This is where experiential learning meets academic rigor. Where you challenge your intellect and uncover your potential. Where you discover the work you’re moved to do—then use it to transform our world.


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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

Sacred Activism

Can activism be "Sacred?" This powerful new program explores the work of antiracism and social justice as a spiritual practice.

Pride Is More than a Month

Love didn’t always win, but it has always had the power to transform. For Jonathan Kirkendall (MA Counseling Psychology, '94) and Scott Perkins (MA Buddhist Studies, '92), it did just that.

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.

SWP 2022 // Sanctuary & Apocalypse

At its root apocalypse means “out from the hidden,” thus one enduring English translation of αποκάλυψη has been “revelation.” And because it has also named a genre of prophetic writings, catastrophe and disaster have always shadowed the word, and obscured the real of history with an ideology that holds the catastrophe of this or that war is exceptional

A Tool of Subtle Activism

How can we meet and engage with the pain we see in our own lives, in those around us, and in our world? What can we do to help?While these are ongoing, living questions, contemplative traditions offer potent methods for cultivating and extending active compassion. 

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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 Podcast Episode 84: Jamelah & Amanda: Mission Culture & Inclusive Community at Naropa University
A Note from President Lief: Tragedy in Uvalde

A Note from President Lief: Tragedy in Uvalde

  Dear Naropa Community, It is inconceivable, and yet tragically predictable, that we…

Travis Cox: Ecopsychology and Psychedelics

Travis Cox: Ecopsychology and Psychedelics

The newest episode of our university podcast, ‘Mindful U at Naropa University,’ is out on iTunes, Stitcher, Fireside, and Spotify…

Celebrating Womxn’s History Month!

Celebrating Womxn’s History Month!

Dear Beloved Community:  This month Naropa celebrates Womxn’s History Month! We are excited to dedicate March…

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