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Zen and the Brain

Zen and the Brain: Contemplative Practices for a Multi-tasking World

The Frederick P. Lenz Lecture

We live in an increasingly multitasking world, often resulting in distress and a sense that our attention is almost constantly fragmented. Do contemplative practices have a role to play in how we manage multitasking demands at work and home? Al Kaszniak, PhD, will present on February 18...See More

Naropa University in Boulder, CO

Boulder, Colorado – Naropa's Home

Naropa University is unique for its focus on Contemplative Education, its world-renowned faculty, and its distinct history, but why else should you consider enrolling here? Its location in Boulder, Colorado, provides you with a wealth of outdoor activities, endless cultural and musical events, and a community where you will grow and thrive…Watch a video about what makes Boulder one of a kind.

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Contemplative Possibilities and Promise

Designed for educators—educational leaders, administrators, and policy makers—as well as faculty and students, and anyone interested in these key questions, this gathering will offer inspiration, methods, and practical insights that will inform your daily work and/or teaching, and create ongoing networks of dialogue…See More

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Naropa's Yoga Studies on Huffington Post

Huffington Post Highlights Naropa's Yoga Degree

"Students are wanting education they can translate into work. With a yoga teacher training, they get just that." ~Core faculty Nataraja Kallio

The Huffington Post notes the rise and importance of Yoga Teacher Training programs, and most notably that of Naropa University…See More

Naropa's Community Counseling Center

Naropa University provides holiday therapy

"For many people, the holiday season is a time for loneliness, grief and loss, made worse by the perception that everyone else is happy."

A recent Daily Camera article features Naropa's Community Counseling Center as an affordable resource for those in need over the holidays… See More

Community Table Kitchen at Naropa

Naropa & Bridge House Partner on Food Services to Support Transitions from Homelessness 

Naropa University today announced an exciting partnership with Bridge House, a Boulder-based nonprofit organization providing a range of services to the homeless community... See More

This is Naropa

Kate Beilharz, a senior in the Environmental Studies and Yoga Teacher Training programs

Student Focus

Meet Kate Beilharz, a senior in the Environmental Studies and Yoga Teacher Training programs. During her Conflict Transformation class last semester, faculty Candace Walworth asked students to share a story they were hungry to tell… Watch Kate's story

Faculty Focus

Meet Peter Grossenbacher, director of Naropa University's Consciousness Laboratory, where he and students work to shed light on the nature of human consciousness… See More

Jamil Scott, MDiv

Alumni Focus

A contemplative response to the Black Lives Matter movement, the Mutuality Movement, developed by Rev. Jamil Scott (MDiv, '14), trains youth and young adults to lead public meditation sessions, focused on the development of compassion while offering a nonviolent opportunity to publicly resist systems of injustice…See More

2015 Study in Bhutan program participants

Explore Your Role as a Global Citizen

Open to students currently enrolled at a U.S. university, Naropa's study abroad program in Bhutan offers the opportunity to full immerse yourself in Bhutanese culture...See More