Course registration for Fall 2019 is now closed but please review the range of current courses on this page for a sample of what we offer each semester and watch for announcements of the Spring 2020 schedule.
Registration for the spring semester (click here to learn about enrolling as a continuing ed student) as well as for the summer 2020 Classical Tibetan Language Intensive opens on December 6, 2019. Applications are now being accepted for Fall degree program entry (click here).
Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30pm. Discover what it means to follow the path to enlightenment. This course offers a rare, in-depth introduction to the entire Buddhist path in accordance with the lineage of the Dalai [...]
Fridays, 11:15am-1:15pm. Meditate for yourself and others. In this course, you will be encouraged to develop a warm-hearted, compassionate approach to meditation practice. Under the guidance of Yangsi Rinpoche, an experienced [...]
Tuesdays 7-9pm. Enter the heart of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Study the philosophy and practice of Madhyamaka, or the “Middle Way” as presented by the renowned Indian Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna and his [...]
Wednesdays 6-8pm. Contemplate the ultimate meaning of our world and your place in it. Learn to meditate on the unique Madhyamika view from the Nalanda tradition with a master meditation teacher and [...]
Fridays, 3-5pm. Explore inner and outer ritual. Ritual is ubiquitous in Tibetan personal practice as well as for Buddhists engaged in caregiving or community leadership. Learn the basics of what constitute rituals, [...]
Mon and Thurs for 8 weeks: Sept. 5 – Oct. 24 4:30-6:30pm. Continue the work of taking the essence. Explore the complex, and changing, status of women in relationship to Buddhist [...]
Thursdays, 1-3pm. Develop your practice of helping others. Spiritual Care is now being done by Buddhists in a variety of secular and multi-faith contexts. In this class, explore how you might integrate [...]
Thursdays, 3-4pm. Learn practical ways to care “spiritually” for others. This course will introduce you to methods of providing spiritual care, including spiritual assessment of self and other, the practice of basic [...]
Mondays and Wednesdays: 11:30am-12:30pm Students continue to deepen their knowledge of Tibetan grammar and syntax through reading and decoding basic verse and prose texts and commentaries on Buddhist philosophy and [...]
Fridays, 9-11am. Learn to use service as spiritual practice. This course is a gentle introduction to the service pillar at Maitripa College. Through a unique combination of reflection, conversation, and observation, begin [...]