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Financial Aid


DDRC Work/Practice Scholarships

The work/practice scholarship offers 50% of the retreat fee. Recipients are expected to volunteer before and after the retreat to help with preparation and clean up.

  • 3-5-day retreat requires 1 day of volunteer work
  • 7-10-day retreat requires 3 days of volunteer work

Participants must apply and be accepted to an event before requesting a scholarship.

DDRC Scholarship Application Form

  • download the form and edit it on your device
  • save it once you’ve filled it out
  • send it to us via email or paper mail
Email: apply@dharmadrumretreat.org
Paper: DDRC Scholarship Program
184 Quannacut Road
Pine Bush NY 12566

Student Discount

A 30% student discount is offered on request. Students must apply and be accepted to an event before requesting the discount.


Hemera Contemplative Fellowship Programs

The Hemera Foundation supports innovative organizations and initiatives that foster basic human goodness in individuals and society. The Hemera Contemplative Fellowship programs were created to make the unique benefits of contemplative practice in a retreat context more widely available. The fellowship is intended to encourage less-experienced meditators to attend a retreat for the first time, as well as extending support to experienced retreatants.

Hemera Contemplative Fellowships for Educators (CFE)

Hemera Contemplative Fellowships for Health Care Professionals (CFHP)

Hemera Contemplative Fellowships for ArtistsĀ (TSF)


Other Options

If none of the options above meet your needs, contact us to discuss possible alternatives.