Mission: Naropa University offers educational programs that: 1. Cultivate awareness of the present moment through intellectual, artistic, and meditative disciplines; 2. Foster a learning community (comprised of students, faculty, administrative staff, trustees, and alumni) which 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; and 6. Are nonsectarian and open to all.