“I think the most virtuous and wholesome thing that we can do is to admire, to like, and to love this being called Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.”

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.



In his latest book, 'Living is Dying', Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche offers a broad spectrum of advice about how to prepare for dying, death and beyond no matter who you are. Available as a FREE DOWNLOAD now.

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

Visions of a Teacher

22 November 2019

How does Rinpoche reconcile being a buddhist teacher and a filmmaker? Catch a glimpse in 'Visions of a Teacher', a documentary by Dutch broadcaster NPO.

Living is Dying in German

25 October 2019

‘‘Although the world around you and the beings within it ‘appear’, none of it ‘exists’; it’s all a fabricated illusion. Once you fully accept this truth – not just intellectually but practically – you will become fearless. You will see that just as life is an illusion, so is death.’’

Message From Rinpoche

12 October 2019

Creating collective compassionate, wise and kind energy for Hong Kong and the world tomorrow 13 Oct at 10am HK time.

Lighting the Mahabodhi Project Update

26 September 2019

On 26 March of this year, Siddhartha’s Intent India and Khyentse Foundation officially launched the Lighting the Mahabodhi project. But how is a project of this scale turned into reality?

Rinpoche's Schedule

Teachings in India

27 December 2019 - 4 January 2020 at India

Teachings in Perth

17 - 19 January 2020 at Perth, Australia

Teachings in Canberra

22 - 23 January 2020 at Canberra, Australia

View, Meditation and Action

25 - 27 January 2020 at Sydney, Australia

Sea to Sky Retreat Centre

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

Volunteer In Residence Program  flexible dates

New Recording

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s teachings on The Ornament of the Mahayana Sutras (Singapore 2017) are now available on Siddhartha’s Intent.

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