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

Fall semester classes are underway! Registration remains open through September 15 and you can check out classes for free this first week during Explore Maitripa. Join us this Thursday for conversations and tour during our Open House and stay for the Public Teaching with Yangsi Rinpoche that follows. Click on the links below and watch this page for postings of all the public events and activities coming this fall, including special visiting teachers, meditation practices and more.

  • Explore Maitripa College: Fall 2015
  • Register Now: Fall 2015 Course List and Registration Links
  • Volunteer: Compassion in Action at Maitripa College
  • John Makransky, PhD: Empowering Those Who Care for Others
  • Venerable Robina Courtin: Enjoying Death

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, Meditation, 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. Maitripa is both a college and Buddhist Meditation Center. Click here to read our Mission Statement and here for quotes from students and alumni about their experience at the College.  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
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In the Media

  • E-Book ~ Seven Billion Brothers & Sisters
  • In the Media: Maitripa Students Featured in Mandala Magazine Online
  • Maitripa College 2014 Annual Report

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.