Extended Campus

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

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.

Upcoming Programs


Finding Your Peak State of Mind: A Conversation with Amishi P. Jha, PhD

February 2nd, 2022 // 1.5 Hours // Live Online

Join Naropa neuroscience faculty Jordan Quaglia, PhD and CU Boulder’s Renée Crown Wellness Institute Director Sona Dimidjian, PhD for a conversation with Amishi P. Jha, PhD as they discuss her new book, Peak Mind. Together, they will explore the intersections between neuroscience and contemplative practice, discuss how Jha’s mindfulness-infused approach to brain training can increase focus and decrease interest in distractions, and examine how meditation can profoundly improve cognition and help you find a peak state of mind.

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Psychedelic Alchemy Speaker Series: Spring Washam

February 9th, 2022 // 1.5 Hours // Live Online

Extended Campus and Naropa Center for Psychedelic Studies are thrilled to host well-known meditation teacher, author, and visionary leader Spring Washam for our inaugural Psychedelic Alchemy speaker event! Don't miss her talk, Buddhism and Plant-Based Medicine: A Dharma Teachers Journey.

Featuring prominent and emerging leaders in the field, these public events will investigate salient topics in the psychedelic space such as psychedelic-assisted therapy, science, social action, spirituality, healing integration and more. Whether you’re a novice or well-researched expert, join us for this curated series of inspiring à la carte discussion panels, lectures, and interviews with galvanizing psychedelic luminaries.

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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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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.

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