Naropa (Photo credit: flowercat)
Currently, I am sitting on a developing story of widespread psychological abuse in the graduate psychology department at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, but today, I was given the green light to share this quip from the Naropa survivor:
The grad psychology school is a whole different shabang…. total mindfuck, and catch22… with invisible lines and expectations you absolutely will cross, and any questions for more information, trying to explain yourself or heaven forbid, correcting them, is met with anger and threat of dismissal.
This is a truly disturbing account, and it is only the tip of the iceberg with this poor man’s involvement. It should give you pause to enter the graduate psychology programs at Naropa University. I will stay on the story and I hope to get you the story as soon as possible, but I have an obligation of confidentiality to those who share their stories with me and I respect that obligation totally.
According to an article on the Daily Camera’s website, the Goss-Grove neighbourhood in Boulder is creating a mural on the street to mark itself as the geographic centre of Boulder. How they surveyed that, I have no idea, given the fact that their neighbourhood is further west than centre but I digress. The thing that irritated me the most about the project, and the really insidious thing about it, is that they say that the crystals and lotus flower that they have painted into the mural resemble Naropa University. Yes, that’s right, the beacon of fraud and abuse that emanates just south of their neighbourhood from it’s Arapahoe campus. If you want my opinion, and I assume you do which is why you are on this particular website, I honestly feel that Naropa University should not be something that is honoured as a part of Goss-Grove. Especially since the Goss-Grove community is so close to the centre of fraud and also contains Snow Lion, Naropa University’s Student Housing Community. It is shameful how the Daily Camera makes such a connection to include Naropa University in the mural when the fact of the matter is that Naropa University drains the life out of this community.
Naropa University inspires the worst in politicians and “civic leaders”, which comes at no real surprise when you look at their history. When they started scouting for a bigger site outside of Boulder because they wanted to combine all three of their campuses, for what reason, I have no idea. After all, Naropa does not want to clean up it’s act and become a honest University that offers degrees to students at a fair price for their value. No, I am certain that what they probably want to do with the new campus is to avoid all of the expensive property taxes that come with owning four different properties at various locations throughout Boulder, Colorado while continuing to raise tuition rates sky high. However, when this plan was announced, Boulder’s City Council bent over backwards to try to keep this hot bed of fraud from leaving their city. I wonder if they would do the same for all of the cocaine dealers and ponzi scheme companies? I wonder what the hell the deal is with these Boulder politicians embracing Naropa University’s fraud and abuse?
If the Goss Grove neighbourhood really did intend to honour Naropa University, then you are honouring the fraud that keeps many of Naropa’s “students” unemployed and mired into deep debt, long after graduation. If the Goss Grove neighbourhood did not intend to honour Naropa University, they should call for the Daily Camera to print a retraction, saying that Goss Grove does not support the fraud and abuse committed by Naropa University on a day to day basis. But the thing about it is, I really, honestly think that it is the latter given how much of the Trungpa koolaid has been drank in that area…