Extended Campus

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

Applying experiential and contemplative learning across a variety of disciplines, we prepare mindful leaders with the knowledge, wisdom and skills they need to “be the change” in their workplaces and communities. Anchored in mindfulness and compassion practices, Extended Campus programs nurture the openness and equanimity that arise from authentic insight and self-understanding.

Naropa Extended Campus brings the immersive quality and embodied richness of the on-campus experience into accessible, learner-centered online and hybrid learning formats.

Our Extended Campus programs are created and delivered by a diverse group of instructors, artists and practitioners, including the same faculty who teach in our degree programs, as well as many visiting scholars and changemakers whose journeys have intersected with Naropa in significant ways. Our instructors are leaders in their fields who are widely respected for their academic, creative and socially engaged contributions.

Many Extended Campus programs are further enriched through impactful collaborations with Naropa’s deep network of mission-aligned partnerships. Our long-cultivated relationships with other leading visionary organizations enable us to support the creation and delivery of uniquely innovative and original content.

By combining the best of experiential depth and online flexibility, Naropa Extended Campus offers dynamic programs for curious and engaged learners. Your personal and professional goals will be supported by a diverse community committed to the lifelong joy of learning, a critical intellect, and the sense of purpose that accompanies compassionate service to the world.

Upcoming Programs

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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.

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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.

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An Intimate Dialogue with Netanel Miles-Yépez

Fall 2021 // 1.5 Hours // Live Online

October 28. 2021 ~ 6:30 – 8:00 pm MT

Join us for an evening with Naropa Wisdom Traditions faculty Netanel Miles-Yépez to introduce his new book, The Merging of Two Oceans: Nine Talks on Sufism & Hasidism. Netanel is an artist, philosopher, religion scholar, and spiritual teacher. He is the current Pir of the Inayati-Maimuni lineage of Sufism, and is considered a leading thinker in the Interspiritual and New Monasticism movements.

In The Merging of Two Oceans, Pir Netanel Miles-Yépez follows his In the Teahouse of Experience with a new collection of talks, laying the foundations for understanding the historical and spiritual connections between Sufism and Hasidism, two of the world's great mystical traditions.

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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.

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