Ramon S Parish

Core Associate Professor
BA Interdisciplinary Studies
(303) 245-4756
MA, Deep Ecology/Sacred Ecology, Prescott College; BA, Philosophy and History, Colorado College
BA Environmental Studies, BA Interdisciplinary Studies, BA Religious Studies
Capstone II, Conflict Transformation / Religious Experience in Africa / Afrofuturism / Food Justice / Environmental Justice / Contemplative Seminar / Diversity Seminar / Sustainability Seminar / First Year Seminar

Ramon serves as an assistant professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Naropa University. His scholarly, contemplative, creative and community interests range from rites of passage and initiation, dance and embodiment, creative ceremony, food and environmental justice, restorative and transformative justice, counter-cultural histories, pre/post modern cosmologies, Afrofuturism and collective liberation.

A lifelong resident of Colorado, Ramon is a young-old married guy, father of three spirited youth, a lover of rain, weather, stars and all things that foster beauty, intelligence and wisdom. His pedagogy centers awakening and strengthening the innate genius in each student. He believes that each person has a “golden thread” to help through the labyrinth of life. Through and beyond disciplines, his work as an educator is to help others become familiar with and follow those threads.



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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.

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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.