The Maitripa College student body includes a wide diversity in age, gender, and country of origin, including a mix of onsite and online students and a mix of degree students and continuing education students. Classes are small and intimate and interaction with faculty is paramount. Even (especially!) within the challenges offered by the COVID epidemic, student life at Maitripa is diverse, joyful, and enriching.
Maitripa students have unparalleled access to faculty and unique opportunities provided by a wide range of visiting teachers. They have the opportunity to attend and assist with major academic and professional events in the wider community, as well as the option to participate if they wish in regular Buddhist practices in the Jokhang (Meditation Hall), in special retreats and Buddhist celebrations, various ritual activities, and pilgrimages – all the while enjoying the vast opportunities offered from a vibrant urban area and the spectacular natural resources of the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy these selected images of student life from over the years – and come join us!