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

OF SPECIAL NOTE: Join us for this weekend for presentations and demonstrations by Buddhist artists working a variety of media and Himalayan traditions, including bronze sculpture, dance and thangka painting. Registration is now open - clink on the links below for complete details on this and other activities.

  • Himalayan Buddhist Arts: Embodied Enlightenment
  • Thursday Night Public Teachings
  • Calendars
  • Online Auction: Enlighten Me 2014!
  • Winter Benefit: Enlighten Me 2014!
  • In Honor of Professor Jim Blumenthal

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
View Fall 2014 Course List and Schedule
Academic Quick Links & FAQs

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.