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.


Jan Willis, PhD

Jan Willis, PhD, is professor emerita of religion at Wesleyan University, where she taught courses in Buddhist religion and philosophy [...]

Major Conference Participants

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 >more about this event (to come)

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