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A Morning Talk with Pema Chodron - July 17

Khentrul Rinpoche - July 17-28

Experience Naropa - August 2

Off the Spectrum - August 3



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A Morning Talk with Pema Chodron

Wednesday, July 17 // Ward, CO

Join Ani Pema on Wednesday, July 17 at 10am for a special talk at Phuntsok Choling, a Dharma Center located 45 minutes outside of Boulder, CO.
Ani la will give her talk in the context of Nyingma Summer Seminar, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche’s annual summer teaching program, where she has taught many times before. Located in the mountains outside Boulder, the program takes place in a large tent open to the fresh mountain air, sun, and strong elemental feelings. 
All funds from her talk will support a retreat building and Temple dedicated to Arya Tara, the female Buddha known as “the mother of liberation”, who specifically removes obstacles for practitioners in their work for the benefit of beings. The Tara Dzong is located on her teacher Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche’s retreat land in Crestone, CO.
Tickets are limited. This event sells out quickly every year.

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Khentrul Rinpoche

Friday, July 19 - Monday, July 22
Awake In The Bardos Retreat
6 Bardos of Kalachakra w / Phowa Transmission Wrathful Kalachakra Empowerment (VajraVega Jenang)
BACA Campus of Colorado College

Wednesday, July 17
The History of Shambhala
Boulder Shambhala Center

Friday, July 26
Subtle Body: Chakras, Channels, Winds and Drops
Naropa University, Wulsin Hall Basement

Saturday, July 27 - Sunday, July 28
Primordial Wisdom Emptiness & Buddha-nature
Naropa University, Wulsin Hall Basement

Shar Khentrul Jamphel Lodro Rinpoche spent the first 20 years of his life herding yak and chanting mantras on the plateaus of Tibet. Inspired by the bodhisattvas, he left his family to study in l l monasteries under the guidance of 25 masters in all the Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Due to his non-sectarian approach, he earned himself the title of Rime (unbiased) Master and was identified as the reincarnation of the famous Kalachakra Master Ngawang Ch6zin Gyatso. While at the core of his teachings is the recognition that there is great value in the diversity of all spiritual traditions found in this world, Khentrul Rinpoche focuses on guiding students in a clear, systematic step-by-step manner along the Jonang Kalachakra path to enlightenment.

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Experience Naropa

Friday, August 2 // 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Nalanda Campus // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO

On August 2, 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.



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Off the Spectrum

August 3 // 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Naropa’s Performing Arts Center// 6287 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO

Poetry. Song. Theatre. Film. Dance.
Art as activism. Art as peacemaking. Art as a doorway to self, Spirit, and service.

Every summer, emerging world leaders join Melissa Michaels and Golden Bridge for a moving rite of passage experience. This summer, our theme will be on Off the Spectrum, where a diverse, intergenerational group will bring their magic and creative spirit to the stage. Our celebratory fundraiser will share the story of our journey, along with showcasing the brilliant, globally conscious, and inspiring work of these mighty leaders. This year’s show will include beauty, truth, and collaboration across borders of race, class, religion, ability, and gender. Stories of our personal and collective life experiences in these complex times will be shared. This work offers pictures of what is possible when body-centered, community rites of passage are included in the normal healthy development of community dedicated to peace.

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Art Exhibitions

Free & open to all

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.

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