The Treasury of Lives

Namdrol Miranda Adams Namdrol Miranda Adams is Dean and a Founder of Maitripa College, a Buddhist graduate school in Portland, Oregon, where she teaches Buddhism, contemplative pedagogy, and engagement with faith and service. She practiced and studied as a Buddhist nun for seven years, and completed her doctoral work in Education at the University of Portland in 2021. Her research is focused on contemplative education, epistemology and learning, and building sustainable and socially responsible institutions of higher education.

Published August 2007

Updated July 2015


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