Faculty Spotlight: On Teaching Presence—New Publication

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Professor Lee Worley has recently published a book (Teaching Presence: Field Notes for Players) with Naropa University Press. The book documents her pioneering work in developing the contemplative education program, featuring embodied pedagogies and practices for the classroom and everyday life.

After retiring from Naropa in July 2017, Lee has been on the road teaching mindfulness and meditation, space awareness and performance studies nationally and internationally. She is also the author of Coming From Nothing: The Sacred Art of Acting.

To order a copy of Teaching Presence, send a check for $20 to:

Lee Worley
c/o Contemplative Education Department
Naropa University
2130 Arapahoe
Boulder, CO. 80302

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Lee Worley with Stephanie Johnston, the book’s graphic designer.

Copies of Coming from Nothing: The Sacred Art of Acting (Turquoise Dragon Press) are also available for $20.


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