October 10, 2014 (Boulder, CO)—Naropa University and Yoga Journal today announced an exclusive partnership to webcast
two keynote addresses at this year’s Radical Compassion Symposium. The four-day Radical
Compassion Symposium, the first and largest event of its kind, will convene a global
audience to hear the world’s leading practitioners on the intersection between compassion
and healthcare, education, entrepreneurship, the environment, relationships, and more.
Naropa University and Yoga Journal will live stream keynote addresses by New York Times best-selling author and neurobiologist Dr. Dan Siegel, and acclaimed author and environmental activist Joanna Macy. Both live streams will be free to all. Users can register directly at www.naropa.edu/livestream or www.yogajournal.com/compassion.
Friday, October 17, 11:00 a.m. MST
Keynote Address by Joanna Macy:
“The Courage to See, The Power to Choose”
How do we relate to the immensities of suffering taking place across the world? How do we see the pain when we don’t know how to stop it? Join celebrated author and activist Joanna Macy for a transformative discussion on the clarity of choice we face when confronted with environmental degradation, human suffering, and other challenges.
Saturday, October 18, 7:30 p.m. MST
Keynote Address by Dr. Dan Siegel:
“Mindsight and Neural Integration: How Kindness and Compassion Shape Our Relationships and Our Brains”
At the neurological level, “mindsight,” or the ability to perceive our own minds and those of others, has been shown to promote the growth of integrative fibers in the brain, allowing for greater flexibility and adaptability. Dr. Dan Siegel will offer insight from the field of interpersonal neurobiology and will discuss the power of mindsight to promote compassion, kindness, and well-being in our personal lives, as well as in our relationships and communities.
“The Radical Compassion Symposium is the capstone of Naropa’s 40th anniversary year, celebrating the founding vision of our university and launching a future where contemplative education prepares graduates to become the leaders and change agents we need,” said Naropa University President Charles G. Lief. “We are delighted at our new collaboration with Yoga Journal, our Boulder neighbor, since our missions and visions align so well.”
About Naropa University (www.naropa.edu): Located in Boulder, Colorado, Naropa University is a private liberal arts institution offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2014–15, Naropa University is a leader in contemplative education, an approach to learning and teaching that integrates Eastern wisdom studies with traditional Western scholarship. Naropa University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
About Yoga Journal (www.yogajournal.com): Yoga Journal has been the #1 authority on yoga and the yoga lifestyle for forty years. With more than 9.5 million touchpoints through print, web, tablet, mobile, social media, and events, it’s the brand for all practitioners—from beginners to masters—who want to live a healthier, happier, more fulfilling life both on and off the mat. Every day, Yoga Journal engages its print, online, and live audiences with top teacher insights and in-depth reporting on poses, breathing, meditation, nutrition, health, trends, and more. Always informative and inspiring, the brand's welcoming, inclusive point-of-view puts every reader in front of the world’s best teachers.