Western Door

Siddhartha's Intent Western Door is established as a registered charity in the US with the mission of promoting the study and practice of Buddhism according to the Khyentse lineage. Teaching programs led by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche are scheduled at various venues throughout the US. Urban groups in the US offer regular sessions of meditation practice as well as guided study of Buddhist philosophy. Also, Tsok and Sadhana practices are offered Online.

Upcoming Events

Riwo Sangchö (SI Canada + SIWD)Weekly

A weekly practice of Riwo Sangcho, the smoke offering, is being held every Monday at 12 pm, Atlantic time (Halifax). Riwo ...
15 July 2024
11:00 - 16:30
UTC -04:00
Exploring Vajrayana
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Chimé Phagme Nyingthik tsok (SIWD)Repeating Event

SI Western Door invites you to join on Tuesday, July 16, 6:30 pm Pacific Time for a Chimé Phagme Nyingthik ...
16 - 17 July 2024
21:30 - 00:00
UTC -04:00
Sadhana Practice
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Latest News

15 June 2024

Lasha Mutual: blending the action of painting with a meditative sense of contemplation and focus.

4 June 2024

Read on to find out what you can do to celebrate Rinpoche's upcoming birthday.

22 May 2024

The second virtual screening of Khyentse Norbu's latest film is here!

22 April 2024

Vajrayana warning from Rinpoche concerning the May Nyingtik Yabshi teachings.

15 March 2024

What to know what Rinpoche is up to? Check his schedule on our website.

12 March 2024

Rinpoche requests us to practice for the wellbeing of OT Rinpoche and those who care deeply for the Dharma.

11 February 2024

Fill your trips to cyberspace with bodhicitta with this prayer composed by Rinpoche in 2012.

9 February 2024

Read Rinpoche's aspirations for the Year of the Dragon.

1 February 2024

Is it that time when you need to stop and ask for directions? You have come to the right place!

27 October 2023

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Meet The Team

Linda Page


Anne Meehan


Linda Coelln


Simmy Makhijani


Bruce Ashton

Instructor (USA)

Chris Jay

Instructor (USA)

Cydney Kawamura

Instructor (USA)

Florence Koh

Instructor (USA)

Jimmy Ma

Instructor (USA)

Sara Rojo

Instructor (USA)

Stephanie Suter

Instructor (USA)

Sydney Jay

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