Cynthia Drake has taught full time at Naropa since 2015, teaching courses such as the Contemplative Learning Seminar, the Diversity Seminar, and Capstone I and II. She has served as chair of Interdisciplinary Studies and Associate Dean of Naropa College. She loves helping new students find their way into Naropa’s unique approach to contemplative learning as well as helping capstone students deepen their research and writing skills. Her research passions include imagining what American Buddhism will evolve into (and how to avoid harm through cultural appropriation), contemplative online learning, and representations of Buddhism and witches in twentieth-century literature. She is a long-time meditator, an avid walker, a voracious reader, and a faithful student of ways to repair things that seem beyond repair.
This is where experiential learning meets academic rigor. Where you challenge your intellect and uncover your potential. Where you discover the work you’re moved to do—then use it to transform our world.
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