“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. 


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

Livestream in Jakarta

19 July 2017

Rinpoche's upcoming teaching in Indonesia will be livestreamed.

UPDATE: Livestream from Seoul, July 15-16th

13 July 2017

Rinpoche's upcoming teaching in Seoul, Korea, will be livestreamed.

Special Birthday Resounding

9 June 2017

Global resounding to be offered on June 18th in honor of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche's birthday.

HOT OFF THE PRESSES: New article by Rinpoche for Lion's Roar Magazine

6 June 2017

'The Clarity Aspect’, an article by Rinpoche, from the latest issue (6/5/17) of Lion’s Roar magazine

Launch of our Global Online Seminar Series

1 June 2017

Siddhartha’s Intent Global is now offering global online seminar series on topics such as Madhyamaka (the Middle Way) and more, conducted by senior instructors.

Rinpoche's Schedule

Meditation: Introduction to Buddhism

21 - 22 July 2017 at Jakarta, Indonesia

Compassion, a teaching by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

29 July 2017 at Auckland, New Zealand

Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows and Teachings

4 - 13 August 2017 at Sydney, Australia

Peyote vs Shamatha vs Vipassana vs Habanero vs Mariachi vs Mojito

20 - 22 October 2017 at Mexico City

Sea to Sky Retreat Centre

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

- Volunteer in Residence program 2017

- Ngondro Retreat, 28 July - 4 August 2017

New Recording

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s teachings on Two Truths (Bodhgaya, 2014) is now available on Siddhartha’s Intent.

Go to recordings

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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