“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, founded in 1986 by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, is member of the international collective under the Siddhartha’s Intent umbrella. 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. SIA offers a number of opportunities for study and practice including weekend workshops, online studies, and vipashyana retreats. See the menu above for details of our programs.

Features

Online Monday Abhidharma and Meditation

Beginning Februrary 1st 2021, our Monday study will focus on Steven Goodman's The Buddhist Psychology of Awakening. This is followed by practice. Join online!

Online Wednesday Understanding Vajrayana Practice 9-10 am AEDT

A Study of Chögyam Trungpa's Journey Without Goal. “The cultivation of vajrayana has to be based on a very subtle, definite, ordinary, and real foundation.”

Online Sunday Buddhist Studies 5.30-6.30 pm AEDT

In 2021, we will continue Longchempa’s Finding Rest in the Nature of Mind. “Who but Longchenpa can and will make absolutely sure that we finally understand what rest is." Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.

Letter from Rinpoche about Instructors

Read about Rinpoche's appointment of some new SI instructors together with his encouragement to senior instructors to continue their work to propagate the dharma.

Latest News

What is Madhyamaka? Online Talk with Jakob Leschly - Sunday Evening March 7

27 February 2021

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche repeatedly emphasizes the view of Madhyamaka as the foundation for our path. In this talk, Jakob will talk about the importance of Madhyamaka, and cover how this perspective applies in our meditation and everyday life.

SIA Online Tsok, Anniversary & Wheel Day Practice dates: 2021

19 February 2021

Click above for 2021 dates for the SIA Online Program of Tsok, Anniversary & Wheel Day Practices

SIA Online Meditation and Bhumisparsha Practices

18 February 2021

Click to see details of our regular program of  Online Meditation Practices

Happy Year of the OX!

12 February 2021

See Rinpoche's brief New Year message and get the download link for the combined Siddhartha's Intent and Khyentse Foundation 2021 calendar

Teaching Program

Online - Commentary on: Training in Tenderness

11 February - 18 March 2021 at Online

Sydney Seminar - Finding the Middle Way

12 - 14 March 2021 at Sydney

Canberra Evening Talk - Finding the Middle Way

15 March 2021 at Canberra

Approaching Vajrayana Practice

27 March 2021 at Online

Northern Rivers Seminar - Finding the Middle Way

2 - 4 April 2021 at Northern Rivers

Adelaide Seminar - Finding the Middle Way

23 - 25 April 2021 at Adelaide

Melbourne Seminar - Finding the Middle Way

30 April - 2 May 2021 at Melbourne

Online - Commentary on: The Heart of Compassion

6 May - 10 June 2021 at Online

Brisbane Seminar - Buddhism; Science, Consciousness & Rebirth

7 - 8 May 2021 at Brisbane

Lismore - Dharma by the River: What do we mean by "Wisdom & Compassion"?

15 May 2021 at Lismore

Northern Rivers - Ngondro Retreat

15 - 22 May 2021 at Northern Rivers

Approaching Vajrayana Practice

5 June 2021 at Online