“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

Kuntuzangpo Monlam

19 June 2020

Join the global sangha reciting Samantabhadra's aspiration prayer during the solar eclipse of 21 June.

84000 and SI Joint Sutra Recitation

16 June 2020

84000 and Siddhartha's Intent invite you to a 24-hour online sūtra recitation on Rinpoche's birthday, 18 June.

Saga Dawa Düchen Heart Sutra Recitation

3 June 2020

Join the global sangha chanting the Heart Sutra for 24 hours on 5 June, Saga Dawa Düchen.

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.

Rinpoche's Schedule

Dzongsar Monlam & Siddhartha Festival

13 - 25 October 2020 at Bodhgaya, India

Sea to Sky Retreat Centre

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

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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