“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

Recommencing January 17, 2022, our Monday study will focus on Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso. This is followed by practice. Join online!


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 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

Ongoing discussion of Jigme Lingpa’s great work on the stages of the Buddhist path - the Treasury of Precious Qualities

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

Daily online readings from 'Blazing Splendor'

16 December 2021

Beginning Friday, 21 January there are daily online readings every evenings at 8-9 pm (except Guru Rinpoche and Dakini days) from Blazing Splendor - The Memoirs of the Great Buddhist Master Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche.

Saturday afternoon online Shamata practice on break

11 December 2021

Saturday afternoon online Shamata/Vipashyana is on break now from 11 December, 2021. Regular Saturday practice will recommence Saturday Feburary 5th, 2022

Online Tsok, Anniversary & Wheel Day Practices

3 November 2021

Click above to see the calendar of dates and times for upcoming online Tsok practices as well as Anniversary & Wheel Day Practices, up to February 2022.