When people ask me what makes Naropa different, I say that the combination of academics and experiential learning creates the foundation for students/alumni that move in the world not only with bright minds, but also with awakened hearts.
What book do you find yourself regularly pressing into the hands of students?£
Pema Chodron's Awakening Loving-Kindness and/or Sameet Kumar's Grieving Mindfully
Through the fear, anger and confusion that students express, my favorite times are when I meet them without judgment; in that moment when they feel seen and the veil drops. It is then that we are beings in direct contact.
...the next breath.