Study & Practice Grants (former Rigpa Scholarship Fund) came into being in 2005 to support Rigpa students who did not have the means to take part in the Three-Year Retreat that started in 2006. After the Three-Year Retreat, Study & Practice Grants supported some students to deepen their study and practice and take part in the Shedra.

All Rigpa students have equal opportunities to apply for grants to this fund, including those entrusted as teachers and practice holders who wish to deepen their personal spiritual path, such as through long-term retreats or studies such as: 

  • Nyenpas and long-term personal retreats;
  • International retreats (eg Ngöndro, Dzogchen and Meditation);
  • Shedra;
  • On-the-job activity training such as holding events; 
  • Attending practice-intensives such as drupchös;
  • Training in Shrine & Rituals; chöpons, umdzes, playing instruments, etc.;
  • Teacher Training Programme. 

Requirements for Applicants– All students who received a grant will be asked to report back on their experience, and its benefits for their study or practice.

The Process – A Grant-making Committee will recommend and oversee the disbursal of grants through an open and transparent process, based on principles of fairness. Grants will be approved by the Tertön Sogyal Foundations Boards, which will review applications recommended by the Committee. The Committee will be guided by annual priorities as set by Rigpa’s International Boards, the Vision Board and in consultation with the International Steering Group.

Application – Grant applications are accepted up to 6 weeks before the start of an event one wants to participate in. 

How to Apply – If you are interested in applying for a Study & Practice grant please complete this application form