“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.


11 AUGUST - Registration Now Open for Rinpoche's Public Talk, Sydney

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.

12 AUGUST Registration Open for Refuge Vows, Sydney. Empowerments & & Bodhisatta Registration Full

Registration for the Refuge and Bodhisattva vows and associated teachings by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche at the Marrickville venue is now open.

Event Program: Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, 4-13 August

Click here to see Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche's entire program of events in in Sydney and Canberra in August

Latest News

13 AUGUST - Yeshikhorlo Tibetan Buddhism Association hosts Rinpoche’s teaching on Green Tara, Sydney

13 August 2017

On the afternoon of 13 August Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche will teach on Green Tara and the meaning of life.

8 AUGUST - Blessing and transmission of the Vajra Guru Mantra, Canberra

8 August 2017

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche will give the blessing and transmission of the Vajra Guru Mantra according to Jamyang Khyenstse Wangpo Pema Ösel Dongak Lingpa’s Cycle of Terma

7 AUGUST - Why Buddhism Matters with Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Canberra

7 August 2017

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche is giving a public talk in Canberra on 7 August, 2017 in an event hosted by the Tibetan Buddhist Society of Canberra.

Teaching Program

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

4 - 13 August 2017 at Sydney

Blessing and Transmission of the Vajra Guru Mantra

8 August 2017 at Canberra


11 August 2017 at Sydney

Blue Mountains Vipashyana Retreat

25 - 30 August 2017 at Blue Mountains

The Bodhisattva's Love

1 September 2017 at SIA Sydney Practice Room.

Shrine Practice and The Power of Mantra

2 September 2017 at SIA Sydney Practice Room.

The Tibetan Science of Consciouness

3 September 2017 at SIA Sydney Practice Room.

Lineage, Devotion and Blessing

4 September 2017 at Canberra