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

SPECIAL NOTE: Due to several requests from the larger TIBETAN LANGUAGE academic community, to accommodate students who were planning on studying in Nepal, we will extend our application deadline to June 5 for Maitripa’s Summer Intensive. Follow the link below for details. | The next few weeks at Maitripa College are full of OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN AND PRACTICE! Please follow the links below to register for this Saturday's workshop on the educational building blocks of development and spirituality with Angie Garcia and much more. | REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE FALL semester. Click on the link to view the full schedule of courses, including conflict resolution, engaged Buddhism, meditation, philosophy, Buddhist history and more. | We hope you will also SUPPORT THE VISION AND PROGRAMS OF MAITRIPA COLLEGE by donating to our Spring Giving Campaign. THANK YOU!

  • From Childhood to Maturity with Maria Angie Garcia, M.Ed.
  • Nyung Ne Retreat with Merry Colony
  • Discovering Buddhism Summer 2015
  • Apply Now for Fall 2015 Degree Program Entry
  • Summer 2015 Classical Tibetan Language Intensive
  • Register Now: Fall 2015 Course List and Registration Links
  • Spring Giving Campaign
  • Prayers for World Peace: An Interfaith Symposium
  • 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, 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 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

  • 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.