Carla Burns

CACE Program Manager/Instructor
Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education, Center for Contemplative Chaplaincy, MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
BA Psychology, MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Buddhism-Informed Contemplative Counseling Concentration
COR-130, Roots & Branches / PSYB-415, Maitri Working with Emotions / PSYB-325, Awakening Compassion / CNSC-660, Maitri I / CNSC-665, Maitri II / CNSC-765, Maitri IV / EDU-330, Holistic Teaching Traditions / EDU-404, Maitri & Mudra Space Awareness / EDU-705, Embodied Wisdom

Carla Burns, MDiv, is an Instructor in Naropa’s Core College including BA Contemplative psychology courses, and meditation practicums. She serves as faculty for the MA Contemplative Psychotherapy residential retreat program, and for Naropa’s Compassion Initiative. She co-developed Naropa’s Embodied Mindfulness in Teaching retreat program and is the Program Manager for the center-for-the-advancement-of-contemplative-education. / Her specialties include the integration of corporeal, elemental and spatial knowledge as a means to bring more dimension into our field of awareness; to cultivate the natural- receptive wisdom energy of the body that is inherently connected, wise, and spacious; and to close the distance between enlightenment and ordinary freedom.

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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.