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Transform Yourself

What will you transform yourself into at Naropa? How about your truest “self”?

Through contemplative practice you will learn to quiet your mind so you can see what makes you you—which will help you make better decisions about…everything.

What are your strengths and challenges? What are you passionate about? How can you harness your amazing “you-ness” to make the world a better place?

Why Mindfulness?

  • Achieve 10 times the focus

  • Get a 50% immunity boost

  • Boost your well being by 65%

  • Increase your grey matter

Today there are literally hundreds of studies demonstrating the benefits of mindfulness, benefits such as: enhanced empathy, better focus, improved sleep, increased well-being, stronger listening skills, and even better health.

Quite simply, a regular contemplative practice help makes us kinder, smarter, and happier. And you’ll get to do it in class.

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Student Highlight

“Learning to meditate was a very defining moment for me at Naropa. It’s something that has helped my life and mind and how I interact with others. I will always have the tools to give my mind the space it needs to roam.”

— Joy Watts

Contemplative Practice Opportunities at Naropa

Because everyone at Naropa is engaged in some kind of contemplative practice, you will be deeply supported in your journey by faculty and fellow students on similar paths.

Contemplative practice opportunities are infused throughout Naropa’s curriculum and include sitting meditation, compassion practices, Centering Prayer, t’ai chi chuan, yoga, Chinese brushstroke, and ikebana. You will have the chance to find the practice that works for you.

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This is where experiential learning meets academic rigor. Where you challenge your intellect and uncover your potential. Where you discover the work you’re moved to do—then use it to transform our world.

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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.