“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.


Snapshots from the Northern Rivers retreat

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

Latest News

Rinpoche Livestream 30 November - 1 December

29 November 2016

Rinpoche's teachings in Taiwan will be livestreamed.

Resident Teacher Program

The Dharma of Relationships

4 November - 9 December 2016 at Bellingen

White Sail (Part 2)

17 November - 8 December 2016 at Online