Joyce LeeAnn (BA, 2009) has always been an archivist. In her essay, (re)Defining ‘Archivist,’
she writes, “From a young age, it was clear that some things were worth saving. Some
things should be kept away from little brothers’ and sisters’ greasy fingerprints,
but always close enough to be accessible. To be used again.” Read More.
In October, Naropa and the Royal University of Bhutan signed an agreement for Naropa
to be the gateway university in North America to offer a semester long study abroad
program for undergraduates. Through this unique opportunity students will reside in
student housing on one of three selected Royal University campuses, attending classes
with Bhutanese counterparts, and fully immerse into the rich Bhutanese culture. Read More.
Continuous Present, by Barbara Dilley, braids together classroom practices with memoirs
about dancing and teaching and thinking. Read More.
Kevin Mays (MA ’95) had an eclectic undergraduate education. After studying engineering,
geography, political and international relations, economics, philosophy, and language,
he felt he had gained a lot of understanding but little wisdom. A motorcycle trip
to Florida and a year living on the beach saw him searching for something more. Read More.
Last semester’s Community-based Learning and Action students took their classroom
to The Gathering Place, a Denver-based drop-in center for women, children, and transgender
individuals experiencing poverty and homelessness. Committed to concerns around food
security and food justice, Associate Professor Candace Walworth initiated this collaborative
service learning opportunity after meeting a staff member at a Grow Local Colorado
event. Read More.
Lisa Dion (MA, 2003) is often asked how she juggles her roles as therapist, trainer,
entrepreneur, business consultant, and mother. In fact, finding that alignment, and
helping others find theirs, is at the core of her work. Read More.
When I was asked to be the teacher’s assistant for Barbara Dilley’s Improvisation/
Composition class, I never intuited how deeply I would learn about the art of pedagogy
and then reflect so much, out of this pedagogy, on the art of daily living. Read More.
Naropa’s 40th anniversary celebration peaks with The Naropa Week, an embodiment of
Naropa’s exploration of intersections: among the arts, psychology, and spirituality;
contemplation, the critical, and the creative; sustainability, justice, and compassion;
and Naropa’s vibrant roots and its dynamic future. Read More.
The summer of 1974 was like no other in Boulder. Naropa attendees descended on the
beautiful mountain town and found a home amongst the countercultural locals. Forty
years on, Naropa and Boulder are still the place to be for contemplative education
and mindful community. Read More.
The publication of Dee Coulter’s new book, Original Mind: Uncovering Your Natural
Brilliance (Sounds True, 2014), is a welcome event in the burgeoning field of neuroscience.
Drawn from numerous and diverse tributaries of human wisdom, the book is a masterly
weave of cognitive science, indigenous wisdom, art, and practical ethics. Read More.
Michael Shaun Conaway (MFA, 1993) recalls that one of the first lessons he learned
at Naropa’s Jack Kerouac School was there was never one right way to do things. While
everyone had an opinion, he learned that ultimately his writing succeeded or failed
because of his choices. “As a writer and author, I had to be very secure in my vision.
More than learning to write at Naropa, I learned to become the owner of my own creative
vision.” Read More.