Something on Paper: Literary Journal of JKS

Something on Paper

Check out the online literary/ multimedia poetics journal of scholarly utterance and conversation, archiving the critical work of the Kerouac School, as well as engaging with a broader community of writers and critics… See More

Radical Compassion Symposium

October 16–19, 2014
Join us for a symposium dedicated to compassion, the new radicalism of our time… See More

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Authentic Leadership Certificate

January 12–May 8, 2015
Become the leader the world needs now. Effectively lead the changes you want to see in the world… See More

Naropa Week Highlighted Events See all events

JKS [Dis]embodied Poetics Conference

[Dis]embodied Poetics 

October 10-12
Hosted by the Jack Kerouac School, this conference invigorates and challenges the current dialogue in writing today though experimentation, poetics, and contemplative awareness… See More

Warrior Songs at Naropa

Warrior Songs: A World Premier

October 11 & 12
Naropa presents a five-movement choral concerto featuring founding music faculty member Jerry Granelli, composer Peter-Anthony Togni, and Boulder's Ars Nova Singers… See More

Naropa University's Golf Tournament

Naropa University's Mindful Golf Open

Join us for a uniquely "Naropa" golf tournament designed to build mindfulnesss and celebrate forty years of contemplative education... See More

In the News See all News

Deborah Bowman

Deborah Bowman at TEDxBoulder

Naropa's own Graduate School of Psychology professor Bowman will speak at TEDxBoulder on September 27 about her near fatal accident and lessons learnedSee More

Governor John Hickenlooper Announces Naropa Day

Governor Announces "Naropa Day"

Governor John Hickenlooper recognized Naropa's role as a leader in contemplative education and acknowledged its many contributions to the State of Colorado since the university's founding in 1974.… See More

Lincoln building on Arapahoe Campus

Celebrating 40 Years: Looking Back

From our early days in Boulder to our 40-year commitment to contemplative education,
Naropa has evolved to be a force for the greater good as we contemplate our next 40 years… Read the Daily Camera to see more


Boulder Among Top 5 College Towns

Due to its favorable weather, eclectic local shops, scenic mountain views, and bike-friendly layout, Boulder ranks at #3 on Travelers Today's list.… See More

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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

What is Contemplative Education?

Contemplative education has been at the core of the Naropa experience since our founding in 1974, combining the best of Western scholarship and Eastern wisdom traditions... See More