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Academic Affairs

Naropa University represents a unique experiment in American higher education. Founded by a Buddhist scholar and revered practitioner, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the university is at once profoundly concerned with matters of the mind, heart and spirit, and yet noticeably nonsectarian. Our Buddhist inspiration provides a framework in which liberal arts education (at the undergraduate level) and professional education (at the graduate level) are placed in constant interaction with students’ emerging self-identity, inner strength and moral compass through exposure to a variety of contemplative practices.