“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 new 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

Practice Calendar Gift

11 February 2019

A Year of the Pig gift from Khyentse Foundation and Siddhartha's Intent to inspire your practice.

Losar Message from Rinpoche

4 February 2019

Watch Rinpoche's video message with advice for welcoming the Year of the Earth Pig.

Chinese Translation of Living is Dying

30 January 2019

'Living is Dying' has been translated to Chinese and is now available as a free download.

Live-stream from Bogotá

23 January 2019

Join Rinpoche for the last teachings of his South America tour.

Rinpoche's Schedule

The Ornament of the Mahayana Sutras

18 - 20 May 2019 at Singapore

Sea to Sky Retreat Centre

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

Volunteer In Residence Program  flexible dates
Guided Ngöndro Retreat Apr 12-15
Buddhist Meditation Retreat Apr 19-22
Work as Practice (Spring) May 17-19
Chimé Phagme Nyingthig & Vimai Ladrub Retreat June 8-16
Mindfulness and Awareness Practice June 21-25


New Recording

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

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