“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.


Monday Study and Practice via webinar

Mondays in February 5:00pm to 7.20pm AEDT
Self, Happiness and Liberation

Highlights of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s Teachings in Australia

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

Snapshots from the Vajradhara Gompa retreat

Here are some great pics from the vipashyana retreat at Vajradhara Gompa this August.

Latest News

Happy Dog Year- a Losar message from the Khyentse Mandala

16 February 2018

Read the Losar 2018 message from Khyentse Mandala

Teaching Program

Adelaide Vipashyana Retreat

29 March - 3 April 2018 at Adelaide

The Heart of Compassion

12 April - 17 May 2018 at Online

Evening Talk: Dharma - The Applied Science of Life

27 April 2018 at Bellingen

Ngöndro Gar Retreat

28 April - 5 May 2018 at Bellingen

Seminar: View, Meditation, Action

28 April 2018 at Bellingen

Practice: Meditation in the Sutra and Mantra Traditions

29 April 2018 at Bellingen

Calling the Guru from Afar

11 May 2018 at Brisbane