“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


Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche - Vimalakirti Sutra Teachings

Recordings are available from Rinpoche's 8-12 November teachings on the Vimalakirti Sutra in Bodgahya. Each of the 5 days of teachings is available as a separate YouTube video

Latest News

Sutra Resounding - Wednesday 14 November

13 November 2018

84,000 is hosting a resounding of the ‘The King of Samādhis Sūtra’ broadcast live from under the Bohi tree, starting 10 am Indian Stantard Time (3.30 pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time). Go to full news atricle for livestream link and details of resounding at Sydney Practice Centre

‘The King of Samādhis Sūtra’‘The King of Samādhis Sūtra’

Save the dates: Ngöndro Gar Retreat 30 March - 6 April 2019

7 November 2018

Ngöndro Gar Retreat and Teachings with Jakob Leschly, Sat 30 March- Sat 6 April 2019, Bellingen. This program is open to those enrolled in Ngöndro Gar or anyone who wishes to learn about or start practicing Ngöndro


Save the dates for Ngöndro Gar Retreat

and Teachings with Jakob Leschly

Sat 30 March- Sat 6 April 2019



Ngöndro Gar is an international community of students practicing Ngöndro following the teachings of Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche. The Vajrayana foundations (Ngöndro) provide the conditions for approaching the Vajrayana path and particularly for apprenticing under an authentic Vajrayana master.


This program is open to those enrolled in Ngöndro Gar or anyone who wishes to learn about or start practicing Ngöndro

Teaching Program

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

18 October - 22 November 2018

New Zealand - Vipashyana Retreat November 2018

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