“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.


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.

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

Online Bodhisattva Vow

6 May 2020

Join Rinpoche and the international sangha celebrating Vesak Day online on 7 May, 2020.

Interview with Kuensel

29 April 2020

"Things aren’t looking good, but there’s a lot we can do", tells us Rinpoche in an interview with Bhutanese newspaper Kuensel.

Illuminating the world

11 April 2020

To the most venerable Triple Gem we offer our fabricated lights to illumine the sacred Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya.

Joining Rinpoche in his supplication

8 April 2020

Master Shakyamuni, think of me!
Αρχοντα Κασαρπάνι, σκέψου με!
Único padre Oddiyana Padma, ¡piensa en mí!
Jedyna matko czcigodna Taro, myśl o mnie!
Prächtige Schwester Kali Devi, denk an mich!
Прислушайтесь к молитвам и отчаянной мольбе этого человека!

Rinpoche's Schedule

Dzongsar Monlam & Siddhartha Festival

13 - 25 October 2020 at Bodhgaya, India

Sea to Sky Retreat Centre

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

Korwa Dongruk Practice Intensive
20-23 November

New Recording

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s teachings on Lhakthong (2019, Bhutan) are now available. Many people do not realizie that the Bhutanese concept of lhakthong is the same as vipassana. Lhakthong means seeing the true colour of life. 

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