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Naropa University


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A Buddhist university in Boulder, Colorado, USA founded by Chogyam Trungpa in 1974. The institution takes its name from Nāropa, the 11th-century abbot of the ancient university of Nālandā in India. Nāropa was renowned for bringing together scholarly wisdom with meditative insight, and this has become the ongoing inspiration for the development of Naropa University. The mission of Naropa University is to: (1) offer educational programmes that cultivate awareness of the present moment through intellectual, artistic, and meditative disciplines; (2) foster a learning community (composed of students, faculty, staff, trustees, and alumni) that uncovers wisdom and heart; (3) cultivate openness and communication, sharpen critical intellect, enhance resourcefulness, and develop effective action in all disciplines; (4) exemplify the principles grounded in Naropa University's Buddhist educational heritage; (5) encourage the integration of world wisdom traditions with modern culture; (6) be non-sectarian and open to all.

(1) offer educational programmes that cultivate awareness of the present moment through intellectual, artistic, and meditative disciplines; (2) foster a learning community (composed of students, faculty, staff, trustees, and alumni) that uncovers wisdom and heart; (3) cultivate openness and communication, sharpen critical intellect, enhance resourcefulness, and develop effective action in all disciplines; (4) exemplify the principles grounded in Naropa University's Buddhist educational heritage; (5) encourage the integration of world wisdom traditions with modern culture; (6) be non-sectarian and open to all.

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