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Heritage Practices

Heritage PracticesPhoto by Claudia Lopez.


The Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education (CACE) is working to archive, document, and create trainings around foundational practices of contemplative education established at Naropa University over the last forty-plus years. These include practices developed by founding and early faculty, such as Barbara Dilley’s Contemplative Dance Practice and Lee Worley’s Mudra Space Awareness. “This generation is moving out of their active teaching years and into their roles as elders,” explains CACE Director Charlotte Rotterdam, “yet these practices are really the foundation much of a Naropa education is which based.” Other heritage practices include the Naropa Bow and the Warrior’s Exam, not tied to a particular faculty member, but used across the curriculum in diverse disciplines. For more information, visit