2021 Calendar

Sydney Seminar - Finding the Middle Way

12 - 14 March 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 12 March Evening Talk:  6.30-8pm 
    The Middle Way of Freedom from Dogma and Habit

  • Saturday 13 March Seminar: 10 am - 4 pm 
    Easing Into the Middle Way - a Gentle Introduction to the Essential Perspective of Emptiness

  • Sunday 14 March 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. Concession rate for students, unemployed and pensioners: members $60, non-members $75.

    Venue: SIA Sydney Practise Room. Unit 22/450 Elizabeth Str. Surry Hills.

    Directions: 450 Elizabeth St. is a 5-10 minutes walk from Central Station - turn right from Devonshire St onto Elizabeth St (away from the city) toward Belvoir Street Theatre. It is near the corner of Elizabeth and Brumby St.

     Entrance is via pressing the intercom for Unit 22. Once you have gone through the second door please take the lift to Level One.

    Contact: Esther Ang - esther.ang2019@gmail.com

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

    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" areas in the last 14 days.


    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