“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


13 June 2022

Rinpoche’s short black-and-white film “2118” is now available on the SI Art YouTube channel.

Seven-Line Prayer Fest

8 June 2022

Join us online on 18th June! 1,000 seven-line prayer recitations, 5 sessions, one sangha.

Drubthab Kuntu Teachings

4 June 2022

Rinpoche's advice to those planning to attend the Drubthab Kuntu cycle of teachings and initiations.

Conversation with Larry Mermelstein

12 May 2022

Jakob will speak with Larry Mermelstein, one of the close students of the late Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. 15th May at 9am AEST.

Living Is Dying with SI Australia

15 March 2022

An ongoing exploration through Rinpoche’s book of how an awareness of death benefits not only at the time of passing but also in our day to day living. Starting 20th March.

'Tough Cookies' Tathagata Style

4 March 2022

Read Rinpoche's advice on how to be your own master and manifest peace, harmony and prosperity in the world.

Happy Losar!

2 March 2022

Losar greetings from all of us at Khyentse Foundation and Siddhartha's Intent and a practice calendar offering for the year ahead, now available in 28 languages!

Rinpoche's Schedule


26 June 2022 at Online

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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