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Address: 2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302
Phone Number: +1 303-444-0202
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Furthering education.

This place is a one stop wonder for those who are seeking to further their education and spiritual awakening.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 August 2016
Sandra C
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Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This place is a one stop wonder for those who are seeking to further their education and spiritual awakening.

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

This is a small, progressive university which also offers space for speakers and wonderful music. I've heard some great gamelan here

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colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

so the only Budddist inspired university in the whole USA want to learn how to work with your mind? You have to be brave ! Come and see yourself for yourself!

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Not only for students, Naropa brings in speaker for the public, ones that aren't exactly mainstream, but interesting people, speaking about interesting topics. Student have a great opportunity to study with some skillful teachers who recognize the contemplative world. The main campus is lovely, and is pleasant to walk around.

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Thank Miriahm D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2014 via mobile

If you like solitude and spirituality this is a great place for contemplation. It really gives one a pure sense of eastern philosophy and the meditation room is gripping even to a novice.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

What an honor to visit this campus. My daughter is in her first semester here and I have been longing to visit. I appreciate not only your curriculum, but the peaceful air that abounds across the campus. Thank you for your work, and thank you for providing a place of education that supports what is needed for a solid educational... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

Naropa University is a unique school and the campus is lovely. If you want to set up a tour of the Arapahoe campus, call in advance to arrange a visit. If you enjoy contemplative arts, there will be a lot for you to see. Make sure you check out the gardens and the meditation hall if you go!

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boulder
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2009

The Naropa Institute was founded to promote Buddhist principles in a secular world but has become a New Age haven. The curriculum at Naropa is devoted to exploiting the assets (i.e., money) of truly gullible people. Trungpa was not fond of these popular New Age teachings and would be rolling in his grave, had he not been cremated.

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