Hemera Fellowships for Educators

Please note that we have reached out allotment of grant funding for the Contemplative Fellowships for Educators for the year of 2017.

Thanks to an endowment offered by the Hemera Foundation, Natural Dharma Fellowship is pleased to offer Contemplative Fellowships for Educators. These fellowships support the growth and development of individuals in a retreat setting, allowing for the cultivation of mindfulness, compassion, personal wholesomeness and professional efficacy. As a result of attending a retreat, participants may enact and apply these qualities to their work environments.

CFE provide support for individuals who currently work full-time in Pre-K or K-12 education, or who are enrolled in a Master’s degree program in education. If you are new to meditation or have never attended a retreat longer than a weekend, you are eligible for full funding. New applicants who have previous retreat experience will receive 50% baseline funding, with need-based support available beyond the baseline.

If you are interested in receiving fellowship support for your retreat, please register for the retreat you wish to attend and fill out the “Hemera Contemplative Fellowship for Educators” application available with the registration form.

Please note that we have reached out allotment of grant funding for the Contemplative Fellowships for Educators for the year of 2017.

Funding is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once the funds have been administered for the year, the education fellowships will recommence in the following year. For more information about Natural Dharma Fellowship affordability policies, please click here.

Please Note: Part of the long-term vision of the Hemera Contemplative Fellowships for Educators Program is to build a community of fellows, both online and in person. By accepting Hemera Fellowship funding, you agree to allow your contact information to be shared with the Hemera Foundation, and to fill out a questionnaire about your experience following the retreat that you attend with Hemera’s support.