Background of the Program 2000-2010

The life-force of any spiritual tradition is found in the deepest source of its contemplative experience and realization. Tibetan Buddhist traditions access this contemplative world through a rich array of meditative techniques. These practices require sustained training, which is most effective in a retreat environment. Tsadra Foundation is committed to supporting such training for individuals in both solitary and group retreat.

From 2000 through to 2010 Tsadra Foundation offered both grants and fellowships to individuals, and grants to selected retreat centers, providing financial support for the living expenses in retreat. The foundation has not, and does not provide support for infrastructure development.

In 2010 the contemplative grants program was terminated and replaced by the new Tsadra Foundation Advanced Contemplative Scholarships.