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Naropa University President Charles G. Lief

Founding Vision // Bold Direction

Inauguration of Charles G. Lief

Watch the Inaugural Celebration

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Naropa University welcomes and celebrates our new president.

We celebrate President Lief's deep connection to Naropa's founder, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as well as his commitment to furthering Naropa's role as both a leader in contemplative education and a place of personal and societal transformation.

For more information, please contact us at or 303-245-4618.



Naropa University welcomes participants with disabilities. Please contact Dayna Larson or Stephanie Ramsey at 303-245-4618 or before February 4, 2013, to inquire about accessibility and disability accommodations needed to participate fully in this event.




President Lief on
his appointment as Naropa University president

“I want to amplify, honor, and celebrate Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s founding vision, as well as re-energize our commitment to creating an ecumenical and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. This was at the heart of Trungpa Rinpoche’s vision for Naropa.”

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