Core Values & Goals
The low-residency Master of Arts in Ecopsychology program is based on the integration
of personal and transpersonal growth, contemplative practice, critical intellect,
and service. These values are furthered by our emphasis on community, diversity and
inclusivity. The Ecopsychology program offers Naropa’s approach to contemplative education
and engagement with inner development and the world to a geographically diverse, international
population of students. It seeks to expand contemplative education through the online
These core values are the foundation of the program’s goals.
- demonstrate expertise in the concepts, themes, practices, theory, methods, history,
and current issues of transpersonal ecopsychology.
- apply and expand their understanding of transpersonal ecopsychology through service
and intellectual contributions.
- demonstrate understanding and respect for service, intellectual rigor, and engaged
action as essential in transpersonal ecopsychology.
- demonstrate a personal, ongoing, and deepening relationship with transpersonal and
contemplative practices and an integration of these practices in their lives and academic
- demonstrate qualities of openness to experience, appreciation for difference and diversity,
and compassionate communication with peers and faculty.
- demonstrate maturity and openness in regard to diversity, inclusivity, and pluralism,
appreciating and integrating perspectives of difference and unity. This growing maturity
and openness is the basis for community and leadership within the program, in service-learning
placements and in the world.