Naropa Faculty Publications

Marlow Brooks

Richard Brown

  • Brown, Richard C. "The Five Qualities in Online Discussion." Burke, Junior, Richard Brown, John Davis, and Jirka Hladiš (eds.). Best Practices in Online Contemplative Education. Boulder: Naropa University, 2005.
  • Brown, Richard C. "Transitions: Teaching from the Spaces Between." Bai, H., Gunnlaugson, and O. Sarath, E. (eds.). Contemplative Learning and Inquiry Across Disciplines. Albany: SUNY, 2013.
  • Brown, Richard C. "Buddhist-Inspired Early Childhood Education at the Naropa Institute." Flake, Carol L. (ed.). Holistic Education: Principles, Perspectives and Practices.
  • Brown, Richard C. "Educating the Warrior: A Tibetan Buddhist Approach to Spiritual Growth." Yust, Johnson, Sasso, and Roehlkepartin (eds.). Nurturing Child and Adolescent Spirituality: Perspectives From the World's Religious Traditions. Rowman and Littlefield, 2006.
  • Brown, Richard C., Simone, Genét, and Worley, Lee. "Embodied Presence: Contemplative Teacher Education."
  • Brown, Richard C. "Inner to Outer: The Development of Contemplative Pedagogy." Simmer-Brown, J. and Grace, F. (eds.). Meditation and the Classroom. Albany: SUNY, 2011.
  • Brown, Richard C. "The Mindful Teacher as the Foundation of Contemplative Pedagogy." Simmer-Brown, J. and Grace, F. (eds.). Meditation and the Classroom. Albany: SUNY, 2011.
  • Brown, Richard C. "Taming Emotion: Tibetan Meditation in Teacher Education." Miller, John P, and Nakagawa, Yoshi (eds.). Nurturing Our Wholeness: Perspectives on Spirituality in Education. Foundation for Educational Research, 2002.
  • Brown, Richard C. "The Teacher As Contemplative Observer." Educational Leadership, December 1998/January 1999.
  • London, Robert, Aostre Johnson, Lourdes Arguelles, Richard Brown, Sam Crowell, and John Donnelly. "Teaching from a Spiritual Perspective." ENCOUNTER: Education for Meaning and Social Justice, Vol. 17, No. 2, Summer 2004.

Christine Caldwell

  • Caldwell, Christine. "Mindfulness and Bodyfulness: A New Paradigm." The Journal of Contemplative Inquiry, Issue I, 2014.

Michael Franklin

  • Franklin, M. A. Book project: "Art as Contemplative Practice: Expressive Pathways to the Self." (In press), SUNY. Expected release, Fall 2016.
  • Franklin, M. A. (In Press). "Contemplative Approaches Art Therapy: Incorporating Hindu-Yoga-Tantra and Buddhist Wisdom Traditions in Clinical and Studio Practice." In Rubin, J. A. (ed). Approaches to Art Therapy.
  • Franklin, M. A. (In Press). "Essence and art: A contemplative - transpersonal view of art therapy." In Gussak, D. E. and Rosal, M. L. (eds.). The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Art Therapy.
  • Franklin, M. A. "Mindful considerations for training art therapists: Inner friendship - outer professionalism." In Rappaport, L. (ed.), Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies: Theory and Practice (pp. 264-275). London: Jessica Kingsley, 2014.
  • Blandy, D., Franklin, M. A. "Following the Siren's Song: Scott Harrison and the Carousel of Happiness." Wexler, A. (Ed.), Reframing Art Education Beyond the Classroom. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
  • Franklin, M. "Karuna – ahimsa – and relational aesthetics: Empathic art interventions for contemplative approaches to psychotherapy." In de Silva, P. (Ed.), Buddhist Psychotherapy, 145-154. Ayuthaya, Thailand: Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, 2012.
  • Franklin, M. A. "Know thyself: Awakening self-referential awareness through art-based research." Journal of Applied Arts and Health: Special Issue on Art-Based Research: Opportunities & Challenges. 3(1), 87-96. Republished in: McNiff, S. (ed.) Art as research: Opportunities and challenges. Chicago: Intellect, The University of Chicago Press, 2012.
  • Franklin, M. "Affect regulation, mirror neurons and the 3rd hand: Formulating mindful empathic art interventions." Art Therapy: The journal of the American Art Therapy Association. 27(4), 2010, pp. 160-167.
  • Franklin, M. "Global Recovery and the Culturally/Socially Engaged Artist." In Peoples, D. (Ed.), Buddhism and Ethics, 309-320. Ayuthaya, Thailand: Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, 2010.
  • Franklin, M., and Siemon, T. "Towards an understanding of the fundamental healing and therapeutic qualities of art." Journal of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine. 6 (3), 2008, pp. 269-273.
  • Franklin, M. "Art as contemplative practice: Ethics and social action." In Peoples, D. (Ed.), Buddhism and Ethics, 376-382. Ayuthaya, Thailand: Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, 2008.
  • Franklin, M. "Contemplations of a middle man: Anima rising." Art Therapy: The Journal of the American Art Therapy Association. 24 (1), 2007, pp. 4-9.
  • Franklin, M.; Rothaus, M.; Schpock, K. "Unity in diversity: Communal pluralism in the art studio and the classroom." In Kaplan, F. (Ed.), Art Therapy and Social Action: Treating the World's Wounds. London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2005.
  • Franklin, M. "The yoga of art and the creative process: Listening to the divine." In M. Farrelly-Hanson (Ed.), Spirituality and Art Therapy: Living the Connection (pp. 97-114). London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2001.
  • Franklin, M.; Farrelly-Hanson, M.; Marek, B.; Swan-Foster, N.; Wallingford, S. "Transpersonal art therapy education." Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 17(2), 2000, pp. 101-110.    
  • Franklin, M. "Art practice/ psychotherapy practice/meditation practice: Sitting on the dove's tail." Guidance and Counseling. 15(3), 1999, pp. 18-22.
  • Franklin, M. "Becoming a student of oneself: Activating the witness in meditation and super-vision." American Journal of Art Therapy, 38(1), 1999, pp. 2-13.
  • Franklin, M. "A place to stand: Maori culture-tradition in a contemporary art studio." Art Therapy: The Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 13(2), 1996, pp. 126-30.
  • Franklin, M. "AIDS iconography and cultural transformation: Visual and artistic responses to the AIDS crisis." The Arts in Psychotherapy, 20(4), 1993, pp. 299-316.
  • Franklin, M. "The image as cultural messenger: Iconography of the AIDS crisis." In F. J. Bejjani (Ed.), Forum on arts and medicine.  New York: Med Art Press, 1993.
  • Franklin, M., & Politsky, R. "The problem of interpretation: Implications and strategies for the field of art therapy."  The Arts in Psychotherapy, 9(3), 1992, pp. l63-l75.
  • Franklin, M. "Art therapy and self esteem." Art Therapy: The Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 9(2), 1991, pp. 78-84.
  • Franklin, M. "Aesthetics and empathy: A point of convergence." American Journal of Art Therapy, 29(2), 1990, pp. 42-47.
  • Franklin, M. "Terminating art therapy with emotionally disturbed children." American Journal of Art Therapy, 20(2), 1981, pp. 55-57.

Anne Parker

  • Beard, J.S. assisted by Parker, Anne Z., Vegetation Survey of Western Australia, Perth 1976 (a monograph series)
  • Books in progress:
  • Johannessen, Carl J, and Parker, Anne Z., "Des Epis de Mais en Inde sur des Sculptures des XII-XIIIemes Siecles?", Kadath Chroniques des Civilizations Disparus, v.89, Automne-Hiver 1997.
  • Johannessen, Carl J, and Parker, Anne Z., "Maize Ears Sculpted in the 12th and 13th Century A.D. India as Indicators of Pre-Columbian Diffusion", Economic Botany, 42 (2), pp. 164-180, 1989.
  • Parker, Anne Z, Susani Dominique, and Jarldane, Karen, Sacred Geometry
  • Parker, Anne Z. and Malin, Lucy, "Part III Subalpine Soils and Wilderness Use", Ecological Carrying Capacity Research, Yosemite National Park, 1976.
  • Parker, Anne Z. and Penjor, Tshering, "In the Footsteps of Naropa", Naropa Magazine, 2002.
  • Parker, Anne Z. and Susani, Dominique, "The Sacred Landscape and Geomancy of Swayambhu".in Light in the Valley: Renewing the Sacred Art and Traditions of Nepal. Dharma Publishing. 2012
  • Parker, Anne Z. and Susani, Dominique, Earth Alchemy:  Aligning Your Home with Natures Energy. Findhorn Press. 2011
  • Parker, Anne Z. and Ukyab, Tenzing, "Reflections on a Primitive Ritual", Talking Leaves, July, p.8, 1990
  • Parker, Anne Z. and Wilding, Mark D., "Transformative Learning and Sustainability", President Obama's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge, Naropa University Green Paper on Contemplative Education and Ecological Sustainability, 2012.
  • Parker, Anne Z., "An Ethnobotany of the Western Desert, Leonora, Western Australia", Newsletter of the Australia Institute of Aboriginal Studies, New Series, No.13, March 1980.
  • Parker, Anne Z., "Body Prayer", Prayers for a Thousand Years, ed Elias Amidon and Elizabeth Roberts, Harper San Francisco, 1999. (Body Prayer was among four selections from the book adapted to music and performed by Ysaye Barnwell and Sweet Honey and the Rock)
  • Parker, Anne Z., "Book Review of Mountain Environmental Management in the Arun River Basin by John Dunsmore", Mountain Research and Development, Vol.11, No. 3, p.p. 273-274, 1991
  • Parker, Anne Z., "Pilgrimage in Tibet", Himalayan Research Bulletin Volume 24 No 1-2 2004,
  • Parker, Anne Z., "Sakya College: A Teacher Training College in the Sakya Tradition", Cho-Yang The Voice of Tibetan Religion and Culture, Vol. 1, No. 1, Sept., pp. 67-69, 1986
  • Parker, Anne Z., "The Goddess, the Virgin, and the Land: the Black Virgins as markers of healing sacred sites of France" (
  • Parker, Anne Z., "The Many Meanings of Sherpa: an evolving Social Category", Himalayan Research Bulletin, No.3, 1989.
  • Parker, Anne Z., Blessings along the Body of the Goddess: Stories from the Himalayas
  • Parker, Anne Z., Initiatory Pathways: the living practice of pilgrimage
  • Parker, Anne Z., Legion Park, Images, January, 2006.
  • Parker, Anne Z., Multi-ethnic Interface in Eastern Nepal, Himal Books, 2013
  • Parker, Anne Z., Stories from the Origin, 2007

Judith Simmer-Brown

  • Simmer-Brown, J., 2019. Contemplative Teaching and Learning: Opportunities for Asian Studies. ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts, 26(1), pp.5–25. DOI:
  • Simmer-Brown, Judith, with Tom Coburn, Fran Grace, Anne Carolyn Klein, Louis Komjathy, and Harold Roth. "Contemplative Pedagogy:  Frequently Asked Questions," Teaching Theology and Religion XIV.2 (April 2011), 167-174.
  • Simmer-Brown, Judith. "Bhutan Blog." International Panel of Advisors, Educating for Gross National Happiness Workshop, Thimphu, Bhutan, December 7-14, 2009, hosted by Prime Minister Lyonchhen Jigmi Thinley and the Ministry of Education. A consultation with 26 international advisors on educational reform in Bhutan; especially to help bring meditation to all public schools (principals, teachers, and students). (See blog This resulted in my being asked to write a meditation manual (with others) for all public primary and secondary schools in Bhutan.
  • Simmer-Brown, Judith. "Contemplative Education at Naropa University—A Personal Account" Eastern Horizon, Summer, 2004.
  • Simmer-Brown, Judith. "Religious Studies and Contemplative Studies:  Critic, Catalyst or Collaborator," Lead presentation, Contemplative Studies Group "Mindful Teaching and Learning:  Contemplative Pedagogy in the University Setting," American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, San Diego, November 22, 2014.
  • Simmer-Brown, Judith. "Training the Heart Responsibly: Considerations in Contemplative Teaching." Meditation in the Classroom. Albany: SUNY, 2011.
  • Simmer-Brown, Judith. "Your Meditation Reality Check," Forum in Buddhadharma:  The Practitioners' Quarterly, Interview with Ezra Bayda and Kamala Masters, Introduced by Frank Berliner (Summer 2013), 46-55, 84.
  • Simmer-Brown, Judith. "'Listening Dangerously': Dialogue Training as Contemplative Pedagogy." Panel Paper for "Contemplative Pedagogy: Pitfalls and Potentials," Society of Buddhist Christian Studies annual meeting, November 7, 2013, Chicago, Illinois.  Published in Society of Buddhist-Christian Studies Journal, Vol. 33, 2013, 33-40.
  • Simmer-Brown, Judith. "'The Question is the Answer' – Naropa University's Contemplative Pedagogy." Paper presented to the Academic Teaching and the Study of Religion Section of the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, November 2006, Washington, D. C.  Published in Religion & Education, Vol. 36, No. 2 (Summer 2009), University of Northern Iowa.

Candace Walworth

  • Walworth, Candace. "Book Review: The Open Hand." JAEPL, Vol. 20, Winter 2014-2015.

Ian Wickramasekera

  • Hageman, J., Krippner, S., & Wickramasekera, I.E. (II) (2008).  Sympathetic reactivity during meditation. Subtle energies and Energy Medicine,19(2), 23-48.
  • Hageman, J., Krippner, S., & Wickramasekera, I.E. (II). (2006). Seven advanced Kundalini Meditators in Ramtha's School of enlightenment. Paper presented at the Third PSI Conference: Implications and applications of PSI in Brazil.   
  • Wickramasekera II, I. E. (2014). Early psychological knowledge. In: T. Leahey, S. Greer, G. Lefrançois, T.Reiner, J. Spencer, I. Wickramasekera, II, & E. Willmarth (Eds.),History of psychology(pp. 15-42). SanDiego, CA: Constellation.
  • Wickramasekera, I. E. (2004). How Research in Hypnosis Illuminates the Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy of Mind.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of American Society of Clinical Hypnosis in Anaheim, CA on March 14th, 2004.
  • Wickramasekera, I. E. (II) (2007). How Research in Hypnosis illuminates The Bön-Buddhist Model of Self.  Paper presented the 2007 annual convention of the American Psychological Association in August, 2007.
  • Wickramasekera, I. E. (II) (2014). Hypnotic-like Aspects of the Bon Medicine Buddha Practice. Presentation  given to the Society of Psychological Hypnosis (APA Division 30) at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association in Washington, DC in August, 2014.
  • Wickramasekera, I. E. (II) (2015). Hypnosis and Dzogchen. Presentation given to the Society of Psychological Hypnosis (APA Division 30) at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association in Toronto, Canada in August, 2015.
  • Wickramasekera, I. E., (II), Krippner, S., & Wickramasekera, I. (1997). A psychophysiological investigation of Kundalini yoga meditators. In I. Wickramasekera (Chair), Hypnotic states, self-regulation, and psychophysiology. Study presented at symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Wickramasekera, I.E., II (2015). Mysteries of hypnosis and the self are revealed by the psychology and neuroscience of empathy. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 57(3), 330-348.