Gaylon Ferguson | 303-245-4682

Associate Professor, Religious Studies | Graduate Academic Advisor
Core Faculty


MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Core Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism - Core Faculty
BA in Yoga Studies - Core Faculty
Master of Divinity - Core Faculty
BA in Religious Studies - Core Faculty


PhD, Cultural Anthropology, Stanford University
MA, Stanford University
BA, Yale College

From the heart

I appreciate Naropa's synthesis of contemplative depth with social transformation.


  • Fulbright Fellow to Nigeria – Stanford
  • Pickens Prize for Scholarly Excellence – Yale
  • Best Buddhist Writing 2007–2009

Recent activities

  • I teach mindfulness meditation in prisons.
  • I taught eight MDiv students from Howard University at Karmê Chöling last summer.

Courses taught

  • INTD 301, 490 Gateway, Capstone Special Topics
  • TRA 100 Shambhala Meditation Practicum
  • REL 645 Graduate Seminar
  • REL 323 Religious Experience in Africa

What book do you find yourself regularly pressing into the hands of students?

Presence by Senge, Scharmer,Jaworski, & Flowers