Michael D. Jolliffe (MA 2009; MS 2020) graduated from Portland State University with a master’s degree in marriage, couple, and family counseling in 2020. He currently works in private practice. His counseling focus is on LGBTQ+ couples and families, men’s issues, and spiritual wounding and repair.

After graduating from Maitripa College (MA 2009) and completing the Vajrayana certificate program, he became assistant editor (2010-2018) for Mandala, the official magazine of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). Later (2018-2020), he worked in FPMT International Office’s Education Services department.

In addition to service as adjunct faculty, he continues to be an active member within the broader Maitripa College community by regularly volunteering, leading rituals, and teaching Discovering Buddhism and meditation classes in Maitripa’s Jokhang meditation hall at Yangsi Rinpoche’s request.

contact email: faculty@maitripa.org