Convocation is Naropa’s traditional ceremony, occurring once a year in the beginning of the fall semester, during which we come together as students and teachers to celebrate the start of another academic year. During convocation, we create and join a community that welcomes each moment whole-heartedly with beginner’s mind, so that we might gently wake each other up, all year long.
The celebration begins with a Lhasang on the Naropa green at 11:45 AM.
We believe there is great value in marking moments in the life of a community, and being able to gather together, physically sharing the same space, breathing the same air and mixing our minds and hearts together in planned and unplanned ways is an opportunity too good to pass up. We owe thanks to our many colleagues who imagine this Convocation and work so diligently to create the container, and fill it with both the traditional and the unexpected.