Naropa University is a private, liberal arts university in Boulder, Colorado, which was founded in 1974 by Chogyam Trungpa. It is a Buddhist inspired institution, and is the only major accredited Buddhist university in North America.
Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman founded the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa. The Naropa Summer Writing Program celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2004.
Bachelors Degrees are offered in Contemplative Psychology, Early Childhood Education, Environmental Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Music, Performance (BFA), Religious Studies, Traditional Eastern Arts (with concentrations in tai chi, yoga, or Aikido), Visual Arts, and Writing & Literature.
Masters degrees are offered in Contemplative Education, Creation Spirituality, Environmental Leadership, Interdisciplinary Studies, Theater, Writing and Poetics (MFA), Contemplative Psychotherapy, Somatic Psychology, Body Psychotherapy, Dance/Movement Therapy, Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Wilderness Therapy, Religious Studies, Master of Divinity, Engaged Buddhism, and Indo-Tibetan Buddhism.
- Buddhist universities in the United States and Canada
- Naropa University website (http://www.naropa.edu/)