2019 Calendar

Chimé Phakmé Nyingtik Practice Intensive (Drupcho)

22 - 23 October 2019
See details below

SIA will be hosting a group practice intensive (Drupchö) of the sublime practice of The Chimé Phakmé Nyingtik (Heart Essence of the Immortal and Noble Tara) at the Sydney Practice Centre. Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche greatly encourages us to practice together in this way. Intensive group practice increases merit and removes obstacles for oneself, the Sangha and the Teacher's activity.

The Chimé Phakmé Nyingtik is an extraordinarily blessed practice of White Tara that unites the Vajrayana deity yoga of three great vidyadharas of India – Shri Singha, Vimalamitra, and Guru Padmasambhava.

In order for us to practice the Dharma, we need a long life, and ultimately we need to realise the undying nature that is the real White Tara. The practice of Chimé Phakmé Nyingtik enables us to create these conditions.

Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo received this as a treasure teaching, and ever since it has been practiced and taught by masters like the Karmapa, the Dalai Lama, His Holiness Sakya Trizin, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

Our program will follow a non-residential retreat format.

Please note: If you have not had the empowerment for this practice, you will not be permitted to keep a copy of the text. For these people, texts will be made available to be returned at the end of the event.

Attendance requirements: Due to the change of venue we are also now able to open the event to people who are only able to come for single days.

Time: 2pm on Saturday 19th - Wednesday 23rd (finish between 12-1pm).

Schedule: We will meet in the mornings and practice in sessions throughout each full day starting at 8.30 am ending at 4.30 pm (there will be breaks with 6 hrs a day total practice)

Place: Rigpa Auastalia's National Centre 158 Australia St, Newtown.

- Five days Non-Members: $100
- Five days Members: $75
- Weekend Non-Members: $40.00
- Weekend Members: $30
- One day $20 (Available on: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: indicate day of attendance when registering)
- One day members $15 (Available on: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: indicate day of attendance when registering)

Registration: Click on the 'Register Now" button above or click here. Places are limited, so it is important to register promptly.

Click here to donate to Drupcho tsog offering online  Alternatively those attending in person can make cash donations at the Centre for tsog.


  • Ari (Secretary) office@si.org.au
  • Tshering (Bhutanese cultural liaison) tsheringdorji@gmail.com

Voltunteers: Please email Donna programs@si.org.au.

    We hope you can join us for this rare opportunity to practice together


    Financial assistance to attend SIA teaching events is available to approved applicants through the SIA sponsorship fund. Please note applications for sponsorship must be received 2 weeks prior to the scheduled workshop date. For more information and application form please contact Ari Summa at office@si.org.au