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Naropa in Your Neighborhood

President Charles G Lief

President Charles G. Lief, JD, and other Naropa co-hosts invite you to Naropa in Your Neighborhood, a cocktail reception to meet other Naropa alumnx, supporters, and friends.

We look forward to sharing exciting updates about Naropa, including the growth of online programs, the new Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies Certificate, the 50th Anniversary Celebration, and much more. Please join us and share your Naropa experience!

The events will include a short program at 6:30 p.m. RSVP below.

Los Angeles

Tuesday, February 6, 2024, 6–8 PM

Hosted by President Chuck Lief

San Francisco

Wednesday, February 7, 2024, 6–8 PM

Hosted by President Chuck Lief


Thursday, November 2, 2023, 6–8 PM

Hosted by President Chuck Lief 

The Art Gallery at Lolo Pass, 1616 E Burnside St., Portland

Friday, November 3, 2023, 6–8 PM

Hosted by President Chuck Lief 

Nalanda West, 3902 Woodland Park Ave N, Seattle

Founded in 2004, Nalanda West is a meditation and event center offering programs and events inspired by the Five Fields of Knowledge originally taught at Nalanda University.

Rooftop of the J. Parker in ChicagoWednesday, April 26, 2023, 6–8 PM

Hosted by President Chuck Lief and board member Joe Cassidy

The J. Parker Rooftop, 1816 North Clark Street, 13th Floor, Chicago, IL  60614

The J. Parker sits proudly above Hotel Lincoln and offers the most spectacular views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Learn more.

San francisco Naropa in your Neighborhood locationTuesday, January 31, 2023, 6–8 PM

Hosted by President Chuck Lief & Trustee Samantha Sanderson

Greens Restaurant 2 Marina Blvd., Fort Mason, Building A San Francisco, CA 94123

Thursday, January 26, 2023, 6–8 PM

Hosted by President Chuck Lief 

1212 Santa Monica 1212 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Additional Questions?

Contact Sharla Owens, AVP of Development and Annual Giving, at or at  303-546-5280.

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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

Based on the current weather forecast, the Healing with the Ancestors Talk & Breeze of Simplicity program scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday will be held as planned.

Staff that do not work remotely or are scheduled to work on campus, can work remotely. Staff that routinely work remotely are expected to continue to do so.

As a reminder, notifications will be sent by e-mail and the LiveSafe app.  

Regardless of Naropa University’s decision, if you ever believe the weather conditions are unsafe, please contact your supervisor and professors.  Naropa University trusts you to make thoughtful and wise decisions based on the conditions and situation in which you find yourself in.