In 2015, Jnanasukha Foundation created a scholarship program to help individuals further their study and practice in the Nyingma tradition, especially the Dudjom New Treasures (Tersar) and The Dakini Heart Essence (Khandro Thuk Thik).
We welcome applications from individuals around the world. Preference is given to those who have studied and practiced Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism for at least 10 years, who have completed or will complete the traditional three-year retreat and to monastics.
Candidates must demonstrate financial need and be committed to a program of learning and/or retreat under a lama's guidance.
Awards up to US$500 are available twice a year. There are no restrictions to the number of awards an applicant may receive. In general, the Foundation will send awards directly to host organizations and institutions and not to individuals.
Candidates may be asked to schedule a video conference to discuss their application, submit a letter of recommendation from a lineage teacher and/or submit further documentation.
Applications are accepted online from April 15-May 31 and September 15 - October 31. Candidates will be notified of awards on July 1 and December 1.