Alexandra Shenpen


PhD, The Union Institute
MA, Lesley College
BA, Naropa University

Alexandra MacKay Shenpen, PhD, LPC, has been faculty at Naropa for more than twenty years in contemplative psychology, maitri space awareness, ikebana/kado, and dharma art emphasizing non-aggression in creative process and contemplative aesthetics. Riji instructor for Sogetsu ikebana, head teacher for Kalapa Ikebana, Boulder. Engaged in private practice as mindfulness-based psychotherapist since 1985. Supervised counseling service at local college for fifteen years, trained many interns, somatic focus in working gently with trauma, dissociative processes, anxiety & wakeful heart. Practitioner of Shambhala Buddhist meditation, ikebana, tea ceremony, brush, and dharma art for life.