Siddhartha's Intent Australia offers a range of different opportunities to study Buddhism:
STUDY Program - We offer an extensive Australia-wide seminar program:
- 2020 SIA Teaching Program. Click the link to go to the SIA teaching event calendar
ONLINE STUDY Program - SIA has a range of ongoing online study series:
- Online Seminar Series - 6 week seminar series presenting various Buddhist texts. The next upcoming series commences on September 10 on Pure Appearance by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
- Weekly Sunday evening webinar focuses on Finding Rest in the Nature of Mind, by Longchenpa.
- Weekly Monday evening webinars looks at Steven Goodman's The Buddhist Psychology of Awakening and is combined with a meditation session.
- Weekly Wednesday morning webinars for practitioners of Vajrayana, currently focusing on Chögyam Trungpa's Journey Without Goal
See below for more information on each series.
Every Sunday 5:30-6.30pm AEST
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Study text: Finding Rest in the Nature of Mind, by Longchenpa
The spotless dharmakāya, luminous and clear,
Is the buddha nature of all beings,
Yet through their ignorance and clinging,
They wander in the cycle of existence.
In the wilderness of karma and defilement
They stray in weariness.
Today I will bring rest to their exhausted minds.
"Rest is what we lack most. Even more agonizing is that we don't know how to do it; in fact, we don't even understand what it means to rest. Who but Longchenpa can and will make absolutely sure that we finally understand what rest is." Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche.
"This sacred volume embodies the entire Buddhist path - from how to inspire our wild mind toward the Dharma to how to fulfill the needs of all by awakening the nature of the mind, innate Buddhahood, as it is." Tulku Thondup.
This study presumes familiarity with classical Buddhist themes such as karma, rebirth, and the possibility of enlightenment through the practice of the path. The webinars are held under the auspices of Tibetan Buddhist master Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche with Jakob Leschly as instructor. Jakob has served Siddhartha’s Intent since 1993.
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You can access the audio and video recordings of each webinar here.
EVERY monday 5:00-7.30PM AEST
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The Buddhist Psychology of Awakening
Beginning August 17, our Monday programs will focus on Steven Goodman's The Buddhist Psychology of Awakening.
"Abhidharma holds the heart of early Buddhist wisdom. Goodman's gift is to bring this forward in friendly, everyday language that never loses touch with the original sources. As he says, the eightfold path is a journey into our own experience, a fresh way to see life and diminish its pain, and this is relevant to everyone."
-Anne C. Klein (Rigzin Drolma), author of Meeting the Great Bliss Queen.
The study will be followed by instruction in meditation and practice in conjunction with Jamgon Mipam's Treasure of Blessings.
- Abhidharma Class from 5 to 6 pm. Abhidharma is one of the three principal baskets of the Buddha’s teaching. It looks at our consciousness, the conditions that shape who we are, and our experience. Specifically, it looks at how to penetrate the confusion that drives the cycle of samsara.
- Meditation instruction 6 to 6.30 pm- Meditation Practice
- 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Buddhist meditation offers a framework and method for experiencing natural peace and clarity.
- Complimentary for members: To become a member or check if your membership is up to date go to: Memberships
- Alternatively, we encourage you to make a Donation
To register for the webinar click here.
To access the archived recordings click here.
Face-to-face practice at Mullumbimby is suspended temporarily due to COVID-19 precautions