“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.

Photo by Pawo Choyning Dorji


Snapshots from the 2018 Adelaide retreat

Here are some great pics from the vipashyana retreat at Adelaide this Easter.

Monday Weekly Online Study and Practice

SIA offers a weekly sangha gathering via webinar each Monday evening.

Highlights of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s Teachings in Australia

A collection of photos from Rinpoche's teachings in Marrickville and at UNSW

Latest News

Bodhi Bhajan project

7 July 2018

Rinpoche recently asked SI India to create a site with the soundtracks of the devotional songs composed and performed by the musicians in Pune, most of who are part of the sangha.

Sutra resounding in Sydney, 29 May

26 May 2018

Join us in resounding of the Samadhiraj Sutra in its recent 84000 translation followed by the practice of the Buddha Sadhana The Treasury of Blessings. 

Letter from Rinpoche, 15 April, 2018

16 April 2018

Now available: Teachings on the Vimalakirti Sutra and the Lotus Sutra

30 March 2018

The Future of Buddhism: Challenges and Opportunities in Modern Society

10 March 2018

Challenges and Opportunities in Modern Society, London

Teaching Program

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

18 October - 22 November 2018

Bellingen - Vajrayana and Padmasambhava

26 - 28 October 2018 at Bellingen

Melbourne Vipashyana Retreat

2 - 4 November 2018 at Melbourne

New Zealand - Vipashyana Retreat November 2018

29 November - 5 December 2018 at Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre