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Siddhartha’s awakening from the illusion of permanence gives us reason to refer to him as the Buddha, the Awakened One. Now, 2,500 years later, we see that what he discovered and taught is a priceless treasure that has inspired millions.

from What Makes You Not a Buddhist
by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

Siddhartha’s Intent

A Buddhist Organisation under the direction of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.
Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche was born in Bhutan in 1961 and was recognised as the main incarnation of Dzongsar Khyentse (1894-1959). From early childhood, he has studied with some of the greatest contemporary masters, particularly H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

From a young age he has been active in preserving the Buddhist teachings, establishing centres of learning and practice, supporting practitioners, publishing books, and teaching all over the world. Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche supervises his traditional seat of Dzongsar Monastery and its retreat centres in Eastern Tibet, as well as his new colleges in India and Bhutan. He has also has established centres in Australia, North America, and the Far East. These are gathered under Siddhartha’s Intent. Read More


Khyentse Foundation is a non-profit organisation founded by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche in 2001 to establish a system of patronage that supports institutions and individuals engaged in the study and practice of Buddha’s vision of wisdom and compassion. Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche prioritised five key projects for the Foundation to fund: the Endowment for Monastic Education, the Publication Fund, the Scholarship Fund, Buddhist schools for children and an endowed chair of Buddhist Studies in a major university. Khyentse Foundation is the central for financial contributions to support Khyentse Rinpoche’s activities worldwide.

Lotus Outreach is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the education, health and safety of vulnerable women and children in the developing world. Originally established to support refugee education, Lotus Outreach now also helps rehabilitate survivors of human trafficking and keep at-risk students in school. We support this mission through effective grassroots projects, particularly among the rural poor.

Deer Park Thimphu, a Center for Art and Contemplation, established in 2007 under the auspices of Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse  Rinpoche.

Deer Park Institute, a centre for study of classical Indian wisdom traditions. Established in March 2006 on the campus of a former Buddhist institute, it is a project under Siddhartha’s Intent Society.

World Peace Vase Program – A major world-wide initiative of His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and under the direction of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.

Almostbuddhist.com is a website authorized by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche in China. This recently launched site will include the latest news about Rinpoche and about the teachings that are specifically for students in China. People can send questions related to Dharma and practice; Rinpoche will periodically answer these questions collectively.

The Siddhartha School is being established to offer a new model of education for children from pre-school upwards – a secular education based on Buddhist principles. Stage one is an independent primary school to be established in Australia. The School offers its students an environment in which to grow academically while cultivating the capacity to inquire, reason and act responsibly and compassionately.

Yana Tours, the Siddhartha’s Intent travel desk, specializes in organising package tours of Buddhist holy sites in India, Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet and other parts of Asia and co-ordinating group travel to Buddhist teachings, initiations and other special events in Asia.