Dedicate the Merit of Your Practice Naropa

Naropa has much to offer our turbulent world right now. To help support our ground and our offering, we invite you to infuse our community with love and intentionality by dedicating the merit of your practice to All Beings in our Naropa Community. Not everyone is able to make a financial gift or volunteer their time on campus yet this is a chance for everyone to make a meaningful and valuable contribution at a time when our planet needs Naropa.

Many Naropa classes end with dedicating whatever merit was gained in that class to benefit all beings. Whenever we harness our intention, attention, or compassion, this gathering of energy and forces creates a cauldron (sometimes when we practice, that cauldron can feel like a pressure cooker). That “heat of practice” – what has been cooked in the cauldron - is the merit. Rather than holding onto this merit only for ourselves, we can share it so that others may benefit as well. This is called Dedicating the Merit. And we can choose where we direct that benefit. From October 15 – November 21, any time you engage in a practice that uplifts you, even if it’s just for a few minutes, you can dedicate the merit to Naropa. This might include:

  • Sitting/Contemplative Practice
  • Movement Practice
  • Artistic Practice
  • Scholarly Practice
  • Spiritual Practice or Gathering
  • Teaching
  • Social Activism

All participants will receive a wristband made from recycled bottles. Wear this bracelet for the duration of the campaign to show your participation then save it for our next Dedicate the Merit Campaign which will be around Community Practice Day in 2019. 

Click Here to log your time for The Dedicate the Merit Campaign.

For more information please contact Leslie Grasa, lgrasa@naropa.edu. 303-245-4776