About Naropa50 Years of NaropaA Note from the Board Chair

A Note from Tyler Norris, Board Chair

On behalf of the Board of Trustees and alumnx, I invite you to join us in our inclusive journey to celebrate Naropa’s 50th anniversary!

I first experienced Naropa in the early ’80s in Buddhist-Christian dialogues. I was drawn by the depth of spirited discourse, the quality of respect across traditions and perspectives, and the spirit of appreciative inquiry. I returned at midlife, over a decade ago, to earn my Master of Divinity degree, while raising a family and building a business. Here I deepened my practice, opened my heart, and allowed the program to springboard me into my next chapter of service.

Now as Chair of the Board of Trustees approaching Naropa’s 50th—my commitment is to build on the wisdom, learning, and experience of the past 50 years—to inform how we prepare our students as good humans and leaders facing the challenges of the next 50 years.

As a long-time leader in the fields of health philanthropy, community development and creating the conditions for equitable well-being, I know no greater place of service. Come explore with us how Naropa can be a vehicle for helping you manifest what you care about most in transforming ourselves to transform the world!

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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.