“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


30 July 2018

Rinpoche delivers keynote address at the 8th World Youth Buddhist Symposium in Thailand

Bodhi Bhajan project

7 July 2018

Rinpoche recently asked SI India to create a site with the soundtracks of the devotional songs composed and performed by the musicians in Pune, most of who are part of the sangha.

Celebrating Lotus Outreach International’s 25th year

21 June 2018

This year, 2018, in honor of Lotus Outreach’s 25th year, Rinpoche has written a letter: “I want to take this 25th anniversary opportunity to aspire for Lotus Outreach’s continued success to serve the needs of present and future generations”.  

Rinpoche to visit South America

19 June 2018

Rinpoche will visit South America from December 18, 2018 through January 25, 2019.

Rinpoche's Schedule

Dzongsar Monlam and teachings

6 - 15 November 2018 at Bodhgaya, India

Siddhartha Festival 2018- “A Sadhana”

16 - 17 November 2018 at Bodhgaya, India

Ushnisha Vijaya puja with 1000 Offerings

23 November - 2 December 2018 at Taipei, Taiwan

Teachings in Sao Paolo

19 December 2018 at São Paulo, Brasil

Teachings in Rio de Janeiro

21 - 22 December 2018 at Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Khadro Sangdu Drubchen

27 December 2018 - 4 January 2019 at Três Coroas, Brasil

Teachings in Montevideo

6 January 2019 at Montevideo, Uruguay

Teachings in Buenos Aires

8 - 9 January 2019 at Buenos Aires, Argentina

Teachings in Epuyen

12 January 2019 at Epuyen, Argentina

Teachings in Santiago

19 - 21 January 2019 at Santiago, Chile

Teachings in Bogota

23 - 24 January 2019 at Bogotá, Colômbia

Sea to Sky Retreat Centre

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

Work as Practice - Oct 5-7
Meditation in the Buddhist Tradition - Nov 2-4
Guided Ngöndro Retreat - Nov 9 - 12
Volunteer in Residence program 2018

New Recording

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s teachings on the Prajnaparamita Sutra (Nepal 2017) is now available on Siddhartha’s Intent.

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