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.
Ecopsychology, Somatics & Contemplative Practice
Summer 2023 // 12 Hours // Live Online
In this Weekend Wisdom Intensive, participants will examine the intersection of ecopsychology, somatics, and contemplative practice in order to uncover the innate bond between the human body and natural world.
Utilizing lecture, movement, meditative exercises and more, instructors Erika Berland and Jeanine Canty will guide you in unraveling colonized paradigms of Earth and body, and demonstrate how rooting into both can lead to personal and planetary healing.
Friday | July 7th 2023 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm Mountain Time
Saturday | July 8th 2023 | 9:00am – 3:00pm Mountain Time
Sunday | July 9th 2023 | 9:00am – 3:00pm Mountain Time
Awaken to Your Callings:
A Workshop with Author Gregg Levoy
Fall 2023 // 3 Hours // Live Online
What is your life calling for right now? Are you listening?
Join us for an interactive workshop with bestselling author and speaker, Gregg Levoy, as he explores the concept of callings and how they can guide us toward a life of authenticity and meaning. Using self-reflective writing, discussion, dyads, and group work, Gregg will guide you through the process of listening and responding to callings, whether they relate to work, relationships, service, or spirituality.
Tuesday | September 12th 2023 | 5:30pm – 8:30pm Mountain Time
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.
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.
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.