Siddhartha’s Intent Australia

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Siddhartha’s Intent Australia
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Siddhartha’s Intent Australia

Main School Vajrayana
Affiliation Siddharthas Intent
Contact person(s) Christina Peebles
Teacher(s) Jakob Leschly, Jangchub Haubner, Steve Cline
Spiritual Director Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
Contact Infotmation
Address 1/22 Fawcett Street
Brunswick Heads
New South Wales 2483
Country Australia
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Phone (02) 6688 2055, (02) 6685 1646
Postal Address PO Box 46 Broadway, NSW, 2007
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Siddhartha’s Intent Australia originally named Siddhartha’s Intent Southern Door was founded in 1986 by its Spiritual Director Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. SIA was the first centre established in the international collective of centres known as Siddhartha’s Intent. SIA shares the collective vision of SI to create an environment which facilitates connection with the wisdom of the Buddha through the Khyentse lineage and the Rime (non-sectarian) tradition.

Siddhartha’s Intent Australia offers numerous opportunities for study and practice. There are weekend workshops, online studies, meditation and discussion groups as well as Vipashyana retreats and regular Tsok practices. SIA also aspires to foster and support an engaged and cohesive sangha community.

Resident Teachers

Jakob Leschly

Jakob Leschly

Workshops, retreats and study groups are conducted by Jakob Leschly. Jakob has been appointed by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche as his resident teacher in Australia. He began his studies of Buddhism in 1974 and has studied with numerous great teachers, particularly Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Dudjom Rinpoche and Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. Jakob completed a three year retreat in 1984 and has since worked as a translator and interpreter as well as a philosophy and meditation instructor. He has also completed a BA in Tibetan Studies. He now lives with his family in New South Wales and teaches in Australia and New Zealand.

Jangchub Haubner

Jangchub Haubner

Jangchub has been a student of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche for thirty years. During this time she has been actively involved with Vajradhara Gonpa and was requested by Rinpoche to become an instructor for Siddhartha’s Intent Australia at Vajradhara Gonpa in 1995.

Jangchub completed a three year retreat in France under Pema Wangyal Rinpoche in 2006. Subsequently she was one of the supervisors for the second three year retreat at Vajradhara Gonpa in the first and last year.

Jangchub’s main emphasis is in the area of Pastoral Care for Buddhist practitioners or people who are open to the spiritual values of the Buddha’s teachings, to assist them through the dying process and to provide support for their families

Jangchub can be contacted on

Steve Cline

Steve Cline

Steve Cline grew up in the Seattle area and became a student of Chögyam Trungpa in 1971 in Boulder, Colorado. During that period Steve was also a student and later an instructor of kyudo, the art of Japanese Zen archery, under the guidance of Onyumishi Kanjuro Shibata. In 1991 Steve became a student of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche and under Rinpoche’s guidance undertook three year retreat in the Dordogne (France) between 1994 and 1997. In 2003 Rinpoche asked Steve to develop curriculum for three year retreats at Vajradhara Gonpa in Australia and Steve subsequently served as retreat master through two retreat program cycles.

Since his three year retreat in France, Steve has participated in the translation of various Khyentse lineage practice liturgies from Tibetan into English. Steve and his wife Kate Miller (administrator for the Vajradhara Gonpa three year retreats) enjoy spending time in Bir, Himachal Pradesh (India) when not at home in Ballina NSW.

Regular Practice Sessions

Guru Rinpoche Day – Tsasum Drildrup Tsog Offering Practice – 5 pm setup for 5.30pm start

Wednesday evenings 6 – 7pm – Shamatha meditation – by donation

Monthly Longchen Nyingthik Ngondro Practice – 3rd Sunday of each month 9.30am – 12.30

For contacts in SUFFOLK PARK ( South of Byron Bay ) see : Byron Bay Buddhists - Suffolk Park