“If you come to me and say "Rinpoche, I can't meditate at all, my mind is going everywhere: here, past, present, future" I should give you a medal. Finally you are meditating. The whole purpose of this instruction is to make you realise you cannot concentrate.
(Buenos Aires, Jan 2019)”

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

Siddhartha’s Intent Australia originally named Siddhartha’s Intent Southern Door was founded in 1986 by its Spiritual Director Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. SIA was the first centre established in the international collective of centres known as Siddhartha’s Intent. 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.

Siddhartha’s Intent Australia offers numerous opportunities for study and practice. There are weekend workshops, online studies, meditation and discussion groups as well as Vipashyana retreats and regular Tsok practices. SIA also aspires to foster and support an engaged and cohesive sangha community.

Details of our programs can be found in the menu above.

Photo by Pawo Choyning Dorji


Khenpo Chöying Dorjee's program is announced

While in Australia in May to June this year, Khenpo will give an extensive program of evening talks and seminars

Wednesday Vajrayana Study with Jakob Leschly

9-10 am Wednesdays. The series begins with Jigme Lingpa’s Steps to the Great Perfection which presents the Seven Mind-trainings according to the Great Perfection. This content is basic to all the Dzogchen teachings.

Sunday Buddhist Studies with Jakob Leschly

From 20 January on each Sunday (5:30-6.30 pm) Jakob will present a discussion of 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.

Latest News

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche upcoming livestream 18-20 May, 2019

14 April 2019

Rinpoche will be teaching on the The Ornament of the Mahayana Sutras in Singapore

from Singapore
May 18-20th 2019

The Ornament of the Mahayana Sutras


from Singapore

May 18-20th 2019


The Ornament of the Mahayana Sutras

Khenpo Chöying Dorjee teaching program May-June, 2019

7 March 2019

Khenpo's teaching program in Sydney (23 May - 2 June) and in the Northern Rivers (10 - 23 June)  has been announced, and include seminars on the Heart SutraThe Nectar of Mind, the Wisdom chapter of the Bodhicaryavatara and the Parting from the Four Attachments

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6 March 2019

Siddhartha's Intent in currently looking for an experienced Wordpress developer and/or designer to assist with a large-scale website development project. 

Teaching Program

Adelaide seminar: Lamrim Dutsi Nyingpo

17 - 19 May 2019 at Adelaide

Sydney teachings - Khenpo Choying Dorjee

23 May - 23 June 2019 at Northern Rivers & Sydney

Online: The Logic of Faith

23 May - 27 June 2019 at Online

Northern Rivers teachings - Khenpo Choying Dorjee

10 - 23 June 2019 at Northern Rivers

Blue Mountains Vipashyana Retreat

5 - 10 July 2019 at Blue Mountains

Canberra: Evening talk

10 July 2019 at Canberra

Sydney seminars: Age of Me; Rebirth; Happiness & Suffering

12 - 14 July 2019 at Sydney

Northern Rivers seminars: Rebirth; Happiness & Suffering

10 - 11 August 2019 at Northern Rivers

Online: Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones

15 August - 19 September 2019 at Online