“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.


Highlights of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s Teachings in Australia

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

Teaching Program

Northern Rivers Vipashyana Retreat

28 September - 8 October 2017 at Northern Rivers


12 October - 30 November 2017 at Online

The Bodhisattva's Love

17 November 2017 at Bellingen

Ngondro Gar Retreat

18 - 25 November 2017 at Bellingen

Introduction to Vajrayaya Preliminaries

19 November 2017 at Bellingen