“There is only one problem - distraction. And therefore only one solution - mindfulness.”

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche


Sydney Practice Centre


Our program of workshops and special practice events is held at our
SIA Sydney Practice Room at Unit 22/450 Elizabeth Str. Surry Hills. Click for Google Maps location

Directions: 5-10 minute walk from Central Station. Turn right from Devonshire St onto Elizabeth St (away from the city). The centre is near the corner of Elizabeth and Brumby Streets. Use the intercom for Unit 22. Once you have passed through the second door please take the lift to level oneStreet parking can be found on side streets off to the right of Elizabeth St or past Cleveland St.

Feast & Celebration Days
Dates: Feast practices are held every Dakini Day and Guru Rinpoche day (see below)
Time: : weekdays 6pm for 6.30 start. Weekends 2.30pm for 3pm start.

Shamatha Vipashayana ... session held most Saturdays
Dates: see below
Time: 3 pm - 5 pm: starting with a brief instruction on Shamatha followed by sitting practice sessions & 60 minutes watching a recorded Teaching by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche
Contact: Bridget on  0429925077 or email at:  bridgetgebbie@gmail.com

If you are not on the Sydney email list, please email Ari at office@si.org.au



  • Shamatha Vipashyana Practice 4th January , 2.30-5pm 
  • Guru Rinpoche Day Vima Ladrup Tsok Practice Sunday 5th January. 2pm set up for 2.30pm start.
  • Saturday 11  January Shamatha Vipashyana Practice, 3-5pm
  • Saturday  18 January Shamatha Vipashyana Practice 3-5pm
  • Sunday 19 January Dakini Day Chimé Phakmé Nyingtik Tsok 2pm (2.30pm start)
  • Saturday to Monday 25-27 January View, Meditation and Action by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche 10am-1.30pm (doors open at 9.15am)


     Helping run the Sydney Centre  

    Siddhartha’s Intent Australia is a non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers. People give their time to help accomplish Rinpoche’s expansive vision to benefit all.

    All of the volunteer efforts are extremely valuable and deeply appreciated. Whether you just have time to help on a particular day or can offer your talent and services in an ongoing way, your contribution makes a huge difference. If you are interested in volunteering to assist in the Sydney centre, email Esther at esther.ang2019@gmail.com for further information.

    Contact one of the following if you would like to assist with other activities:
           Housekeeping - (Cleaning, mainining supplies, etc). Team: Elaine and Anthea
           Administration - ('Shop', banking, strata meeting, centre access). Team: Donna and Chantal
           Communication - (Mailing list, MailChimp, bulletin board, website,). Team: Donna, Esther and Tom
           Finance - Team: Chantal and Pantha
           Program Planning - Team: SIA Committee



    • Thursday 21-Mar:  Buddha Day celebration: Chotrul Duchen; NOTE: This practice at the Sydney Practice Centre has been cancelled. Instead you are invited to Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche: Freeing of lives ceremony, at Centinnial Park at 5:30 pm. Click here for details.