“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.


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

Teaching Program

Blue Mountains Vipashyana Retreat

25 - 30 August 2017 at Blue Mountains

Lineage, Devotion and Blessing

30 August 2017 at Canberra

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.

Northern Rivers Vipashyana Retreat

28 September - 8 October 2017 at Northern Rivers

The Bodhisattva's Love

17 November 2017 at Bellingen

Shrine Practice and The Power of Mantra

18 November 2017 at Bellingen