Dale Asrael

University Professor
MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Mindfulness Based Transpersonal Counseling Concentration, Master of Divinity
MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Mindfulness Based Transpersonal Counseling Concentration, Master of Divinity
Buddhist Meditation Practicum I and II, 1991–2006 / Psychology of Meditation I, 1992–present / Contemplative Teaching, 2006–present / Contemplative Teacher, 2005–6 / Mindfulness Instructor Training, Levels I, II, III 2000–present / Touching the Moment and Taming the Wild Horse, meditation retreats, 1995–present / Meditation Practicum I: Cultivating Awareness in Everyday Life, 1993–2002 / Meditation Practicum II: Developing Compassion for Oneself and Others, 1994–present / Extending Mindfulness 2015 / The Compassionate Counselor 2019–2021 / Traditional Daoist Qigong

Dale Asrael, MA, University Professor, has taught as Core Faculty in MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling since 1993. She founded, and is the principal instructor for, Naropa University Mindfulness Instructor Training program, which recently completed its twentieth annual session.

She has been a practitioner and teacher of Buddhadharma and meditation for more than forty-five years in the lineage of Naropa’s founder, Trungpa Rinpoche. She studied for many years with the Zen teacher Charlotte Joko Beck. She presents, teaches programs, and leads meditation retreats internationally, and is an authorized teacher of traditional Daoist Qigong.

  • “Love of Wisdom Puts You on the Spot” in Meditation in the Classroom
  • “No Hidden Corners” in Shadows and Light
  • “Compassionate Abiding” in Brilliant Sanity

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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.

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