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). Awards up to US$500 are available twice a year. There are no restrictions to the number of awards an applicant may receive.
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.
Scholarships are awarded for attending teaching programs or for personal or group retreats under the supervision of a lineage lama. Preference given to Dudjom and Nyingma affiliations.
Scholarships are not awarded for at-home personal retreats or expenses such as meals and transportation.
Scholarships are paid to the program's host organization, not the award recipient.
Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
Applicants may be asked to schedule a video conference, submit a letter of recommendation from their teacher and/or submit further documentation.
Applications are accepted online from May 1-June 15 and September 15 - October 31. Candidates will be notified of awards on July 1 and December 1.