Past Program Spotlight
An Intimate Dialogue with Netanel Miles-Yépez
Hosted on October 28, 2021 by Naropa Extended Campus, religion scholar, philosopher, and Naropa Wisdom Traditions faculty Netanel Miles-Yépez was joined in dialogue by Naropa University graduate student, Greg Yamada. Together, Pir Netanel and the religious studies student shared stories, discussed Sufi and Hasidic principles and philosophy, and introduced Netanel's new book, The Merging of Two Oceans: Nine Talks on Sufism & Hasidism.
In The Merging of Two Oceans, 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. Learn more about The Merging of Two Oceans.
WELCOME: Mindful Compassion Training
Naropa’s Fall 2021 iteration of WELCOME, hosted by Extended Campus and the Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education (CACE), offered participants a pathway to fostering mindfulness and lovingkindness for themselves, loved ones, and even the difficult people in their lives.
Drawing upon scientific research findings from neuroscience and psychology, as well as practices and teachings from Buddhism, this 8-week course incorporated a series of experiential practices, offered lecture and group discussion opportunities, provided informative suggested readings, and introduced compassionate “fieldwork,” teaching participants how to integrate compassion into their daily lives.
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.