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The birthplace of the modern mindfulness movement, Naropa University is challenging mainstream higher education by inviting the whole student—mind, body, and spirit—to show up in the classroom.
 
We believe education shouldn’t be just about acing tests or memorizing facts—but should also help cultivate wisdom and compassion for the benefit of all.
 

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Naropa’s academic programs blend contemplative practices with traditional academic studies, igniting a spark of presence throughout the educational journey. This allows intellectual knowledge and intuitive wisdom to work together, resulting in a sense of purpose and moral clarity that drives professional success and a life of service.

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Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing & Poetics

MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Poetics Join a thriving community of writers and artists working across genres and forms with our […] Learn more
Graduate

Master of Fine Arts in Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing

Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Poetics (low-residency) Our low-residency MFA provides the structure, support, and professional development you need to take […] Learn more
Graduate

Master of Divinity (MDiv) Divinity

Master of Divinity MDiv Degree Earn your Master of Divinity at Naropa, the West’s first Buddhist-inspired university. Our interreligious spiritual care degree values innovation and social engagement while remaining deeply […] Learn more
Graduate

Master of Arts in Ecopsychology (Low-Residency)

Ecopsychology Degree Master of Arts in Ecopsychology (Low-Residency) Deepen your understanding of the human-nature relationship and its importance in re-balancing our world for personal, societal and planetary health.  REQUEST INFORMATION […] Learn more
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Master of Arts in Yoga Studies (Low-Residency)

MA in Yoga Studies Master of Arts in Yoga Studies (Low-Residency) Gain a deeper knowledge of yoga and transform your practice and life with Naropa’s Master’s Degree in Yoga Studies. […] Learn more
Graduate

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Earn your Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s degree at Naropa, the first university in the West […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies Online

BA in Environmental Studies Online Environmental Studies Online Degree Engage with social justice issues, learn the theories of ecopsychology, economics and politics as they relate to earth-based change and participate […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing Degree

BA in Creative Writing and Literature Creative Writing Degree Deepen your storytelling craft and self-awareness with our degree in creative writing and literature, turning your passion into a professional career. […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Art Therapy Degree Online

Online Art Therapy Degree Bachelor of Arts in Art Therapy Online Impact lives with the power of art, mindfulness, and contemplative practice from anywhere in the world with Naropa’s online […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Degree in Art Therapy

BA in Art Therapy Degree in Art Therapy Explore the healing power of art by combining your unique artistic process with the study of traditional and Eastern psychology in Naropa’s […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

BA in Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies Expand your academic focus to include multiple disciplines, foster a holistic understanding of complex issues, and be better prepared to meet […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in BA in Psychology

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Contemplative teachings and modern psychology merge as you prepare for a career of service and catalyze self-discovery with Naropa’s Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. REQUEST […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in BA in Psychology Online

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Online Embark on a transformative experience from anywhere in the world as you explore contemplative teachings and modern psychology with a focus on mindfulness and […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies Degree

BA in Religious Studies Religious Studies Degree Naropa’s Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies offers students a unique opportunity to study religion from both a contemplative as well as an […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts Degree

BA in Visual Arts Visual Arts Degree Find your artistic edge, develop a conscious art practice, and evolve with Naropa’s Visual Arts Degree. REQUEST INFORMATION Program Overview Degree Requirements Why […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Yoga Degree

BA in Yoga Studies Yoga Degree Embrace yogic practice as a way of life and be transformed beyond the mat with the Yoga Studies degree at Naropa, the country’s first […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies Learn the theories of ecopsychology, economics, and politics as they relate to earth-based change, engage with social justice issues, and participate in contemplative exercises […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies Online

BA in Environmental Studies Online Environmental Studies Online Degree Engage with social justice issues, learn the theories of ecopsychology, economics and politics as they relate to earth-based change and participate […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing Degree

BA in Creative Writing and Literature Creative Writing Degree Deepen your storytelling craft and self-awareness with our degree in creative writing and literature, turning your passion into a professional career. […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Art Therapy Degree Online

Online Art Therapy Degree Bachelor of Arts in Art Therapy Online Impact lives with the power of art, mindfulness, and contemplative practice from anywhere in the world with Naropa’s online […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Degree in Art Therapy

BA in Art Therapy Degree in Art Therapy Explore the healing power of art by combining your unique artistic process with the study of traditional and Eastern psychology in Naropa’s […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

BA in Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies Expand your academic focus to include multiple disciplines, foster a holistic understanding of complex issues, and be better prepared to meet […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in BA in Psychology

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Contemplative teachings and modern psychology merge as you prepare for a career of service and catalyze self-discovery with Naropa’s Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. REQUEST […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in BA in Psychology Online

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Online Embark on a transformative experience from anywhere in the world as you explore contemplative teachings and modern psychology with a focus on mindfulness and […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies Degree

BA in Religious Studies Religious Studies Degree Naropa’s Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies offers students a unique opportunity to study religion from both a contemplative as well as an […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts Degree

BA in Visual Arts Visual Arts Degree Find your artistic edge, develop a conscious art practice, and evolve with Naropa’s Visual Arts Degree. REQUEST INFORMATION Program Overview Degree Requirements Why […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Yoga Degree

BA in Yoga Studies Yoga Degree Embrace yogic practice as a way of life and be transformed beyond the mat with the Yoga Studies degree at Naropa, the country’s first […] Learn more
Graduate

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing & Poetics

MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Poetics Join a thriving community of writers and artists working across genres and forms with our […] Learn more
Graduate

Master of Fine Arts in Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing

Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Poetics (low-residency) Our low-residency MFA provides the structure, support, and professional development you need to take […] Learn more
Graduate

Master of Divinity (MDiv) Divinity

Master of Divinity MDiv Degree Earn your Master of Divinity at Naropa, the West’s first Buddhist-inspired university. Our interreligious spiritual care degree values innovation and social engagement while remaining deeply […] Learn more
Graduate

Master of Arts in Ecopsychology (Low-Residency)

Ecopsychology Degree Master of Arts in Ecopsychology (Low-Residency) Deepen your understanding of the human-nature relationship and its importance in re-balancing our world for personal, societal and planetary health.  REQUEST INFORMATION […] Learn more
Graduate

Master of Arts in Yoga Studies (Low-Residency)

MA in Yoga Studies Master of Arts in Yoga Studies (Low-Residency) Gain a deeper knowledge of yoga and transform your practice and life with Naropa’s Master’s Degree in Yoga Studies. […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies Learn the theories of ecopsychology, economics, and politics as they relate to earth-based change, engage with social justice issues, and participate in contemplative exercises […] Learn more
Graduate

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Earn your Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s degree at Naropa, the first university in the West […] Learn more

 

Follow Your Heart to Naropa University…

You’re on a heart-first journey—as a scholar, spiritual practitioner, compassionate counselor, planet guardian, equity activist, creative artist, performer, yoga practitioner, experimental writer, outrider poet, or any other path that’s led you here—and you’re ready to take another leap. Follow the impulse of your heart to Naropa and learn, study, grow, and uncover your gifts to contribute to the evolution of society and our planet.

Tap on the heart to take your next step!

 

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Transform Yourself, Transform the World

A Naropa education is unlike any other. Students from all walks of life and all different parts of the world come here because they are looking for a more meaningful education—one that supports their growth personally as well as professionally.

Transform Yourself, Transform the World

A Naropa education is unlike any other. Students from all walks of life and all different parts of the world come here because they are looking for a more meaningful education—one that supports their growth personally as well as professionally.

Celebrating Juneteenth 2024

by the Division of Mission Culture and Inclusive Community Dear Beloved Community, Naropa proudly joins hands with the Black community

Jewish American Heritage Month

Jewish American Heritage Month

by Leah Miller, BA Religious Studies and Psychology  As we just ended Passover, the holiday commemorating the ancient Hebrews’ escape

Celebrating Juneteenth 2024

by the Division of Mission Culture and Inclusive Community Dear Beloved Community, Naropa proudly joins hands with the Black community

Jewish American Heritage Month

Jewish American Heritage Month

by Leah Miller, BA Religious Studies and Psychology  As we just ended Passover, the holiday commemorating the ancient Hebrews’ escape

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32

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Student-Faculty
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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

Based on the current weather forecast, the Healing with the Ancestors Talk & Breeze of Simplicity program scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday will be held as planned.

Staff that do not work remotely or are scheduled to work on campus, can work remotely. Staff that routinely work remotely are expected to continue to do so.

As a reminder, notifications will be sent by e-mail and the LiveSafe app.  

Regardless of Naropa University’s decision, if you ever believe the weather conditions are unsafe, please contact your supervisor and professors.  Naropa University trusts you to make thoughtful and wise decisions based on the conditions and situation in which you find yourself in.