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A Joyful Conclusion to Our Tenth Year Celebrations:
Winter Benefit Photos & Words of Gratitude from Namdrol to Those Who Have Helped Us Along the Way

As we close our 10th Year celebrations, please enjoy these photos from the Winter Benefit Gala and also remember all those who have contributed to Maitripa's birth and growth so far through the personal [...]

Maitripa College Participates in Historic Gathering for Buddhist Masters’ of Divinity Programs

Namdrol Adams and Leigh Miller joined other leaders of five American Buddhist Masters’ of Divinity programs gathered at Naropa University February 12-14, 2016, to share information, identify key issues in the field of Buddhist chaplaincy, [...]

José Cabezón, PhD, Speaks at Maitripa College on Sexuality in Early and Contemporary Buddhist Life

José Cabezón, PhD, Speaks at Maitripa College on Sexuality in Early and Contemporary Buddhist Life Fifty people gathered on Thursday, September 29, 2016 for an engaging public talk, “Buddhism, Sexuality, and Gender,” by José Cabezón, [...]

Maitripa College Strategic Plans for the Next 1, 5, and 10 Years Take Shape

Part of the Maitripa College Institutional Planning Group, composed of College President, Board, Staff, and Advisers, with our Strategic Planners Tanya Patrella and Butch Peterman, at our last meeting in September, 2016. (October 2016) [...]

Maitripa College’s Mindfulness & Compassion Initiative featured in Mandala Magazine

BROADENING THE FOCUS: MAITRIPA COLLEGE’S MINDFULNESS AND COMPASSION INITIATIVE, Mandala Magazine, July - December 2016 >click here to read online or print this article (pdf)

Our Alumni: An Interview with Carl Jensen, Buddhist Chaplain (MDiv 2015)

News Update (August 17, 2016) Maitripa MDiv Alumnus Carl Jensen completed his Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Training at Providence Hospital, and is now "Chaplain Carl"! He and his classmates were honored in a Service [...]

Jacob Lindsley Invited To Present at Mind & Life Institute’s International Symposium of Contemplative Studies

(May 2015) MA Graduate and Maitripa College Registrar Jacob Lindsley has been informed that his thesis paper was accepted for presentation at Mind & Life Institute's International Symposium of Contemplative Studies this fall, in San Diego. Jacob's [...]

Leigh Miller, PhD, (Director of Academic Programs at Maitripa College) presents at International Association of Tibetan Studies conference in Norway

Leigh Miller, PhD, Maitripa College Director of Academic Programs, attended the International Association of Tibetan Studies (IATS) conference in Bergen, Norway from June 18-25, with the support of a travel and conference grant from the Ti-se Foundation. [...]

Our Graduates Take On the World! News from Maitripa College Students and Alumni

(November 2016). MA graduate JACOB LINDSLEY presented a paper at Mind & Life Institute’s International Symposium of Contemplative Studies in San Diego this month.  Jacob’s paper, entitled “Mindfulness and the Transformation of the Self: Affirmation and Negation [...]

Not for the Faint of Heart: Krista Tippett’s NPR “On Being” blog features Maitripa College in article by Nancy Thompson on the effort required to be “mindful”

Maitripa College was featured in Krista Tippett's very well respected blog accompanying the National Public Radio show, On Being. It was written by guest contributor Nancy Thompson. Nancy is on faculty at Marylhurst, and has [...]

Seven Billion Brothers & Sisters ~ e-book of the historic visit by His Holiness the Dalai Lama hosted by Maitripa College

Environmental Summit with His Holiness the Dalai Lama hosted by Maitripa College "When I see people with smiles, I feel these are all my brothers, sisters; seven billion human beings, actually, our brothers and sisters."  – [...]

Maitripa College Annual Report

The 2015 Maitripa College Annual Report is now available online an e-book. Discover our activities and programs, read updates on what our graduates are doing, and more. Please click on the image below to read our 2015 Annual [...]

Maitripa College alumni Anita Bermont joins “mindfulness” panel at Dharma Rain Zen Center in Portland

On Tuesday, May 31st, Dharma Rain Zen Center in Portland, Oregon hosted a panel discussion on the topic of "mindfulness." This was part of a month-long series of special topics offered to the community during [...]

“One Robe, One Bowl”: an online posting in “Ancient Way Journal” by Soto Zen priest and Maitripa College alumni Tenku Ruff, Osho

Maitripa College alumni Tenku Ruff, Osho, is a Soto Zen priest who trained in Japan. She is a professional chaplain living in New York and holds a Master of Divinity from Maitripa College. She recently [...]

“Words Like Gold” Public Lecture Series

The Maitripa College Mindfulness & Compassion Initiative Lecture Series Announces a new and exciting lecture series: Words Like Gold: Approaches to Challenging Topics in Transmitting Buddhism to the Modern World “O bhikshus and wise [...]

Leigh Miller, PhD, Contributes to Tibetan Arts Week at the University of Colorado

(April 2016) During spring break, Leigh Miller, PhD, Director of Programs, was honored to participate in Tibetan Arts Week, sponsored by the Tibet Himalaya Initiative at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Leigh was invited to introduce [...]

Dan Rubin: New Article on Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Primary Care Physicians

​(March 2016) Maitripa College Adjunct Professor Dan Rubin, PsyD, recently published "A Brief Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Primary Care Physicians: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial" in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. Dan was the lead designer [...]

Dharma and the Modern World: Maitripa Students Featured in Mandala Magazine Online

Dharma and the Modern World Recently several Maitripa College students and staff participated in a two-day homiletics workshop; homiletics is concerned with the composition and delivery of a sermon or religious discourse. After the workshop, several of the participants [...]

The Dalai Lama Urges Expansion of Formal Academic Study in US Buddhist Communities

His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking at the Temple at Deer Park Buddhist Center in Madison, WI, USA on March 6, 2016. Photo/Sherab Lhatsang Tibetan leader urges Buddhist centres to be an academic [...]