“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.


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 Wednesday Vajrayana Study 9-10 am AEDT

Online Study with Jakob Leschly. An online study course of Mindfulness in Action - Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s instructions on meditation. As we work with the path, it is essential that we have an actual experience of open space and non-thought.

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.

Online Monday Abhidharma and Meditation

The regualar Monday Study and Practice sessions for SI Australia members recommences on 2 March, 2020

Latest News

Join the Kuntuzangpo Monlam Global Resounding 21 June, 2.45pm AEST.

19 June 2020

Siddhartha's Intent, 84000 and Khyentse Foundation invite you to join the global sangha reciting Samantabhadra's aspiration prayer during the solar eclipse of 21 June. We are supplicating a very special guest to also join us.

Save the Dates - Online Practice Dates 2020 - Updated

20 May 2020

Click to see the updated list of dates for all SIA up-coming online practice events to August 2020

Teaching Program

Online: Desire - Why It Matters

4 June - 23 July 2020 at Online

Online: Pure Appearance

10 September - 15 October 2020 at Online

Sydney: Weekend - Ngondro Gar Urban Retreat (To Be Confirmed)

11 - 13 September 2020 at Sydney

Canberra: Evening talk (To Be Confirmed)

14 September 2020 at Canberra

Melbourne Seminar: The Vajrayana (To Be Confirmed)

16 - 18 October 2020 at Melbourne

Sydney Seminar: The Vajrayana (To Be Confirmed)

23 - 25 October 2020 at Sydney

Northern Rivers Seminar: The Vajrayana (To Be Confirmed)

6 - 8 November 2020 at Northern Rivers

Bellingen Seminar: The Vajrayana (To Be Confirmed)

13 - 15 November 2020 at Bellingen

Melbourne Meditation Retreat: Duntun (7 day) program

5 - 12 December 2020 at Melbourne