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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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WELCOME:
Mindful Compassion Training

Fall 2022 // 15 Hours // Live Online

In this 8-week course, you'll learn how to intentionally cultivate self-compassion and compassion for others as a means of enhancing well-being, improving resilience, and bolstering one’s capacity to benefit others.

Guided by a team of expert Naropa University instructors, you will explore an integrative approach to mindful compassion training that blends cutting-edge research from neuroscience and psychology with practices and teachings from ancient wisdom traditions.

Tuesdays | 6:30-8:30pm MT | Oct 18-Dec 6th, 2022
Saturday | 9:30am-1:00pm MT | Dec 3rd, 2022

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Psychedelic Alchemy Speaker Series:
Valeria McCarroll, PhD, LMFT

Fall 2022 // 1.5 Hours // Live Online

What can psychedelic mysticism teach us about living more fully and harmoniously? How might psychedelic experiences ignite the courage needed to approach humanity's imminent dilemmas with compassion and awareness? Join teacher and somatic psychotherapist Valeria McCarroll as she contemplates these questions and more! 

Thursday | 6:30-8:00pm MT | Oct 20th, 2022

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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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WELCOME: Mindfulness Training

Fall 2022 // 15 Hours // Live Online

In this 8-week course, you'll learn how to intentionally cultivate self-compassion and compassion for others as a means of enhancing well-being, improving resilience, and bolstering one’s capacity to benefit others.

Guided by a team of expert Naropa University instructors, you will explore an integrative approach to mindful compassion training that blends cutting-edge research from neuroscience and psychology with practices and teachings from ancient wisdom traditions.

Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm MT // Oct 18-Dec 6th, 2022
Saturday 9:30am-1:00pm MT // Dec 3rd, 2022

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Psychedelic Alchemy Spearker Series: Valeria McCarroll, PhD, LMFT

Fall 2022 // 15 Hours // Live Online

What can psychedelic mysticism teach us about living more fully and harmoniously? How might psychedelic experiences ignite the courage needed to approach humanity's imminent dilemmas with compassion and awareness? Join teacher and somatic psychotherapist Valeria McCarroll as she contemplates these questions and more! 

Thursday 6:30-8:00pm MT // Oct 20th, 2022

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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