Tuition for the 2020-21 program is $ 2,000, paid in 2 installments. In cases of financial hardship, monthly payment plans are permitted by arrangement with Gil Fronsdal.

  • 50% prior to the first class in September
  • 50% at the 5th class in January

Also, participants are responsible for acquiring 15-18 books, either by purchase or library lending.  Many can be purchased, or accessed digitally on various platforms.  In order to support the livelihood authors and the literary arts in our society in general, we do not scan book chapters and thus a ‘course reader’ is not provided.

In addition, the application fee is $100.

The Sati Center for Buddhist Studies is committed to making our programs accessible to all qualified applicants. In this spirit, we offer a limited number of Work Exchange scholarships are available.  Scholarship recipients receive a 50% discount off regular tuition rates. In exchange, scholarship students perform administrative tasks to support the training. These include classroom set up, audio recording of class presentations, literature reviews & research, and miscellaneous typing projects.

–Scholarships apply to Buddhist Chaplaincy Training participants only
–Eligibility is based on financial need.  Scholarships are intended for people with no or low income
–Scholarship recipients will receive a 50% discount off regular tuition rates. The remaining tuition must be paid by the 6th class (February).
–Applicants must plan to complete the training
–Scholarships are applied to tuition costs only and should not be requested to offset expenses associated with travel, books, and other program costs.
–A Work Exchange Scholarship application is required.  It is here.



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