Upcoming Events

"Contemplative Considerations in Planning & Building Sustainable Communities" Panel Discussion

GreenhouseThursday, April 17 at 5:00–6:30 p.m.
Thalacker Conference Room, Wulsin Hall (2nd floor), Arapahoe Campus, 2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder

Concluding Naropa's Contemplative Practices in a Technological Society Colloquium, this panel discussion will explore ways to create more environmentally sustainable communities. Speakers include Amir Massihzadeh (PE, Orion Architectural Systems, LLC), Carl A. Worthington (AIA ASLA, & Associates), Eric Doub (CEO, EcoSmart Homes), and Kyle Callahan (Kyle Callahan & Associates).

This event is free. Learn more.


Across the Threshold: A Reading Hosted by the Naropa Writing Center

WritingThursday, April 17 at 6:00 p.m.
Student Center, Wulsin Hall (basement), Arapahoe Campus, 2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder

This event is free. For more information or to inquire about accessibility and disability accommodations, please contact Ariella Ruth at 303-546-3581, or at agoldberg@naropa.edu.


Dharma Can't Wait Performance

Dharma Can't WaitThursday, April 17–Friday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 19 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center, Arapahoe Campus, 2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder

Join Naropa's Acting Ensemble class for a dynamic immersion in collaborative ensemble composition, as they perform Heaven Can Wait by Harry Segall.

Tickets $7 at the door; free to Naropa students, staff, and faculty, with ID. For more information or to inquire about accessibility and disability accommodations, please contact Lorenzo Gonzalez at 303-245-4716, or at lgonzalez@naropa.edu.


Film Screening & Workshop with Lama Tsultrim Allione

Lama Tsultrim AllioneFeeding Your Demons Film Screening: Friday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Co-presented by and held at The Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder
Workshop: Saturday, April 19 at 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Nalanda Events Center, Nalanda Campus, 6287 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder

Friday evening features a one-hour documentary by Jaap Verhoeven on the early life and work of Lama Tsultrim Allione, who will be present for questions. Saturday's workshop with Lama Tsultrim Allione will explore the sacred masculine, sacred feminine, and how we can engage their interplay toward inner transformation.

Film screening tickets $12. Workshop registration $95. Learn more.


Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics 40th Anniversary Reading

JKSSunday, April 20 at 5:00 p.m.
City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, 261 Columbus Ave., San Francisco, CA

Join us in celebrating forty years of Naropa and the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics with an evening of readings by Eric Baus, Michelle Naka Pierce, Chris Pusateri, Andrea Rexilius, Cedar Sigo, and Juliana Spahr.

This event is free. For more information, please contact Ariella Ruth at 303-546-3581, or at agoldberg@naropa.edu.


Naropa Earth Week

GreenhouseMonday, April 21–Saturday, April 26
Arapahoe Campus, 2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder

Join the Naropa Sustainability Council in honoring our home—Earth! In honor of Earth Day, this week of events celebrates our interconnectedness and encourages stewardship of our habitat.

All Earth Week events are free. Learn more.


"Driven to Abstraction? Listening for 'Late Style' in Feminist Avant-Garde Poetry" with Leslie Scalapino Lecturer in Innovative Poetics, Steve Evans

Steve EvansTuesday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center, Arapahoe Campus, 2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder

This evening will include a lecture by Steve Evans, followed by time for questions. After a brief intermission, the evening will conclude with music by Evans, who will play clips of the poets discussed in the lecture.

This event is free. Learn more.


University of Colorado 4x4 Reading Featuring Naropa's Elyse Brownell

4x4Thursday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m.
British Irish Studies Room, 5th Floor, Norlin Library, University of Colorado–Boulder, 1720 Pleasant St., Boulder

Enjoy readings by Naropa MFA students, as well as MFA and PhD students from the University of Denver, Colorado State University, and University of Colorado.

For more information, please contact Ariella Ruth at 303-546-3581, or at agoldberg@naropa.edu.


"The Art of Mind & Emotion: An Exploration Through Psychology, Psychiatry, & Buddhism," featuring Lhoppon Rinpoche, Deborah Bowman, & Dr. Antonio Wood

BuddhaSaturday, April 26 at 3:00–5:00 p.m.
Nalanda Events Center, Nalanda Campus, 6287 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder

What is the mind? What are emotions? How do we work with them? Join us for a panel discussion of the mind and emotions from Buddhist and psychological perspectives, featuring Lhoppon Rinpoche, Naropa's Deborah Bowman, and Dr. Antonio Wood.

Tickets $10; discounted price of $5 for students and seniors. Learn more.


World Music & Dance Concert

World Music & Dance ConcertSaturday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center, Arapahoe Campus, 2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder

Join Naropa's School of the Arts for a lively performance of drumming and dancing, directed by Maputo Mensah.

Tickets $5 at the door. For more information or to inquire about accessibility and disability accommodations, please contact Lorenzo Gonzalez at 303-245-4716, or at lgonzalez@naropa.edu.


Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics Graduation Readings

JKSBA Graduation Reading: Friday, May 9 at 5:00 p.m.
MFA Graduation Reading: Friday, May 9 at 8:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center, Arapahoe Campus, 2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder

Join us in celebrating the work of our graduating Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics students!

For more information or to inquire about accessibility and disability accommodations, please contact Ariella Ruth at 303-546-3581, or at agoldberg@naropa.edu.


40th Annual Summer Writing Program: Anthropocene

SWPMonday, June 2 through Saturday, June 28
Arapahoe Campus, 2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder

Naropa's fortieth Summer Writing Program centers on the "anthropocene," the age where everything is affected and conditioned by humans. Through four weeks of workshops, panel discussions, and readings, we will explore shifting the frequency in our writing and communities, emphasizing the urgency of guardianship of our planet's stability and sanity.

Learn more, register, or view individual program events.


"Adapting Compassion Training from Tibet: Empowering the Deeper Personhood of Self & Others" with John Makransky

John MakranskyFriday, September 12 at 7:00 p.m.
Nalanda Events Center, 6287 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder

In this lecture, John Makransky will introduce "Innate Compassion Training," which he adapted from Tibetan practices that take a more relational view of persons, and will explain how this compassion training undercuts common modern impediments to compassion.

This event is free. Learn more.

The Naropa Week

Our 40th anniversary celebrations peak with The Naropa Week, highlighting the best of Naropa's contributions to the arts, psychology, and spirituality. Gathering alumni, community friends, as well as national and international participants, these events celebrate Naropa's vibrant roots and seed our community's contributions to building a kinder and more sustainable and just world.

Alumni Weekend

Bells & RibbonsFriday, October 10–Sunday, October 12
Naropa University Campuses

We warmly invite all Naropa alumni to join us for Naropa's first ever Alumni Weekend. Reconnect with friends and faculty, revisit Naropa's campuses, and take part in Naropa's 40th Anniversary celebration!

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[Dis]Embodied Poetics Conference: Writing, Thinking, Being

Purple EnsoFriday, October 10–Sunday, October 12
Arapahoe Campus, 2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder

Join the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics for a three-day conference that explores intersections between innovative forms of creative and critical writing that are experientially rooted in contemplative practice.

Learn more.

 

Radical Compassion Conference

IncenseThursday, October 16–Sunday, October 19
Nalanda Campus, 6287 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder

Guests include Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Dan Siegel, Vandana Shiva, Joanna Macy, Bernie Glassman, Lama Tsultrim Allione, Noah Levine, and others. Join spiritual leaders, scientists, and activists for a dynamic gathering to explore how we can live with an open heart, cultivate compassion in action, and contribute to a kinder world.

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Varela Lecture Series: Science & Mindfulness II with Richie Davidson

MeditationDecember 9
More information coming soon!

 

 

Jack Kerouac School 40th Anniversary Panel & Reading

JKSWednesday, November 5
St Mark’s Poetry Project, New York City

More information coming soon!

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