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The Power of Patronage

Since the time of the Buddha himself, patronage has been a vital aspect of the propagation and sustainability of the Dharma. Whether kings supporting the construction and operations of sacred sites or monasteries, or lay communities contributing bridging resources of agriculture, labor, and donations, patronage has been a foundation upon which the Dharma has thrived throughout time and place.

Your support of the Scholarship Fund transforms the lives of students at Maitripa College who otherwise could not pursue their passion for the Dharma. Whether training for chaplaincy, service in FPMT, Dharma teaching, or academic study, student scholarships transform lives and allow for great possibilities.

With your help, Maitripa College can continue to produce exceptional scholar-practitioners prepared for Buddhist leadership. Thank You!

What Your Gift Can Do

Ven. Drolma (Anne Kane) was recently appointed as Resident Teacher at Tushita Meditation Center, in McCloud Ganj, India. Scholarship funds were crucial in her ability to graduate and thrive post-graduation:

“Scholarships at Maitripa College allowed me to develop self-confidence through learning and practicing the Tibetan Buddhist path, so that I can now benefit others through my ordination and teaching.”

scholarships_David_LangnerDavid Langer (MA ’16) was most recently offered the position of Program Manager with the prestigious Mind & Life Institute, in Charlottesville, VA. In route to his new home, he shared:

“Scholarships received at Maitripa College allowed me to follow through and finish my Master’s degree in Buddhist Studies, and then reach from that milestone toward an amazing opportunity with the Mind and Life Institute.”

scholarships_JD_DreyerJD Dreyer is an MDiv. student in her third year of studies, who secured a paid one-year residency in a local Portland hospital, far in advance of her graduation date:

“Scholarships received at Maitripa College have allowed me to commit to studying dharma full time. After only two years, I was accepted into two competitive internships where I will fulfill my dream of becoming a chaplain in order to help people during challenging times in their lives.”