By order of the State of Oregon, the Maitripa College campus is currently closed. Visit the calendar for listings of current online events.  In accordance with local guidelines, classes in the spring term are being held online, with optional, periodic, onsite meetings incorporating rigorous social distancing to be held at the instructor’s discretion if state and local regulations permit. Other than legal mandates, the safety and comfort of our faculty and students is the primary factor driving this decision. All classes have remote-only options for registered students in Oregon.

Maitripa College offers a Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies, a Master of Divinity Degree, Continuing Education courses, and community programming. Founded upon the three pillars of scholarship, meditation, and service, our contemplative learning curriculum combines modern academic and traditional Tibetan Buddhist disciplines. Students thrive in a supportive community, developing the personal qualities of a good heart, tolerance, and joy, as well as professional skills to become agents of positive change in the world.

Maitripa College Academic Programs

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Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies (MA) Degree

Master of Divinity (MDiv) Degree

Tibetan Language Study

Buddhist Chaplaincy Education

Continuing Education

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Maitripa College Academic Programs

and Community

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Special Events & Teachings
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Weekly Community Practice & Meditation

James A. Blumenthal Library

Practice Interviews

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Maitripa College Academic Programs

Service as
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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, Maitripa College President