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Naropa University's School of Extended Studies


Teaching the Text: The Concise Mind Instructions Called Naturally Liberating Whatever You Meet–by Khenpo Gangshar

July 22 // 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Nalanda Events Center // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO


Thrangu Rinpoche has taught in over twenty-five countries and established numerous monasteries, nunneries, schools, and Dharma Centers throughout the world. He is especially known for making complex teachings accessible to Western students and is a recognized master of Mahamudra meditation.

This is the 60th anniversary of Khenpo Gangshar’s momentous teaching on the pith instructions for practicing Mahamudra and Dzogchen.

Khenpo Gangshar, a great scholar who later became a mahasiddha, had a vision of the impending invasion of Tibet while he was teaching the Uttaratantra at Trungpa Rinpoche’s Surmong monastery. He wanted all his students to receive these essential instructions on looking dirctly at one’s mind.

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Truth & Talent Show

A Global Showcase and Fundraiser

July 29 // 7:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center // 2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO
Doors open at 6:30pm // Show 7 – 9pm

Youth (18 and younger): $8
Adults Pre-sale: $20 through July 28
Adults Day of: $25

Every summer, over 90 young emerging world leaders join Melissa Michaels and Golden Bridge for a moving rites of passage experience, Surfing The Creative. This summer, after returning from our mythic adventure, these rising youth 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 emerging leaders.

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Friday, August 4, 2017 // 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Nalanda Campus // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO
Naropa University, Boulder CO

On August 4, 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 admissionsevents@naropa.edu prior to the event.




In Boulder for an Intimate Evening of Cross Cultural Co-creation and Fundraising

Saturday, August 5 // 6:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center // 2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets: Student $10 / Adult $25

Our evening together will include:

  • The showing of the moving film Sauti, sharing the stories of girls who have grown up in Kyangwali, an refugee settlement in Uganda

  • Presentations from CIYOTA leaders from one time waring tribes about their work Pan – Africa

  • Dance, Art, and Storytelling from emerging peace leaders from the continent of Africa

  • Conversation about how we can work together to support the lives of young peace leaders living in refugee settlements or relocated in the United States

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Transforming the Paradigm of care

December 7-10, 2017 

Nalanda Events Center // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO
Naropa University

Early Bird Registration Now Open!

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.)

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Ongoing Events

Art Exhibitions

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.

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Weekly Meditation Instruction - Last session of Spring semester - Wednesday, May 10th

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.)



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