Naropa In the News

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Recent News About Naropa and Its Faculty, Students, Alumnx & Staff





Taking an Authentic Approach to Leadership (Featuring Susan Skjei)

New Hope Network
September 13, 2016

In Boulder, Where Inner Peace Meets Outer Beauty

New York Times
August 31, 2016

Boulder, CU Prepare to Welcome Dalai Lama

Boulder Daily Camera
June 23, 2016

Anne Waldman: Voice’s Daughter of a Heart Yet To Be Born

May 30, 2016

Climate change activist Bill McKibben to visit Naropa for public talk June 18

Boulder Daily Camera
April 22, 2016

Naropa University to offer new bachelor’s degree in art therapy

Boulder Daily Camera
April 22, 2016

Resisting the Call of College Brand Names

April 21, 2016

Universities are facing an “intellectual crisis”

Patheos (blog)
April 9, 2016

Mindfulness, Buddhism, and Philosophy

Patheos (blog)
March 26, 2016

Brenda Salgado, meditation center director, to speak at Naropa commencement

Boulder Daily Camera
March 15, 2016

Mike Sandrock: How mindful running can help your training and your life

Boulder Daily Camera
March 6, 2016

Transitioning out of homelessness: The Community Table Kitchen

March 2, 2016

10 Minutes With: Ali Smith & Atman Smith of Holistic Life Foundation

Elephant Journal
February 25, 2016

Top 10 Colleges for Hippies

College Magazine
February 25, 2016

10 Minutes With: Patagonia’s Rose Marcario

Elephant Journal
February 15, 2016

Art Therapy to Help Sex Trafficking Victims

February 4, 2016

10 Minutes With: Bill George

Elephant Journal
February 4, 2016

Sky and Kai McKenzie: A courageous call by Naropa

Boulder Daily Camera
January 25, 2016

Boulder’s Naropa University hires Learie Nurse as new dean of students

Boulder Daily Camera
January 25, 2016

On menu at Boulder’s Naropa, food service by ex-homeless

Washington Times
January 9, 2016

Naropa Faculty Deborah Young on her Fulbright in An Najah, Palestine

January 8, 2016


Why Taking Yoga Teacher Training May be One of the Best Things You Do in College

Huffington Post
December 2, 2015

How You Can Live With Both Fear and Compassion

Huffington Post
December 1, 2015

Mindfulness is Transforming Leaders

Huffington Post
November 11, 2015

Business Minded: Dalai Lama, Naropa at heart of national movement toward workplace mindfulness

Biz West
October 2, 2015

Boulder’s Naropa launching community counseling center

Daily Camera
August 25, 2015

From Dancer to Naropa President, Barbara Dilley’s Memoir

Colorado Matters
August 13, 2015

Joy Redstone: Listen to cries for help

Daily Camera
August 11, 2015

Parker Palmer’s Spectacular Commencement Address on the Six Pillars of the Examined Life

Brain Pickings
August 10, 2015

Naropa buys Boulder College of Massage Therapy assets

Daily Camera
July 19, 2015

Thurston Moore Talks Allen Ginsberg At Naropa University

OpenAir CPR
July 9, 2015

Living Dialogues: with Tom Hayden long-time activist and political visionary

July 5, 2015

Slippery Ground: An Interview with Jerry Colonna, Chair of the Board at Naropa University

Shambhala Times
June 17, 2015

Buddhists Go to the White House: Sensei Hozan Alan Senauke

May 18, 2015

Shambhala Visits the White House

Shambhala Times
May 17, 2015

White House Buddhist Leadership Conference
May 11, 2015 Releases List of 15 Most Extreme College Majors

NBC 26
May 11, 2015

Naropa graduates told to live an ‘examined life’

Daily Camera
May 10, 2015

#YOGAforNEPAL Benefit at Naropa University on May 12th

Elephant Journal
May 7, 2015

Climate change activists urge Coloradans to divest from fossil fuel stocks

Colorado Public Radio
May 7, 2015

Yoga, meditation benefit for Nepal victims set for Naropa’s Nalanda Campus

Daily Camera
May 6, 2015

10 Minutes with: angel Kyodo williams

Elephant Journal
April 28, 2015

The Journey Within: An Interview on Authentic Leadership with Yoga Journal Publisher Jeff Tkach

Anchor & Leap
April 23, 2015

Food summit to look at food insecurity, race

Daily Camera
April 8, 2015

Dalai Lama planning first visit to Boulder in 18 years

Daily Camera
January 23, 2015

Exploring Receptivity: On Contemplative Practice, Receptivity, and Spiritual Activism

Shambhala Times
January 2, 2015


10 Minutes with: Motley Fool CEO & Co-Founder, Tom Gardner

Elephant Journal
December 29, 2014

Naropa Students Heading to Bhutan for Spring Semester

Boulder Daily Camera
December 28, 2014

Mindful Final Exams?

Huffington Post
December 21, 2014

10 Minutes with: Sharon Salzberg

Elephant Journal
December 15, 2014

These 3 Colleges Stopped Investing in Fossil Fuels—One Year Later, Their Endowments Are Doing Just Fine

YES! Magazine
December 11, 2014

5-Step Meditation to Conquer Work Stress + Cultivate Leadership

Yoga Journal
December 8, 2014

Boulder residents run hot, cold on East Arapahoe plan

Boulder Daily Camera
October 29, 2014

Radicals for compassion convene in Boulder

Colorado Public Radio
October 17, 2014

Boulder’s Naropa marks 40 years of contemplative higher ed

Colorado Public Radio
October 15, 2014

Video: The University You Wish You Went to

Elephant Journal
October 13, 2014

Naropa hosting ‘mindful’ golf tournament

Boulder Daily Camera
October 10, 2014

Finding Your Calling – Interview with Adam Bucko

Shambhala Times
October 8, 2014

Proclamation from the Governor Declaring ‘Naropa University Day’

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper
September 18, 2014

Boulder’s Naropa celebrates 40 years of contemplative education

Boulder Daily Camera
September 13, 2014

The Early Years, Part 2

Shambhala Times
September 9, 2014

Profile: Naropa University

August 12, 2014

Naropa Turns 40

Shambhala Times
August 4, 2014

Naropa prof preaching ‘gross national happiness’ to Costa Rican educators

Boulder Daily Camera
July 27, 2014

Naropa begins $2M construction project in east Boulder

Boulder Daily Camera
May 16, 2014

At Naropa, Chödrön implores grads to ‘fail, fail again, fail better’

Boulder Daily Camera
May 10, 2014

Stanford becomes the most prominent university yet to divest from coal

The Washington Post
May 6, 2014

8 Colleges That Are Energetic About Going Green

US News & World Report
April 17, 2014

Naropa Students Heading to Bhutan for Spring Semester

The Daily Camera
April 16, 2014



Naropa art studio opens its doors, builds mentorships

Boulder Daily Camera
October 27, 2012

Can Buddhism Training De-stress Teachers?

EdNews Colorado
July 27, 2012

Poets, Author Gather for Naropa’s Summer Writing Program

Boulder Daily Camera
June 16, 2012

Naropa cited in New York Times “Buddhists’ Delight” Op-Ed

New York Times
June 19, 2012

Naropa Taps Charles G. Lief as Next President

Boulder Daily Camera
May 22, 2012

Setting Fire to Sex Trafficking

Boulder Weekly
March 15, 2012

Where East Meets West

Shambhala Times
March 15, 2012

Naropa Alum Creates Art to Unlock Emotions

West Seattle Herald
January 12, 2012




Made-in-Colorado film Entanglement debuts tonight

By Mike Roberts, Writer
Friday, Jun. 26, 2009

The Inner Scholar

Claire Dederer
November 4, 2007
To hear Thomas B. Coburn, president of Naropa University, explain the theory of contemplative education is to grasp a simple concept. The Buddhist-inspired teaching that goes on at this small college, he says, is aimed at giving students “a critical perspective on their inner lives.”

On the Road, Again

By Joe Woodward
Poets and Writers
September/October 2007

Summary: Over this past summer, Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, home to the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, hosted the inaugural Kerouac Festival, a three-day event that included readings, scholarly panels, film screenings, and a gala dinner.

Kerouac Fans Stage Marathon Reading

The Associated Press

Summary: Admirers of author Jack Kerouac celebrated the 50th anniversary of “On the Road” with a marathon reading of the novel.

Five Perfect College Towns

Kate Hamman

Summary: These five towns exemplify the best of college life: cafes, diners, cutting-edge music and art scenes, and a melting pot of individualism.

With Iraq War as a Backdrop, Speakers Reflect on the Future

New York Times
June 10, 2007

Summary: For many if not most members of the class of 2007, the war in Iraq has been the constant background of their college years. And so as seniors graduated from thousands of colleges and universities in recent weeks, the war was on the mind of many commencement speakers. Alice Walker speaking at Naropa University’s commencement was one of them.

The Poet that Changed America

Allen Ginsberg – Beat poet activist queer American Buddhist
Co-founder of Naropa’s Kerouac School, Autumn 2006

Please Help Me Learn Who I Am

By Barry Boyce
Shambhala Sun, January 2007

Summary: For more information about Naropa University’s approach to contemplative education, please consult this article.

Cultivating Spiritual Academics for Leadership—A Presidential Perspective

By Thomas B. Coburn
Journal of College and Character

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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.