Maitripa College is a Buddhist institution of higher learning founded by Yangsi Rinpoche in 2005 in Portland, Oregon. Founded upon the three pillars of scholarship, meditation, and service, the Maitripa College curriculum combines Western academic contemplative education and traditional Tibetan Buddhist disciplines. 

Through the development of wisdom and compassion, our graduates are empowered with a sense of responsibility to work joyfully for the well-being of others. They become agents of positive change in the world, and are shaping the development of Buddhism in the West as scholar-practitioners, chaplains, professional translators, doctoral degree candidates, educators, and more.

We offer both a Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies and Master of Divinity degree. If completing a degree program is not your end goal, Maitripa College offers the opportunity to take many classes as a Continuing Education (CE) Student. Scholarships and ordained sangha fellowships, flexible schedules, and the attractions of Portland, Oregon, put your affordable graduate degree or continuing education within reach.  A good way to see if Maitripa College is right for you is to take some time to connect. Please review the information available through the links on this page and, if you have any questions before applying, use the form below to contact us – or call 503-235-2477 x 7005. We look forward to meeting you!

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