“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.


Online Monday Abhidharma and Meditation

Beginning August 17, 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.”

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.

Online Sunday Buddhist Studies 5.30-6.30 pm AEDT

In 2020, 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.

Latest News

Chetsun Nyingthik Ngondro Practice Session

10 November 2020

On 29th November from 2:30 to 4:30 pm AEDT SIA Instructors Ani Zangmo, Tsunma Gosha & Tsering Chodron will lead a two hour CNN practice session online.

A precious opportunity to participate in Rinpoche's vast activity

30 October 2020

Lotus Outreach Australia is seeking applications for the following Board positions: Vice President, Treasurer and Fundraising coordinator.

SIA Online Tsok, Anniversary & Wheel Day Practice dates: October 2020 to Losar 2021

1 August 2020

Click to see the dates for the SIA Online Program of Tsok, Anniversary & Wheel Day Practices for October 2020 to Losar 2021

SIA Online Meditation and Bhumisparsha Practices

31 July 2020

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

Join the Bhumisparsha Project – Touching the Earth

23 July 2020

Let us recite the Buddha’s name. Let us sing his name. Let us dance his name. And let us praise, honour and hail his name”. Find out how to participate.

“Let us recite the Buddha’s name. Let us sing his name. Let us dance his name. And let us praise, honour and hail his name”. Find out how to participate.

Teaching Program

Approaching Vajrayana Practice

19 September - 28 November 2020 at Online