Admissions Events

Experience Naropa Virtual Open House

For Prospective Students, Families, and Friends

Naropa University throws open its (virtual) doors to prospective students from across the country and around the world at Experience Naropa – a whirlwind of activity designed to open minds, spark creativity, and begin to create the bonds of community.

Due to COVID-19, Naropa is offering a new selection of virtual visit opportunities, including Experience Naropa!

Upcoming Events

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Experience Naropa: Psychology of Renewal

April 22, 2022

Psychology of Renewal: Contemplative Education in Times of Rapid Cultural Change & Unprecedented Crises

What kind of education is needed in times of rapid cultural change and unprecedented crises of anthropogenic climate change, nuclear threat, chemical and biological weapons, pandemics, racial and gender violence, mass shootings, etc., and when return to a prior normal is not tenable? We'll explore the psychology of transformation, also known as the renewal or death-rebirth process, and how it may offer a conceptual framework and contemplative skills for hospicing or consciously assisting the necessary dying process of unsustainable social and individual ways of living. 

Jason Appt, PhD, is a transpersonal psychologist, psychotherapist, mindfulness instructor, and professor in Naropa's contemplative psychology program. Jason has been in the Naropa community for 18 years, where prior to becoming faculty he trained as a counselor. After teaching on campus for many years, he now teaches solely online. 

Past Events

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Experience Naropa: Embracing The Shadow and The Light

February 25th, 2022

This sample class reviewed Dr. Carl Jung's work on integrating two aspects of our personality: shadow and light. In this class, we will go personal and collective manifestations of shadow and light, uncover why they matter, and learn how we can live more integrated lives.

Clarissa Cigrand, PhD, LPC is an Assistant Professor and Hybrid Co-Director in the Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling program. She is an educator, researcher, mental health counselor, and clinical supervisor and received her doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision. She is passionate about the fields of transpersonal counseling, contemplative practice, contemplative pedagogy, and social justice and liberation and deeply enjoys the honor of supporting bourgeoning counselors in their development.

Virtual Appointments & Information Sessions

Is Naropa part of your path? Schedule the appointment that meets your needs and find out.
Naropa University is unlike any other college or university in the country offering a radically individualized education that allows you to not only explore your deepest passions but also your most profound self. Schedule an individual appointment with representatives from Admissions or Student Financial Services, or sign up for one of the convenient weekly video information sessions presented via Zoom.

Naropa University welcomes participants with disabilities. Persons with questions about accessibility or who require disability accommodations should contact the Office of Admissions prior to the event.


This is where experiential learning meets academic rigor. Where you challenge your intellect and unlock your potential.