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.

Upcoming Events


Experience Naropa: The Humans are Dead! Long live the Humans! A (non-dual) Sustainability Story

August 5th, 2022

"Humans are a cancer and we are killing the Earth!" Have you ever heard someone say that? How about this one: "If we can grow our economy fast enough, then technology will solve all of our problems." How did hearing those make you feel? Are these two statements at odds? Or maybe they're both true. No, they are both false! Ok, now I am confused.

The story of humanity's emergence from the Olduvai Gorge, our global distribution, our phenomenal growth and cultural evolution into the geologic change agent we are today (see: Anthropocene) is a long and fascinating one. Or is it short and uninteresting? In this sample class, we will explore the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, from the lens of non-duality, and how we can change our story to create a new narrative for a flourishing future.

Michael Bauer (He/Him) arrived as Naropa's first Director of Sustainability in January 2018, thanks to the concerted efforts of motivated students and their faculty supporters. He works alongside students, faculty, and staff in resolute commitment to our mission of climate neutrality and ecological justice. Since that time, he has added the role of Director of the Joanna Macy Center for Resilience and Regeneration. He also teaches COR222 Sustainability Seminar: Regenerative Community in Action. He is passionate about developing novel solutions in climate mitigation, humanitarian engineering and regenerative agriculture for solving entrenched challenges of poverty and community resilience. Michael has presented original research at the Humanitarian Technology conference of MIT, and is published in Procedia Engineering, Coastal Transitions and the Athens Journal of Education.


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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Introduction to Naropa's Undergraduate Programs

Wednesdays at 1:00pm & 6:00pm MT

Thursdays at 6:00pm MT

Mondays at 4:30pm MT

Join our undergraduate Admissions Counselors in an exploration of the undergraduate programs at Naropa University. This is a great opportunity to speak with a counselor and get your questions answered about Naropa's unique majors, life in Boulder, and so much more.

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Experience Naropa: Psychology of Renewal

Dr. Jason Appt offers 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.

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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.

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.

Virtual Appointments & Information Sessions

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.