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Dalai Lama to Visit Boulder in October 2015

Dalai Lama Planning First Visit to Boulder in 18 Years

"Naropa University is delighted that His Holiness the Dalai Lama is returning to Boulder in October 2015," said Naropa President Charles G. Lief in a statement. "As a Buddhist-inspired university, Naropa's connection with His Holiness and his work goes back to his first visit to the United States more than 30 years ago".… See More

2015 Summer Writing Program

Summer Writing Program

June 14–July 11, 2015
Explore ideas of radical investigatory form: third mind, the long poem, the cine-poem, the appropriated conceptual poem, the shamanic trip to the other side, meta-fiction, memoir, and dharma and somatic poeticsSee More

2014 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

For the past year, Naropa has reflected on its forty-year existence as a university built upon a foundation of contemplative education... See More

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Authentic Leadership Center

Launch of the Authentic Leadership Center

The ALC will serve experienced and emerging leaders in business, education, health care, government, and nonprofit sectors, and will offer conferences, workshops, and webinars, as well as certificate and graduate programs.See More

Do You Know Who I Am performance

Theater as Tool for Social Change

MFA Theater: Contemporary Performance alumna Kirsten Wilson and Lorenzo Gonzalez, Associate Professor in Performing Arts, share how theater can be used to put a human face on the issue of immigration in the U.S.… See More

Bhutan Study Abroad

Naropa Students Heading to Bhutan

Seven Naropa Students will spend the spring semester studying abroad at the Royal University of Bhutan… Read the Daily Camera Article

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Tom Gardner

10 Minutes with Tom Gardner

In the latest installment of a five-part series in partnership with Elephant Journal, Naropa President Chuck Lief interviews Motley Fool CEO Tom Gardner about his views on mindful leadership… See More

This is Naropa

Lola Gerber during the SWP

Student Focus

Meet Lola Gerber, an MFA student in the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, who has deeply valued the experimental atmosphere at Naropa… See More

Faculty Focus

Meet Peter Grossenbacher, director of Naropa University's Consciousness Laboratory, where he and students work to shed light on the nature of human consciousness… See More

Alumni Focus

Meet Haruna Tsuchiya (MFA '12). Since graduating, Haruna has become an instructor at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand.…See More

Discover Your Eco Self

Transpersonal Ecopsychology offers a unique nexus of psychology, spirituality, cultural inquiry, and ecological belonging that can provide vital healing to a world in flux... See More