“The vast majority of us perform two activities almost instinctively; we like to throw out rubbish and love collecting goodies. This universal habitual pattern can be usefully employed as a format on the spiritual path”

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

Founded in 1989 by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, Siddhartha’s Intent (SI) supports Rinpoche’s buddhadharma activities worldwide by organizing teachings and retreats, distributing and archiving recorded teachings, transcribing, editing and translating manuscripts and practice texts, and establishing a global community committed to continual study and practice.


The Guru Drinks Bourbon?

Rinpoche's new book is out now, exploring the powerful relationship between guru and student and giving practical advice...

The Best Offerings

A letter from Rinpoche, telling us the best offering we can make to the Buddhas and our teachers is to put the Dharma into practice.


Check out 'Mugwort-born', Rinpoche's memoir-in-progress. It features rare photos and very personal stories about his life.

Latest News

Upcoming Livestream from Mexico City

18 October 2017

Rinpoche teaches on "Peyote vs Shamatha vs Vipassana vs Habanero vs Mariachi vs Mojito” - UPDATED!

Yi’s Time with Rinpoche

6 October 2017

Chinese web TV program ‘Yi's Time’ presents a two part interview with Rinpoche. Often times candid, personal, and profound, these interviews are a must watch.


25 August 2017

Podcast of teachings on Prajnaparamita (Heart Sutra) now available; PLUS launch of our new official SI YouTube Channel

Livestream from Australia

6 August 2017

Rinpoche's upcoming teaching in Sydney, Australia will be livestreamed.

Rinpoche's Schedule

Teachings in Tokyo

7 - 10 January 2018 at Tokyo, Japan

Sea to Sky Retreat Centre

Programs at Sea to Sky Retreat Centre
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

- Volunteer in Residence program 2017

New Recording

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s teachings on Two Truths (Bodhgaya, 2014) is now available on Siddhartha’s Intent.

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