Faculty News

Dialog on Decolonizing Research in Bhutan

By Anne Z. Parker PhD, Professor to Environmental Studies at Naropa University and In-Country Director of the Naropa University Bhutan Study Abroad Program “I am happy to open this conversation

Quakers, Quetzals, & a Quest for Peace

In February, Professor Candace Walworth visited the University of Peace in Costa Rica, where she presented “Narrative Power for Social Change: Digital and Civic Media Storytelling,” a workshop built upon on her sabbatical research and years of incorporating digital storytelling and civic media storytelling projects into her courses.

Compassion Retreat in the Kingdom of Bhutan

During the Fall semester, Naropa Professor Judith Simmer-Brown led a 20-day compassion pilgrimage to the Kingdom of Bhutan along with Al Kaszniak.  Sensei Al Genkai is a Zen priest in the lineage of Joan Halifax, Roshi, and is a neuropsychology Professor Emeritus from the University of Arizona. 

Kate Mazuy: Healing through Wilderness & Equine Therapy

Kate Mazuy received her Master’s degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology in 2000.  She is a certified Hakomi Therapist and a teacher for Matrixworks/ Living Systems Institute. She has taught in the MACP, TCP, and Environmental Leaderships programs at Naropa University, and has served as the assistant director for the Wilderness therapy program there as well.

Anne Waldman Reads Poem at Historic Jared Polis Inauguration

Anne Waldman, prolific American poet and co-founder of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, was invited to read a poem at the swearing-in ceremony and historic inauguration of Colorado Governor Jared Polis. Walman wrote the poem, The Beautiful Negative Ions of Governance, specifically the occasion.

Itai Ivtzan, PhD: The Discovery of Meaning & Purpose

Dr. Itai Ivtzan is passionate about the combination of psychology and spirituality. It makes his heart sing. He is convinced that if we befriend both psychology and spirituality, and succeed in introducing them into our lives, we will all become super-heroes, and gain super-strengths of awareness, courage, resilience, and compassion.

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