Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Fund

The Sat Yoga Scholarship Fund was created to offer retreat and program scholarships to a wider community of serious seekers in need of financial assistance to support their spiritual journey. Over the last several years, with the support of generous donations to the Scholarship Fund, we have granted many scholarships to individuals who have a strong desire to study with Shunyamurti in person and experience the truly transformational life offered at the ashram, and who might otherwise be unable to attend a retreat or event.

Though we aim to keep retreat and program fees affordable, the number of scholarship applicants far outweighs our capacity to support all those that we hope to. To sustain and grow this fund requires the generous and ongoing support of our worldwide sangha (spiritual community) who see the value of such an initiative. If you have benefitted from the teachings of Shunyamurti either online or at one of our retreats, please consider making a one-time or recurring monthly contribution, so we can continue to provide the needed assistance in our environment of wisdom and love. You may also include a pay it forward contribution when making a retreat or program payment. 

Your contribution is instrumental in accelerating the spiritual awakening happening now on our planet. We thank you profoundly generosity of spirit and for the gift of your presence.  

Applying for a Scholarship

If you are interested in applying for a retreat or program scholarship, we ask that you thoroughly assess your financial situation before submitting an application to ensure that this important program can support as many people as possible who have a serious financial constraint. All scholarships are partial and funds are limited. If your schedule permits, please consider applying in the low season as more options may be available then.  Awards are based on financial need and other hardships as well as a willingness to serve. If you are called to join us and feel you meet the criteria for a need-based award, click here to begin your scholarship application.

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Brahmachari:

One whose consciousness has merged with Brahman, the Absolute, and thus has been liberated from all desire, fear, attachment, and material frames of reference. Thus, a Brahmachari naturally lives a life of celibacy, simplicity, and inner solitude.

Satsang:

Meditative meetings in which the highest teachings are shared. Shunyamurti also offers guidance during questions and answers to resolve the most difficult and delicate matters of the heart.

Teleological:

Information, energy, or nonlinear change that occurs as the effect of events that take place in the future and alter the past, which is perceived in the present as non-ordinary phenomena, synchronicities, unpredictable emergent properties or other notable explicate arisings. The source of such forces may also lie beyond chronological time, in higher dimensions of the Real.

The process of non-process:

Since awakening is instantaneous, along with the recognition that one was never really in the dream, but enjoying the creation of the dream, it must be understood that making awakening into a process can only be part of the dream, and has nothing to do with Awakening itself.

The Real:

When we speak of the Real, unless otherwise qualified, we mean the Supreme Real. The Supreme Real does not appear. Appearance is not Real. All that appears is empty of true existence. There are no real things. All that is phenomenal is temporary, dependent, and reducible to a wave function of consciousness. The world does not exist independent of consciousness. There is no matter or material world. All is made of consciousness. Pure consciousness is Presence. It is no-thing, non-objective, not in space or time. All that appears in Presence, or to Presence, is an emanation of Presence, but is not different from That. This is one meaning of nonduality.

The Real is also a term used in Lacanian psychoanalysis. What Lacan means by the Real is that aspect of phenomenal appearance which is overwhelming, traumatic, or impossible. We would call that Real One. It is a relative Real, not Absolute. We add that there is a Real Two, which consists of divine love. Love is not an appearance, but it changes appearance, through recognition of its Source, into a divine manifestation, a projection of God’s sublimely beautiful Mind as infinite fractal holographic cosmos. Real Three is the unchanging Absolute, beyond all conception or image.

Dharma and dharma:

When we use the term Dharma (capitalized), we refer to our dedication to living in accord with the timeless principles of impeccable integrity that keep us in harmony with Nature and our Supernatural Source.

When we use the term without capitalization, we refer to our acceptance of the community’s processes, protocols, and chain of command with the “Haji! Spirit” of going the “extra mile” and working overtime when necessary to make the impossible inevitable, as our unconditional act of surrender to Love.