Thirsting for an education that matters, to you and the world? Yearn to dive into
a liberal arts program where you are exposed to the great intellectual traditions
of the West and East? Want to grow intellectually and professionally, within a rich
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.
Our generous scholarship and financial aid packages make it possible for a diverse
range of students to attend Naropa. In fact more than 79% of our graduate students
and 70% of our undergraduates receive some kind of financial assistance.
Naropa University is a Buddhist-inspired, student-centered liberal arts university
in Boulder, Colorado. A recognized leader in contemplative education, Naropa's undergraduate
and graduate programs emphasize professional and personal growth, intellectual development,
and contemplative practice.
Life outside the classroom is a huge part of your experience at Naropa University. There
are numerous opportunities for you to get involved. Serve the community through a
service project, alternative break, or ongoing volunteer experience. There's an incredibly
vibrant community here at Naropa University. Get involved - create community!
Contemplative education has been at the core of the Naropa experience since our founding
in 1974 as a vision to bring together the best of Western scholarship and Eastern
world wisdom traditions. It combines three distinct educational approaches to deliver
the most innovative liberal arts education in America.
There are tons of ways to get involved, stay in touch and support Naropa. Whether
you are a prospective student, parent, alumnus or just interested in contemplative
education, we are here to answer your questions and keep you informed and connected.
September 24 Naropa Professor Deborah Bowman to Speak at TEDxBoulder
September 24 The Moving Line: Barbara Bash / Calligraphic Performance Art / 1976-2014
September 24 Essence: Lounge Gallery Exhibit
September 18 Governor Hickenlooper Announces "Naropa University Day"
September 9 Shared Landscapes Visiting Lecture by Patricia Johnson
August 27 Naropa University Launches Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education (CACE)
August 4 Naropa University Receives Prestigious "College of Distinction" Award
June 30 Naropa University Partners with Wanderlust
June 23 Naropa University's Summer Writing Program Presents "When the Walls of the City Shake"
June 17Naropa University Hosts Book Launch for Peter Orlovsky, A Life in Words
May 29 Naropa University Announces Core Faculty and Senior Staff Appointments
May 15 Naropa University Begins Multi-Million Dollar Renovation at East Boulder Campus
May 5 Pema Chödrön Named as Naropa University's Commencement Speaker
April 22 US News & World Report Names Naropa University as One of Eight Greenest Schools in United States
April 16 New Bhutan Study Abroad Program to Launch at Naropa University
March 26 Steve Evans Named 2014 Leslie Scalapino Lecturer in Innovative Poetics at Naropa University
March 11 Sharon Salzberg Named 2014 Frederick P. Lenz Foundation Distinguished Guest Lecturer
at Naropa University
February 14 Amishi Jha, PhD, to Lecture, Hold Workshop at Naropa University
February 10 Naropa University Celebrates Forty Years as Contemplative Education Leader
January 27 Naropa University's MFA in Theater: Contemporary Performance Program Presents "Work
on the Edge" Performance Festival
January 22 Lisa Robertson Named 2013–2014 Allen Ginsberg Visiting Fellow at Naropa University
January 17 "Living the Questions," 18th Annual Somatic Arts Scholarship Concert & Art Auction
January 8 Ha Vinh Tho, PhD to Present "From War Zones to the Happiness Country" as 2014 Cobb
Peace Lecturer at Naropa University
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