Well, I wouldn't necessarily call getting a scholarship, funding, or a bursary being "paid by" Dhammakaya because being "paid by" to me implies they are an employee and this pay is potentially regular or agreed upon for a particular service. So I'll take back the phrasing "pays" and say "funds" instead. If Microsoft funds a grant that allows a PhD candidate to write a paper, are they necessarily compromised and some sort of hired academic goon of Microsoft? Hardly. The academic bursaries funded by Dhammakaya are not with hidden conditions of "You must write it like this." As per your other inquiries, I have seen Dhammakaya meditation linked to Borān Kammaṭṭhāna, but also to the specific movement associated with the Yogavacara manual. I have seen links to extinct Southeast Asian Vajrayāna based on the Borān connection. I have seen conflicting claims that Borān Kammaṭṭhāna is an outgrowth of orthodox Mahāvihāravāsin Buddhism that is later ostracized and disenfranchised by the religious establishment, also that Dhammakaya meditation comes from Abhayagirivihāravāsin practice and was repressed by the Theravādin mainstream.
As for papers cited, I can put some time aside from that, Ontario just entered a new Covid lockdown, but give me a while to get to it.
The spotless mind,
the most highly pure, the tranquil,
all unspoiled phenomena supporting,
this name applying to the consciousness of the Tathāgata.
A bodhisattva, one of two vehicles, an ordinary person:
these are thrones which hold seeds subject to germination.
In acquiring the virtuous pure mind of a Buddha,
which is resolute suchness, the sūtra says:
The Tathāgata's spotless mind
is a pure place without outflows.
It is liberation from all bondage.
It is like a spherical mirror.
It is consciousness always in internal agreement.