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Sherry Ellms: Strengthening Our Resilience in a Time of Uncertainty

Sherry Ellms: Strengthening Our Resilience in a Time of Uncertainty

Sherry Ellms is an Associate Professor at Naropa University and the Faculty Lead at the Joanna Macy Center. Her interests lie in exploring the wisdom of the natural world and what it can teach us in these challenging time.

Richard Rudis: Therapy through Sacred Sound & Gong Baths

Richard Rudis: Therapy through Sacred Sound & Gong Baths

Richard Rudis founded the Illuminarium Convergence – a modest storefront for the examination of metaphysical phenomenon. He began teaching Buddhist Dharma and vibrational healing (w/Tibetan instruments) shortly after. Considered most knowledgeable in the field of sacred sound healing, sound instruments from the Himalayas and associated vibrational healing techniques he is often a featured presenter at International Conferences.

Diane Israel: Finding Inner Healing from Body Image & Eating Issues

Diane Israel: Finding Inner Healing from Body Image & Eating Issues

Diane Isreal graduated from Naropa’s MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology program in 1991. She is currently a psychotherapist, an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Counseling & Psychology, and she serves on Naropa’s Board of Trustees.

Jayson Gaddis: Exploring the Dynamics of Interpersonal Relationships

Jayson Gaddis: Exploring the Dynamics of Interpersonal Relationships

Jayson Gaddis, relationship student and teacher and host of the Smart Couple Podcast, is on a mission to teach people the one class they didn’t get in school–”How to do Romantic Relationships.”

Betsy Leach: Contemplative Education & Multicultural Education

Betsy Leach: Contemplative Education & Multicultural Education

Betsy Leach taught in K-12 public schools for ten years teaching Spanish for Heritage Speakers and Spanish as a world language earning the 2017 UNC Language Teacher of the Year Award. She believes education should be a practice of liberation and empowerment.

David DeVine: An Intimate Interview & Mindful U Year in Review

David DeVine: An Intimate Interview & Mindful U Year in Review

David DeVine currently works as Media Manager at Naropa University. Previously, he worked as a successful production assistant for the Naropa Performing Arts Center as well as for numerous television networks, including MTV, VH1, CBS, Speed Channel, and FOX, and has served as an assistant audio engineer at Immersive Studios.

Hunter Lovins: Sustainability & Investing in a World You Want to See

Hunter Lovins: Sustainability & Investing in a World You Want to See

A renowned author and champion of sustainable development for over 35 years, Hunter Lovins has consulted on business, economic development, sustainable agriculture, energy, water, security, and climate policies for scores of governments, communities, and companies worldwide.

Richard Miller: Integrative Restoration, Yoga Nidra

Richard Miller: Integrative Restoration, Yoga Nidra

Richard Miller, PhD, spiritual teacher, yogic scholar, and clinical psychologist, has devoted 46 years to integrating Western psychology and neuroscience with the Eastern nondual wisdom teachings of yoga, Taoism, Buddhism, and the Judeo-Christian traditions.

Michael Bauer: The Discovery of Deep Community Resilience

Michael Bauer: The Discovery of Deep Community Resilience

Michael Bauer is the Director of Sustainability at Naropa. He works alongside students, faculty, and staff in resolute commitment to our mission of climate neutrality and ecological justice.

Krista Tippett: “On Being” & Speaking of Faith

Krista Tippett: “On Being” & Speaking of Faith

This week’s episode features special guest Krista Tippett, Founder and CEO of The On Being Project, host of the On Being podcast, and Naropa’s 2018 Commencement Speaker.

Marlow Brooks: Dancing Through Life with the Five Elements

Marlow Brooks: Dancing Through Life with the Five Elements

Marlow Brooks studied classical acupuncture in both England and the United States and graduated from the Worsley Institute of Classical Acupuncture. She studied plant spirit medicine with Eliot Cowan.

John Cobb: A Contemplative Approach to Social Justice

John Cobb: A Contemplative Approach to Social Justice

John Whitehouse Cobb graduated from Harvard College in 1966 and Columbia Law School in 1969. He worked as a VISTA lawyer with Colorado Rural Legal Services, serving migrant farm workers and low-income groups.