Experience Naropa: The Humans are Dead! Long live the Humans! A (non-dual) Sustainability Story
August 5th, 2022
"Humans are a cancer and we are killing the Earth!" Have you ever heard someone say that? How about this one: "If we can grow our economy fast enough, then technology will solve all of our problems." How did hearing those make you feel? Are these two statements at odds? Or maybe they're both true. No, they are both false! Ok, now I am confused.
The story of humanity's emergence from the Olduvai Gorge, our global distribution, our phenomenal growth and cultural evolution into the geologic change agent we are today (see: Anthropocene) is a long and fascinating one. Or is it short and uninteresting? In this sample class, we will explore the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, from the lens of non-duality, and how we can change our story to create a new narrative for a flourishing future.
Michael Bauer (He/Him) arrived as Naropa's first Director of Sustainability in January 2018, thanks to the concerted efforts of motivated students and their faculty supporters. He works alongside students, faculty, and staff in resolute commitment to our mission of climate neutrality and ecological justice. Since that time, he has added the role of Director of the Joanna Macy Center for Resilience and Regeneration. He also teaches COR222 Sustainability Seminar: Regenerative Community in Action. He is passionate about developing novel solutions in climate mitigation, humanitarian engineering and regenerative agriculture for solving entrenched challenges of poverty and community resilience. Michael has presented original research at the Humanitarian Technology conference of MIT, and is published in Procedia Engineering, Coastal Transitions and the Athens Journal of Education.
Introduction to Naropa's MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Programs
Thursdays at 2:00pm MT
Tuesdays at 12:00pm MT
Join Graduate Admissions Counselors, Kim Fessenden and Matt Powers in an exploration of the MA programs in our Graduate School of Counseling Psychology. Get your questions answered about the following programs:
Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling On-Campus & Hybrid
Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology
Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy
Somatic Counseling Dance Movement Therapy & Body Psychotherapy
Transpersonal Art Therapy
Introduction to Naropa's Undergraduate Programs
Wednesdays at 1:00pm & 6:00pm MT
Thursdays at 6:00pm MT
Mondays at 4:30pm MT
Join our undergraduate Admissions Counselors in an exploration of the undergraduate programs at Naropa University. This is a great opportunity to speak with a counselor and get your questions answered about Naropa's unique majors, life in Boulder, and so much more.
Experience Naropa: Psychology of Renewal
Dr. Jason Appt offers Psychology of Renewal: Contemplative Education in Times of Rapid Cultural Change & Unprecedented Crises What kind of education is needed in times of rapid cultural change and unprecedented crises of anthropogenic climate change, nuclear threat, chemical and biological weapons, pandemics, racial and gender violence, mass shootings, etc., and when return to a prior normal is not tenable? We'll explore the psychology of transformation, also known as the renewal or death-rebirth process, and how it may offer a conceptual framework and contemplative skills for hospicing or consciously assisting the necessary dying process of unsustainable social and individual ways of living. Jason Appt, PhD, is a transpersonal psychologist, psychotherapist, mindfulness instructor, and professor in Naropa's contemplative psychology program. Jason has been in the Naropa community for 18 years, where prior to becoming faculty he trained as a counselor. After teaching on campus for many years, he now teaches solely online.
Experience Naropa: Embracing The Shadow and The Light
February 25th, 2022
This sample class reviewed Dr. Carl Jung's work on integrating two aspects of our personality: shadow and light. In this class, we will go personal and collective manifestations of shadow and light, uncover why they matter, and learn how we can live more integrated lives.
Clarissa Cigrand, PhD, LPC is an Assistant Professor and Hybrid Co-Director in the Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling program. She is an educator, researcher, mental health counselor, and clinical supervisor and received her doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision. She is passionate about the fields of transpersonal counseling, contemplative practice, contemplative pedagogy, and social justice and liberation and deeply enjoys the honor of supporting bourgeoning counselors in their development.