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

Yangsi Rinpoche and all of the Maitripa College community dedicate our heart-felt prayers for the deceased and aspirations for a swift recovery to all our brothers and sisters in Nepal. If you would like to assist the victims with material gifts and/or leave wishes for prayers, please visit the global giving page of the Tzu Chi Foundation website. To learn more about Tzu Chi Foundation, please click here.

Tickets are now available for Fearlessness and Compassion with Geshe Thupten Jinpa, May 9. | Application deadline for the Summer Classical Tibetan Language Intensive is May 20. | Application deadline for Fall Degree Programs is May 1. | Links for more details on all upcoming Academic and Public Programs below!

  • Spring 2015 Compassion in Action Volunteer Training on Wednesday, April 29 at 6:30 pm.
  • Our Common Ground: Death and Dying
  • Fearlessness & Compassion with Geshe Thupten Jinpa Langri, PhD
  • Tara Retreat with Yangsi Rinpoche: May 17, 2015
  • Summer 2015 Classical Tibetan Language Intensive
  • 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

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.