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

LET THE BIDDING BEGIN! The online auction is now open! Follow the link below to place your bid now for holiday treasures & experiences! ~ We are thrilled to announce that our fundraising goals this season are being supported by the generous gift of a kind donor, who has pledged $25,000 in MATCHING FUNDS toward our winter goal of $50,000. Please follow the links below to add your support! ~ SPECIAL PRACTICE: Please join Yangsi Rinpoche and the community this Wednesday, November 26 at 7:30 pm for Heruka Vajrasattva Puja and Tsog in Honor of the 49th Day of the Passing of Our Dear Friend and Colleague Dr. James Blumenthal (Jim). Visit the Maitripa BLOG (see link on the top menu) for a new posting by Yangsi Rinpoche reflecting on Jim's impact on our community

  • Giving & Service ~ How You Can Help
  • Enlighten Me 2014! The Auction Is Now Open!
  • Winter Benefit: Enlighten Me 2014!
  • Thursday Night Public Teachings
  • In Honor of Professor Jim Blumenthal
  • 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.