The Heritage Project
Documenting Contemplative Pedagogies at Naropa
An Initiative of the Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education
The Heritage Project documents some of our faculty’s most treasured contemplative methods, cultivated over the last forty years in our classrooms. Naropa University is collecting this lifetime of transformative work through artifacts from the faculty members’ files, written work, and video interviews; and, in some cases, to create trainings in specific practices.
Examples of Heritage Practices:
- The Bow
- Contemplative Dance Practice — The Red Square
- Maitri Space Awareness
- Mudra Space Awareness — The Being Circle
- The Warriors’ Exam
- The Practice of Basic Attendance
Five banners grace the entrance of Naropa University’s campuses, welcoming students to come as they are, unleash their bravery and uncover their inherent wisdom and skillful means offered by the deep insight and compassion of contemplative education.