Maitripa’s logo was jointly designed by our teachers Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Yangsi Rinpoche.
The image of the snow lion on the world globe represents courageously carrying on the turning of the Wheel of Dharma on behalf of all sentient beings, particularly in the West.
In addition to the name of the College, the outer circle includes an image of the moon (on the left side) and the sun (on the right) which is traditional in much of Tibetan art symbolizing wisdom and compassion (among other things)
The tag-line on the lower part of the circle expresses the College’s three pillars: scholarship, meditation, and service.
Maitripa College Seal
The College seal is used for legal and ceremonial purposes and combines traditional Western and Tibetan elements, including:
* the olive branch, symbolizing peace and moral and intellectual victory and is often seen in western academic art,
* the Dharma jewel and dharmachakra (teaching wheel) taken from the College logo which was designed by Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Yangsi Rinpoche (see logo description)
* the imagery of the moon and the sun which is traditional in much of Tibetan art symbolizing wisdom and compassion (among other things)
* the College’s three pillars (scholarship, meditation, and service) in both English and Tibetan script.