About Boulder, Colorado
Naropa University is located in Boulder, Colorado—a town with a population of about 100,000 people, nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, and twenty-five miles northwest of Denver. Boulder offers a great quality of life with a dynamic arts community and numerous cultural events. Outside Magazine called Boulder the "Best All-Around Town" for outdoor experience, and it's easy to understand why. Boulder offers a wealth of opportunities for hikers, climbers, skiers, snowboarders, cyclists, kayakers, and nearly any other type of outdoor sport enthusiast. The city is also home to a vibrant, eclectic network of spiritual communities and interest groups that generate Boulder's unique energy. An ecologically conscious city, Boulder recently initiated a "Go Green" Campaign to reduce the community's carbon footprint and highlight the ease of alternative transportation.
Naropa is comprised of three campuses in the city of Boulder: the Arapahoe Campus in central Boulder, the Paramita Campus at 30th Street in north Boulder, and the Nalanda Campus in east Boulder. The Arapahoe Campus and surrounding grounds include a performing arts center, meditation hall, classrooms, the Allen Ginsberg Library, and faculty and administrative offices. The Paramita Campus houses the Graduate School of Psychology. The Nalanda Campus is the center for the performing and visual arts, and houses the MFA Theater: Contemporary Performance program, the BFA Performance program, art studios for the Visual Arts and Art Therapy programs, and an events center for Extended Studies and Naropa community events.