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2017 Fall Magazine

2017 Fall Magazine

In this issue, we focus on the versatility of and urgent need for contemplative education in today’s challenging political, environmental, and social justice landscape. In training future leaders to draw on mindfulness, compassion, and skillful action, Naropa is answering the call to create a better and more just world. A number of articles showcase the inspiring contributions our alumni are making—locally, nationally, and internationally. We feature creative works by alumni Elizabeth Comport and Swanee Astrid, and student Naomi Brodner; an interview with graduate and frequent guest faculty Laird Hunt; excerpts of recent publications by faculty members Jeanine Canty, Gaylon Ferguson, Karen Kissel Wegela, and Erika Berland; and an excerpt of Fania Davis’s 2017 Bayard and John Cobb Peace Lecture. As with many classes and meetings at Naropa, we end with a bow, here, in memory of our dear friend and teacher Jack Collom. View Issue.

2016 Fall Magazine

2016 Fall Magazine

In this issue, we emphasize Naropa's commitment to social justice, diversity and inclusion, and service. Some pieces examine intersecting social identities and related systems of oppression, domination, or discrimination through pedagogical approaches, compassionate care, and diversity and leadership. This issue features an interview with Director of Inclusive Community Regina Smith and original writing by Dean of Undergraduate Education Carole Clements, former Naropa president Judy Lief, and a blog post from Judith Simmer-Brown, PhD, Distinguished Professor for Contemplative and Religious Studies. We also excerpt talks given by visiting luminaries angel Kyodo williams, Vassar Byrd, and Laura Rendon.  View Issue.

Naropa Magazine 2014 Spring

Naropa Magazine 2014 Spring

The spring 2014 issue of Naropa Magazine celebrates Naropa's 40th anniversary. We look back at the founding heritage, diverse influences, and artistic disciplines that helped shaped Naropa University. Check out archival articles from The Naropa Bulletin, including an interview with Lee Worley, "Language & Biology" by Newcomb Greenleaf, and "Education for an Enlightened Society," a transcript of a talk given by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1978. Read about 40th anniversary events and celebrations, as well as Now & Next, Naropa's vision for fundraising. Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche described Naropa as a five-hundred-year project, so we look at the ways that Naropa students, alumni, and faculty are reinvigorating contemplative education, rethinking leadership, and reimagining mindfulness. View Issue.

Naropa Magazine 2013 Fall

2013 Fall

The fall 2013 issue of Naropa Magazine highlights one of the three pillars of a Naropa education: stewardship & sustainability. We're excited to share some of our curricular innovations, including Naropa's new curricular arc and the Roving Professors Project. We'll also highlight some of our alumni's groundbreaking work in addressing the multidimensionality of stewardship and creating a more just and sustainable world. View Issue.

2013 Spring Issue of Naropa Magazine

2013 Spring

The Spring 2013 issue of Naropa Magazine highlights bold directions and innovation at Naropa—both in terms of new curricular development and through the work of our dedicated alumni. With plans in the works for Naropa's Sixth School, and new offerings in Art Therapy and Film & Media Studies, we're expanding the horizons of contemplative education. We're also proud to feature the cutting-edge work of our incredible alumni, making their mark across the globe. View Issue.

Naropa Magazine Fall 2012

Naropa Magazine Fall 2012

The fall 2012 issue of Naropa Magazine focuses the ways Naropa provides a home for the emerging social entrepreneur. In this issue, you will be introduced to several alumni who are social entrepreneurs—innovative individuals who have elected to be effective problem solvers across sectors. They are committed to balancing sustainable and ethical economic action with concern about the effect of that action on all people who are directly or indirectly impacted by the work. They demonstrate respect for diverse perspectives and diverse experiences, and the impact on the environment. View Issue.

Naropa Magazine Spring 2012

Naropa Magazine Spring 2012

The spring 2012 issue of Naropa Magazine focuses on the many contributions our faculty make to the quality of a Naropa education. In the words of President John W. Cobb, "Naropa faculty are to be lauded, far beyond their job descriptions, for how they constantly spark this individual and collective transformation, modeling it, carrying the wonder in and out of the classroom, constantly inspiring us to go beyond the particular discipline or craft—and beyond ourselves." View Issue.

2011 Fall

Naropa Magazine Fall 2011

One way Naropa University meets its mission of preparing its graduates to meet the world as it is and change it for the better is through course work that incorporates community-based learning. As students gain real-world experience during their engagement in the community, they are supplementing their intellectual understanding of the materials they are studying in class with wisdom that comes from the heart. Additionally, their efforts forge strong connections between the university and larger community. View Issue.

Naropa Magazine Archives (PDF)

Naropa Magazine looks at the university through a themed lens each semester. Past issues have focused on contemplative education, compassion in action, and our current students. Archived PDF files of out-of-print issues are available here.

Naropa Magazine Spring 11 Cover  SPRING 2011 (PDF)

   New Leaders

Naropa Magazine Fall 2010 Cover  FALL 2010 (PDF)

   An Education for the 21st Century

Naropa Magazine Spring 10  SPRING 2010 (PDF)

   Naropa in the World

Naropa Magazine Fall 2009 Cover  FALL 2009 (PDF)

   Dr. Stuart C. Lord, Naropa University President

Naropa Magazine Spring 2009 Cover  SPRING 2009 (PDF)

   An Online Exclusive: "The Zen of Small Towns"

Naropa Magazine Fall 2008 Cover  FALL 2008 (PDF)

   Roundtable Discussion

Naropa Magazine Spring 2008 Cover  SPRING 2008 (PDF)


Naropa Magazine Fall 2007 Cover  FALL 2007 (PDF)

   Naropa, Then and Now

Naropa Magazine Spring 2007 Cover  SPRING 2007 (PDF)

   The Arts at Naropa

Naropa Magazine Fall 2006 Cover  FALL 2006 (PDF)

   Our Students

Naropa Magazine Spring 2006 Cover  SPRING 2006 (PDF)

   Compassion in Action

Naropa Magazine Fall 2005 Cover  FALL 2005 (PDF)

   Special Issue: Contemplative Education

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