“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.


Registration Now Open for Empowerment, Vows and Teachings

Registration for the program of empowerments, vows and associated teachings by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche at the Marrickville venue is now open.

Registration Now Open for Rinpoche's Public Talk

Registration is now open for Rinpoche's Public Talk at UNSW Science Theatre on Friday evening 11 August. This registration is separate from the Marrickville empowerment and vow program.

Latest News

Event Program: 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. The program runs from 4-13 August and includes a public talk, Chimé Pakmé Nyingtik, Vimé Ladrub , and Korwa Dongdruk empowerments and Refuge  and Bodhisattva Vows and related teachings.

Resident Teacher Program

The Core of Meditation

19 May 2017 at Melbourne

Urban Retreat (non-residential)

20 May 2017 at Melbourne

Shrine Keeping Practice & Mantra Chanting

21 May 2017 at Melbourne

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche - Empowerments, Teachings and Vows, August 2017

4 - 13 August 2017 at Sydney

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche - Public Talk

11 August 2017 at Sydney