Ram Dass teaching at Naropa in 1974
Ram Dass teaching at Naropa Institute in 1974
About Naropa50 Years of NaropaEight-Week Kickoff Events

Eight-Week Kickoff Events

Inspired by Buddhism's Eight-fold Path


It’s the 50th year since Naropa’s founding! To celebrate, we’re kicking off the academic year with an 8-week series of themed weeks based on the 8-fold path in Buddhism, honoring our origins of Eastern contemplative practices. Below you’ll see all the listed events for each weekly theme with locations, times, and online streaming options for our out of town folk. We can’t wait for you to join us and celebrate.


Search Naropa University



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.

“*” indicates required fields

Naropa Logo

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.