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The Moving Line: Barbara Bash Calligraphic Performance Art 1976-2014

Barbara BashSeptember TBA—November 30, 2014
Opening Reception: Monday, October 13, 5-7pm
The White Cube Gallery & Nalanda Gallery, Nalanda Campus, 6287 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder

Barbara Bash is a calligrapher, author, illustrator and teacher of Big Brush and illustrated journaling workshops.

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The Unexpected Journey of a Local Business Pioneer, with Judy Wicks

Judy WicksWednesday September 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Nalanda Campus, room #9180, 6287 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder

Judy Wicks is an entrepreneur, author, speaker and mentor working to build a more compassionate, environmentally sustainable and locally based economy. She was an early advocate of responsible business practices focused on locally resourced goods and services. She will share perspective on local living economies, responsible business, and the importance of feminine energy in building a new more compassionate economy.

This event is free. Learn more.

 Wait: Language of Fish Collective Arts adapts Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot

WaitFriday, September 19–Sunday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center, Arapahoe Campus, 2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder

Join us for the School of the Arts Guest Alumni Performance Project in honor of Naropa's 40th Anniversary. It's as if the moon dressed up as the sun so they could sit in the same sky and wait for God to come.

Tickets $14; free to Naropa students, staff, and faculty. Learn more.

Naropa Week

Our 40th anniversary celebrations peak with Naropa Week, highlighting the best of Naropa's contributions to the arts, psychology, and spirituality. Gathering alumni, community friends, as well as national and international participants, these events celebrate Naropa's vibrant roots and seed our community's contributions to building a kinder and more sustainable and just world.


Alumni Weekend

Bells & RibbonsFriday, October 10–Sunday, October 12
Naropa University Campuses

We warmly invite all Naropa alumni to join us for Naropa's first ever Alumni Weekend. Reconnect with friends and faculty, revisit Naropa's campuses, and take part in Naropa's 40th Anniversary celebration!

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Naropa University's Mindful Golf Open

Photo by James Gimian. Used by permissionSunday, October 12
Lafayette, CO

Join us for a golf tournament in celebration of our 40th Anniversary and in support of a contemplative approach to higher education! With help from special guests Dr. Joe Parent and Ed Hanczaryk, we hope to foster a mindful approach to golf for all participants.

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[Dis]embodied Poetics Conference: Writing/Thinking/Being

Purple EnsoFriday, October 10–Sunday, October 12
Arapahoe Campus, 2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder

Join the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics for a three-day conference that explores intersections between innovative forms of creative and critical writing that are experientially rooted in contemplative practice.

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Warrior Songs: A World Premiere

Saturday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 12 at 2:00 p.m.

eTown Hall, 1535 Spruce Street, Boulder

Naropa presents a five-movement choral concerto by founding music faculty member, artist, jazz drummer, and improvising percussionist Jerry Granelli, in collaboration with composer Peter-Anthony Togni with funding from the Canadian government. Performed by Boulder's Ars Nova Singers.

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Naropa Arts / The Early Years: Playing in the Now

Naropa Arts: The Early YearsWednesday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center, Arapahoe Campus, 2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder 
$10 suggested donation

This special evening reunites some of Naropa’s founding artists, pioneers who explored the convergence of creative process and contemplative practice. Weaving music, theater, dance and visual art, the evening evokes the unique, creative potential of moment-to-moment wakefulness.

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Radical Compassion Conference

IncenseThursday, October 16–Sunday, October 19
Nalanda Campus, 6287 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder

Guests include Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Dan Siegel, Vandana Shiva, Joanna Macy, Bernie Glassman, Lama Tsultrim Allione, Noah Levine, and others. Join spiritual leaders, scientists, and activists for a dynamic gathering to explore how we can live with an open heart, cultivate compassion in action, and contribute to a kinder world.

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Jack Kerouac School 40th Anniversary Panel & Reading

JKSWednesday, November 5
St Mark’s Poetry Project, New York City

JKS 40th Anniversary Reading with Anne Waldman, Ed Sanders, Samuel R. Delany, Brenda Coultas, Bob Holman, Erica Hunt, Eileen Myles, Anne Carson & "Currie, Randomizer," Lewis Warsh, Edwin Torres, Julie Patton, Fast Speaking Music, and more TBA.

$8 general / $7 students and seniors & $5 or free for members. Learn more.


Varela Lecture Series: Science & Mindfulness II with Richie Davidson

MeditationDecember 9
More information coming soon!