It is not enough to become passionate. You must act. There are two aspects to action. One is to overcome the distortions and afflictions of your own mind, that is, in terms of calming and eventually dispelling anger. This is action out of compassion. The other is more social, more public. When something needs to be done in the world to rectify the wrongs, if one is really concerned with benefiting others, one needs to be engaged, involved. -His Holiness the Dalai Lama


SERVICE LEARNING AT MAITRIPA COLLEGE

Maitripa College's Service Learning program is designed to offer students the opportunity to integrate their education into action and to offer their best back into our community and the world.

In their first semester of Service Learning education, students focus on a needs-analysis study of targeted social service groups in Portland. In the following semesters, students train and eventually serve with selected partner organizations, and participate in regular sessions of structured reflection and analysis in small groups with Yangsi Rinpoche and other Maitripa staff. Simultaneously, students benefit from the experience of a number of guest speakers from local service organizations, who will join the class to share their knowledge and inspiration.

The Service Learning program will culminate at the end of two years with oral and written presentations which will seek to integrate the students’ internal and external experiences in service, as well as contextualize their service experience within the larger paradigm of their education at Maitripa.

MAITRIPA'S COMMUNITY SERVICE PARTNERS: 2011-2012
Maitripa College students are curently serving with the following organizations:

Signature Hospice
Wallace Medical Concern Urgent Care
Sisters of the Road
Northwest Ministries
Juvenile Justice Complex Residential Alcohol and Drug Program
Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division
Chapman Elementary School
David's Harp
Larch Correctional Facility
Providence Hospital

Please click here to email us if you are interested in becoming a Service Partner with Maitripa, or for more information about our Service Learning program.


MAITRIPA'S COMMUNITY SERVICE PARTNERS IN PREVIOUS YEARS:
Cascade AIDS Project (Men’s Wellness Center )
Columbia Slough Watershed Council
Dharma Rain Zen Center Dharma School
Hopewell House
Liberation Prison Project
Living Yoga
Loaves & Fishes, Belmont Center
Morrison Child and Family Services
Northwest Portland Ministries
Sisters of the Road
Step-Up and Renaissance Arts Academy
Trillium Family Services Horticultural Therapeutic Program


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