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:
- 2019 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 - A regular 6 week seminar series discussing a profound Buddhist text. The upcomming series is on Andy Karr's Contemplating Reality
- Weekly Sunday evening stream focuses on Finding Rest in the Nature of Mind, by Longchenpa.
- Weekly Monday evening stream covers a widerange of practical everyday concerns and is combined with a meditation session.
- Weekly Wednesday morning sessions focus on Jigme Lingpa’s Steps Seven Mind-trainings according to the Great Perfection.
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.
Contemplating Reality (Click link to register)
An Online Study of Andy Karr's Contemplating Reality. Thursdays, 7 Februray - 14 March, 2019
A series of 6 talks each Thursday evening 7.30 - 8.30 pm AEDT
Jakob Leschley discusses Andy Karr guide to the important views of the Buddha’s science of enlightenment and, in clear and plain English, shows us their universal value and applicability.
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. 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.
You can access the audio and video recordings of each webinar here.
To make a donation please click on this link.