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Opening Hearts: Inclusivity, Diversity and Contemplative Education
A CACE Colloquium

Friday, April 3 // 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Virya Studio, Paramita Campus // 3285 30th St.
Free and open to the public

with Naropa Graduate School of Psychology faculty Carla Sherrell and Uğur Kocataşkın

The view and practice of inclusivity are fundamental to contemplative education. Nonetheless, we continue to work with blind spots within our learning communities. Why is inclusivity so critical to contemplative education? And how can we as individuals and as a community engage with issues of diversity and inclusivity to benefit all? Join us as two Graduate School of Psychology faculty facilitate a dynamic exploration of these topics.

Mindfulness in Higher Education: A Rocky Mountain Regional Dialogue

Saturday, April 4
Dojo, Nalanda Campus // 6287 Arapahoe Ave.
Free // Pre-registration required

Educational strategies using contemplative practices tend to increase self-awareness and interpersonal skills, and promote an institutional culture of cooperation and collaboration leading to greater productivity and satisfaction within the institution as a whole. This gathering is an opportunity for those in higher education to meet and explore common interests in this arena, and to promote community and collaboration in the Rocky Mountain Region.

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Forgiving the Unforgivable? Trauma, Remembering and the Emergence of the Unexpected, with Dr. 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, Dr. 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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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
Registration will open soon.

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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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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