“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.


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.

Monday Study and Practice with Jakob Leschly

Jakob's regular Monday Study and Practice sessions for SI Australia members in August will discuss Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche's teaching on The Rice Seedling Sutra which clarifies the key insight of Buddhism - the teaching on dependent origination

Wednesday Vajrayana Study with Jakob Leschly

9-10 am Wednesdays. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche's The Wish-Fulfilling Jewel is a deep and engaging instruction on the Guru Yoga practice from the Longchen Nyingtik tradition.

Latest News

Save the dates: Dzongzar Khyentse Rinpoche

25 July 2019

Pune, Bangalore 27 Dec, 2019 - 5 Jan, 2020. 

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)

Teaching Program

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

Melbourne Vipashyana Retreat

6 - 8 December 2019 at Melbourne