Cynicism and Magic: Intelligence and Intuition on the Buddhist Path
Fall 2021 // 10.5 Hours // Live Online
In the summer of 1974, Chögyam Trungpa looked out on a throng of spiritual seekers gathered in Boulder, CO and urged them to get real and be cynical. In this 7-week course, we invite you to explore Cynicism and Magic, a new volume of never before published talks by Chögyam Trungpa, based on his first seminar at what became Naropa University. This course will focus on Buddhist teachings for uncovering intelligence and insight, and for transcending both nihilistic thinking and naïve faith as we progress on the path of meditation.
WELCOME: Mindful Compassion Training
Fall 2021 // 10 Hours // Live Online
Compassion opens our minds and hearts, inspiring kindness and altruistic behavior. Drawing on scientific research findings from neuroscience and psychology, as well as practices and teachings from Buddhism, Naropa’s WELCOME Training offers a pathway to foster mindfulness and lovingkindness for yourself, loved ones, and even the difficult people in our lives. During this 8-week course, you will be introduced to a series of experiential practices, receive informative suggested readings, and engage in compassionate “fieldwork” to integrate compassion into your personal, social and professional life.
The Way Out is Through: From Empathy Fatigue to Compassionate Resilience
Fall 2021 // 2 Hours // Live Online
Do you ever sacrifice your own well-being to support others? This online evening workshop will review a number of practical takeaways about compassion from the intersection of cutting-edge science and ancient wisdom traditions, with particular emphasis on how compassion can reduce personal distress, fatigue, and burnout. Participants will walk away with a new perspective and practical skills for transforming empathy fatigue into compassionate resilience.
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).