“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

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche August 4 - 13 Sydney, Australia

25 March 2017

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche will be offering empowerments and teachings in Sydney, Australia in August this year. We are still finalising the program and registration details but the dates and venues are correct if you would like to proceed with your travel arrangements.

Resident Teacher Program

Public Talk: The Core of Meditation

31 March 2017 at Bellingen

Belligen Rural Retreat

1 - 2 April 2017 at Bellingen

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

Urban Retreat (non-residential)

20 May 2017 at Melbourne