Buddhist Higher Education Program
Buddhist higher education includes both scholastic and contemplative training. In Tibet, such training is accomplished through the traditional monastic education structures of shedra (college of studies) and drupdra (retreat centers).
Tsadra Foundation believes that the development of similar institutions— which respect traditional curriculum and yet are adapted to the west—is essential to achieve consolidation wherever genuine Buddhism has found a home. For this reason, Tsadra Foundation supports selected western study institutes and retreat centers that reflect this approach.
The foundation has offered grants to a number of such institutes and retreat centers in Europe, North America, and Nepal to assist them in their operational and strategic development. We have also, on occasion, given grants to individuals significantly involved in developing higher education possibilities in the west. In addition, out of a deep gratitude toward the home of the Tibetan Buddhist traditions, we have sponsored several shedra and drupdra in Tibet.
Learn more about the Buddhist Higher Education grants through the following sections: