Naropa University is unique, in the past few years more and more traditional universities are seeing the value of contemplative pedagogy. Naropa has had 40 years of valuing that approach and this is one of its greatest strengths. Combining this approach with academic rigor produces some of the most well rounded students in the country and many have gone on to be remarkable innovators in their fields of study. Another great advantage of a Naropa education is the class size, many of our students come here to escape from the anonymous 200 plus student lecture format that typifies the undergraduate experience at larger universities. Naropa reflects a style much more in keeping with the tutorial system of the great universities of Europe. This encourages a much more intellectually self-reliant kind of learning.
Dr. Hall is the Director of Research for the Naksang Foundation an organisation focused on research projects and cultural exchange in remote areas of North East India. She has been traveling and conducting research in the eastern Himalayas for the last 10 years. Current projects focus on the translation and study of biographies, historical texts and maps relating to the spread of Buddhism from Tibet and Bhutan to Arunachal Pradesh, North East India. http://naksangfoundation.org/what-we-do/
Dr. Hall is a co - developer of an annual conference titled 'Wisdom Rising : An Exploration
of the Divine Feminine in Buddhism' at Shambhala Mountain Center in Red Feather Lakes,
Awarded a Fellowship for the Collection of Oral Literature and Traditional Ecological Knowledge by the Firebird Foundation for Anthropological Research.
Co-developed the 2nd Annual Wisdom Rising program at Shambhala Mountain Center , Red
Feather Lakes, CO August 17th -21st 2016. The program included as keynote speakers:
Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Venerable Karma Lekshe Tsomo, and Elizabeth Mattis Namgyal.
Making Amends: A Ritual of Reparation to the Nāgas of Pachakshiri at Himalayan Studies Conference V September 1-4, 2017 at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Presenter at the First International Chöd-Zhije Conference: The Lineage of Machig Labdrön & Padampa Sangye. July 18-23, 2017. Tara Mandala, Pagosa Springs, CO.
The Lotsawa Translation Workshop October 5-8th, 2018, at the University of Colorado
Boulder with the generous support of the Tsadra Foundation.
Translation Theory & Practice: Criteria for Beauty & Readability - Andrew Schelling & Amelia Hall
What Makes You Not a Buddhist - Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
"Ordinarily we suppose that there is an independently existing entity which we call time. We speak of time past, present and future. However when we look more closely we see that this is...merely a convention." - The Essential Dalai Lama: His Important Teachings.