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About Naropa University

Changing the world one extraordinary human being at a time

More than forty years ago, the question was asked: what if we combined a Western liberal arts education with Eastern wisdom traditions, and created the country’s first contemplative university in one of the most progressive and beautiful places in the world?

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The Naropa 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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Ryan Page

Student Highlight

“My love for Naropa rests on the principle of inclusion—the simple integrity of it. As a Naropa student, I have learned how to leverage my identity as a queer, marginalized person in the classroom in a way that has forever changed how I trust and respect my own life.”

— Ryan Page
BA Contemplative Psychology Student

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This is that moment when you know you have the fearlessness to discover what’s next.

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Programs & Courses

Blending scholarship from the East and the West, Naropa University offers transformative undergraduate and graduate degrees, and continuing education programs in the arts, early childhood education, environmental studies, peace studies, psychology, and religious studies.

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Student Satisfaction


of Naropa students surveyed shared that they would be very likely or extremely likely to re-live their Naropa experience, if it were possible.

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