“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.


Sutra Resounding, 27 February, Australia

Siddhartha’s Intent Australia, with other SI centres worldwide, will be hosting a live resounding event on Losar. You can join this event at several SIA centres on Monday, February 27, 9.15 am (Australian Time)

Snapshots from the Northern Rivers retreat

Some photos from the recent 10 day silent Shamtha / Vipashyana retreat

Latest News

Support the Tara Puja in Bir

18 January 2017

In March 2017 , Rinpoche will be doing a Tara puja in Bir, India and is making  the opportunity worldwide for the sangha to donate to it. Donations need to be made before February 23.

Resident Teacher Program

Understanding Wisdom

23 February - 16 March 2017 at Online

The Core of Meditation

10 March 2017 at Northern Rivers

Urban Retreat (non-residential)

11 - 12 March 2017 at Northern Rivers

Adelaide Vipashyana Retreat

13 - 18 April 2017 at Adelaide

The Core of Meditation

21 April 2017 at Adelaide

Invoking the Gurus of the Rimey Tradition

22 April 2017 at Adelaide

The Buddhist Science of Consciousness

23 April 2017 at Adelaide

The Core of Meditation

19 May 2017 at Melbourne