“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.


This Thursday - Last teaching by Khenpo Tsering Tashi

Thursday 18 Aug is the last in the series of teachings on the Seven Line Prayer by Khenpo Tsering Tashi

Latest News

Losar Message from Rinpoche

8 February 2016

Rinpoche composed a message for the global SI/KF community on the eve of the Lunar New Year, the year of the male fire monkey. We are grateful to have such a compassionate and wise guide leading us to liberation. May all be auspicious.

Retreat refines meditation practice

20 November 2015

Julianne Warner writes how a Vipashyana retreat helped to deepen her meditation practice.

Tribute to Lynne Macready

20 September 2015

A tribute to Lynne Macready who has passed recently.

Resident Teacher Program

Northern Rivers Vipashyana Retreat

20 - 30 October 2016 at Northern Rivers

White Sail (Part 2)

3 November - 8 December 2016 at Online

Blue Mountains Vipashyana Retreat

11 - 16 November 2016 at Blackheath Retreat Centre

The Nature of Tantra

16 November 2016 at Canberra

The Dharma of Relationships

18 November 2016 at SIA Sydney Practice Room.

Melbourne Vipashyana Retreat

25 - 27 November 2016 at Melbourne

The Dharma of Relationships

2 December 2016 at Mullumbimby

Rimey Tradition

3 December 2016 at Five Peak