Upcoming Naropa Events
Tuesday, March 17 // 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Creative Intelligence: The Arts in Contemplative Education
What is the role of the arts in contemplative education? What is the unique contribution of artistic expression in the Naropa experience? The afternoon includes experiential practice, brief presentations, and time for discussion. The Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education (CACE) hosts monthly colloquia to explore topics in contemplative education by engaging Naropa faculty from various disciplines to share and discuss their relevant teaching methodologies, research and insights.
Wednesday, March 18 // 7:00 p.m.Beyond Buddhism: What We Need to Lose To Save What We Love
Williams is a social visionary that sees Transformative Social Change—applying inner awareness practice to broad-based social change—as America’s next great movement. She is an early shaper and leading voice in that work and coined the name for the field.
Tuesday, April 21 // 6:30 p.m.
Forgiving the Unforgivable? Trauma, Remembering and the Emergence of the Unexpected, with Dr. Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa (TRC) established a unique platform on which unexpected human moments emerged in the encounter between perpetrators of gross human rights violations and survivors/victims of these human rights abuses. Drawing on her research on forgiveness, Dr. Gobodo-Madikizela will discuss how the expression of emotions and memories, and the exchange of identifications which played out at the TRC created an extraordinary setting of unique and unexpected possibilities.
June 14 - July 11
Summer Writing Program | The Braided River: Activist Rhizome
The Summer Writing Program is a four-week-long convocation of students, poets, fiction writers, scholars, translators, performance artists, activists, Buddhist teachers, musicians, printers, editors and others working in small press publishing. Programming includes workshops, lectures, panels, readings, special events, and more.
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Webinars and Live Chats:
Webinars are online presentations for prospective students that explain the various aspects of Naropa's unique education. These webinars also include the chance to chat live with Naropa staff, faculty, and students!