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Current Programs

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.

Here you’ll find further information and registration details of our current Extended Campus offerings.

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WELCOME: Mindful Compassion Training

Spring 2024 // 15 Hours // Live Online

In this 8-week, 15-hour course, you will 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.

 Tuesdays | February 20 – April 9, 2024 | 4:30-6:30pm MT
Saturday | April 6th, 2024 | 9:30am-1:00pm MT

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Healing With The Ancestors:
Toltec Practices for Intergenerational Flourishing

Spring 2024 // 15 Hours // Live Online & In-Person

Embark on a journey of self-discovery and communal connection during this Weekend Wisdom Intensive led by mindfulness author, healer, and spiritual teacher, Brenda Salgado.

Rooted in her Nicaraguan heritage and enriched by her training in Toltec spirituality, Brenda will invite participants to explore a profound vision for engaging with our ancestors and ancestral heritage, strengthening our bonds with one another, and forming a deeper relationship with the earth and its energies. 

March 15th 2024 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm MT
March 16th 2024 | 9:00am – 5:00pm MT
March 17th 2024 | 9:00am – 5:00pm MT

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Lenz Foundation Distinguished Guest Lecture: Bill Porter (Red Pine)

Spring 2024 // 2 Hours // Live Online & In-Person

Naropa University and the Creative Writing & Poetics department are honored to host author and translator Bill Porter, known by his pen name Red Pine, as our Spring 2024 Lenz Distinguished Lecturer

Save the date for Porter’s exciting lecture, “Transcendence of the Mundane,” where he will explore the timeless wisdom of four Chinese poets, and his journey as a translator to echo their voices.

April 4th 2024 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm MT

Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies Certificate Program

Summer 2024 // 150 Hours // Hybrid

The Naropa University Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies is an 8-month, 150-hour post-graduate training featuring a hybrid delivery of online and intensive retreat-based learning. This non-degree certificate provides advanced professionals working in relevant therapeutic areas with an in-depth education in essential aspects of psychedelic-assisted therapy, trauma-informed care and spiritual integration.

In collaboration with Lykos Therapeutics (formerly MAPS PBC), Naropa optionally offers additional education intended to raise awareness about the therapeutic approach and treatment modality delivered in the Lykos Therapeutics-sponsored clinical trials, which are investigating MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD.

Psilocybin Facilitator Training Certificate Program

Naropa University is excited to announce the launch of a new certificate program designed specifically to support education and training for legal psilocybin facilitation. The Psilocybin Facilitator Training certificate program (PFT) certificate is a 6-month, virtual learning program that provides a combinations of hybrid instruction and asynchronous content that students can engage at their own pace in accordance with the program timeline.

Naropa’s new PFT certificate meets state regulatory requirements for psilocybin facilitation with the standards of excellence for which Naropa is known.

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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

Based on the current weather forecast, the Healing with the Ancestors Talk & Breeze of Simplicity program scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday will be held as planned.

Staff that do not work remotely or are scheduled to work on campus, can work remotely. Staff that routinely work remotely are expected to continue to do so.

As a reminder, notifications will be sent by e-mail and the LiveSafe app.  

Regardless of Naropa University’s decision, if you ever believe the weather conditions are unsafe, please contact your supervisor and professors.  Naropa University trusts you to make thoughtful and wise decisions based on the conditions and situation in which you find yourself in.