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The pursuit of wisdom at Naropa University means learning both about academic subjects and about one's own place in the world. The mission of contemplative education—combining the best of Western and Eastern academic traditions—places Naropa on the cutting edge of the newest and most effective methods of teaching and learning.

It also makes Naropa University unique—it's the first fully accredited Buddhist-inspired university in the
United States.

Naropa University offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs, distance learning and study abroad programs, extended studies courses, certificate programs and the famous Summer Writing Program. Explore them all to find the right place at Naropa University for you.

Recent academic endeavors also include the creation of the Authentic Leadership Center and the Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education.

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