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Changing the world...

One extraordinary human being at a time

More than forty years ago, the question was asked: what if we created the country’s first contemplative university in one of the most progressive and beautiful places in the world?

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What is Contemplative Education?

Student Experience

Discipline & Delight

Integrating traditional academics, contemplative practice, and experiential learning, a Naropa University education will push, challenge, and nurture you in ways you can hardly begin to imagine.

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95% of students


of Naropa graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months.

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Students learning in the classroom

Alumni Spotlight

“My Naropa education drastically altered the path of my life. I am a much more embodied, confident, and learned being." 

— Stephanie Pixler
Contemplative Psychology

Jordan Quaglia

Faculty Spotlight

At its best, one's educational journey isn't just about oneself. Naropa fosters engaging one's education with a bigger vision.

— Jordan Quaglia, PhD
Assistant Professor, BA in Contemplative Psychology

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