regualar Monday Study and Practice sessions for SI Australia members recommences on 2 March, 2020

Latest News

Video recording of Rinpoche's teaching 25-27 January

13 January 2020

Recordings of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche's teachings on "View, Meditation & Action" on 25 -27 January will be available on YouTube for a short period of time

SIA 2020 Study and Practice Programs Now Available

29 December 2019

On the Calendar page you will find an overview of the various seminars throughout Australia, webinars and study programs, online studies, and retreat programs. (Click title above)

On the Calendar page you will find an overview of the various seminars throughout Australia, webinars and study programs, online studies, and retreat programs.

Lotus Outreach Australia seeks new Board members

18 June 2019

Dzongsar Khyentse’s Lotus Outreach Australia international projects supports vulnerable girls in Cambodia. The organisation is currently seeking new members for the board to oversee its activities.

Teaching Program

Online: The Future is Open

5 March - 9 April 2020 at Online

Melbourne Seminars: Bedrock of the Path

6 - 8 March 2020 at Melbourne

Adelaide Seminars: Bedrock of the Path

13 - 15 March 2020 at Adelaide

Sydney Seminars: Bedrock of the Path

20 - 22 March 2020 at Sydney

Northern Rivers Seminars: Bedrock of the Path

3 - 5 April 2020 at Northern Rivers

Bellingen Seminars: Bedrock of the Path

10 - 12 April 2020 at Bellingen

Ngondro Gar Retreat Victoria

9 - 17 May 2020

Online: Desire - Why It Matters

21 May - 25 June 2020 at Online

Brisbane Seminars: Bedrock of the Path

6 - 7 June 2020 at Brisbane

Blue Mountains Winter Duntun Retreat

19 - 26 June 2020 at Blue Mountains

Online: Pure Appearance

10 September - 15 October 2020 at Online

Sydney: Weekend - Ngondro Gar Urban Retreat

11 - 13 September 2020 at Sydney