Siddhartha's Intent Australia offers a range of different opportunities to study Buddhism:
FACE-TO-FACE STUDY Program - We offer an extensive Australia-wide face-to-face seminar program:
- 2020 SIA Teaching Program. Click the link to go to the SIA teaching event calendar
ONLINE STUDY Program - SIA has a range of ongoing online study series:
- Online Seminar Series - 6 week seminar series presenting various Buddhist texts. The next upcoming series commences on March 5 2020 is on Trungpa Rinpoche's The Future is Open
- Weekly Sunday evening webinar focuses on Finding Rest in the Nature of Mind, by Longchenpa.
- Weekly Monday evening webinars cover a wide range Buddhist themes and is combined with a meditation session.
- Weekly Wednesday morning webinars for practitioners of Vajrayana, currently focusing on Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s Mindfulness in Action
See below for more information on each series.
Siddhartha's Intent Australia offers three 6-week Online Seminar Series throughout the year. Each Seminar is conducted as a series of 1 hour-weekly classes and held over a period of six weeks.
- Mar 5-Apr 9: The Future is Open - Trungpa Rinpoche on Karma
- May 21 -Jun 25: Desire by Traleg Rinpoche
- Sep 10-Oct 15: Pure Perception by Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
The Future is Open
An Online Study of Trungpa Rinpoche's The Future is Open.
Karma has become a popular term in the West, often connected with somewhat naive or deterministic ideas of rebirth and reincarnation. It is also often equated with views of morality and guilt. In The Future Is Open, Chögyam Trungpa unpacks this intriguing but misunderstood topic. He viewed an understanding of karma as good news, showing us that liberation is possible and that the future is never predetermined. His unique approach to presenting the Buddhist teachings lends itself to an insightful and profound view of karma, its cause and effects, and how to cut the root of karma itself.
Thursdays, March 5 to April 9, 2020
A series of 6 talks each Thursday evening 7.30 - 8.30 pm AEDT
CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION Registration will be open closer to the start date
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.
Every Sunday 5:30-6.30pm AEDT
Study text: Finding Rest in the Nature of Mind, by Longchenpa
The spotless dharmakāya, luminous and clear,
Is the buddha nature of all beings,
Yet through their ignorance and clinging,
They wander in the cycle of existence.
In the wilderness of karma and defilement
They stray in weariness.
Today I will bring rest to their exhausted minds.
"Rest is what we lack most. Even more agonizing is that we don't know how to do it; in fact, we don't even understand what it means to rest. Who but Longchenpa can and will make absolutely sure that we finally understand what rest is." Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche.
"This sacred volume embodies the entire Buddhist path - from how to inspire our wild mind toward the Dharma to how to fulfill the needs of all by awakening the nature of the mind, innate Buddhahood, as it is." Tulku Thondup.
This study presumes familiarity with classical Buddhist themes such as karma, rebirth, and the possibility of enlightenment through the practice of the path. The webinars are held under the auspices of Tibetan Buddhist master Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche with Jakob Leschly as instructor. Jakob has served Siddhartha’s Intent since 1993.
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Registration: This course is by donation. If you would like to make a donation please click on this link.
Please register by clicking HERE.
Upon registration a link and further information will be forwarded to you in regard to the practicalities of setting up your computer in preparation for the webinar.
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You can access the audio and video recordings of each webinar here.
EVERY monday 5:00-7.30PM AEDT
The Monday program is in recess at present. The progran will re-comence 2 March 2020
The programs are held in Mullumbimby and are shared online as webinars for SIA members.
- Abhidharma Class from 5 to 6 pm
- Meditation instruction 6 to 6.30 pm
- Meditation 6.30 to 7.30 pm