About Naropa

Located in Boulder, Colorado, Naropa University is a private, nonprofit, liberal arts university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, early childhood education, environmental studies, peace studies, psychology and religious studies. 

Buddhist-inspired and nonsectarian, Naropa University is rooted in contemplative education, a teaching and learning approach that integrates Eastern wisdom studies and the arts with traditional Western scholarship. Naropa was the birthplace of the modern mindfulness movement.  More...


Naropa is comprised of three campuses in Boulder, Colorado—all linked by public transportation or a short bike ride.

Each campus houses distinct departments, and the Society for Humanistic Psychology Conference will be held at our Nalanda Campus at 6287 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder. CO 80301.  The main conference space will be in the Event Center, and breakout spaces will be nearby classrooms.

Home to the School of the Arts and the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, the Nalanda Campus was recently expanded and renovated to add new classrooms, lounge space, a café, and art studio spaces for pottery, sculpture, and media arts.