Schools & Centers

Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics

The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics emphasizes innovative approaches to literary arts. Our programs problematize genre while cultivating contemplative and experimental writing practices.

Graduate School of Counseling & Psychology

Discover your personal expression of service in Naropa’s Graduate School of Counseling and Psychology. We’ll help you uncover the insight and compassion you need to heal yourself and others.

Naropa College

At Naropa University you will be earning more than just a bachelor’s degree. You will enter a transformative process. Through the alchemical process of contemplative education you will meet: Yourself. 

Joanna Macy Center for Resilience & Regeneration

The Joanna Macy Center for Resilience & Regeneration at Naropa seeks to advance the vision and legacy of Dr. Joanna Macy’s work in order to empower present and future generations in building a more resilient world that works for all.

Building a more resilient world through Dr. Macy’s work, we focus on three specific areas: her root teachings known as The Work That Reconnects, Liberation Buddhist scholarship, and Nuclear Guardianship.

Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education

Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education

Serving as a hub for the study and development of contemplative education, the Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education is an international resource for educators to expand their knowledge and experience of contemplative education. 

Center for Contemplative Chaplaincy

The Center for Contemplative Chaplaincy was established in 2019 to provide Buddhist-inspired contemplative spiritual health training to MDiv degree students and members of the larger community interested in pursuing professional chaplaincy and spiritually-integrated approaches to related disciplines such as medicine, nursing, spiritual leadership, and counseling. 

Center for Bhutan Partnerships

Naropa University has a longstanding relationship to the Kingdom of Bhutan through the founder Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s extensive time on retreat and heartfelt connection to the royal family of Bhutan and its people and culture.