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Sitting for the Future, Keeping the Cushion Warm: A 24-Hour Sit-athon

50th anniversary graphic based on seal with flameTo celebrate Naropa’s 50 years, the Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education (CACE) invites you to join us for our 24-hour sitting meditation practice, offered both in-person at the Arapahoe campus and online.

Naropa’s founder, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, encouraged all his students to engage in contemplative practice to come to know our own mind. In this way, we recognize our innate wakefulness and inherent compassion. To meditate is to meet ourselves and the world with naked honesty, with an open mind and an awakened heart. Practicing together, we support each other in loving community in our vision for a just and beautiful world.

The day and night will include guided meditations, silent sitting, and walking meditations. Weather permitting, we will be outside under the sycamore trees, with an additional indoor space by the café. The entire 24-hours will be live-streamed. All are welcome. Please join us in-person or online for as short or long as you like. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

There will be sponsorship opportunities to support scholarship funds. Please stay tuned for more details.


Upcoming Events:
  • Oct 3, 2024 @ 12:00 pm



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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

Based on the current weather forecast, the Healing with the Ancestors Talk & Breeze of Simplicity program scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday will be held as planned.

Staff that do not work remotely or are scheduled to work on campus, can work remotely. Staff that routinely work remotely are expected to continue to do so.

As a reminder, notifications will be sent by e-mail and the LiveSafe app.  

Regardless of Naropa University’s decision, if you ever believe the weather conditions are unsafe, please contact your supervisor and professors.  Naropa University trusts you to make thoughtful and wise decisions based on the conditions and situation in which you find yourself in.