2021 Calendar

Bellingen Seminar - Finding the Middle Way

11 - 13 June 2021

Finding the Middle Way (Madhyamaka Without Tears)

Believing things exist the way they appear to our confused mind is our downfall, leading to us misunderstanding reality, and leading to our suffering. Yet, this confusing condition is workable, and the Buddha encouraged us to critically investigate our assumptions which ultimately leads to a grand vista of openness, the middle way beyond our beliefs, dogmas, and doctrines. This insight is the foundation for the vision and path of the bodhisattva sages.

* Please be aware that due to the Covid pandemic the events below may change as restrictions change across the country. 

  • Friday 11 June Evening Talk:  6.30-8pm 
    The Middle Way of Freedom from Dogma and Habit

  • Saturday 12 June Seminar: 10 am - 4 pm 
    Easing Into the Middle Way - a Gentle Introduction to the Essential Perspective of Emptiness

  • Sunday 13 June Seminar: 10 am - 4 pm
    Madhyamaka as the Ground of the Great Perfection

    Jakob Leschly began his studies of Buddhism in 1974 and is a student of several great teachers, particularly Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. Jakob has served Siddhartha’s Intent since 1993.

    - Evening talk: $20
    - Full day seminar: $95/day - Non members, $75/day - SI Australia financial members.

    Note: Payment at door by cash only, there are no eftpos facilities.

    Venue: Friday night: CWA Rooms, Church Street, Bellingen.

                 Saturday & Sunday: Stephen & Tricia Abell's place - Brierfield via Bellingen

    Contact: Tricia - 0481 187 150 or Stephen - 0428 551 691 - email: smabell2@gmail.com

    Note: Our Covid compliance agreement requires you to register your intention to attend the face-to-face event in advance by email.

    Directions and venue details will be provided should you require.

    Please do not attend if you are Covid symptomatic and/or in close contact with another who may be symptomatic, or if you have been in a Covid "hotspot" area in the last 14 days.

    Online: NOTE - The live online offering has been cancelled and will now be offered as a recording via donation at a later time.


    Financial assistance to attend SIA teaching events is available to approved applicants through the SIA sponsorship fund. Please note applications for sponsorship must be received 2 weeks prior to the scheduled workshop date. For more information and application form please contact Ari Summa at office@si.org.au