Education of the Heart at Maitripa College is based on the aspiration to educate individuals in principles that develop integrity, virtue, and character in addition to intellectual knowledge.  In the words of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, from Beyond Religion:

“Just as we take for granted the need to acquire proficiency in the basic academic subjects, I am hopeful that a time will come when we can take it for granted that children will learn, as part of their school curriculum, the indispensability of inner values such as love, compassion, justice, and forgiveness.”

Continuing Education at Maitripa College (Non-Degree Students; Open Enrollment)

If completing a degree program is not your end goal, consider taking a class as a Continuing Education (CE) Student (Oregon resident; in person only) or Auditing Student (Non-Oregon resident; online only). Most courses offered through Maitripa College’s transformative education are available through a simple online application and registration process.  Please contact us at any time to explore your options to enroll in future courses as a CE student.   >MORE

Buddhist Leadership

Consistency; Power-sharing; Relationship. These were the top 3 takeaways from Maitripa’s first ever “Buddhist Leaders in Training” workshop in August, 2023. Please stay tuned as we explore and develop this emerging area of practice.

Buddhist Education

Many who serve K-12 populations, as well as those who work in higher education, have found purpose, inspiration, and connection to the internal resources and unique knowledge of human and development and instruction that can be found in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. In an environment that offers a unique blend of traditional and modern perspectives on the mind and learning, students are able to complement and enhance their journeys as educators. We are working on creating the causes and conditions to launch a formal Master of Education degree (slated to begin in Fall 2025), but for the time being, educators at all levels are invited to connect with us to learn about teaching and learning.

Maitripa Tara School

Maitripa Tara School is a project of Maitripa College, currently accepting applications for our Preschool (ages 2.5-6) morning program 8:30am-12:30pm Monday-Friday. Our mission is to support and develop the Good Heart and the potential of all beings, while sharing in a community of care, love and respect. Founded on the three pillars of wisdom, compassion and ethics, the school curriculum combines a Tibetan Buddhist world view, Dr. Maria Montessori Pedagogical method, and a permaculture approach to care for, and connection to the natural world, to oneself and one another, relying of diversity, stability and resilience.  >MORE HERE

The Maitripa Rabjungma Community

The MAITRIPA RABJUNGMA COMMUNITY is dedicated to the empowerment of Buddhist women into service and leadership through an education based in scholarship, meditation, and service within a monastic and practice-based community. Affiliated with Maitripa College in Portland, Oregon, and situated at Tara Farms in nearby Corbett, this experiential program will include a three year period of monastic ordination and training (with options to extend that timeframe).  >MORE HERE