Maitripa College is a Buddhist institution of higher learning founded by Yangsi Rinpoche in 2005 in Portland, Oregon. We offer 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, the Maitripa College curriculum combines Western academic contemplative education and traditional Tibetan Buddhist disciplines. Through the development of wisdom and compassion, our graduates are empowered with a sense of responsibility to work joyfully for the well-being of others. They become agents of positive change in the world, and are shaping the development of Buddhism in the West as scholar-practitioners, chaplains, professional translators, doctoral degree candidates, educators, and more. Follow the links below for more.