“Everything we encounter and perceive in our daily life is a product of our imagination, but because we believe in the illusions we create, they become such deeply rooted mental habits that we completely forget they are little more than fantasy”

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

Siddhartha’s Intent Australia, founded in 1986 by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, is member of the international collective under the Siddhartha’s Intent umbrella. SIA shares the collective vision of SI to create an environment which facilitates connection with the wisdom of the Buddha through the Khyentse lineage and the Rime (non-sectarian) tradition. SIA offers a number of opportunities for study and practice including weekend workshops, online studies, and vipashyana retreats. See the menu above for details of our programs.

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POISON IS MEDICINE

Download your copy of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s new book, Poison is Medicine, written in response to the misunderstandings and misapprehensions about the Vajrayana that were exposed by the Vajrayana guru-related scandals of the 2010s.

Online Monday Abhidharma and Meditation

Beginning Februrary 1st 2021, our Monday study will focus on Steven Goodman's The Buddhist Psychology of Awakening. This is followed by practice. Join online!

Online Wednesday Shantideva's Way of the Bodhisattva 9-10 am AEST

A study of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s commentary on Shantideva's Way of the Bodhisattva

Online Sunday Buddhist Studies 5.30-6.30 pm AEDT

In 2021, we will continue Longchempa’s Finding Rest in the Nature of Mind. “Who but Longchenpa can and will make absolutely sure that we finally understand what rest is." Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.

Letter from Rinpoche about Instructors

Read about Rinpoche's appointment of some new SI instructors together with his encouragement to senior instructors to continue their work to propagate the dharma.

Latest News

Online teaching by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche on Mahā Guru Prayer of Khandro Yeshe Tsogyal - Thursday 16 Sept 9 pm AEST

15 September 2021

Pema Lingpa Foundation and Siddhartha's Intent are pleased to invite you all to join Rinpoche online for a special teaching on the Mahā Guru prayer of Khandro Yeshe Tsogyal in commemoration of Pema Lingpa's 500th anniversary.

Anniversary of Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche Saturday 25 September

14 September 2021

An online teaching and practice will be lead by Jakob Leschly

Readings from Milarepa’s Songs of Realisation

28 August 2021

For the month of September, we invite you to join Jakob for a daily reading from The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa, taken from the new translation by Christopher Stagg.

Online Green Tara practice

11 July 2021

Join the online practice of Green Tara on Sat July 17, Sun Aug 15, Tue Sep 14, Wed Oct 13, Sat Nov 13, Sat Dec 11