“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.

Photo by Pawo Choyning Dorji


Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche - Vimalakirti Sutra Teachings

Recordings are available from Rinpoche's 8-12 November teachings on the Vimalakirti Sutra in Bodgahya. Each of the 5 days of teachings is available as a separate YouTube video

Latest News

Save the dates: Ngondro Gar Retreat 30 March-6 April, 2019

11 December 2018

Ngöndro Gar Retreat and Teachings with Jakob Leschly, Sat 30 March- Sat 6 April 2019, Bellingen. This program is open to those enrolled in Ngöndro Gar or anyone who wishes to learn about or start practicing Ngöndro.

Bodhi Bhajan project

7 July 2018

Rinpoche recently asked SI India to create a site with the soundtracks of the devotional songs composed and performed by the musicians in Pune, most of who are part of the sangha.

Teaching Program

Sydney seminars: Delusion of Ego; Nature of Reality; Pure Perception

1 - 3 February 2019 at SIA Sydney Practice Room.

Canberra: - Evening talk

4 February 2019 at Canberra

Contemplating Reality

7 February - 14 March 2019 at Online

Northern Rivers seminars: Nature of Reality & Pure Perception

16 - 17 February 2019 at Northern Rivers

Melbourne seminars: Delusion of Ego; Nature of Reality; Pure Perception

8 - 10 March 2019 at Melbourne

Bellingen: Seminars - Faith, The Guru & Dawn of Vajrayana

29 - 30 March 2019 at Bellingen

Bellingen - Ngondro Gar Retreat

30 March - 6 April 2019 at Bellingen

Adelaide Vipashyana Retreat

18 - 22 April 2019 at Adelaide