Grants for Educators

Khyentse Foundation aims to create the conditions for children to encounter the Dharma and for Buddha’s wisdom to arise.

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“As Buddhists, what do we need to teach the next generation? It has to match with their time. We are using iPhone 6 now. Our children’s children will be using iPhone 100.”

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

Looking at the current situation in the world, the education we have is not leading to a wholesome, harmonious world.”

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

Grants for Educators

 

kf-educationEducators are encouraged to apply for any of the grants and scholarships Khyentse Foundation offers. We are seeking opportunities to support the publication of children’s books, camps, after-school programs, studies on contemplation, and study and practice grants for educators. To apply, use one of the regular forms and state how the grant relates to education. A special education steering committee reviews the applications. Download the application.

 

Khyentse Foundation has made a US$10,000 contribution to the Hemera Foundation’s excellent program, Contemplative Fellowships for Educators (CFE). CFE supports educators’ growth through contemplative practice in a retreat setting, offering individuals the opportunity to cultivate mindfulness, compassion, personal well-being, and professional efficacy, and, in turn, embody and apply these qualities to promote positive school cultures.

The CFE program offers retreat scholarship support to people who currently work full time in pre-K or K-12 education, or who are enrolled in a master’s degree program in education. The long-term vision for these fellowships is that they become the basis for an ever-expanding community of educators whose lives and teaching are informed and supported by contemplative practice.

There is no application deadline; prospective fellows should apply directly to the retreat center they are interested in attending for the particular retreat they would like to attend. Certain retreats at each center are eligible for fellowship funding. Please carefully review the fellowship application details and other information on the retreat center’s website so that you have a clear idea of what is involved in applying for a fellowship for the retreat you select. Hemera strongly recommends applying early, while there are still fellowships available for the retreat you’re interested in.

To learn more about the CFE program and the foundation’s partner centers and communities, visit the Hemera Foundation web site.