Awakening the Heart's Wisdom to Guide the Future: Protecting & Caring for Earth's Community of Life 


What is the wisdom of the heart? How does it affect our relationships as a human community? How does the collective come into relationship with the sacred elements? The courage of the heart—is it tangible in these times of transition?Davod Azad

Join Naropa University and the Contemplative Alliance in two evenings of conversation with some of the foremost thinkers and writers on contemplative spirituality and society, each also featuring a sacred music offering by internationally recognized classical Persian and Sufi musician from Iran, Davod Azad.

Town Hall Conversation: Spirit & the Earth

Nina Simons, Charles Eisenstein, and Swamini Svatmavidyananda
Friday, April 4, 2014, 7:30–9:30 p.m.

Nalanda Events Center, Nalanda Campus, 6287 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder
Tickets $5. Online registration is now closed. Please register at the door.

This town hall discussion will feature Nina Simons (Bioneers co-founder), Charles Eisenstein (activist and author of Sacred Economics), and Swamini Svatmavidyananda (Arsha Vijnana Gurkulam spiritual director and Contemplative Alliance founding member). This evening will commemorate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., who is deeply remembered for his service and vision every year on April 4th.

Inter-Faith Dialogue: Sacred Activism, Ecology, & Humanity

Acharya Judy Lief, Rev. Richard Cizik, Sraddhalu Ranade, Mirabai Starr, and Rabbi Jeff Roth
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 7:30–9:30 p.m.

Shambhala Meditation Center, 1345 Spruce Street, Boulder
Free and open to the public. Seating available on a first come, first served basis.

This second evening of conversation features Acharya Judy Lief (Naropa University), Rev. Richard Cizik(New Evangelical Partnership), Sraddhalu Ranade (educator, Sri Aurobindo Ashram in India), Mirabai Starr (interspiritual author and speaker), and Rabbi Jeff Roth (Awakened Heart Project for Contemplative Judaism founder).

Co-sponsored by Naropa University and the Contemplative Alliance. Global Peace Initiative of Women is the parent organization of the Contemplative Alliance.

Naropa University welcomes participants with disabilities. Please contact Sarah Worzer at , or at 303-245-4871, to inquire about accessibility and disability accommodations needed to participate fully in this event.