“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 Februrary 1st 2021, 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.”

Online Sunday Buddhist Studies 5.30-6.30 pm AEDT

In 2021, 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.

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.

Latest News

Teaching by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche - You Are Your Own Master - 21 June 3-6 am Australian time (AEST)

17 June 2021

Public talk by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche co-hosted by SI Canada and SI Taiwan. "Everybody wants to be in control; Everybody wants to be in charge; Everybody basically is a control freak, so might as well just learn how to do it."

Green Tara Puja - 18 June

8 June 2021

Save the Date • 18 June 2021
KF and SI invite you to an all-day celebration and worldwide Zabtik Drolma (Green Tara) puja practice for the long life of our teachers and the long life of the Dharma.

SIA Online Tsok, Anniversary & Wheel Day Practice dates: 2021

19 February 2021

Click above for 2021 dates for the SIA Online Program of Tsok, Anniversary & Wheel Day Practices

SIA Online Meditation and Bhumisparsha Practices

18 February 2021

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