SPONSORS/ ORGANISERS

Founded in 1989 by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, Siddhartha's Intent is an international Buddhist association of non-profit nationally registered societies and charities, with the principal intention of preserving the Buddhist teachings, as well as increasing an awareness and understanding of the Buddha's teachings, beyond the limits of cultures and tradition.

Deer Park Institute is a project under Siddhartha’s Intent Society, formed in March 2006 by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche. Its core vision is to restore the non-sectarian spirit of the great university of Nalanda to its country of origin, preserving and propagating India’s profound classical wisdom traditions for the benefit of all who live here, as well as the many who come from all over the world pursuing an inner quest.

WCCL (World Centre for Creative Learning) Foundation, a Non-Government Organisation in Pune, has been pioneering the use of arts in healing since 2001. The foundation is currently involved in two main projects - Arts-Based Therapy and Study of Mind.

Vana Foundation aspires to create a paradigm shift in people’s minds and the society in which we live. Our relationship with the self, one’s community, nature and our culture continues to degrade exponentially. Through its foundation, Vana hopes to in some way reverse this decline, and be of service and benefit to all beings.

As a beginning, its activities include the planning and execution of the Siddhartha Festival, creating the Vana Food Network, beginning an Indian wisdom initiative with the blessings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and exploring initiatives in the areas of culture, crafts and textiles.

Khyentse Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the support and enhancement of Buddhist study, practice and scholarship throughout the world. Founded by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche in 2001, its primary aim is to extend the Buddha’s wisdom and compassion as widely as possible, in order to benefit all beings.

SIDDHARTHA FESTIVAL

is a collaborative effort by the following organisations:

SIDDHARTHA’S INTENT
DEER PARK INSTITUTE
WORLD CENTRE FOR CREATIVE LEARNING FOUNDATION
VANA FOUNDATION
KHYENTSE FOUNDATION

Lead photographer: Pawo Choyning Dorji  |  Cinematographer: Jigme Tenzing  |  Team: Pema Abrahams, Raymond Steiner and Winnie Alamsjah

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CONTACT

For queries, please write to us at:

registrations@siddharthafestival.com