As we navigate these very unique times, we invite you to connect with the Maitripa College community locally, nationally, and around the world, for comfort, hope, and inspiration. Now more than ever, it’s the time to make your practice your life.

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. View the fall schedule and links to register here:

From Our Teachers

For the health and safety of all beings during the time of Covid-19, Maitripa College welcomes you to join our worldwide community online for these special upcoming practices, dialogues, and teaching series. 

Upcoming (Online) Events

Transforming Obstacles into the Path: Special Retreat Sessions with Yangsi Rinpoche

Daily August 1 through August 7; 11am PDT
Registration required (click here for details and registration link)


Discovering Buddhism this Summer

Discovering Buddhism is a curriculum of 14 modules designed by the FPMT Education Department and taught by Registered Teachers in centers around the world, and through online and home study options. At Maitripa College, alumni Registered Teachers offer modules under the direction of Yangsi Rinpoche. In the summer of 2020, while our campus remains closed, modules of Discovering Buddhism will be offered via online platforms.

AUGUST 2020: “The Spiritual Teacher” with Michael Jolliffe
Wednesdays, 5-7pm PDT: 5, 12, 19, and 26 >Details and to register now for the August module

Weekly Vajrasattva Practice with Yangsi Rinpoche

Thursdays at 5:00 pm PDT
No registration necessary: go to MAITRIPA COLLEGE LIVESTREAM to view

Weekly Medicine Buddha Practice with Yangsi Rinpoche

Sundays at 11:00 am PDT
No registration necessary: go to MAITRIPA COLLEGE LIVESTREAM to view

Additional Resources

COVID-19 Pandemic: Public Resources for Our Friends and Community: Click here for a directory of links to public information and tools related to the COVID-19 Pandemic generally and in Portland and the state of Oregon specifically

Maitripa College Prayer List: Please click here to ADD NAMES to the prayer list which is read during weekly practices

Private Spiritual Care Conversations: Maitripa College is offering opportunities for community care and student learning in the form of private, short, spiritual care conversations at this time. Our advanced students in the MDiv program need opportunities to practice developing skills for chaplaincy or similar service. We invite you to volunteer if you would be willing to have a conversation with them (through Zoom or by phone) and share something with which you are struggling, or questions or concerns you might have. How is integrating spiritual practice and values into your life going these days? If you are interested, please email Leigh at  [email protected] to schedule. Thank you for your generosity in considering sharing your experience, and we hope the conversation will be mutually beneficial, especially at this time.