“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 is an international Buddhist association of non-profit nationally registered societies and charities, with the principal intention of preserving the Buddhist teachings, as well as increasing an awareness and understanding of the Buddha's teachings, beyond the limits of cultures and tradition. 



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

From the Archives: 'Distortion'

Rinpoche calls on Westerners to acknowledge the distortions we may bring to the study of Buddhism—through our cultural arrogance, the deceipt of ego, and simple ignorance.

Accumulation of Seven Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche

In anticipation of the year of the Fire Monkey (Feb. 9, 2016), Rinpoche has requested those who are following in the footsteps of Guru Rinpoche to accumulate the 7 line prayer...

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Let's Have Some Fun Now

24 July 2016

Message from Rinpoche on completion of the global 7 Line Prayer Accumulation

UPDATED: New Message from Rinpoche: A Drupchen is Not a Business Opportunity

18 July 2016

Rinpoche responds to those using his image and spiritual activities to promote their business ventures.


2 July 2016

Rinpoche composed a message for the global SI/KF community on the eve of the Lunar New Year, the year of the male fire monkey. We are grateful to have such a compassionate and wise guide leading us to liberation. May all be auspicious.

Rinpoche's Schedule

Dharma Teachings in Mexico

30 September - 2 October 2016 at Mexico City

Pujas and Teachings in Taiwan

26 November - 4 December 2016 at Taipei, Taiwan

Teachings on Guru Rinpoche

9 - 10 December 2016 at Hong Kong

Sea to Sky Retreat Centre

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

- Chimé Phagma Nyingtik 7 day Practice Intensive, July 23-31, 2016
 - 2016 Volunteer in Residence Program 


New Recording

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche teaches on Lojong: ‘training the mind’, in Berlin, 2014. The teachings emphasize the practice of bodhichitta and the 'exchanging oneself for others', introduced to Tibet by Lord Atisha in the eleventh century.

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Support Deer Park

Support Deer Park Institute in India and you can choose a gift: one or two downloadable mp3 sets produced by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.

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