Alumni Events

Workshops and Events   

ASK: Alumni Sharing Knowledge

Free webinars facilitated by Naropa University alumni for the Naropa community. This is an opportunity to share the powerful expertise in the alumni community with Naropa alumni, students, staff, faculty and guests, online so anyone can access from anywhere! These webinars are focused on professional and personal development, for the Naropa community, from alumni. Learn more.


Wisdoms@Work Online Course with Irini Rockwell

To bring out the best of who we are, we must know ourselves. In some situations we shine; in others we can’t get out of our own way. The Five Wisdom energies illuminate the way we perceive and interact with our world yielding enormous insight into our patterns of behavior, emotions, and relationships. This training focuses on the deep personal work needed to be fully engaged in our life, personally and professionally. It is a vehicle for self-discovery and a tool for working with others. Join others committed to a compassionate approach to life and career. 

Cost: $30 for Naropa Alumni, Faculty, and Staff

Join us for 3 online sessions, 2-hours each: 

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2015: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. MT 
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. MT 
  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. MT 

Learn more and register online

Receptions & Gatherings

Colorado Alumni Listening Tour

Join your fellow Naropa alumni and friends for connection and conversation. We invite you to dive into conversation about our personal connections with Naropa. What role has Naropa played in your life, and what is Naropa for you today? Why is Naropa important to the world? As Naropa envisions its future, please come share your story and your voice. See the list below for dates and times of our "Listening Tour" this summer. 

BOULDER: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 // 8:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Turley's Kitchen, 2805 Pearl St., Boulder, CO 80301

LONGMONT: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 // 8:15 a.m. 
Two Dog Diner, 645 Tenacity Drive, Longmont, CO 80504

FORT COLLINS: Friday, July 31, 2015 // 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
FoCo Cafe, 225 Maple St, Fort Collins, CO 80521

DENVER: Thursday, August 6, 2015 // 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver, 2305 S Syracuse Way, #214, Denver, CO 80231
Learn more and RSVP online

LONGMONT: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 // 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Martini's Bistro, 543 Terry Street, Longmont, CO 80501
Learn more and RSVP online

**CANCELED** COLORADO SPRINGS: Thursday, August 13, 2015 // 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Due to a lack of response, this event has been canceled. Please email if you are interested in holding an event in Colorado Springs!

BOULDER: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 // 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Alfalfa's Community Room, 1651 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302
Learn more and RSVP online

 

Naropa University welcomes participants with disabilities. Contact Sarah at 303-245-4670 or to inquire about accessibility and disability accommodations needed to participate fully in these events.
 


Past Workshops and Events

The 2-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster

Monday, August 10, 2015 // 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
University of Denver, Driscoll Ballroom, 2050 E. Evans Ave, Denver, CO 80208

Alumni from a consortium of Colorado colleges and universities - of which Naropa University is a part - came together to hear Steve Dalton, author of the best-selling book, The 2-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster.

Cost: $15 per alum, includes light supper, parking, and the program


Open S P A C E Unconference: Naropa's Department of Contemplative Education Celebrates 25 years in Boulder, CO

Friday, July 17 - Sunday, July 19, 2015 
Naropa University, 2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO

In 25 years, Contemplative Education has grown in importance across the educational spectrum. Naropa is at the forefront of this vital movement. We plan to gather all of the amazing alumni that are now carrying the seeds of this incredible program forward with the intention of sharing the vast wealth of wisdom and knowledge that has blossomed over the past 25 years! Together we will explore where this journey has taken us and where it will lead in the future!


Denver Naropa Alumni Gathering: Meditation, Connection and Fun

Saturday, July 11, 2015 // 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver, 2305 S Syracuse Way, Unit 214, Denver, CO 80231
 *After Party with bowling at Punch Bowl Social, 65 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203

Alumni in the Denver Metro area have joined forces to create a group that meets once a month to connect with other Naropa alumni, to catch up, share a Naropa bow and a cup of tea together and utilize some of the fun resources available in the Denver area. The initial gathering and creation of the group was on Saturday, July 11 at the Shambala Meditation Center of Denver! 

If you would like to help spearhead the Alumni Group in Denver, please contact Nathan Railla at smcddirector[at]gmail.com or Lila Ferguson at lilafergy[at]yahoo.com. Please RSVP to Nathan or Lila if you would like to attend the event!


Naropa Garden Party in Seattle, WA

Saturday, June 27, 2015 
The Home of Alumnus Rex Maruca - Seattle, WA 

Naropa alumni and friends and President Chuck Lief met for an afternoon of connection and conversation in the garden of Rex Maruca, Advanced Movement Studies class of '81. The group dove into conversation about their personal connections with Naropa, considering the questions: What role has Naropa played in your life, and what is Naropa for you today? Why is Naropa important to the world? 

Coffee Hour in Seattle, WA

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 
Uptown Espresso - South Lake Union
500 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

The local Naropa community met to learn about the latest news. Network and stay connected! A short presentation began at 5:30 p.m. Coffee and treats were provided. 

Connect with Naropa in Portland, OR

Sunday, April 26, 2015 
Be Space
211 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

The local Naropa community gathered at alumna Elizabeth Russell's Be Space in Portland! Sharing an afternoon with friends and all were welcome to learn more about what Naropa has on the horizon.

Connect with Naropa in New York

Sunday, April 26, 2015 
Rubin Museum of Art, Cafe Serai
150 W 17th Street, New York, NY 10011

The local Naropa community gathered to learn about the latest news. Network and stay connected! Tea and treats were provided.

Coffee Hour in Ashland, OR

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Mix Sweet Shop 
57 N Main St, Ashland, OR 97520

The local Naropa community met to learn about the latest news. Network and stay connected! A short presentation was given at 5:30 p.m. Coffee and treats were provided. 

Coffee Hour in Eugene, OR

Monday, April 20, 2015
Perugino 
767 Willamette St. #102, Eugene, OR 97401

The local Naropa community met to learn about the latest news. Network and stay connected! A short presentation was given at 5:30 p.m. 

Do You Know Who I Am? Evening Reception in Boulder, CO

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Naropa's Arapahoe Campus, Sycamore Conference Room
2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

The Naropa community in Boulder met at an intimate reception prior to the showing of alum Kirsten Wilson's play, "Do You Know Who I Am?" Light refreshments provided.  

Careers for a Cause Meet & Greet

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Naropa University, Arapahoe Campus, 2nd Floor Wulsin Hall
2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

Naropa University and the University of Colorado at Boulder held an exciting collaborative event, the Career for a Cause Meet & Greet! Alumni and students from both universities were invited to this re-envisioned event for a chance to engage with opportunities and organizations that address important causes and issues, helping to make meaningful change in the world. No registration required.

Nonprofit Storytelling Panel

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
University of Colorado at Boulder, CU Center for Community, Abrams Lounge (3rd Floor)
Regent Drive near intersection with Kittredge Drive, Boulder, CO 80309

Hear from non-profit directors and professionals as they share their stories about how they got their start, what they have learned along their way, and give you the chance to ask questions about the world of non-profits. Co-sponsored with University of Colorado at Boulder/ CU Career Services. This event is free to CU & Naropa students and alumni. No registration required.

Naropa Gathering in San Francisco, CA

Sunday, March 1, 2015 
Press Club, the "Wine Library" room
20 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco, CA 94103 

Naropa University held a gathering at the Press Club in San Francisco, CA. Connecting with alumni, parents, and friends, all were invited to share an afternoon with the Naropa community. 

Private Practice Symposium

Saturday, February 28, 2015 
Naropa University, Paramita Campus
3285 30th Street, Boulder, CO 80309

Naropa Alumni and students were invited to join us at the annual Private Practice Symposium. Connecting with resources and networking with the Naropa community at this day-long symposium, the event was free and open to all Naropa students and alumni. 

Sharing Your Career Intentions: The Start Toward Your Next Good Job

Monday, February 23, 2015
Naropa University, Arapahoe Campus Student Center/Student Union (basement of Wulsin Hall)
2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

Alumni and students from Naropa University and University of Colorado - Boulder were invited to a free career workshop, facilitated by David Blackburn, a career development coach and workshop facilitator. 

"Sex, Religion and Money"

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Naropa University, Arapahoe Campus, Performing Arts Center
2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni were invited to this free event discussing all the subjects your mother said not to talk about in public. Presented by Peace Studies as part of the "Seeking a Just Society" series.

"All Men are Created Equal"

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Naropa University, Arapahoe Campus, Performing Arts Center
2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni were invited to this free event discussing the American experience of equality. Presented by Peace Studies as part of the "Seeking a Just Society" series. 

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