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.

Mission and Values

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

Naropa Leadership

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's History

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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