“Our job is to develop confidence in the fact that our own true nature has exactly the same potential as that of the Buddha, and that all we need to do to mature that potential is follow Siddhartha's example and apply the right methods.”

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

Founded in 1986 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.


Bhumisparsha - Touching the Earth

Let us recite the Buddha’s name. Let us sing his name. Let us dance his name. And let us praise, honour and hail his name. Introducing the "Bhumisparsha" Project.

SI Instructors: Letter from Rinpoche

Read about Rinpoche's appointment of some new SI instructors together with his encouragement to senior instructors to continue their work to propagate the dharma.


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

Latest News

What is it like being a Rinpoche?

14 January 2021

Rinpoche discusses that and more in a candid interview with Buddhist Door.

New Year's Message from Rinpoche

31 December 2020

Read Rinpoche's message to all those connected with Siddhartha’s Intent. May we all, in the coming year, feel even more enthusiasm for becoming awakened. 

The Buddhist View on LGBTQ and Smoking

26 December 2020

Rinpoche talks to "The Bhutanese" about LGBTQ and smoking within the buddhist context of searching for and seeing the truth.

On His Lotus Seat

13 December 2020

Ring in the new year by celebrating Shakyamuni Buddha! - UPDATED FOR LINKS

Joining Ushnisha Vijaya From Afar?

10 November 2020

Live-stream links now available!

Sea to Sky Retreat Centre

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

New Recording

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s teachings on Return to Normal (2020, Taipei) are now available. What is normal? If you want to be normal, just for 10 seconds forget purpose, forget values, forget meaning. Just be there and be aware, for 10 seconds.

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