The three educational pillars of Maitripa College — SCHOLARSHIP, MEDITATION, and SERVICE — embody the extrinsic study of Buddhist thought, the internal exploration of Buddhist practice, and the activity that results from the integration of these. —Yangsi Rinpoche, President, Maitripa College

News & Events

NEWS & OF NOTE: THANK YOU to everyone who helped make the Winter Benefit a glorious celebration and the Online Auction a huge success! We are inspired, humbled, grateful and joyful! ~ Registration is now open for the popular DISCOVERING BUDDHISM January series as well as the WINTER TIBETAN INTENSIVE. ~ Interested in TAKING A CLASS? Maitripa has semester-long courses for new and returning non-degree students (Continuing Education) students! Follow the link below to register for Spring 2015. ~ And please contribute to Maitripa's YEAR-END GIVING CAMPAIGN if you have not done so; your tax-deductible gift will be doubled by our matching grant.

  • Discovering Buddhism: Establishing a Daily Practice, January 6-24
  • Spring 2015 Course List and Registration
  • Intermediate Tibetan Winter Intensive: January 19-30, 2015
  • Apply Now for Fall 2015 Degree Program Entry
  • Giving & Service ~ How You Can Help
  • Calendars

Academics & Admission

Graduates at Maitripa CollegeMaitripa College is the first Tibetan Buddhist college in the pacific northwest, and was the host of the Dalai Lama Environmental Summit in May 2013. Maitripa College is based on the conviction that Buddhist thought and practice have significant contributions to make to American society and culture. Led by Geshe Lharampa, Yangsi Rinpoche, Maitripa’s educational model is based on the three pillars of Scholarship, Mediation, and Service, providing a contemplative and transformative educational experience. Scholarships and ordained sangha fellowships, flexible schedule, and the attractions of Portland, Oregon, put your affordable graduate degree or continuing education within reach. Click here to read our Mission Statement and explore the links to the right for complete details on how to become part of the Maitripa community.
Earn Your Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies (MA) Degree
Earn Your Master of Divinity (MDiv) Degree
Take a Course as a Continuing Education Student
Classical Tibetan Language Studies at Maitripa
Explore the Complete Maitripa College Course Catalog
The Maitripa College Research Library
 

In the Media

  • In the Media: Maitripa Students Featured in Mandala Magazine Online
  • E-Book ~ Seven Billion Brothers & Sisters

Seven Billion Brothers & Sisters


His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Hope for the Planet: A Short Film Based on the 2013 Environmental Summit in Portland, Oregon, hosted by Maitripa College

Maitripa College: An Introduction

Visit our YouTube Channel for additional films in this series and more.