SI Board Meeting3


Deer Park Institute is a project under Siddhartha’s Intent Society, a registered educational society that was formed in March 2006 by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche with a distinguished board and advisory board. The society obtained charitable and tax exempt status in the month of September 2006. We were deeply honored to receive the patronage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who greatly appreciates the vision and the small steps already taken.

SI India’s 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.

Siddhartha’s Intent India Board Members

 Designation Name Brief Background

Vice President

(Acting President)

Naresh Sahai Mathur Supreme Court Advocate, Trustee –Dalai Lama Trust
Secretary Prashant Varma Social worker, Projects Director, Siddhartha’s Intent Society.
Executive Member Ajeer Vidya Joint Secretary, Ministry of Information & Technology (retd)
Executive Member Aspi Mistry Consultant, Social Worker
Executive Member Sanjib Chatterjee Architect
Executive Member Veer Singh  Social Entrepreneur 
Executive Member Lucky Vakharia Artist 
Executive Member Sanjna Singh Film Maker

Advisory Board

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, Buddhist Teacher, Film-maker, Writer
Prof Prabodh Parikh, Poet, Philosopher (Bombay Univ.)
Suresh Jindal, Filmmaker, Art Collector
Prof. Wangchuk Negi, Buddhist Scholar (Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarnath)
Prof. V.S. Negi, Buddhist Scholar (Department of Buddhist Studies HP Univ.)
Deepak Kumar Thakur, High Court Advocate
Vidya Rao, Vocalist, and Scholar of Indian Classical Music
Kajoli Khanna, Social worker, Educator