By order of the State of Oregon, the Maitripa College campus is currently closed. Visit the calendar for listings of online events this summer.  Update on Status of Fall 2020 term (as of July 16, 2020): Classes will continue as planned this fall at Maitripa College, beginning August 31. We are fully prepared to offer classes onsite, online, or in a hybrid model. In early August we will complete a full assessment of the safest and most reasonable ways to accommodate students this fall, and we will make our instructional plan public by August 15th. Other than legal mandates, the safety and comfort of our faculty and students will be the primary priority driving this decision. All classes will have remote 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.

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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