Photo: Marvin Moore

Photo: Marvin Moore

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche - Australian Visit

Sydney and Canberra, August 4 - 13 

We can announce with great pleasure that Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche will be offering empowerments and teachings in Sydney and Canberra, Australia in August this year.

Registration online via the SIA website will be essential for all SI sponsored events. See below for registration links

Program of Events for Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

Program details below may vary prior to the event.  Please re-check program details on the website prior to attendance. Finishing times are approximate.


All Sydney teachings will be translated into Chinese.

Friday 4 August 7-9 pm

Teachings  (Marrickville, Sydney)

Saturday 5 August 10 am - 3 pm

Empowerments: Chimé Pakmé Nyingtik (The Heart Essence of Deathless Ārya Tārā), Vimé Ladrub (The Guru Sādhana of Vimalamitra), and Korwa Dongdruk (He Who Churns the Depths of Saṃsāra). Teachings: Korwa Dongdruk and Bardo. (Marrickville, Sydney)

Sunday 6 August 10 am - 2.30 pm 

Korwa Dondruk Teaching continued. (Marrickville, Sydney)


Note: the Empowerments and related teaching event 4-6 August is now fully booked


Monday 7 August 7-9.30 PM

Why Buddhism Matters. A public talk by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche in Canberra. Event is hosted by the Tibetan Buddhist Society of Canberra.  (Great Hall ANU, Canberra)
Click to go to 'Why Buddhism Matters' registration


Tuesday 8 August 7-9.30 PM

Blessing and Transmission of the Vajra Guru Mantra. Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche will give the blessing and transmission of the Vajra Guru Mantra according to Jamyang Khyenstse Wangpo Pema Ösel Dongak Lingpa’s Cycle of Terma (Albert Town Hall, Canbera)
Registration for this event is now closed.


Wednesday 9 August

Lotus Outreach Australia will be presenting a screening of Rinpoche's film as a fundraiser at Dendy Opera Quays cinema. Rinpoche will be present to speak about the film and say a few words about the charity he founded. A separate announcement will be sent with further details and information regarding purchasing tickets. For enquiries contact Dolma at


Note: the film fundraiser at the Dendy Theatre on 9 August is now fully booked


Friday 11 August: 7pm

Public Talk. The Public Talk will be live-streamed.  (Science Theatre, UNSW, Sydney)
 click  to go to UNSW Public Talk registration


Saturday 12 August 10 am - 2.30  pm

Refuge teaching & Refuge Vows (Marrickville, Sydney)

  Note: the Refuge teaching & Refuge Vows. event on 12 August is now fully booked


Sunday 13: August 10 am - 1.30 pm

Bodhicitta teaching & Bodhisattva Vows. (Marrickville, Sydney)

Note: the Bodhicitta teaching & Bodhisattva Vows. event on 13 August is now fully booked


Sunday 13: August 3 pm - 5 pm

Public Talk on Green Tara & the Meaning of Life(Marrickville, Sydney)

Click to go to  Green Tara registration


Enquiries: Donna Pillay


Accommodation in Sydney
Sydney's CBD and Inner West areas are centrally located and offer easy access to both venues. Airbnb offers reasonably priced accommodation options in and around the city. The closest surrounding suburbs to Marrickville (for teaching weekends) are Newtown, Erskinville, Enmore, Petersham, Stanmore. The Public talk will be held in Randwick in the Eastern Suburbs. This venue is also close to Coogee and Bondi beaches. Its approximately 30 mins driving from Eastern Suburbs to the Marrickville venue.


There is limited billeting available. Please contact Anthea asap

The SIA website will be regularly updated as details of Rinpoches program