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Most Helpful Review for Naropa University
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Helen from Hillsdale, MI
  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful

Naropa is a place of contemplative learning. This means that students aren't forced to stuff a bunch of information in their brains, memorize it, and then spit it back out on a test only to forget about it the next week. That often happened in high school, but not here. Contemplative learning means actually thinking about what we are learning, processing it, and making sense of it for ourselves. It is creating a personal relationship with the class material and discovering how it connects to an individual's life. I feel that learning is only important...

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  • Adriana from Trinity, FL
  • Jun-19-2014 I am a current student here

    Naropa is an extremely unique school that is on the cutting edge of contemplative education. I've never found another school that values unique, individual, and specific interests in curriculum before. It's invaluable for whole-self-discovery.

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  • ALEC Kwasna from RIVERHEAD, NY
  • Oct-23-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    They offerunique approach to Academics. Naropa's concentration is not just about acedemic perforance but person growth as well. I feel Naropa University is the most perfect match for my beliefs and ambitions in life.

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  • Chris from Pahoa, HI
  • Feb-11-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Very excited to attend. Hoping for some in depth experiences. Can't wait.

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  • Allan from Boulder, CO
  • Jan-07-2013 I am a current student here

    Naropa is not a real college, but a gentle container for those looking to find themselves. Save yourself some time and money by starting a serious meditation practice, making some good friends, and finding a skilled therapist. You'll get the same or better results!

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  • Juliya from Prior Lake, MN
  • Dec-14-2012 I am a current student here

    A contemplative school that focuses on individual growth as a human being. The most difficult work at this school is the internal work that will strengthen through practice and mindfulness. An alternative form of education for students who feel as though they don't fit in with modern day college.

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  • Christine from Boulder, CO
  • Nov-15-2012 I am a current student here

    Naropa provides an opportunity for self reflection and personal growth, while encouraging interpersonal relationships and community involvement. You are literally transformed into a new compassionate individual, fully capable and willing to thus transform the world for the better. Naropa has offered insight into all walks of life, and provided the space to see life through another's perspective.

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  • Joyce from Boulder, CO
  • Jul-28-2012 I am a current student here

    Is an amazing place that offers emotional, spiritual and academic growth. We need more diversity here. It's spiritual.

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  • Madigan from Stillwater, MN
  • May-23-2012 I am a current student here

    A thorough exploration into the self, the other, the world. Creates a foundation of contemplative education to carry throughout the world. Peaceful discussions, classrooms set-up in a circle.

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