Dreaming for Our Lives – An Afrofuturist & Astrological Pop-Up Festival

Naropa University 2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO

Can we contact the past through the present? What elements of the present are our future selves asking us to reshape? In this 4-day series of events, we’ll explore stories about the future and how we might reimagine them. Celebrating Black imagination, astrology, poetry, embodiment, and arts, we will enter a “myth-ritual“ in honor of…

Lenz Foundation Distinguished Lecturer: Thupten Jinpa

Naropa University and the Wisdom Traditions Department are honored to host author, compassion researcher, Chair of the Mind and Life Institute, and principal English translator to the Dalai Lama, Thupten Jinpa, as our Spring 2022 Lenz Distinguished Lecturer. Save the date for Jinpa’s exciting lecture, titled “A Buddhist Theory of Mental Transformation” which will explore…

Celebrate Earth Justice Week: “Active Hope: Reconnecting to Self and Soil”

Ecological justice is social justice. Earth Justice Week is an action-based social event where Naropa and the wider Boulder community come together to root into the inextricable connections among critical environmental justice and social justice objectives. Come join us and take action to build a more socially inclusive and ecologically aware institution. Where: Naropa University…

Psychedelic Alchemy Speaker Series: Flowers in Gun Barrels: How the Psychedelic Renaissance Can Stop War with Nicholas Powers, PhD

Many within the so-called Psychedelic Renaissance promise that with legalization and therapeutic set and setting, trauma can be cured. Yet as the momentum surrounding psychedelics increasingly shifts towards individual therapy within a corporate model, the counterculture ethos of radical visions, consonance, and consciousness-expansion are being left behind. Psychedelic Alchemy guest speaker Nicholas Powers, PhD, believes…

Earth Justice Day Event: “Reconnecting to Soil, Self & Society: An Exploration through Poetry, Photography, and Witnessing”

Naropa University presents its 7th annual Earth Justice Day keynote event with panelists Ruth Wallen, Ian Sanderson, and graduate student Ana Wysmann. The conversation will be on the topic of "Reconnecting to Soil, Self and Society—An exploration through poetry, photography, and witnessing." The event is open to the public and will begin with a welcome message from Joanna Macy, PhD, the scholar whose pioneering work has informed Naropa’s sustainability approach. Panelists will share their individual work in eco-art, poetics, and indigenous wisdom and discuss how it relates to what we can do to reconnect to self, society, soil, or all…

Free

Commencement 2022

Macky Auditorium Concert Hall, 1595 Pleasant Street, Boulder, CO

President Charles G. Lief and the Naropa University faculty cordially invite graduating students, their families, and their friends to Naropa University Spring 2022 Commencement. We invite friends and family to add to the message board below and offer congratulations and support to all of our amazing graduates!

Grades Due

*Exception: Workshops and courses on alternate calendar ** Classes must meet in this 16th week to make up for days missed due to holidays, breaks, and allow for final presentations, etc

The Future of American Buddhism Conference

Garrison Institute 14 Mary's Way, Route 9D, Garrison, NY

Dear Buddhist Practitioners, Teachers and Leaders, American Buddhism is in a time of major transition. This moment of rapid social change is influencing the development of American Buddhism, even as American Buddhism is having an outsized influence on our culture. Our communities have provided a refuge for personal spiritual growth, but many have been sidetracked…

Summer Writing Program 2022

The Summer Writing Program (SWP) is a three-week convocation of students, poets, scholars, fiction writers, translators, performance artists, activists, Buddhist teachers, musicians, printers, editors, and others working in small-press publishing. In dialog with renowned practitioners, students engage in the composition of poetry, prose fiction, cross-genre possibilities, inter-arts, translation, and writing for performance. Participants work in…