Kunsang Dolma interviewed Yangsi Rinpoche, director and principle of Maitripa Buddhist College based in Portland, Oregon, on Matripa Buddhist college’s system of education and the purpose of its establishment. He says, it was Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s vision to set up this Buddhist College in Portland. It was founded in 2005 and is affiliated to the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Buddhism. This institute’s name was chosen by (FPMT) spiritual director , Lama Thupten Zopa Rinpoche. It honors the eleventh century yogin Matripa( Guru of Marpa and disciple of Naropa). Its curriculum combines Western academic and Tibetan Buddhist discipline.