Convocation Calligraphy

Convocation Ceremony

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

**Information about the 2014 convocation ceremony will be posted soon.**

Convocation is Naropa's traditional ceremony, occurring once a year in the beginning of the fall semester, during which we come together as students and teachers to celebrate the start of another academic year. During convocation, we create and join a community that welcomes each moment whole-heartedly with beginner's mind, so that we might gently wake each other up, all year long.

Highlights of last year's Convocation

August 28, 2013

Bow & Invocation: Lee Worley, Core Professor, Contemplative Education/Performing Arts

Welcome & Introduction of the President: Reed Bye, Core Associate Professor, Writing & Poetics

Remarks from the President (and introduction of our new Provost): Charles Lief, President

Welcome to the Year: Janet Cramer Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

Faculty Address: Sue Hammond West, Director, School of the Arts

Spontaneous Poem: Calligraphy by Laurie Doctor; Facilitated by Bhanu Kapil, Core Assistant Professor, Writing & Poetics 

Alumni Address: Nathan Railla MA TCP '12, Executive Director, Denver Shambhala Center

President's Awards: Charles Lief, President

Introduction of New Graduate Faculty: Christine Caldwell, Dean of Graduate Education and Core Professor, Somatic Counseling Psychology

Introduction of New Undergraduate Faculty: Carole Clements, Dean of Undergraduate Education and Core Assistant Professor, Contemplative Psychology

Opening of the Academic Year & Bow: Charles Lief, President