“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.


Poison is Medicine

Download your copy of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s new book, Poison is Medicine, written in response to the misunderstandings and misapprehensions about the Vajrayana that were exposed by the Vajrayana guru-related scandals of the 2010s.

Zabtik Drolchok Practice

Following the recent global Green Tara puja, SI and KF are pleased to announce that regional SI organizers will host the online Green Tara puja (Zabtik Drolchok) practice, beginning 17 July 2021.

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.


Check out 'Mugwort-born', Rinpoche's memoir-in-progress. It features rare photos and very personal stories about his life.

Latest News

Bhumisparsha Virtual New Year's Concert

26 December 2021

Welcome in the New Year remembering and honouring the Buddha and touching the earth together.

An Aspiring Tantrika's Tale

29 November 2021

A short story by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse.

Kuntuzangpo Mönlam

16 November 2021

Aspiring to awaken all beings: can you think of a better way to spend the longest partial lunar eclipse in 580 years? Join us on 19 November!

Introduction to Buddhism

1 August 2021

An 8-week program with Alex Li Trisoglio starting 8 August 2021.

Siddhartha’s Intent Helpline Now Available

30 July 2021

If you, as a sangha member, have a complaint about a wrongdoing by a representative of Siddhartha's Intent that you are unable to resolve directly, you are invited to contact a mediator who is appointed directly by Rinpoche.

Green Tara Puja

15 June 2021

KF and SI invite you to an all-day celebration and worldwide Zabtik Drolchok (Green Tara) puja practice on 18 June for the long life of our teachers and the long life of the Dharma.

Sea to Sky Retreat Centre

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

If you would like to offer a term of service at Rinpoche's retreat centre in North America, volunteer opportunities are now available.



New Recording

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s teachings on Return to Normal (2020, Taipei) are now available. What is normal? If you want to be normal, just for 10 seconds forget purpose, forget values, forget meaning. Just be there and be aware, for 10 seconds.

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Support Siddhartha's Intent

Donations are greatly appreciated to continue to support Rinpoche’s teaching activities worldwide. 

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