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Forgiving the Unforgivable? Trauma, Remembering and the Emergence of the Unexpected, with Professor Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela

Pumla Gobodo-MadikizelaInsights from South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Tuesday, April 21
// 6:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center, 2130 Arapahoe Ave.
$5 Advanced Registration // $10 Door
Free for Naropa Students (limited number available)

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, Professor 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.

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Naropa University to host His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin

His Holiness the Sakya TrizinWednesday, April 22 // 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Nalanda Events Center, 6287 Arapahoe Ave.
Free and open.

His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin is the present throne holder of The Sakyapa Lineage, one of the four principle Lineages in Tibetan Buddhism. This unbroken lineage dates back to 1073 C.E. and has been ornamented with many illustrious masters and practitioners. His Holiness has received all the profound teachings of the Sakya Tradition as well as many of the teachings and transmissions of other traditions. He teaches internationally, with students in both the East and the West.

Naropa will present a formal welcoming ceremony and request His Holiness to teach on "Parting from the Four Attachments" (Zhenpa Zhidral).

Buddhism & Development in Society Today

Khenpo Tsultrim LodröPublic Talk with Khenpo Tsultrim Lodrö on Buddhism, science, technology, and society
Monday, April 27 // 6:30 p.m.
Nalanda Events Center // 6287 Arapahoe Ave.

Khenpo Tsultrim Lodrö is a leading figure at Larung Buddhist Academy in eastern Tibet, the largest Buddhist institution on the Tibetan plateau with more than 10,000 monks and nuns. A Buddhist scholar of high regard, he is a prolific author and speaker on Buddhist ethics and an important voice of Buddhist modernism in Tibet. He is the principal successor of the internationally renowned Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok, a major figure in the revitalization of Buddhism in Tibetan areas under Chinese rule during the 1980s and 90s.

Leading Together: Responding with Multi-generational Wisdom to the Challenges of Our Time

The Authentic Leadership Center in Collaboration with ALIA
April 30 - May 3
Berlin, Germany

Join us for a three-day gathering that taps into intergenerational wisdom to live these questions. Through mindfulness practice, creative process/awareness work, and dialogue, we will explore the open space of the moment where genuine creativity lives. Featuring Barbara Bash, Maaike Boumans, Jerry Granelli, and Benjamin Kafka.

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Spring Commencement - Parker J. Palmer to Serve as Commencement Speaker

Sunday, May 10 // 1:00 p.m.
Macky Auditorium, University of Colorado // 285 University Avenue

World-renowned writer, speaker and activist Parker Palmer is Founder and Senior Partner of the Center for Courage & Renewal. In partnership with Gaiam TV, Naropa will livestream his speech "Living from the Inside Out" for those unable to attend the Spring Commencement.

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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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