Naropa In the News

Recent news about Naropa and our faculty, students, alumni



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

Radical Compassion Profiles

Shambhala Sun
January 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

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

An Interview with Bernie Glassman

Conscious Variety
December 7, 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

Educating the Whole Person in Boulder, Colorado: Naropa University, Where East meets West and the Sparks Fly

Elephant Journal
October 15, 2014

Feeding Your Demons - Interview with Lama Tsultrim Allione

Shambhala Times
October 15, 2014

Boulder's Naropa marks 40 years of contemplative higher ed

Colorado Public Radio
October 15, 2014

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

US House of Representatives Proclamation in Recognition of Naropa University's 40th Anniversary

The Honorable Jared Polis
September 17, 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

US pension funds keep fossil fuels burning

Financial Times
July 6, 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

New Bhutan Study Abroad Program to Launch at Naropa University

Yahoo News
April 16, 2014


Naropa University building enclosed walkway, community space

Boulder Daily Camera
November 15, 2013

Naropa paint marathon raising money for service trip

Boulder Daily Camera
November 10, 2013

Friends and family celebrate Boulder poet Anselm Hollo's life

Boulder Daily Camera
July 7, 2013

Matthew R. Kerns on Gay Fantasia, his late-night theater immersion project

Denver Westword
April 11, 2013

Naropa's matchbox art fundraiser: Sparked to make a difference

Boulder Weekly
April 11, 2013

Trungpa Rinpoche's works make it to print

Boulder Daily Camera
April 6, 2013

Meredith Monk, Explorer of the Voice

Boulder Weekly
March 7, 2013


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, Writers 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

Naropa Graduates 339 in Spring Ceremony

Boulder Daily Camera
May 12, 2012

Setting Fire to Sex Trafficking

Boulder Weekly
March 15, 2012

Where East Meets West

Shambhala Times
March 15, 2012

Best Underrated College Towns

NextGen Journal
February 13, 2012

Naropa Alum Creates Art to Unlock Emotions

West Seattle Herald
January 12, 2012


Naropa Alum Seth Lepore Talks about 'Losing His Religion'

Boston Globe
November 11, 2011

Writing Class with Thurston Moore

July 11, 2011

Notice What You Notice

Bomb Magazine Blog
June 29, 2011

From centered beginnings, Naropa graduates prepare to enter the world

Boulder Daily Camera
May 7, 2011

Q & A with Howard Dean

Boulder Daily Camera
May 7, 2011

Horsemanship demo leads off Learner Showcase

Delta County Independent
May 4, 2011

Summary: North Fork Vision Home and Community Program Award Winner for Wisdom, Arthur Harriman, announces he will study at Naropa University in the Fall.

Naropa student launches yogathon to benefit Boulder County foster care

Colorado Daily
April 19, 2011

Let's Get Physical: What's Happening Now?

American Theatre
January 13, 2011


Naropa student publishes first book, 'Automatic Zygote'

Colorado Daily
December 30, 2010

A Letterpress Shop Survives, Printing Poems in the Era of YouTube

Chronicle of Higher Education
December 14, 2010

Eleven Years of Naropa University Commencement Ceremonies
May 14, 2010

Naropa Students Engage Community in Preparation for Dead Man Walking

Boulder Daily Camera
April 23, 2010

Tim Hernandez's Breathing, In Dust Offers Questions Rather Than Answers

Boulder Daily Camera
April 4, 2010

Flowers Fall: An Interview with Judith Simmer Brown

Chronogram Magazine
April 1, 2010

Making Green More Than a Catchword

Finance and Commerce
March 23, 2010

Leading International Peacemaker Dr. Paula Green
March 23, 2010

Finding Balance in Mindfulness

Psychology Today
April 18, 2010

The Authors Are Coming: AWP to Meet in Denver

Denver Post
Sunday, April 4, 2010

Beats at Naropa

Rain Taxi
Winter 2009/2010

American University Assists Bhutan in Reforming its Education System
Sunday, January 5, 2010


Made-in-Colorado film Entanglement debuts tonight

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

It's Summer Literary Festival Season in the West

By Jenny Shank
Western Book Roundup
June 3, 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.

50 Years of Kerouac On the Road (.mp3)

Claudia Cragg, KGNU Radio, June, 2007

Summary: Claudia Cragg of KGNU interview with Anne Waldman, Steven Taylor and Lisa Birman about the Kerouac Festival, coming up June 30-July 1

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.

To Learn in the Moment

By Caroline Hsu
American's Best Colleges 2005
2004 © U.S. News & World Report, L.P. Reprinted with permission

Cultivating Spiritual Academics for Leadership—A Presidential Perspective

By Thomas B. Coburn
Journal of College and Character

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Bill Rigler
Director of University Relations