“If you come to me and say "Rinpoche, I can't meditate at all, my mind is going everywhere: here, past, present, future" I should give you a medal. Finally you are meditating. The whole purpose of this instruction is to make you realise you cannot concentrate.
(Buenos Aires, Jan 2019)”

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 abouve for details of our programs.


Registration Open: Chimé Phakmé Nyingtik Practice Intensive 19-23 OCTOBER

SIA will be hosting a group practice intensive (Drupchö) of the sublime practice of The Chimé Phakmé Nyingtik at the Sydney Practice Centre. This type of group practice is encouraged by Rinpoche and the programs follows a non-residential retreat format

Wednesday Vajrayana Study with Jakob Leschly

9-10 am Wednesdays. The series begins with Jigme Lingpa’s Steps to the Great Perfection which presents the Seven Mind-trainings according to the Great Perfection. This content is basic to all the Dzogchen teachings.

Sunday Buddhist Studies with Jakob Leschly

From 20 January on each Sunday (5:30-6.30 pm) Jakob will present a discussion of 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.

Latest News

Lotus Outreach Australia seeks new Board members

18 June 2019

Dzongsar Khyentse’s Lotus Outreach Australia international projects supports vulnerable girls in Cambodia. The organisation is currently seeking new members for the board to oversee its activities.

Recordings of Khenpo Chöying Dorjee's teachings May-June, 2019

1 May 2019

Click for links to recordings of Khenpo Chöying Dorjee's teachings in Sydney and Northern Rivers.
NEW: All available recordings from Sydney and Northern Rivers are posted now (12/07/2019)

Wordpress designer/developer wanted

25 April 2019

Siddhartha's Intent in currently looking for an experienced Wordpress developer and/or designer to assist with a large-scale website development project. 

Teaching Program

Online: The Logic of Faith

4 July - 1 August 2019 at Online

Brisbane seminar: Delusion of Ego; Pure Perception

2 - 3 August 2019 at Brisbane

Northern Rivers seminars: Rebirth; Happiness & Suffering

10 - 11 August 2019 at Northern Rivers

Melbourne seminars: Love in the Age of Me; Rebirth; Happiness & Suffering

23 - 25 August 2019 at Melbourne

Bellingen seminars: Love in the Age of Me; Rebirth; Happiness & Suffering

6 - 8 September 2019 at Bellingen

Online: Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones

12 September - 17 October 2019 at Online

Sydney: Friday Talk - Why Buddhism? & Weekend - Ngondro Urban Retreat

20 - 22 September 2019 at Sydney

Chimé Phakmé Nyingtik Practice Intensive (Drupcho)

19 - 23 October 2019 at SIA Sydney Practice Room.

New Zealand Vipashyana Retreat

28 November - 4 December 2019