2019 Calendar

Sydney seminars: Love in the Age of Me; Rebirth; Happiness & Suffering

12 - 14 July 2019

Seminars with Jakob Leschly

Friday 12 July 6.30-8pm

  • Love in the Age of Me (Public talk)
    Love is noble, until captured by our insecure ego. The Buddha prescribed a path to set free our natural wisdom and selfless love. 

Saturday 13 July 9.30am-4pm

  • Consciousness and Rebirth (Seminar)
    The Buddha’s insight into the nature of consciousness is founded on experience and rational insight, it is not founded on cultural practices or belief. We will look at what are the premises for understanding something as intangible as consciousness, how can we understand the nature of death and rebirth, and what are the ramifications of our view.

Sunday  14 July 9.30am-4pm

  •  Integrating Happiness and Suffering on the Path (Seminar)
    A short, yet profound and practical, instruction by the third Dodrupchen Jigme Tenpey Nyima - Transforming Suffering and Happiness. This great master was a principal holder of the Longchen Nyingtik lineage, and also one of the root gurus of Dzongsar Khyentse Choki Lodroe. His written instructions are, in addition to their profundity, considered clear and easily applicable. This instruction is not only essential to the practice of Bodhicitta as we find it in the practice of ngondro, it is an essential instruction in integrating the circumstances of our life.. This little text will radically change how you think about life’s past, present, and future circumstances.
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.

- Evening talk: $20
- 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: SIA Sydney Practise Room. Unit 22/450 Elizabeth Str. Surry Hills.

Directions: 450 Elizabeth St. is a 5-10 minutes walk from Central Station - turn right from Devonshire St onto Elizabeth St (away from the city) toward Belvoir Street Theatre. It is near the corner of Elizabeth and Brumby St.

 Entrance is via pressing the intercom for Unit 22. Once you have gone through the second door please take the lift to Level One.

Contact: To be confirmed


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