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Naropa is comprised of two campuses in Boulder, Colorado—all linked by public transportation or a short bike ride.

Each campus houses distinct departments, and though you may have classes at multiple campuses, course schedules allow you time to travel between locations. Depending on your field of study, you will spend most of your time at one of the two campuses.

Each campus houses a meditation hall for silent, sitting meditation. Meditation halls are available to students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The halls are open whenever the buildings are open. There are also occasional, facilitated drop-in sitting sessions that are open to all.

  • Lincoln Meditation Hall at 2130 Arapahoe Avenue
  • Nalanda Campus Meditation Hall at 6287 Arapahoe Avenue

The Arapahoe Campus (2130 Arapahoe Avenue) is home to the Allen Ginsberg Library, the Performing Arts Center, the campus Administration Building, and Presidential offices. The Nalanda Campus (6287 Arapahoe Avenue) houses Naropa’s performing and visual arts programs, as well as the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics and the Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs

Two Campuses

Our main campus, located at 2130 Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder, was Naropa’s first “official” campus. Our religious studies, peace studies, contemplative education, and the environmental studies programs are all housed here. The campus is also home to the Allen Ginsberg Library, the main Naropa Café, the President’s office, and the offices of Admissions and Student Affairs.

Arapahoe (Main) Campus
2130 Arapahoe Ave. // Boulder 80302
Get directions.

Arapahoe Campus

Naropa University’s founding was inspired by Nalanda University, established in northern India in the 5th century, CE. The Nalanda campus takes its name from this ancient university.

Home to the School of the Arts, the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, and the Graduate School of Counseling, the Nalanda Campus was recently expanded and renovated to add new classrooms, lounge space, a café, and art studio spaces for pottery, sculpture, and media arts.

Nalanda Campus
6287 Arapahoe Ave.

Boulder, CO 80301
Get directions here.

Nalanda Campus Map

Map of Boulder Area Campuses

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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.