The following is a personal reflection excerpt of Jeanine Canty’s chapter, “Seeing
Clearly Through Cracked Lenses.” This comes from a book she recently edited, Ecological
and Social Healing: Multicultural Women’s Voices (Routledge, 2017). This academic
book features essays by fourteen diverse women engaged in work exploring and crossing
the boundaries of ecological and social healing. Read More.
It may seem odd—even paradoxical—to imagine a Buddhist chaplain, dedicated to relieving
suffering and promoting peace, in the U. S. military. “I’m actually the first Buddhist
chaplain in the entire Air Force,” explains Naropa graduate Brett Campbell. Read More.
Artistic practice is often a function of the ‘right brain’ or non-lingual hemisphere
of the brain. This makes it incredibly advantageous to use in therapeutic practice,”
says Contemplative Psychology student Naomi Brodner. Read More.
The next step after touching and feeling the ground is appreciating the inherent richness
of the group. Once again the key shift is away from a missionary approach—in which
the leader brings richness to an impoverished group that needs her or his wisdom.
What is your personal mission statement? To develop and grow my understanding of life
and love. To continually seek truth and spirit. Show up fully and create phat bass
music. Read More.
Students and alumni describe Naropa’s learning approach. There is a deeper inquiry
into who the student is, and a stronger student teacher relationship that really supports
the student becoming who they want to be. Read More.
One of the many unique gifts that Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen has contributed to the field
of movement and somatic education is the expression, through imagery and awareness
practices, of the different qualities, or “minds,” that the many tissues and systems
in the body have. Read More.
Here are some of the key principles of contemplative counseling and psychotherapy
that I would outline for a potential client. Read More.
Women who fight in disguise alongside men in the Civil War; slave sisters that shackle
their dead master’s wife; a woman in Jim Crow-era Indiana planning to watch a lynching
the same way she might plan a picnic—these alarming and fascinating characters are
the stars of Naropa graduate Laird Hunt’s last three novels. Read More.
Low-residency students often talk about staying local as a major factor in deciding
how to pursue their studies. Creative Writing MFA candidates Sun Yung Shin and Jackie
Henrion both remain deeply engaged in their local communities while working on graduate
degrees at Naropa. Read More.
Family, friends, and current and former students of Jack Collom gathered at Naropa’s
Performing Arts Center on August 20 to celebrate and remember a great poet and true
friend. Jack served as adjunct faculty at Naropa for more than thirty years. First
joining the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics in 1986, Jack was a boundless
source of energy and inspiration. Read More.
Drawing on their professional, contemplative, and holistic training, Naropa alumni
are making incredible contributions in diverse fields. They’re creating sustainable
businesses, developing innovative technology, and providing essential services within
local and international communities. There are hundreds of alumni whose work we’d
love to share with you. As a starter, check out these seventeen game-changers. Read More.
When I transferred to Naropa University, I wondered how I could stay politically engaged
while in college. I was worried that school would be like an all-encompassing universe,
or black hole, causing me to abandon the environmental and social justice work that
is core to who I am. I worried it would all have to wait until I graduated. Read More.
Naropa alumni are providing life-changing and potentially life-saving therapeutic
services to LGBTQPIA+ communities and allies in the Front Range. Specializing in Somatic
Psychotherapy, Wilderness Therapy, and Canine/Equine Therapy, Queer Asterisk Therapeutic
Services (QA) offers individual and group therapy, community gatherings, and customized
diversity and inclusivity trainings. Read More.
I was a closet yogi and a closet meditator for many years because when I was a Marxist,
when I was working with the Black Panthers, when I was this militant fighter adopting
a very combative stance, and even as a trial lawyer—meditation, yoga? Read More.
everything starts w/ a radical Movement like the tail end of a flagella Read More.