Admissions Events

For Prospective Students, Families, and Friends

Naropa University's Office of Admissions offers virtual events to prospective students from across the country and around the world. Join us for one of our Experience Naropa Virtual Open House events and get a taste of the Naropa classroom with offerings from current faculty members designed to open minds, spark creativity, and begin to build the bonds of community. Want to dive deeper into our program offerings? Join one of our Admissions Information Sessions guided by our knowledgeable admissions counselors and begin planning your journey to a Naropa education.

Experience Naropa Open House


Experience Naropa: Emerging Pathways for Professional Spiritual Care: Eco-chaplaincy, Movement Chaplaincy, and Psychedelic Care

December 9th at 12:00 pm MT 

Join us for Emerging Pathways for Professional Spiritual Care: Eco-chaplaincy, Movement Chaplaincy, and Psychedelic Care. This lecture will explore emerging contexts for professional spiritual care that address climate change, systemic inequality, and the re-emergence of entheogenic healing practices.

Jamie Beachy, holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of Denver and the Iliff School of Theology (2015) and a Master of Divinity from Pacific School of Religion (Berkeley, CA). She has worked as a chaplain and spiritual care educator in diverse settings, including academic medical centers, trauma hospitals, hospice, and palliative care settings. Jamie's interreligious background as a former Christian minister with a deep interest in Buddhism and indigenous earth-based practices serves her well in the diverse and ever-changing field of professional chaplaincy.

Jamie is certified as an ACPE Spiritual Care Educator. She also holds certification in Cognitively-Based Compassion Training through the Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics at Emory University, under the guidance of Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, PhD and the Emory Department of Spiritual Health.

Jamie has a deep interest in the role of chaplaincy in the emerging field of psychedelic therapy. In addition to her role as Assistant Professor, Jamie serves as a sub-investigator and co-therapist for the MAPS-sponsored phase III MDMA-assisted therapy research study in Boulder, Colorado and is Director of Education for Naropa's Center for Psychedelic Studies.

Admissions Information Sessions

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Introduction to Naropa's MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Programs

Thursdays at 2:00pm MT 

Tuesdays at 12:00pm MT

Join Graduate Admissions Counselors, Kim Fessenden and Matt Powers in an exploration of the MA programs in our Graduate School of Counseling Psychology. Get your questions answered about the following programs:

Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling On-Campus & Hybrid
Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology
Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy
Somatic Counseling Dance Movement Therapy & Body Psychotherapy
Transpersonal Art Therapy

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Master of Fine Arts Information Session

December 15th, 2022

7:00pm MT

The faculty for the Creative Writing MFA programs have decided to join together to offer a zoom info session for prospective students. They will share the exciting work that is being done in the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics (JKS) and have time set aside for a Q&A. If you are considering this program, do not miss this chance to attend.  The following faculty members will be presenting at the info session: 

  • Jeffrey Pethybridge Director chair of the MFA program at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics and The Director of the Summer Writing program 
  • Valerie Hsiung is Core Candidate Assistant Professor. Valerie a poet, interdisciplinary artist, and the author of several poetry and hybrid writing collections, 
  • Amy Bobeda Adjunct faculty, Amy is a multidisciplinary artist originally from the Central Coast of California. 
  • Steven Dunn is a 2021 Whiting Award winner, shortlisted for Granta magazine’s “Best Young American Novelists.” He is the author of two books. He currently teaches creative writing at Naropa University.
  • Andrew Schelling Core professor Andrew Schelling is a poet, translator from the poetry of India, essay writer, and editor of anthologies. 

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Experience Naropa: Relationship as Contemplative Inquiry

October 28th at 12:00 pm MT 

Relationships as a Contemplative Inquiry offered by current Clinical Mental Health Counseling School faculty, Dr. Uğur Kocataşkın.

At a time, when certain cultures are more and more moving toward an individualistic framework of life, contemplative approaches can support increased awareness and experience of interdependence and community with an emphasis on relationship. This brief class will explore relationship to self and others as contemplative practice and will draw from intersectionality theory, neuroscience, and Buddhist teachings to discover community learning as a ground of contemplative education.

In addition to his passion for teaching, Uğur Kocataşkın has served as a counselor and emergency psychiatric worker in various agency settings in the Boulder/Denver area. He continues to enjoy a Contemplative Counseling private practice, exploring trauma, addictions, mood disorders, chronic medical illnesses and multicultural counseling with individuals, couples and groups. He has presented at the American Group Psychotherapy Association local and international conferences, at the International Symposium for Contemplative Studies, and the 7th annual conference of the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education.

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.