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.
Psychedelic Alchemy Speaker Series:
Proposition 122: Where Do We Go From Here?
Spring 2023 // 1.5 Hours // Live Online
On November 8th, 2022 Colorado made drug policy history by passing Proposition 122, which established hybrid legalization and decriminalization of certain psychedelic medicines within the State. While this legislation is a groundbreaking accomplishment, many questions regarding accessibility, education, integration, and potential monopolization remain.
Join the Naropa Center for Psychedelic Studies and Chacruna Institute for this co-sponsored panel discussion examining these questions and more as we look toward the future of psychedelics in Colorado!
Wednesday | 1:00-2:30pm MT | Jan 18th, 2023
Social Justice as Spiritual Practice
Spring 2023 // 10 Hours // Instructor-Led Asynchronous Course
Can the work of activism be “sacred?” This powerful program explores how an action-oriented, spirituality-infused approach to anti-racism can foster compassion, radically transform anger, reduce burnout, and holistically integrate social justice nito your work, personal, and spiritual life.
January 26th – February 19th, 2023
Returning the Self to Nature:
A Conversation with Jeanine Canty, PhD
Spring 2023 // 1.5 Hours // Live Online
Could viewing the environmental crisis as a psychological crisis, and vice versa, facilitate a mutuality of healing between people and nature?
Join author and professor Jeanine Canty and faculty host Jason Appt as they discuss Jeanine’s latest book, Returning the Self to Nature, examine the environmental impact of collective narcissism, and explore reconnection to the natural world as a social and planetary healing modality.
Tuesday | 6:30-8:00pm MT | Feb 21st, 2023
Mindful Compassion Training
Spring 2023 // 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.
Wednesdays | 6:30-8:30pm MT | Feb 22nd-Apr 12th, 2023
Saturday | 9:30am-1:00pm MT | Apr 8th, 2023
Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies Certificate Program
Summer 2023 // 200 Hours // Hybrid
The 2023 Naropa University Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies is an 8-month, 200-hour, non-degree certificate program that provides post-graduate level training for advanced professionals working in relevant therapeutic areas, including mental health counseling, psychiatry, chaplaincy, and social work.
Guided by distinguished Naropa faculty and leading experts in the field, trainees receive an in-depth education in essential aspects of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy, trauma-informed care, and spiritual integration.
Kyabje Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche
October 2023 Visit to Colorado
Naropa University and the Ri-mé Society are honored to sponsor Kyabje Rabjam Rinpoche’s historic return to Colorado!
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to join Rinpoche for a for a series of engaging lectures and seminars, exploring “Enlightened Courage,” and much more.
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.