After reflecting on my first semester, Maitripa has shown itself to be an incredible college. There is something very unique going on at this school and I cannot express properly how grateful I am to have become a part of it. -Jacob Stuart, M.A. Buddhist Studies Student

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WELCOME TO MAITRIPA! Click on the link above to view the first in a series of short videos exploring Maitripa's vision, origin & future and visit the >PROSPECTIVE STUDENT PAGE FOR LINKS TO MORE VIDEO & INFORMATION:



STUDENT HANDBOOK (pdf)


STUDENT LIFE AT MAITRIPA COLLEGE

Maitripa’s current student body totals 70 individuals, with a wide diversity in age, gender, and country of origin, including a mix of onsite and online students and a mix of degree students and continuing education students. Classes are small and intimate, ranging from 5-25 students, and interaction with faculty is paramount.

Student Life at Maitripa is diverse, joyful & enriching. Maitripa students have unparalleled access to Maitripa faculty and unique opportunities provided by a wide range of visiting teachers. Students have the opportunity to attend and assist with major academic and professional events in the wider community, as well as the option to participate if they wish in weekly Buddhist practices in the Jokhang (Shrine Room), in special retreats and Buddhist celebrations, various ritual activities, pilgrimages, and more.

Maitripa students become part of a diverse, joyful and welcoming social community of students, family and friends of Maitripa, on campus, at college events, Portland activities,  & beyond. Visit the photo gallery for a visual introduction to all our social and academic activities.

The Maitripa Community extends to the Online Student Body through online discussion groups, optional online study communities, and special invitations to visit the Portland campus to continue the discussion with resident students and faculty.



PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN PORTLAND AREA

Maitripa College is readily accessible by local public transportation. Our building is located at 1632 SE 11th Avenue in the Hawthorne area. Our entrance is on Market Street. For directions by public transportation, please visit www.trimet.org.

CITY HIGHLIGHTS

Portland is a medium-sized city in the Pacific Northwest with a long history of natural conservation that can be seen not only throughout the abundance of natural reserves and parks, but in its beautifully preserved neighborhoods, each with its own unique style. It also offers all the conveniences of a sophisticated urban environment. Portland is also graced with an excellent public transportation system, making life in the city easily sustainable without a car. In many neighborhoods one will find unique stores, small restaurants, and cafes along the main avenues, while the adjacent streets remain residential, enhancing the quality of life for its residents. Downtown Portland is active, clean and modern and hosts a diversity of city living, offices, commerce, restaurants, and many attractions.

For Oregon History and General Information please check these websites:
http://www.portlandonline.com and http://bluebook.state.or.us/cultural/history/history.htm

PORTLAND WEATHER

It rains! So come ready for this. Despite the rain, it is amazing to see how Portlanders enjoy the outdoors, where everyone seems to find time to jog, walk, or cycle. Apart from the rain, Portland has mild winters and summers, with the winter and spring producing the most rain and just an occasional snow day. Summers are sunny and mild.

HOUSING IN THE PORTLAND AREA

Portland is truly a unique city, loved not only for its physical beauty, neighborhood feeling, and natural splendor, but for its friendly people, cultural diversity, and innovative spirit. Maitripa is honored to begin this program here and hopes to make a special contribution to our local community in a spirit of loving kindness and service.

There are many residential areas with a great variety of rental and real estate properties to choose from. There are many available properties for rent and also many price ranges from which to choose. The most expensive areas are downtown and the most affordable in the city outskirts. The Maitripa building is located close-in, in the Southeast quadrant of the city, on 11th near Hawthorne. There are excellent residential areas within walking distance or within easy access to public transportation.

Maitripa College does not currently provide housing for students or staff. However, the Portland area has many options for short and long term stays. Here are some resources to get you started:

http://portland.craigslist.org/
http://www.portlandonline.com/
www.movingtoportland.net

If you are relocating from afar, please feel free to contact Maitripa for more information on help with housing resources at studentservices@maitripa.org.



LOCATION | CONTACTS | VISIT

Maitripa College | 1119 SE Market Street | Portland, Oregon USA 97214 | phone: 503-235-2477 | email: info@maitripa.org | fax: 503-231-6408