Mark Winwood

Academic Support / Meditation Instructor
MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Buddhism-Informed Contemplative Counseling Concentration
Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ / Bachelor of Arts, Journalism
MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Buddhism-Informed Contemplative Counseling Concentration
Psychology of Meditation (PSYB314-A and B)

– Founder of the Mahayana study/practice group The Chenrezig Project in 2005, still active.
– Adjunct professor of Tibetan Buddhism in the University of Central Florida system.

– Adjunct professor at Hindu University of America (Florida), sharing Buddhist perspectives and practices with students pursuing advanced degrees in Vedic studies.

– Group and one-on-one volunteer and volunteer coordinator at the Monroe Correctional Complex, a four-prison penitentiary for male inmates in the Seattle (WA) area.

– Podcaster of “The Elegant Mind” — an ongoing series of short, Buddhist-inspired perspectives.

– Formerly a newspaper writer, art director and editor — and then legal profession information entrepreneur — in New York City.

  • Author, Am Stopping My Finger Now: Tibetan Buddhist Musings for Western Life

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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.