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“Let East meet West and the sparks will fly.” - Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche


In past years, alumni made it clear that they have a strong desire to reconnect with their Naropa roots. And whether it is teaching a workshop or offering a presentation, many alumni want to give back to their alma mater and help guide the next generation of Naropa graduates. 




Created as an invitation for alumni to come home to Naropa, Spark Talks offers a platform to showcase the wisdom of alums by sharing discoveries and applications of their education with the local community and a broader audience. Free and open to all, audience members are treated to a series of thematic presentations on subjects ranging from mindful lying to mythopoetic pedagogy to joyful activism. As a part of NU's annual Community Week, SPARK TALKS continues inspire generations of mindful leaders and spark new ideas.