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Francisco Varela’s Legacy: The Past, Present, and Future of Science at Naropa

Francisco VarelaWednesday, December 3 // 12:00-1:15 p.m.
Performing Arts Center, Arapahoe Campus, 2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder
Free and open to the public.

Four Naropa faculty share their insights, reflections, research and questions about contemplative investigation of mind and body as it has developed at Naropa over the last 40 years, and Naropa’s place in the growing movement of scientific research on contemplative practice.

Professors: Jane Carpenter (Contemplative Psychology); Peter Grossenbacher (Contemplative Psychology/Contemplative Education); Anne Parker (Environmental Studies); Elaine Yuen (Religious Studies)

 

Joining Head, Heart and Hands: The Power of Authentic Leadership with Susan Skjei

Susan SkjeiFriday, December 5 // 7:00 p.m.
Nalanda Events Center, Nalanda Campus, 6287 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder
$15 General // Free for HUB guests and Naropa students/faculty/staff

In her talk, Susan will explore leadership practices that foster self-awareness, compassion and confidence in challenging times and how authentic leadership can contribute directly to organizational results.

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Varela Lecture Series: Science & Mindfulness II with Richard Davidson

Richard J. DavidsonDecember 9 // 6:30 p.m.
Macky Auditorium, 285 University Ave., Boulder

Scientific evidence suggests that we can change our brains by cultivating habits of mind that will improve well-being, including happiness, resilience, compassion and emotional balance. Dr. Richard J. Davidson of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds will share findings about the positive effects of mental training.

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