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“Let East meet West and the sparks will fly.” - Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche


In past years, alumni made it clear that they have a strong desire to reconnect with their Naropa roots. And whether it is teaching a workshop or offering a presentation, many alumni want to give back to their alma mater and help guide the next generation of Naropa graduates. 


Enter SparkTalks.


Created as an invitation for alumni to come home to Naropa, SparkTalks offers a platform to showcase the wisdom of alums by sharing discoveries and applications of their education with the local community and a broader audience. Free and open to all, audience members are treated to a series of thematic presentations on subjects ranging from mindful lying to mythopoetic pedagogy to joyful activism. As a part of NU's annual Community Week, SparkTalks continues inspire generations of mindful leaders and spark new ideas. 


RSVP for the 2019 SparkTalks HERE held on Friday, October 18 at 7:00pm. 

Hosted by Monica Dionysiou - MFA Contemporary Theatre 2013

Speakers include:
  • Carl Baccelleri - MA Contemplative Psychotherapy 1997
  • Sally Aderton - MA Creation Spirituality 2001
  • Regina Smith - MA Contemplative Psychotherapy & Buddhist Psychology 2012
  • Justin Bogardus - MA Contemplative Psychotherapy & Buddhist Psychology 2013
  • Leselie Grasa - MFA Contemporary Theatre Program 2016
  • Nora Alwah & Nic Aquino-Roithmayr - MA Somatic Counseling Psychology 2016 & MA Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology
  • Jacenta Irlanda - Art Therapy 2017

Check out the 2018 SparkTalks HERE