“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 Februrary 1st 2021, 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.”

Online Sunday Buddhist Studies 5.30-6.30 pm AEDT

In 2021, 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.

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.

Latest News

SIA Online Tsok, Anniversary & Wheel Day Practice dates: 2021

19 February 2021

Click above for 2021 dates for the SIA Online Program of Tsok, Anniversary & Wheel Day Practices

SIA Online Meditation and Bhumisparsha Practices

18 February 2021

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

Happy Year of the OX!

12 February 2021

See Rinpoche's brief New Year message and get the download link for the combined Siddhartha's Intent and Khyentse Foundation 2021 calendar

New Years Message from Rinpoche

31 December 2020

A messsage from Rinpoche to all those who are connected to Siddhartha’s Intent

Teaching Program

Adelaide Seminar - Finding the Middle Way

23 - 25 April 2021 at Adelaide

Melbourne Seminar - Finding the Middle Way

30 April - 2 May 2021 at Melbourne

Online - Commentary on: The Heart of Compassion

6 May - 10 June 2021 at Online

Brisbane Seminar - Buddhism; Science, Consciousness & Rebirth

7 - 8 May 2021 at Brisbane

Lismore - Dharma by the River: What do we mean by "Wisdom & Compassion"?

15 May 2021 at Lismore

Ngondro Gar Retreat at Pancha Sirsha, Mullumbimby, NSW & Online

15 - 22 May 2021 at Northern Rivers

Approaching Vajrayana Practice

5 June 2021 at Online

Bellingen Seminar - Finding the Middle Way

11 - 13 June 2021 at Bellingen

Blue Mountains Meditation Düntün Retreat Program

18 - 25 June 2021 at Blue Mountains

Lismore - Dharma by the River: What do we mean by "Wisdom & Compassion"?

21 August 2021 at Lismore

Approaching Vajrayana Practice

21 August 2021 at Online

Sydney - Ngondro Workshop

3 - 5 September 2021 at Sydney