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Naropa Extended Campus offers continuing education, professional development and public programs for the lifelong learner within us all. Our programs promote Naropa University’s core mission and values in ways uniquely adapted to meet your ongoing educational needs.

Anchored in experiential and contemplative education principles, Extended Campus programs bring the embodied richness of the Naropa on-campus experience into accessible, learner-centered online and hybrid formats. By applying mindfulness infused learning across a variety of disciplines, we prepare compassionate leaders with the knowledge, wisdom and skills they need to “be the change” in their workplaces and communities.

Extended Campus programs are created and delivered by a diverse group of resident Naropa faculty, as well as distinguished visiting scholars who are widely respected for their academic, creative and socially engaged contributions. Many of our programs are enriched through impactful collaborations with other leading visionary organizations and mission-aligned partnerships.

By combining experiential depth, contemplative pedagogy, and online flexibility, Extended Campus offers dynamic public programs that support your personal and professional goals in ways only Naropa University can offer.

Current Programs

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Psychedelic Alchemy Speaker Series:
Erik Davis PhD

Summer 2022 // 1.5 Hours // Live Online

Today’s psychedelic enthusiasts seem equally fascinated with ancient plant medicines and the latest pharmaceutical patents, but what about good old LSD? What if this substance is actually an alchemical sacrament, whose wild underground lineage offers precisely the sort of sacred values that might help guide us through the maelstrom of our moment?

Join us for this exciting Psychedelic Alchemy event with author, teacher, and award-winning journalist Erik Davis as he wrestles with these questions, and explores the mythopoetic legacy of LSD!

August 17th, 2022 - 6:30-8:00 PM Mountain Time

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Compassion-Based Boundaries:
An Introduction

Fall 2022 // 2 Hours // Live Online

In daily life, we’re often confronted with difficult situations that demand we not only consider our own and others’ well-being, but also weigh possible tradeoffs between the two. How can we learn to better navigate challenging situations that push and pull our hearts and minds in multiple directions at once?

In this workshop, Director of Naropa's Cognitive and Affective Science Lab, Jordan Quaglia, PhD, offers an introduction to what he calls compassion-based boundaries, a science-backed framework that provides practical skills for navigating complex interpersonal situations.

September 6th, 2022 - 6:00-8:00 PM Mountain Time

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Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies Certificate Program

Spring 2022 // 200 Hours // Hybrid

Naropa University will launch a Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies Certificate Program beginning in 2022. The Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies is a 200-hour non-degree, low residency training program featuring a hybrid delivery of online and retreat-based learning.

The Certificate will provide post-graduate level training for licensed and certified clinicians, who will receive an in-depth education in essential aspects of Psychedelic Assisted Therapy (PAT).

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Psychedelic Alchemy Speaker Series: Erik Davis

Summer 2022 // 1.5 Hours // Live Online

Today’s psychedelic enthusiasts seem equally fascinated with ancient plant medicines and the latest pharmaceutical patents, but what about good old LSD? What if this substance is actually an alchemical sacrament, whose wild underground lineage offers precisely the sort of sacred values that might help guide us through the maelstrom of our moment?

Join us for this exciting Psychedelic Alchemy event with author, teacher, and award-winning journalist Erik Davis as he wrestles with these questions, and explores the mythopoetic legacy of LSD.

August 17th, 2022 - 6:30-8:00 PM Mountain Time

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Compassion-Based Boundaries: An Introduction

Fall 2022 // 2 Hours // Live Online

In daily life, we’re often confronted with difficult situations that demand we not only consider our own and others’ well-being, but also weigh possible tradeoffs between the two. How can we learn to better navigate challenging situations that push and pull our hearts and minds in multiple directions at once?

In this workshop, Director of Naropa's Cognitive and Affective Science Lab, Jordan Quaglia, PhD, offers an introduction to what he calls compassion-based boundaries, a science-backed framework that provides practical skills for navigating complex interpersonal situations.

September 6th, 2022 - 6:00-8:00 PM Mountain Time

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Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies Certificate Program

Spring 2022 // 200 Hours // Hybrid

Naropa University will launch a Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies Certificate Program beginning in 2022. The Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies is a 200-hour non-degree, low residency training program featuring a hybrid delivery of online and retreat-based learning.

The Certificate will provide post-graduate level training for licensed and certified clinicians, who will receive an in-depth education in essential aspects of Psychedelic Assisted Therapy (PAT).

Past Program Spotlight

Psychedelic Alchemy Speaker Series: Spring Washam

Extended Campus and Naropa Center for Psychedelic Studies were thrilled to host well-known meditation teacher, author, and visionary leader Spring Washam for our inaugural Psychedelic Alchemy speaker event.

Her talk, entitled Buddhism and Plant-Based Medicine: A Dharma Teachers Journey, explored the profound synergy between contemplative practice and psychedelic experience, as well as Spring's unique journey on this blended path!

The Way Out is Through: From Empathy Fatigue to Compassionate Resilience

Hosted on November 8, 2021 by Naropa Extended Campus and the Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education (CACE), this online evening workshop reviewed a number of practical takeaways about compassion from the intersection of cutting-edge science and ancient wisdom traditions.

Instructors Jordan Quaglia, PhD and Charlotte Rotterdam, MTS shared practical skills and new perspectives around transforming empathy fatigue into compassionate resilience, particularly focusing on the ways compassion can reduce personal distress and burnout.

Cynicism & Magic: Book Celebration

Hosted on October 4, 2021 by Naropa Extended Campus and The Chögyam Trungpa Institute, this evening event celebrated the release of Cynicism and Magic, a new volume of never before published talks by Chögyam Trungpa, based on his first seminar at what became Naropa University.

Featuring discussion and Q&A with the book's editors, Naropa University staff, and more, this event offered participants an opportunity to explore Chögyam Trungpa’s teachings about the real magic of positive cynicism, intuition, and critical thinking. Purchase a copy of Cynicism and Magic from our friends at Shambhala Publications. Learn more and support the Chögyam Trungpa Institute.

For more information about Extended Campus, please email us at extendedcampus@naropa.edu