2019 Calendar

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19 - 23 October 2019
See details below
SIA Sydney Practice Room.

The Drupchö is now fully booked. To add your name to the wait list to attenD this event in case of cancellations click this link -> WAITLIST.
Note however we are not anticipating a large number of cancellations

 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. We will meet in the mornings and practice in sessions throughout each full day.
Due to the nature of the Drupcho single day attendance is not availabe; the practice commitment is either Saturday and Sunday or the whole program.

Time: 2 pm on Saturday 19 October and finishing before lunch on Wednesday 23 October

Place: Sydney Practice Room. Level 1, Unit 22/450 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills.

Billeting: If anyone has space for billeting participants or needs billeted accommodation please contact Ari at office@si.org.au.

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

- Five days Non-Members: $100
- Five days Members: $75
- Weekend Non-Members: $40.00
- Weekend Members: $30

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


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

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