Mindful U Podcast

by NaropaU / May 22, 2019

Paloma Pavel & Carl Anthony: Breakthrough Communities, Underserved Populations, & Community Engagement

We are excited to announce this week’s episode features special guests Paloma Pavel and Carl Anthony, keynote speakers at Naropa’s 2019 Earth Justice Day on the topic of ‘The Earth, the City and the Hidden Narrative of Race’.

by NaropaU / May 10, 2019

Joanna Macy: The Work That Reconnects (Part 2)

Joanna Macy PhD, author and teacher, is a scholar of Buddhism, systems thinking, and deep ecology. A respected voice in movements for peace, justice, and ecology, she interweaves her scholarship with learnings from six decades of activism.

by NaropaU / May 1, 2019

Joanna Macy: The Work That Reconnects (Part 1)

We are honored to announce this week’s episode is the first of a two part series with special guest Joanna Macy, PhD, scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology; and a visionary force in environmental activism for over five decades.

by NaropaU / April 24, 2019

Alicia Patterson: Deep Wisdom & Healing of the Pelvic Bowl

The newest episode of our university podcast, ‘Mindful U at Naropa University,’ is out…

by NaropaU / April 18, 2019

Rick Snyder: Decisive Intuition, Using Your Gut Instincts to Make Smart Business Decisions

The newest episode of our university podcast, ‘Mindful U at Naropa University,’ is out on iTunes, Stitcher, Fireside, and Spotify…

by NaropaU / April 12, 2019

Venerable Pannavati: Hearing the Cries of the World and Responding with Compassion

We are excited to announce this week’s episode features special guest Ven. Dr. Pannavati, a former Christian pastor, co-founder and co-Abbot of Embracing-Simplicity Hermitage, and this year’s Frederick P. Lenz Foundation Distinguished Guest Lecturer in Buddhist Studies and American Culture and Values at Naropa.

by NaropaU / March 27, 2019

Encore Presentation: Brigitte Mars – Herbal Health and Healing

Brigitte is an herbalist and nutritional consultant of Natural Health with almost fifty years of experience. She teaches Herbal Medicine at Naropa University and The School of Health Mastery in Iceland.

by NaropaU / March 20, 2019

Sue Wallingford: Healing Generational Wounds Through Art Therapy

Sue Wallingford, has taught in the Graduate Transpersonal Counseling Program for 20 years. She is the founder and director of the Boulder Art Therapy Collective (BATC), where a variety of art therapy services are offered to the community

by NaropaU / March 15, 2019

Holistic Life Foundation: A Teacher’s Approach to Mindfulness in Baltimore Public Schools

The newest episode of our university podcast, ‘MindfulU at Naropa University,’ is out on…

by NaropaU / March 6, 2019

A Principal’s Insight to Mindfulness Programs in Baltimore Public Schools

The newest episode of our university podcast, ‘MindfulU at Naropa University,’ is out on iTunes, Stitcher, Fireside, and Spotify…

by NaropaU / February 27, 2019

Holistic Life Foundation: An Onsite Inquiry into Mindfulness

This week’s podcast is the first in a three-part series featuring the co-founders of Holistic Life Foundation, a Baltimore-based organization committed to nurturing the wellness of children and adults in underserved communities.

by NaropaU / February 20, 2019

Gabriel Vanaver: WaterWings – A Storybook Experience

The newest episode of our podcast, Mindful U, is out on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and Fireside now! We are happy to…

by NaropaU / February 7, 2019

Jim Jobson: A Journey Through Naropa’s Early Years

Buddha Bomb is the chosen musical performance name of Naropa alumnus and software developer, James Jobson. As CEO of a Boulder software company, he created and marketed a major software application for three decades.

by NaropaU / January 31, 2019

Dungse Jampal Norbu: Cultivating the Mind with Awareness

Dungse Jampal Norbu is the son and dharma heir of Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche. Rinpoche is the founder of Mangala Shri Bhuti and a lineage holder of the Dzogchen Longchen Nyingtik tradition. With life-long guidance from Kongtrul Rinpoche, particularly in traditional Buddhist shedra studies in India and the US, Dungse-la now teaches widely as well as engages in an annual 100-day long retreat at Longchen Jigme Samten Ling.

by NaropaU / April 16, 2019

Kate Mazuy: Healing through Wilderness & Equine Therapy

Kate Mazuy received her Master’s degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology in 2000.  She is a certified Hakomi Therapist and a teacher for Matrixworks/ Living Systems Institute. She has taught in the MACP, TCP, and Environmental Leaderships programs at Naropa University, and has served as the assistant director for the Wilderness therapy program there as well.

by NaropaU / April 16, 2019

Bari Tessler: The Art of Money

Naropa Alumna Bari Tessler Linden, M.A., is a Financial Therapist, Mentor Coach, Mama-preneur, and the Founder of The Art of Money. She has guided thousands of people to new, empowered, and refreshingly honest relationships with money through her nurturing, body-centered approach.

by NaropaU / December 11, 2018

Itai Ivtzan, PhD: The Discovery of Meaning & Purpose

Dr. Itai Ivtzan is passionate about the combination of psychology and spirituality. It makes his heart sing. He is convinced that if we befriend both psychology and spirituality, and succeed in introducing them into our lives, we will all become super-heroes, and gain super-strengths of awareness, courage, resilience, and compassion.

by NaropaU / December 11, 2018

Rev. angel Kyodo williams: Liberation Through Radical Dharma

Called “the most intriguing African-American Buddhist” by Library Journal, Rev. angel Kyodo williams Sensei, is an author, maverick spiritual teacher, master trainer and founder of Center for Transformative Change.

by NaropaU / December 11, 2018

Sherry Ellms: Strengthening Our Resilience in a Time of Uncertainty

Sherry Ellms is an Associate Professor at Naropa University and the Faculty Lead at the Joanna Macy Center. Her interests lie in exploring the wisdom of the natural world and what it can teach us in these challenging time.

by NaropaU / December 4, 2018

Richard Rudis: Therapy through Sacred Sound & Gong Baths

Richard Rudis founded the Illuminarium Convergence – a modest storefront for the examination of metaphysical phenomenon. He began teaching Buddhist Dharma and vibrational healing (w/Tibetan instruments) shortly after. Considered most knowledgeable in the field of sacred sound healing, sound instruments from the Himalayas and associated vibrational healing techniques he is often a featured presenter at International Conferences.

by NaropaU / November 27, 2018

Diane Israel: Finding Inner Healing from Body Image & Eating Issues

Diane Isreal graduated from Naropa’s MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology program in 1991. She is currently a psychotherapist, an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Counseling & Psychology, and she serves on Naropa’s Board of Trustees.

by NaropaU / November 20, 2018

Jayson Gaddis: Exploring the Dynamics of Interpersonal Relationships

Jayson Gaddis, relationship student and teacher and host of the Smart Couple Podcast, is on a mission to teach people the one class they didn’t get in school–”How to do Romantic Relationships.”

by NaropaU / November 13, 2018

Betsy Leach: Contemplative Education & Multicultural Education

Betsy Leach taught in K-12 public schools for ten years teaching Spanish for Heritage Speakers and Spanish as a world language earning the 2017 UNC Language Teacher of the Year Award. She believes education should be a practice of liberation and empowerment.

by NaropaU / November 6, 2018

David DeVine: An Intimate Interview & Mindful U Year in Review

David DeVine currently works as Media Manager at Naropa University. Previously, he worked as a successful production assistant for the Naropa Performing Arts Center as well as for numerous television networks, including MTV, VH1, CBS, Speed Channel, and FOX, and has served as an assistant audio engineer at Immersive Studios.

by NaropaU / October 30, 2018

Hunter Lovins: Sustainability & Investing in a World You Want to See

A renowned author and champion of sustainable development for over 35 years, Hunter Lovins has consulted on business, economic development, sustainable agriculture, energy, water, security, and climate policies for scores of governments, communities, and companies worldwide.

by NaropaU / January 31, 2019

Richard Miller: Integrative Restoration, Yoga Nidra

Richard Miller, PhD, spiritual teacher, yogic scholar, and clinical psychologist, has devoted 46 years to integrating Western psychology and neuroscience with the Eastern nondual wisdom teachings of yoga, Taoism, Buddhism, and the Judeo-Christian traditions.

by NaropaU / January 31, 2019

Michael Bauer: The Discovery of Deep Community Resilience

Michael Bauer is the Director of Sustainability at Naropa. He works alongside students, faculty, and staff in resolute commitment to our mission of climate neutrality and ecological justice.

by NaropaU / December 11, 2018

Krista Tippett: “On Being” & Speaking of Faith

This week’s episode features special guest Krista Tippett, Founder and CEO of The On Being Project, host of the On Being podcast, and Naropa’s 2018 Commencement Speaker.

by NaropaU / December 11, 2018

Marlow Brooks: Dancing Through Life with the Five Elements

Marlow Brooks studied classical acupuncture in both England and the United States and graduated from the Worsley Institute of Classical Acupuncture. She studied plant spirit medicine with Eliot Cowan.

by NaropaU / December 11, 2018

John Cobb: A Contemplative Approach to Social Justice

John Whitehouse Cobb graduated from Harvard College in 1966 and Columbia Law School in 1969. He worked as a VISTA lawyer with Colorado Rural Legal Services, serving migrant farm workers and low-income groups.

by NaropaU / December 11, 2018

CA Conrad: Poetry, Ritual, & Creativity

CA Conrad is the author of 9 books of poetry and essays. While Standing in Line for Death (Wave Books), received the 2018 Lambda Award.

by NaropaU / December 11, 2018

Reining in the Wild Mind – Yoga Traditions & Studies

This week’s podcast episode features Nataraja Kallio and Ben Williams, PhD, faculty in Naropa’s BA Yoga Studies program. 

by NaropaU / December 11, 2018

Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni: “One Drop of Love”

Award-winning playwright, actor, producer & educator, Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni is currently touring her one-woman show: One Drop of Love. Fanshen is also Head of Strategic Outreach at Pearl Street Films.

by NaropaU / September 11, 2018

Zvi Ish-Shalom: Kedumah & Jewish Mysticism

Zvi Ish-Shalom, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Jewish mysticism at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, and is the founder and guiding teacher of the Kedumah Institute. Zvi is an ordained rabbi in a long lineage of kabbalistic and hasidic teachers and holds a Ph.D. in Jewish mysticism from Brandeis University.

by NaropaU / November 20, 2018

“Santuario|Sanctuary” – Children, Immigration, and the Migration of the Monarch Butterfly

Santuario|Sanctuary is a documentary theatre piece exploring the migrations of monarch butterflies and youth across the USA-Mexico border.

by NaropaU / November 20, 2018

Susan Skjei: Training Today’s Mindful Leaders at the Authentic Leadership Center

Susan has consulted with leaders, executive teams, and boards of nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government agencies for over 25 years.

by NaropaU / October 23, 2018

J’Lyn Chapman: An Exploration Between Text & Image

J’Lyn Chapman is a writer and Assistant Professor at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University.

by NaropaU / October 18, 2018

Caitlin Winkley – Life Coaching: Blending the Spiritual with the Practical

Caitlin Winkley is an experienced, highly sought after life coach who works with people all over the world. Professionally, she completed a three-year coaching training from the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism in 2008. She also studied early childhood education and the psychology of healing at Naropa University from 2006-2009.

by NaropaU / October 18, 2018

Stephanie Yuhas: Approaching Interspiritual Dimensions

Stephanie Yuhas completed her PhD in religious studies at the University of Denver in 2012. Areas of expertise include philosophy, cultural theory, postcolonial studies, ethics, and social change.

by NaropaU / October 18, 2018

Olivia Meikle: Gender & Women’s Studies at Naropa

Olivia Meikle teaches Gender and Women’s Studies at Naropa University. She co-hosts and co-produces What’sHerName, a women’s history podcast, and is the creator of Around the World in 80 Diapers, a website that empowers parents to travel internationally with their kids.

by NaropaU / October 16, 2018

Deborah Bowman: Naropa’s Transpersonal Therapy Program

We are excited to announce this week’s episode features Naropa faculty Deborah Bowman, Dean of the Graduate School of Counseling and Psychology and founder of the Transpersonal Counseling Psychology and the Wilderness Therapy programs at Naropa.

by NaropaU / September 18, 2018

Chris Cole: Bipolar Order

This week’s episode features Naropa graduate Chris Cole (BA Contemplative Psychology ’10), who currently works as a Life Coach specializing in bipolar disorder and spiritual emergence.

by NaropaU / September 18, 2018

The Bricolage of a Naropa Education

We are excited to announce this week’s episode features Naropa faculty from our Interdisciplinary Studies program, Candace Walworth and Cynthia Drake.

by NaropaU / September 11, 2018

Paul Bassis: The ARISE Movement

ARISE Festival takes place over three days (August 3rd-5th, 2018) at Sunrise Ranch, a 350-acre organic farm and retreat center, located in a stunning Colorado mountain valley just west of the town of Loveland.

by NaropaU / August 21, 2018

Barbara Catbagan: Creating Resilient Teachers for a Crazy World

Barbara Catbagan is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Contemplative Education Department, at Naropa University. Her dedication to contemplative education has evolved through the intersections of her daily practice, her K-12 teaching background and her association with the National Coalition for Equity in Education through which she works with institutions of higher education on issues and initiatives of equity, social justice, and personal and professional development.

by NaropaU / July 19, 2018

Holistic Life Foundation: Empowering Underserved Communities

The Holistic Life Foundation is a Baltimore-based 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization committed to nurturing the wellness of children and adults in underserved communities.

by NaropaU / April 17, 2018

Elaine Yuen: Engaging Our World with Contemplative Practice

Elaine Yuen, ordained in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, is a Senior Teacher within the Shambhala mandala, and Associate Professor and Chair of the Wisdom Traditions Department at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.

by NaropaU / June 5, 2018

Joey Marti: Healing Emotional Trauma Naturally with TiPi

The newest episode of our university podcast, ‘MindfulU at Naropa University,’ is out on iTunes, Stitcher, and Fireside now! We are…

by NaropaU / May 22, 2018

Mark Miller: Contemplative Approaches to Music & Improv

Mark Miller plays soprano and tenor saxophones, flute, alto flute, bass flute, and shakuhachi, the bamboo flute traditionally associated with Japanese Zen Buddhism.

by NaropaU / May 22, 2018

Lauren Ciovacco: A Journey of Discovering Sanity

Lauren will be presenting this weekend at Naropa at the 11th Annual Conference for the Society for Humanistic Psychology on ‘The Sanity of Addiction: A Perspective Borne of Wisdom and Compassion.’

by NaropaU / May 15, 2018

Lama Rod Owens: A Dialogue Between Love and Rage

‘Considered one of the leaders of the next generation of Dharma teachers, Lama Rod Owens has a blend of formal Buddhist training and life experience that gives him a unique ability to understand, relate and engage with those around him in a way that’s spacious and sincere.

by NaropaU / May 7, 2018

Anne Parker: Gross National Happiness

The newest episode of our university podcast, ‘MindfulU at Naropa University,’ is out now! This…

by NaropaU / May 1, 2018

Ian Sanderson: Survival Skills Through a Contemplative Model

A member of the Mohawk Nation, Turtle clan, Ian Sanderson hails from the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve.  He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Studies from Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario.

by NaropaU / April 10, 2018

Joy Redstone: Compassionate Therapy, Counseling & Poverty

Joy Redstone is a licensed clinical social worker and addiction counselor (CAC III), as well as being adjunct faculty at Naropa and University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work.

by NaropaU / March 7, 2018

Scott Rodwin – Awareness of the Built Environment

Scott Rodwin, Naropa University adjunct faculty teaching Building Design in the Environmental Studies Department, is one of the leading green architects in the country.

by NaropaU / February 7, 2018

Deborah Bowman – Gestalt Awareness Practice: Healing in the Here & Now

Deborah Bowman, PhD, is the founder of the Transpersonal Counseling Psychology and the Wilderness Therapy programs at Naropa. 

by NaropaU / April 2, 2018

Ramon Parish: Discipline & Delight – An Embodied Education

Ramon Parish is an adjunct instructor in Naropa’s environmental studies department currently teaching a course on Environmental Justice.

by NaropaU / March 12, 2018

Jeffrey Pethybridge: Writing, Literature, & Contemplative Approach

There’s a real diversity of tactics about how to integrate contemplative practices into the study of writing and the study of literature and the creation of those ways of being. This is about what it means to approach writing through a contemplative way.

by NaropaU / February 7, 2018

Richard Brown: Contemplative Teaching

The ninth episode of our university podcast, Mindful U at Naropa, is out on iTunes, Stitcher, & Fireside now! 

by NaropaU / January 25, 2018

Stephen Polk: A City by and for the People

In this episode, Stephen Polk, MA imagines what an ideal city might be like. Specifically, Polk addresses four different aspects of a city ecosystem: community ownership, ecological sensibility, economic democracy, and people power.

by NaropaU / January 2, 2018

Travis Cox: Sustainability is Ecopsychology

In this episode, Travis Cox gives discusses Ecopsychology, a field whose goal is to bridge our cultures’ long standing historical gulf between the psychological and the ecological to see the needs of the planet and the person as a continuum.

by NaropaU / January 4, 2018

Phillip Stanley: Sense Perceptions, Concepts, & Emotions

The next episode of our university podcast, ‘MindfulU at Naropa University,’ is out now! 

by NaropaU / December 4, 2017

Brigitte Mars: Herbal Health & Healing

Brigitte is an herbalist and nutritional consultant of Natural Health with almost fifty years of experience. She teaches Herbal Medicine at Naropa University and The School of Health Mastery in Iceland.

by NaropaU / November 8, 2017

Scott Rodwin – Green Building 101

Scott Rodwin, Naropa University adjunct faculty teaching Building Design in the Environmental Department, is one of the leading green architects in the country.

by NaropaU / November 14, 2017

Naropa University Launches Podcast: MindfulU at Naropa

As the birthplace of the mindfulness movement in the United States, Naropa University has a unique perspective when it comes to higher education in the West. Founded in 1974 by renowned Tibetan Buddhist scholar and lineage holder Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Naropa was intended to be a place where students could study Eastern and Western religions, writing, psychology, science, and the arts, while also receiving contemplative and meditation training.