Yangsi Rinpoche (Geshe Lharampa and President) is joined on the Maitripa College faculty by resident scholars and visiting teachers from a wide range of academic and professional life, as well as revered traditional Buddhist masters.

2023-2024 Faculty & Visiting Teachers

Participants in Major Conferences Organized by Maitripa College

Spirituality and Humanity: An Interfaith Conversation on Creating Harmonious Community and Healthy Leadership (hosted by Maitripa College at University of Portland, Buckley Center Auditorium, September 2018)
His Eminence the 7th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche  |  The Very Reverend Nathan LeRud  |  Mr. Harris Zafar

Buddhism and Science: The Great Heart (October 2013)
Steven Brence, PhD  |  John Dunne, PhD  |  John Edwards, PhD  |  Sarina Saturn, PhD  |  Yangsi Rinpoche, Geshe Lharampa

Life after Life Symposium at Maitripa College (May 2013)
His Holiness the Dalai Lama with Thubten Jinpa, Translator  |  Dr. Eben Alexander  |  José Ignacio Cabezón >details & photos here

Environmental Interfaith Dialogue (Co-hosted by Maitripa College & The University of Portland at the Chiles Center May 2013)
His Holiness the Dalai Lama with Thubten Jinpa, Translator  |  Grandmother Agnes Baker Pilgrim  |  Rev. E. William Beauchamp  |  Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana  |  Charlie Hales, Mayor of Portland  |  Tina Kotek, Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives  |  Imam Muhammad A. Najieb  |  Laural Porter  >details & photos here

Universal Responsibility & the Global Environment: An Environmental Summit (Veterans Memorial Coliseum, May 2013)
His Holiness the Dalai Lama with Thubten Jinpa, Translator |  Darren Aronofsky  |  Andrea Durbin  |  Governor John Kitzhaber  |  David Miller  |  David Suzuki  >details & photos here

The Heart Sutra In Philosophy & Practice (2012)
Jan Chozen Bays  |  James Blumenthal, PhD  |  Khenpo Karl Brunnhölzl  |  Venerable Thubten Chodron  |  Lama Tsering Gyaltsen Rinpoche  |  Venerable Khenpo Jampa Tenphel  |  Yangsi Rinpoche

Buddhism & Science: Reality & Emotions (April 2011)
Steven Vannoy, Ph.D.  |  Jack Straton, Ph.D.  |  Dan Rubin, Psy.D.  |  John Dunne, Ph.D.  |  Larry Christensen, Ph.D.

Buddhism & Science: Crossroads of the Future (December 2010)
Dan Rubin, PsyD  |  Mark Unno, PhD  |  Steven Vannoy, Ph.D.  |  Helané Wahbeh, ND, MCR

A Symposium on Modern Buddhist Education (January 2009)
Geshe Lhundub Sopa of Deer Park Center & Evam Monastery | Jose Cabezon, PhD, of University of California, Santa Barbara |  Merry Colony  |  Roger Jackson, PhD  | John Makransky, PhD, of Boston College | With James Blumenthal, PhD of Oregon State U. & Maitripa College | & Yangsi Rinpoche