About Naropa

About Naropa

Located in Boulder, Colorado, Naropa University is a private, nonprofit, liberal arts university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, education, environmental studies, peace studies, psychology, and religious studies.

Buddhist-inspired and nonsectarian, Naropa University is rooted in contemplative education, a teaching and learning approach that integrates Eastern wisdom studies and the arts with traditional Western scholarship. Naropa was the birthplace of the modern mindfulness movement.

Eastern and Western studies. Contemplative practice. Experiential learning. And a deep commitment to inclusivity in the most expansive sense of the word.

Naropa Leadership includes the Office of the President, the President’s Cabinet, the Board of Trustees, and the President Emeritus and other Past Presidents.

Naropa University has a storied history that dovetails with the spread of Tibetan Buddhism in the West, the Outrider poetry movement, and the legacy of the counterculture.

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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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