“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.


Online Monday Abhidharma and Meditation

Beginning August 17, our Monday study will focus on Steven Goodman's The Buddhist Psychology of Awakening. This is followed by practice. Join online!

Online Wednesday Understanding Vajrayana Practice 9-10 am AEDT

A Study of Chögyam Trungpa's Journey Without Goal. “The cultivation of vajrayana has to be based on a very subtle, definite, ordinary, and real foundation.”

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.

Online Sunday Buddhist Studies 5.30-6.30 pm AEDT

In 2020, 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.

Latest News

Online Q&A with Tsunma Gosha and Jakob Leschly this Sunday

15 September 2020

A chance to ask questions on any Buddhist topic. Sunday 20 September at 12pm AEST (Sydney time)

Longchen Nyingthik Ngondro Practice Sessions - Sundays

15 September 2020

Ani Zangmo, Tsunma Gosha and Tsering Chodron will lead 3 LNN practice sessions Sunday - September 20, Sunday - September 27, Sunday - October 4

SIA Online Tsok, Anniversary & Wheel Day Practice dates: August 2020 to Losar 2021

1 August 2020

Click to see the dates for the SIA Online Program of Tsok, Anniversary & Wheel Day Practices for August 2020 to Losar 2021

SIA Online Meditation and Bhumisparsha Practices

31 July 2020

Click to see details of our regular program of  Online Meditation Practices

Teaching Program

Online: Pure Appearance

10 September - 15 October 2020 at Online

Approaching Vajrayana Practice

19 September - 28 November 2020 at Online

Online Korwa Dongtruk Program

18 October 2020 at Online

Online Seminar: The Vajrayana

23 - 25 October 2020 at Online

Online and Northern Rivers Seminar: The Vajrayana (to be confirmed)

6 - 8 November 2020 at Online

Bellingen Seminar: The Vajrayana (To be confirmed)

13 - 15 November 2020 at Bellingen