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MFA Thesis Festival

6 Shows, 3 Weeks

Performing Arts Center // 2130 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO


April 20, 21, 22 // 7:30 p.m.

4:20: The Hymns of Ginsberg
or Ginsberg Gets Stoned. Director:  Joshua Dale

In collaboration with the ghost of Allen Ginsberg: America, Russia, China, love, hate, sex and the grotesque come together in this interdisciplinary performance.

A Bodhi Ode.  Director: China Young

A journey to empowerment of, and through, voice.

 April 27, 28, 29 // 7:30 p.m.

Ancient Creatures. Director: Michael Sater

Exploring our stars and their myths in 12 chapters.

The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise:
Youth is Not the Only Thing That’s Sonic.  Director:  Michael Mayes

A modern folktale about our collective longing for the extraordinary, and the mundanity of life.

 May 4, 5, 6 // 7:30 p.m.

The Sisters DeCantate.  Director:  Jade Garisch

Chekhov’s Three Sisters find themselves in a grungy, old jazz bar to sing the smoky, grey incantations of their souls.

Those Who Attend Your Funeral.  Director:  Mark Gibson

An invitation into the lives of those that we lead behind, and the impact we have on them.



Hosted by the Naropa University Alumni Association

Naropa Legacy: A storytelling event

Thursday, April 27 // 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.

Student Center in Wulsin Hall // 2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO

Free with Registration

Share stories and connect with the Naorpa community. 

Boulder Book Store Presents

Erika Berland -author of Sitting - The Physical Art of Meditation

Thursday, April 27 // 7:30 p.m.

Boulder Book Store //1107 Pearl Street // 303-447-2074

Naropa Faculty member Erika berland will be talking about and signing copies of her book.  Please click through to find out more. 


Edges of Transformation - a Celebratory Performance of Ecological and Social Healing -Multicultural Women's Voices - Edited by Jeanine Canty

Thursday, April 27 - Saturday, April 29 // a booksigning will be held after the show Friday, April 28

Nalanda Campus Lab Studio Rm 9190 // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue

Free and open to the public

Please join us for a performance project devised by the undergraduate acting ensemble class in collaboration with Jeannine Canty and Mecca Madyun. This work is based on the book of the same name which is a collection of essays edited by Jeanine Canty including essays by fourteen mulitcultural women who are doing work that crosses the boundaries of ecological and social healing. 



Friday & Saturday April 28–29, 2017

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

Naropa University, Boulder CO

For over 21 years, Tsoknyi Rinpoche has been teaching students worldwide about the innermost nature of mind in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Rinpoche is one of those rare teachers whose lighthearted, yet illuminating style appeals to both beginners and advanced practitioners alike. He is truly a bridge between ancient wisdom and the modern mind.  (Discounts available for the Naropa Community - please watch your e-mail for the promotional codes.) Seperate Friday evening talk and full talk/Saturday workshop reservations available.


Mindful at Work

8-Week Online Course
May 1 - June 23, 2017

Sign up to bring thebenefits of mindful presence to your professional development and work life through science-based research and experiential learning. 

Learn more and enroll at enaropa.org


Sunday, May 14, 2017 // 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Macky Auditorium (on the CU Campus)

Please join us as we welcome speaker Kerry Kelli, founder of CTZNWELL and celebrate our 2017 Naropa University graduting class.  Tickets are required to attend. 

Learn more here.


Friday, May 19, 2017 // 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Nalanda Campus // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO
Naropa University, Boulder CO

On May 19, 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.


The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics presents:

The New Weathers - Summer Writing Program 2017

Sunday, June 11 - Saturday, July 1, 2017
Naropa University's Arapahoe Campus // 2130 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO

"Keep the world safe for poetry"  Anne Waldman.  Join a group of writers, students, thinkers, singers, and makers in Boulder, Colorado for a week or three of practice in community. SWP is open to anyone sixteen or older. We are an intersectionally diverse program welcoming writers from around the world. If you are younger than 18, there is a brief interview process and a required weekly check-in. You will also need a parent or guardian to submit a letter of consent, and a letter of recommendation from a writing mentor. Public registration is now open and scholarships are available.  Free readings open to the public every evening during the program. 

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Naropa University School of Music


July 27–August 4, 2017

Nalanda Campus // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO
Full Tuition (no credit): $640
1/2 Day Tuition (no credit): $360

Creative Music Workshop is a 9-day intensive that places non-stylistic improvisation at the center of musical learning. Students discover their confidence, discernment and wakefulness through classes in creative process, ensemble, like instruments, meditation, and body-mind practices. For the last 5 days of the intensive, students and faculty present public concerts in the evening, featuring “spontaneous compositions” and works devised during the workshop.

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Transforming the Paradigm

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

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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