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.

Due to COVID, the Maitripa College campus is currently closed for in-person courses and events. Please visit our calendar for listings of current online events. Fall 2021 classes at Maitripa College will be offered in a hybrid model, with some classes being offered fully online and some being offered with both online and onsite options available.

Due to the unusual admissions year of 2020-21, Maitripa College will continue accepting exemplary applications from qualified applicants for Fall 2021 entry into our degree programs through the summer. Registration for Fall courses is currently open (for both degree program and continuing education students). Please contact us at if you have questions.  

Maitripa College Academic Programs

and Admissions

Make Your Practice Your Life


  • 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

Find Support for Your Spiritual Path


  • Special Events & Teachings (View Calendar)
  • Weekly Community Practice & Meditation
  • James A. Blumenthal Library
  • Practice Interviews
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Maitripa College Academic Programs

Service as
Spiritual Practice

Engage with Our Community


  • Volunteer
  • Give
  • Get Involved
  • Join Maitripa students, neighbors, and friends for Community Practice,
    Meditation, or Teachings
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Maitripa College Podcast
Lapis: The Learning Story
Maitripa College Media

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