“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

A Torch Lighting the Way to Freedom

31 December 2017

Specific instructions on ngöndro practice as part of the Ngondro Gar Study and Practice Forum. Commencing January 3, 9 am, 2018 Australian Time (AEDT)

Life, Illusion and Art

25 December 2017

For the Himalayan Times, Rinpoche talks about the illusion called life and why there is no life without art.

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.

Rinpoche's Schedule

Teachings in Berlin

25 February 2018 at Berlin

Vajrayana Buddhism in the West: The Challenges and Misunderstandings of our Times

28 February 2018 at Lerab Ling

Teachings in London

10 - 11 March 2018 at London, UK

HINAMUDRA: Teachings at Deer Park Institute

25 - 28 March 2018 at Bir, India

Sea to Sky Retreat Centre

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

- Volunteer in Residence program 2018

New Recording

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

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