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On the Spot: The Warriors' Exam

A Contemplative Education Town Hall

Wednesday, December 2 // 12:00–1:20 p.m.
Performing Arts Center // 2130 Arapahoe Ave.

A CACE Panel Discussion with Naropa faculty Dale Asrael, Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen, and Judith Simmer-Brown

One of the most renowned “heritage practices” at Naropa University is the Warriors’ Exam, a form of dyadic inquiry that serves as an oral midterm or final exam in many of our classrooms.  This interactive Town Hall explores the origins and dynamics of the Warriors’ Exam, adapted from traditional forms of Buddhist debate especially for the university. We will discuss various styles of the practice, “basic goodness” grading rubrics, and fundamental principles.  This event is designed to help faculty give an authentic exam, and support students to take one.


Three Evenings with Guest Music Artist Jayme Stone

Jayme StoneWorkshop // November 30 // 7:30–9:30 p.m. // $100
Presentation // December 2 // 7:30–9:00 p.m. // Free
Concert // December 5 // 7:30 p.m. // $10

Naropa University welcomes guest artist in residency Jayme Stone for three great events. A two-time Juno Award winning banjoist, Jayme makes music inspired by sounds from around the world. His album, "The Other Side of the Air," is a travelogue of imaginary landscapes and faraway lands. The music traverses the Cinnamon Route through Persia and India and revisits and reinvents melodies Stone collected in West Africa.

The workshop on 11/30 is The Inside Scoop: Booking Yourself Without an Agent, intended for independent musicians looking to advance their career. The presentation on 12/2 is Jayme Stone's Lomax Project, where he will discuss Alan Lomax and perform a few of his songs. Finally, on 12/5 there will be a concert titled Jayme Stone & The Other Side of the AirLearn more and register.


Reimagining Death & Dying: Changing the Way We Care

Featuring A Keynote with Vassar Byrd & Conference for Practitioners

January 89, 2016 
Nalanda Events Center // 6287 Arapahoe Ave.

  • Are you a professional involved with end of life care for your patients/clients?
  • Are  you or someone close to you facing serious illness or the end of life?
  • Are you frustrated with aspects of the current system of care?
  • Do you find yourself yearning for a better way to support people (and yourself!) during this challenging time?
  • What other models exist for care that is more supportive and holistic?

Naropa University is convening a forum to explore how contemplative practice enriches and improves end-of-life care for practitioners, professionals, and patients. Join the conversation on local and national needs, share best practices, and consider the ethical implications of contemplative care. Enrich your own toolkit and refresh the work you do for the benefit of everyone involved.

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