2018 Siddhartha's Intent Australia Program

The Heart of Compassion

12 April - 17 May 2018


Thursdays, 12 April to 17 May
6.30pm - 7.30pm AEDT (UTC+11:00)

What would be the practical implications of caring more about others than about yourself? This is the radical theme of this extraordinary set of instructions, a training manual composed in the fourteenth century by the Buddhist hermit Ngulchu Thogme, here explained in detail by one of the great Tibetan Buddhist masters of the twentieth century, Dilgo Khyentse. In the Mahayana tradition, those who have the courage to undertake the profound change of attitude required to develop true compassion are called bodhisattvas. Their great resolve—to consider others’ needs as paramount, and thus to attain enlightenment for the sake of all living creatures—carries them beyond the limits imposed by the illusions of “I” and “mine,” culminating in the direct realization of reality, transcending dualistic notions of self and other. This classic text presents ways that we can work with our own hearts and minds, starting wherever we find ourselves now, to unravel our small-minded preoccupations and discover our own potential for compassion, love, and wisdom. Many generations of Buddhist practitioners have been inspired by these teachings, and the great masters of all traditions have written numerous commentaries. Dilgo Khyentse’s commentary is probably his most extensive recorded teaching on Mahayana practice.

Practical aspects of online courses:
Students are requested to read sections of the text prior to the scheduled class. During the session Jakob unpacks and summarizes the text using a live PowerPoint presentation which is visible on the participant's computer. This format enables anyone to participate regardless of location.
Participants also have an option to download both audio and video recordings of the lesson if they are unable to join in real-time.
Participants may review and download any session as often as required.

Text: Available from (click on link):  


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 SIA Members: $70
 Non-SIA members: $92

Purchase of previous Online Studies recordings are now available via the SIA website. Please click here for more information on which topics are available, cost and how to place your order.

About Jakob Leschly:
Jakob Leschly has been appointed by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche as one of his resident teachers in Australia.