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Gangteng Tulku Rinpoche Talk & Blessing Empowerment

Gangteng Tulku RinpocheTalk: Thursday, August 14 at 6:00 p.m.
Blessing Empowerment of Guru Rinpoche: Friday, August 15 at 6:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center, Arapahoe Campus, 2130 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder

Hear some of the rich lore from Padma Lingpa lineage holder, Gangteng Tulku Rinpoche and attend a Blessing Empowerment of Guru Rinpoche. To receive the living transmission of an authentic Dzogchen master is a blessing beyond measure.

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"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, Nalanda Campus, 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.

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Naropa Week

Our 40th anniversary celebrations peak with 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.

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Warrior Songs: A World Premiere

Saturday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 12 at 2:00 p.m.

eTown Hall, 1535 Spruce Street, Boulder

Naropa presents a five-movement choral concerto by founding music faculty member, artist, jazz drummer, and improvising percussionist Jerry Granelli, in collaboration with composer Peter-Anthony Togni with funding from the Canadian government. Performed by Boulder's Ars Nova Singers.

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Naropa Arts / The Early Years: Playing in the Now

Naropa Arts: The Early YearsWednesday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center, Arapahoe Campus, 2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder 
$10 suggested donation

This special evening reunites some of Naropa’s founding artists, pioneers who explored the convergence of creative process and contemplative practice. Weaving music, theater, dance and visual art, the evening evokes the unique, creative potential of moment-to-moment wakefulness.

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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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Jack Kerouac School 40th Anniversary Panel & Reading

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

More information coming soon!


Varela Lecture Series: Science & Mindfulness II with Richie Davidson

MeditationDecember 9
More information coming soon!