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Upcoming Events

Seeing the Racial Waters - May 22

Authentic Leadership Program - June 3 - August 9

Summer Writing Program - June 9 - 20

Embodied Mindfulness in Teaching - June 10 - 13

Experience Naropa - June 21

Authentic Leadership for Naturals - June 27 - 28

Experience Naropa - August 2

Lion's Roar - The Three Turnings of The Wheel

ONGOING ART EXHIBITIONS


 

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SEEING THE RACIAL WATERS: HALF-DAY WORKSHOP

With Dr. Robin DiAngelo, Author of "White Fragility"

May 22 // 2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Nalanda Events Center // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO

Sliding Scale: $135-$175

This workshop will explore topics including white socialization, systemic racism, white solidarity, the specific ways racism manifests for white progressives, safety versus comfort, the politics of emotions, and white fragility. This will be a combination of lecture, structured reflection, and small group discussion designed to provide a comprehensive system analysis and identify personal complicity.

Dr. Robin DiAngelo is Affiliate Associate Professor of Education at the University of Washington. Her area of research is in Whiteness Studies and Critical Discourse Analysis. She is a two-time winner of the Student’s Choice Award for Educator of the Year at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work. She has numerous publications and books, including What Does it Mean To Be White? Developing White Racial Literacy. In 2011 she coined the term White Fragility in an academic article which has influenced the international dialogue on race. Her book, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism was released in June of 2018 and debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List. In addition to her academic work, Dr. DiAngelo has been a consultant and trainer for over 20 years on issues of racial and social justice.

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Authentic LeaderShip Program

Monday, June 3 - Friday, August 9 // Online + two 5-day in-person seminars in Boulder, CO

$5,300 (partial scholarships may be available)

Activate your personal and professional transformation with this in-depth, experiential course. Learn the power of mindfulness and authentic communication for leading collaborative change. The Authentic Leadership Program takes you on a 10-week journey deep into your authentic leadership. By the end of this journey, you’ll have a deep and unshakable connection to your leadership. And you’ll know exactly how to connect with and inspire those around you to create positive change.

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Summer Writing Program

Sunday, June 9 - Saturday, June 29 // Boulder, CO

With the title Against Atrocity we mean to signal both a committed antagonism, and a fact of relation: we live, and think, and write in an era of unrelenting ecological and political atrocity; it is the situation, the context, the defining field we’re up against. Examples of its many violences come too readily to mind, to screen, to our communities of care and concern––a vampiric regime of extraction and extinction, of cages, borders, and (surplus) populations all the more on the move, on the lam from lawless law. And as a first principle we’ll try to stand with Amié Césaire, and reject the “sterile attitude of the spectator” as the terrible array of devastations wrought through the history of racialized capitalism hurtles on and on; as artists, thinkers, and language-workers we’ll try and press our imaginations forward and against atrocity.

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EMBODIED MINDFULNESS IN TEACHING

Monday, June 10 - Thursday, June 13 // 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Nalanda Campus // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO
$395.00*

Learn to apply mindfulness practice to your classroom teaching. When we are awake and at home in our bodies and minds, our teaching is more sustainable, engaged, and creative. Trusting and effective relationships with students are naturally generated when we fully embody mindful awareness and compassion. This new program is the result of three decades of contemplative in-service teacher education at Naropa.

The Embodied Mindfulness in Teaching program:

  • brings mindful presence to the classroom
  • strengthens teacher self-care
  • deepens communication
  • infuses contemplative pedagogy into existing curricula
  • cultivates compassionate learning communities

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*A limited amount of scholarships are available. Please email cmueller@naropa.edu to inquire.


 

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Experience Naropa

Friday, June 21 // 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Nalanda Campus // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO

On June 21, Naropa University will throw open its doors to prospective graduate and undergraduate students from across the country and around the world at Experience Naropa – a whirlwind of activity designed to open minds, spark creativity, and begin to create the bonds of community.

Tour campus, attend sample classes, and meet students and faculty who are changing the world for the better. Come for the answers to your questions, and stick around for an engaging afternoon full of lively activities and passionate people.

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Authentic Leadership for Naturals

Thursday, June 27 - Friday, June 28 // Boulder, CO

$495

Now is the time to cultivate authentic leaders and authentic organizations. In a climate of high consumer expectations and greater transparency, blind spots in authenticity can have a catastrophic impact on business. However, organizations that prioritize authenticity can unlock tremendous amounts of creativity, innovation and genuine passion in their teams. This workshop is for entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors, organizational change makers, trainers and coaches in the natural products industry; experienced and emerging leaders who want to create healthy, generative organizations and communities; and leaders committed to cultivating authenticity, collaboration, innovation, joy and effectiveness as they engage in the complex issues of a rapidly growing industry.

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Experience Naropa

Friday, August 2 // 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Nalanda Campus // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO

On June 21, Naropa University will throw open its doors to prospective graduate and undergraduate students from across the country and around the world at Experience Naropa – a whirlwind of activity designed to open minds, spark creativity, and begin to create the bonds of community.

Tour campus, attend sample classes, and meet students and faculty who are changing the world for the better. Come for the answers to your questions, and stick around for an engaging afternoon full of lively activities and passionate people.

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Lion's Roar - The Three Turnings of The Wheel

With Drs. Judith Simmer-Brown, Amelia Hall, and D. Phillip Stanley

Online

Throughout this six-week course, you’ll learn–or rediscover–the historical, social, and spiritual context in which the dharma arose. Supported by discussion and guided practices, you’ll explore the view, practice, and foundational roots of the Buddha’s early teachings.

Join Naropa University’s Wisdom Traditions faculty in a contemplative learning experience as they illuminate the Buddha’s foundational teachings and help awaken the spirit of personal inquiry. By combining contemplative practice and academic study you’ll gain deep insight into the nature of mind and emotions, the bodhisattva path of wisdom and compassion, and buddhanature.

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Art Exhibitions

Free & open to all

The Naropa University Galleries offer an experience of the arts in a contemplative environment committed to the human experience of visual, perceptual and energetic transmissions through art.

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