Siddhartha’s Intent

SI India

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.

DesignationNameBrief Background
PresidentAjeer Vidya Joint Secretary, Ministry of Information & Technology (retd)
Vice President Deepak Kumar ThakurHigh Court Advocate
Secretary Prashant Varma Social worker, Projects Director, Siddhartha's Intent Society
Executive MemberAspi MistryConsultant, Social Worker
Executive MemberSanjib ChatterjeeArchitect
Executive MemberLucky VakhariaArtist
Executive MemberSanjna SinghFilm 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.)
Vidya Rao, Vocalist, and Scholar of Indian Classical Music
Kajoli Khanna, Social worker, Educator

SI International

Founded in 1989 by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Siddhartha’s Intent is an international Buddhist association of non-profit centers, most of which are nationally registered societies and charities, with the principal intention of preserving the Buddhist teachings, as well as increasing an awareness and understanding of the many aspects of the Buddhist teaching, beyond the limits of cultures and traditions.