Spirit: a supernatural being or essence.
Guide: one that leads or directs another's way.
Not until the 13th century was our word dream used in the sense of “a series of thoughts, images, or emotions occurring during sleep.” The word itself is considerably older. In Old English dream means “joy,” “noise,” or “music.” Yet the change in meaning did not come from the development of a more specialized sense. Rather it appears that after many Scandinavian conflicts, conquests, and settlements in Britain the Old Norse draumr, meaning “a dream during sleep,” influenced the meaning of the etymologically related, English word. By the end of the 14th century the earlier meanings had been entirely replaced.
The exhibit by Annette Coleman, Brenda Ferrimani & Johanna Mueller explore and lead the viewer into this world of sprites, animal totems and universes from afar.
During the Spring Semester, we are honoring the important connections between women, justice, and the natural world. Scholarship-activist Asoka Bandarage is author of Women, Population and Global Crisis, Sustainability and Well-Being: The Middle Path to Environment, Society and the Economy and numerous other publications on global Political-economy, ethno-religious conflict, South Asia, gender, population, ecology and Buddhism.
Japanese biologist and visionary artist Iwasaki Tsuneo (1917-2002) painted the resonances he discovered between scientific and Buddhist views of reality. Expressing the interdependent, impermanent, and empty nature of phenomena, he shaped the words of the Heart Sutra––a scripture prized for its concise expression of wisdom and compassion––into imagery drawn from ephemeral beauties of nature, Buddhist cultural life, and microscopic and telescopic wonders.
Paula Arai received her doctorate in Buddhist Studies from Harvard University in 1993. In subsequent years, she taught at Brown, Vanderbilt, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Carleton College. From 2010 to 2013, she served as the section head for LSU’s Philosophy and Religious Studies department. She is also a member of LSU faculties of Asian Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies.
A new paradigm of justice is dawning on the historical stage. A justice that seeks not to punish, but to heal. A justice that is not about getting even, but about getting well. A justice that is a healing ground rather than a battle ground. A radically inclusive justice that elevates historically marginalized voices rather than silencing them. A justice that seeks to transform broken lives, relationships, and communities rather than damage them further. Fania will share the story of her life's journey as both justice warrior and healer. She will discuss the indigenous origins of Restorative Justice as well as its fundamental principles and practices. She will also address Restorative Justice's promise and pitfalls in the movement to interrupt racialized mass incarceration and generally its potential to transform our culture from a culture of harm to a culture of healing.
In collaboration with the ghost of Allen Ginsberg: America, Russia, China, love, hate, sex and the grotesque come together in this interdisciplinary performance.
A journey to empowerment of, and through, voice.
Exploring our stars and their myths in 12 chapters.
A modern folktale about our collective longing for the extraordinary, and the mundanity of life.
Chekhov’s Three Sisters find themselves in a grungy, old jazz bar to sing the smoky, grey incantations of their souls.
An invitation into the lives of those that we lead behind, and the impact we have on them.
On April 21, Naropa University will throw open its doors to prospective graduate and undergraduate students from across the country and around the world at Experience Naropa – a whirlwind of activity designed to open minds, spark creativity, and begin to create the bonds of community.
Tour campus, attend sample classes, and meet students and faculty who are changing the world for the better. Come for the answers to your questions, and stick around for an engaging afternoon full of lively activities and passionate people.
Learn how mindfulness and contemplative education become a part of our students' daily lives in and out of the classroom. Discover if Naropa is right for you.
Explore contemplative education first-hand with our wonderful faculty and leave with an understanding of what it's like to attend a Naropa class.
Naropa University welcomes participants with disabilities. Persons with questions about accessibility or who require disability accommodations should contact Martha Husick at 303-546-3548 or at firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks prior to the event.
Legendary and pioneering American Fiddler and Berklee College of Music Professor Darol Anger (of the David Grisman Quintet, Turtle Island String Quartet) is coming to Boulder! Darol’s Fiddle-ology Workshop with special guest Enion Pelta-Tiller (of Taarka) is for intermediate to advanced bowed string players (violin, viola, cello and mandolin) of any age. Mature beginners will also be respected, and will find much useful information. All participants are expected to play a bit (though not by themselves!), and recording devices are welcome.
NOTE: Stay connected as we announce new online programs for the public by visiting eNaropa.org
Mindful at Work: Enhance Well-Being, Collaboration and Results with Authentic Leadership
Center director Susan Skjei, the first course offered via eNaropa, is now open for
registration. Designed for participants interested in practical and accessible mindfulness
tools, the course helps them navigate challenging situations at work with clarity,
compassion and confidence. Using a blended combination of self-paced and instructor-led
curriculum, beginners as well as experienced mindfulness practitioners are welcome.
For over 21 years, Tsoknyi Rinpoche has been teaching students worldwide about the innermost nature of mind in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Rinpoche is one of those rare teachers whose lighthearted, yet illuminating style appeals to both beginners and advanced practitioners alike. He is truly a bridge between ancient wisdom and the modern mind. (Discounts available for the Naropa Community - please watch your e-mail for the promotional codes.)
As we inevitably face the personal, collective and institutional challenges of living and dying, patients, families, and healthcare professionals are exploring and putting into action new ways of understanding the value of contemplative care. Convene in a community of caretakers for keynotes, presentations, panel discussions, interactive workshops and contemplative practices. Continuing Education hours available for nursing and counseling. (Discounts available for the Naropa Community - please watch your e-mail for the promotional codes.)
Free and Open to the Public
The Naropa University Galleries offer an experience of the arts in a contemplative environment committed to the human experience of visual, perceptual and energetic transmissions through art.
Free and Open to the Public
Wednesdays, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Nalanda Campus// 6287 Arapahoe Avenue // Room 9240
Naropa offers weekly meditation instruction sessions, featuring guided meditation followed by instruction from experienced Naropa faculty members about mindfulness and its application in everyday life. (Note about dates: No session prior to the Thanksgiving holiday, Wednesday, November 23rd and the final session for the semester will be Wednesday, December 7th.)