2019 Calendar

Northern Rivers seminars: Nature of Reality & Pure Perception

16 - 17 February 2019
Northern Rivers

Seminars with Jakob Leschly

Saturday 16 February 10am-4pm

  • Seeing the Nature of Reality (Seminar)
    In approaching enlightenment, our perspective needs to be free from acquired bias and dogmas, as well the habitual ignorance that drives our confusion and suffering. Based on a short text by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo that brilliantly sums up the Middle Way or Madhyamaka teachings. For anyone wishing to understand the radical view of Buddhism, and essential for any practicing the path.

Sunday 17 February 10am-4pm

  • The Science of Pure Perception (Seminar)
    Throughout Tibetan Buddhism we find the Vajrayana practice of deity, mantra, and mandala. While we might have faith in these practices, understanding the logic of these methods will provide much greater certainty and joy in the training of pure perception. We will look at the logical reasoning that is the foundation of this greater and more accurate perspective. This study will be based on texts by great sages such as Rongzom Pandita, Longchenpa and Jamgon Mipham.

Jakob Leschly has been appointed by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche as a resident teacher in Australia. Most of Siddhartha's Intent Australia’s workshops, retreats and study groups are conducted by him. He began his studies of Buddhism in 1974 and has studied with numerous great teachers particularly Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Dudjom Rinpoche and Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. Jakob completed a three year retreat in 1984. Since then he has worked as a translator, interpreter and as a philosophy and meditation instructor. He has completed a BA in Tibetan Studies and lives NSW.

- Full day seminar: $95/day - Non members, $75/day - SI Australia financial members. Concession rate for students, unemployed and pensioners: members $60, non-members $75.

Venue: Five Peaks 140, Yankee Creek Rd. (Note: If you’re using GPS, set it for # 138)

How to get there: 140 Yankee Creek Rd . It is 7km out of Mullumbimby. Take Jubilee street out of Mullumbimby past the high school. Turn right onto Azalea St, go over the bridge and immediately turn left onto Left Bank Rd. Follow this until you pass Shearwater High School and then take the first left onto Yankee Creek Rd. Continue along this for ca. 1km, until the road ends, becoming our drive way, which will be marked.

Contact: Kamala at


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