The practice of generous giving has sustained Buddhist teachers and the Buddhist tradition for over 2500 years. This practice, called Dana (pronounced "dah-na") is a Pali word meaning generosity.
Dating back to the time of the Buddha, there has existed an interdependence between those who offer the teachings and those who receive them. The teachings are given on a donation basis, since they are considered priceless. In this same tradition, Insight San Diego (ISD) Scholarship Funds assist those who might otherwise be unable to attend a retreat or event.
It is our wish to support the practice needs of any individuals who wish to attend a retreat. Scholarship funds are limited, so apply early to improve your chances of receiving a scholarship. Choose the retreat you are interested in first on our retreats page and then complete the application form below.
ISD does not discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. ISD prohibits such discrimination. Members of the ISD Board of Directors, scholarship committee and their immediate family members are not eligible for receiving financial aid during their tenure.
Each scholarship request is assessed in terms of financial need and funds availability. A maximum of two scholarships per calendar year may be awarded per person.
To be considered for a scholarship, ISD must receive this scholarship application no later than the deadline indicated on the retreat registration page.
- Under “Need and/or Qualification please tell us about your practice and describe your need and/or qualification for scholarship support. You will be notified of a final decision via e-mail before the retreat start date.
- If we are unable to offer you the funds that you request, and you are unable to pay the balance due and cannot attend, any payment made will be returned.
- If you receive funding and still cancel, then the regular ISD cancellation fee and policy applies. Please remember that late cancellations make it difficult to fill your space.
By submitting your application, you will be included into our email notification system.
For general questions about our scholarship program, please contact us at email@example.com.
Scholarship Application Form
This form and your information is confidential and will be reviewed by ISD only.