“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

Snapshots from the Vajradhara Gompa retreat

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

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A Torch Lighting the Way to Freedom

31 December 2017

Specific instructions on ngöndro practice as part of the Ngondro Gar Study and Practice Forum. Commencing January 3, 9 am, 2018 Australian Time (AEDT)

Teaching Program

Melbourne Vipashyana Retreat

2 - 4 February 2018 at Melbourne

Evening Talk: Dharma - The Applied Science of Life

2 February 2018 at SIA Sydney Practice Room.

Work, Sex, Money: Real Life on the Path of Mindfulness

8 February - 15 March 2018 at Online

Practice: The Theory and Practice of Meditation

4 March 2018 at SIA Sydney Practice Room.

Evening Talk: Dharma - The Applied Science of Life

27 April 2018 at Bellingen

Practice: The Theory and Practice of Meditation

29 April 2018 at Bellingen