Naropa University

About This Center

Are you thirsting for an education that matters, to you and the world? Do you yearn to dive into a liberal arts program where you are exposed to the great intellectual traditions of the West and East? Do you want to grow intellectually and professionally, within a rich contemplative environment? Then begin exploring Naropa University.

Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, is:

A Buddhist-inspired liberal arts university.

Home to internationally regarded professors dedicated to teaching and student success.

A place to develop intellectually, professionally, and personally.

A model for contemplative education nationwide.


Engaged in the community through service and the arts.

Known for its holistic undergraduate and graduate programs in psychology, writing, the arts, religious studies, education, environmental leadership, and peace studies.


A place where you can earn BA, BFA, MA, MFA, or MDiv degrees or a professional certificate.

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Here to prepare you develop a fulfilling, compassion-driven life and career.

Learn more about our graduate and undergraduate programs.

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