Zen Scholarships

The COMMON Foundation, a not-for-profit 501c3 is offering scholarships to Colorado-based practitioners who are not able to attend a meditation retreat due to financial constraints.

One full-time scholarship will be awarded for each of the Zazenkai one-day retreats with the Eon Zen Center between February - April, 2019. 

In awarding the scholarships, priority will be given to Colorado practitioners who have never attended a retreat previously, and to individuals earning below $30K per year, or families (legally married) making a combined income below $50K per year. 

Board members, advisors, family members, employees or contractors of the Eon Zen Center and the COMMON Foundation are not eligible for the scholarship. 

Applicants for the scholarship will be asked to provide a short description of their intention in practice, as well as proof of financial need (tax return, or current pay stubs, etc.) to Sensei Paul Gyodo, Founder of the Eon Zen Center. 

Eligible submissions will be sent to the COMMON Foundation for final determination of the award. Once the event has been attended and confirmed by Eon Zen Center, the COMMON Foundation will issue a grant to Eon Zen Center to reimburse the cost of attendance.  

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please submit the form below and send income verification (tax return, or current pay stubs, etc.) to Eon Zen.

About the COMMON Foundation

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We provide fiscal sponsorship for non-profit ideas, strategic consulting services that lead to pragmatic, systemic change for society and the environment, and communications services to help clients deliver clear, impactful messages to appropriate audiences through a myriad of mediums.

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application for zazenkai scholarship

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