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Naropa University's innovative degree programs blend academics, the arts, mindfulness, and community engagement into an educational experience that will open you up to a world of possibilities.

Signature Experiences

LSD & the Alchemy of Modernity

The Psychedelic Alchemy Speaker Series presents Erik Davis, PhD, on August 17. Today’s psychedelic enthusiasts seem equally fascinated with ancient plant medicines and the latest pharmaceutical patents. But what about good old LSD?

 

Ram Dass,
a Family of Jackrabbits and . . .

It was the summer of ‘74, and spiritual teacher Ram Dass was invited to teach at the opening of a new school in Boulder that combined Western academics with Eastern spirituality.

Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies Program

The Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies is a 200-hour non-degree, low residency training program featuring a hybrid delivery of online and retreat-based learning.

Naropa Magazine

A graduate of Naropa’s MA in Transpersonal Art Therapy program, Brazilian-born artist Paula Gasparini-Santos is the cover artist for the 21–22 issue of the magazine.

Passion in Action: Alumnx Stories of Service

EdWord Galan graduated from Naropa’s BA Interdisciplinary Studies program (‘18) where he focused on music, peace studies, and the psychology of health and healing. He tailored his studies to help propel him into his work and immersed himself in every activity, club, and course he could. Read more about how he and others are meeting the world as it is and making it better and funkier!

 

Hakobi Usucha (utensils) for making tea.

Bring Chadō Home to the Naropa Tea House

In the early 1980s, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche designed a Japanese-inspired tea house which his students then built for his birthday. It was a perfect addition to a contemplative community centered on mindful spaces and practices. Originally located at Trungpa Rinpoche’s Boulder home, the tea house was moved to Naropa’s Arapahoe Campus in 1989, two years after his passing.

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An Engaged & Inclusive Approach to Education

Naropa undergraduate students describe how their education is preparing them to create a more just and beautiful world.

The Pilot Light

Mindful U 87. Spring Washam: Ayahuasca’s Accelerated Earth School

Mindful U 87. Spring Washam: Ayahuasca’s Accelerated Earth School

Mindful U Episode 87. Spring Washam: Ayahuasca’s Accelerated Earth School Spring Washam “clocks…

Mindful U Podcast Episode 86. Tai Amri Poetics: Beautiful Ashe

Mindful U Podcast Episode 86. Tai Amri Poetics: Beautiful Ashe

Mindful U Podcast Episode 86. Tai Amri Poetics: Beautiful Ashe The newest episode…

Mindful U Podcast Episode 85. Regina Smith: Visions of a Thriving Mission, Culture, and Inclusive Community

Mindful U Podcast Episode 85. Regina Smith: Visions of a Thriving Mission, Culture, and Inclusive Community

The newest episode of our podcast, Mindful U, is out on Apple, Spotify,…

Mindful U Podcast Episode 84: Jamelah & Amanda: Mission Culture & Inclusive Community at Naropa University

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