Naropa 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. Naropa University (NU) and the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) have had a memorandum of understanding since 2010 which confirms our commitment to programmatic collaboration and academic exchange. As the Kingdom of Bhutan increasingly opens to the world, many of the social problems of modernity are increasingly present. Naropa University has partnered with the Royal University of Bhutan to collaborate in the areas of contemplative education and psychology to meet those concerns and to further build upon our historical ties.