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Celebration of Reb Zalman's Life and Legacy

Reb ZalmanSunday, March 1 // 2:005:00 p.m.
Nalanda Events Center // 6287 Arapahoe Ave.
Free and open to the public

Join us for a special celebration honoring the legacy of longtime friend of Naropa, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (“Reb Zalman”). He was a beloved pillar of the Naropa community who will be sorely missed. Celebrating Zalman’s ecumenical legacy at Naropa, this special tribute event will include a dialogue, a video screening, music, and offerings by Naropa faculty and staff.

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Actualizing Your Potential: Working Smarter with Mindfulness

Monday, March 2 // 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Nalanda Room 9235 (second floor) // 6287 Arapahoe Ave.
$15 ($10 for Naropa students/faculty/staff)

Actualize your potential for living a happy and meaningful work-life while performing at the highest possible level. The Potential Project is based in a powerful synthesis of two great sciences:

  • Western scientific research in neurology, positive psychology and organizational studies
  • A powerful mental technology that has been successfully tested and developed in the East over the last 2,500 years

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Gender Diversity in the Early Childhood Classroom
with Deb Young, Beit Gorski, Kenny Yingling, Laurene Phillips

Issues in Education: The Mary Culkin Lecture Series 2015
Wednesday, March 4 // 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Nalanda Room 9235 (second floor) // 6287 Arapahoe Ave.
$10 Suggested Donation

In this discussion, we will reach beyond a “Trans 101” understanding of gender diversity to increase awareness around the rights of people who do not fit into the heteronormative standard. Gender identity is formed during the early years. A gender-neutral environment can help aid childhood safety, acceptance of people for who they are, and reduce internalization of stereotypic gender. 

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BFA School of the Arts Concert

BFA School of the Arts ConcertFriday, March 6 // 7:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center // 2130 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO
Free and open to the public.

Experience the versatile work of Naropa's School of the Arts students!  Whether you are considering joining the BFA Performance program, or simply want to enjoy a night of dharma arts, this concert celebrates the dance, theater, spoken word, and musical performances of Naropa's fearless student artists.

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The Challenge and Teachings of the Poison Fire: 
Living with the Legacy of Splitting the Atom with Joanna Macy

Joanna MacyMonday, March 9 // 7:00 p.m.
Nalanda Events Center // 6287 Arapahoe Ave.
Free for Naropa/CU Students (limited to the first 100 pre-registered)
$10 General Advanced Registration // $15 Door Sales // Purchase Tickets

The ever-increasing amounts of radioactive "wastes" generated by nuclear energy and weapons-making must be safely contained for longer than recorded history.  They require ongoing attention, monitoring, and care. Let's look at what Nuclear Guardianship will involve, what it will bring forward in the human spirit, and how it is developing right here at Rocky Flats. Eco-philosopher Joanna Macy, PhD, is a scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology.

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Experience Naropa Open House

Experience NaropaFriday, March 13 // 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Arapahoe Campus // 2130 Arapahoe Ave.
RSVP today!

Discover. Tour. Engage. Naropa University will open its doors to prospective undergraduate students from across country and around the world at Experience Naropa – a whirlwind of activity designed to open minds, spark creativity, and begin to create the bonds of community. Come for the answers to your questions, and stick around for an engaging afternoon full of lively activities and passionate people.

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Lenz Foundation Lecture – angel Kyodo williams
Beyond Buddhism: What We Need to Lose To Save What We Love

Wednesday, March 18 // 7:00 p.m.
Boulder Shambhala Center, 1345 Spruce St.
Free with advanced registration

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.

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Summer Writing Program | The Braided River: Activist Rhizome

Summer Writing ProgramJune 14 - July 11
Credit and noncredit programs available
Registration will open in March.

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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