“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 originally named Siddhartha’s Intent Southern Door was founded in 1986 by its Spiritual Director Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. SIA was the first centre established in the international collective of centres known as Siddhartha’s Intent. 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.

Siddhartha’s Intent Australia offers numerous opportunities for study and practice. There are weekend workshops, online studies, meditation and discussion groups as well as Vipashyana retreats and regular Tsok practices. SIA also aspires to foster and support an engaged and cohesive sangha community.

Details of our programs can be found in the menu above.


Seven Line Prayer teachings by Khenpo Tsering Tashi

Khenpo Tsering Tashi will give a series of teachings on the Seven Line Prayer during our regular Sydney group practice of Seven Line Prayer accumulation


In anticipation of the year of the Fire Monkey (Feb. 9, 2016), Rinpoche has requested those who are following in the footsteps of Guru Rinpoche to accumulate the 7 line prayer ...

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Losar Message from Rinpoche

8 February 2016

Rinpoche composed a message for the global SI/KF community on the eve of the Lunar New Year, the year of the male fire monkey. We are grateful to have such a compassionate and wise guide leading us to liberation. May all be auspicious.

Resident Teacher Program

Seven Line Prayer teachings by Khenpo Tsering Tashi

4 August 2016 at SIA Sydney Practice Room.

Overview of Chime Phagma Nyingthik Drubchen

19 - 21 August 2016 at SIA Sydney Practice Room.

Northern Rivers Vipashyana Retreat

20 - 30 October 2016 at Northern Rivers

White Sail (Part 2)

3 November - 8 December 2016 at Online

The Nature of Tantra

16 November 2016 at Canberra

Melbourne Vipashyana Retreat

25 - 27 November 2016 at Melbourne