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Art Gallery: Sacred Journey/Finding Peace in Chaos

August 18 - October 7, 2016 //Opening Reception:  August 26, 2016 - 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Nalanda Campuss // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue


Saturday, August 27 // 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Nalanda Events Center // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue

Naropa University proudly presents Dr. Gabor Maté, a best-selling author and internationally recognized expert on addiction, stress, and childhood development. Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights and experience to present a broad perspective that enlightens and empowers people to promote their own healing and that of those around them. Please join us for this symposium to explore cutting-edge techniques in addressing trauma and addiction.

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the profundity of culture and context: tibetan buddhist meditation and modernity. Lecture with Dr. David F. Germano

Thursday, September 8 // 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Nalanda Events Center // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue
Free and open to the public

This talk explores a central challenge in contemplative sciences: the roles of so-called “contexts” in contemplation and the possibility of consilience between the humanities and sciences in contemplative research.  It will focus on a specific contemplative tradition, namely Tibetan Buddhist practices, to address this in a deeply contextual manner. Dr. David F. Germano is an American Tibetologist and Professor of Tibetan and Buddhist Studies at the University of Virginia, the largest Tibetan Studies program in the Americas, where he has taught and researched since 1992. Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche Lecture Series. Sponsored by the University of Colorado Boulder Department of Religious Studies in conjunction with Naropa University.

Foundations of Authentic Leadership in Boulder

 September 9 & 10 // 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Arapahoe Campus // 2130 Arapahoe Avenue

Early Bird Registration Ends August 6! 

Your leadership practice can be fulfilling, creative, and life enhancing—if you bring who you are to how you lead. This experiential workshop provides practical methods for cultivating self-awareness as a leader, inspiring and engaging others, and taking wise action with confidence and compassion. Drawing on principles and practices from contemplative traditions as well as contemporary approaches to leadership and organizational learning, we will create a powerful, collaborative learning lab— or container—that will foster deep personal insights, enhance interpersonal skills, and increase your overall leadership effectiveness.

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9th Annual Gala for Tibet Fundraiser for the Tibetan Village Project

 Sunday, September 11 // 5:00—8:00 p.m.
Nalanda Events Center // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue

$75 Reserved Seat Tickets

Join Us in Supporting This Important Project. Naropa University President Chuck Lief will host the 9th Annual Gala for Tibet Fundraiser at the Nalanda Events Center on Sunday, September 11 from 5:00–8:00 p.m. The Gala for Tibet is a fundraiser for the Tibetan Village Project and includes a delicious Tibetan meal, beverages, and music by Tamding Tsetan, as well as an offering chant by Lama Sonam and a live auction with Chuck Lief. You will also have an opportunity to participate in a Tibetan circle dance led by Tamding and local Tibetans.

 Funds will be used to send Tibetan students to college, support small business development programs, and build capacity by training and supporting project coordinators. The Tibetan Village Project is a nonprofit, non-political organization dedicated to empowering Tibetan communities through social enterprise development and educational opportunities. The organization was founded in 2001 by Tamdin Wangdu to fund a medical clinic in his home village after he lost his father.

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Friday, September 16 // 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Nalanda Campus // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue

Naropa University will open its doors to prospective graduate and undergraduate students from across the country and around the world at Experience Naropa—a whirlwind of activity designed to open minds, spark creativity, and begin to create the bonds of community. Tour campus, attend sample classes, and meet students and faculty who are changing the world for the better. Come for the answers to your questions, and stick around for an engaging afternoon full of lively activities and passionate people.


The Essence of the Seven Mirrors of Dzogchen," with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

 September 16–September 18: Friday evening talk and full retreat schedule
Nalanda Events Center // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue

Dzogchen, also known as the "great perfection," is a path of self-liberation and the highest form of teaching in the Bön Buddhist tradition. For practitioners, it offers the potential for liberation during a single lifetime and within a single body. The Seven Mirrors of Dzogchen is a powerful heart-essence teaching from the Tibetan Bön tradition, offering a direct introduction to the clear, open awareness of the Dzogchen view as well as methods for maintaining this state.

Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, founder and spiritual director of Chamma Ling and Ligmincha Institute, is an acclaimed author as well as a highly respected and beloved teacher to students throughout the United States, Mexico, and Europe. Fluent in English, Tenzin Rinpoche is renowned for his depth of wisdom; his clear, engaging teaching style; and his ability to make the ancient Tibetan teachings highly accessible and relevant to the lives of westerners.

 Don't miss your opportunity to work with Tenzin Wangyal.

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My Stroke of Insight: Compassion and the Brain by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

Friday, October 7 // 6:30 p.m.
Denver, CO

Naropa University proudly presents Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, internationally recognized neuroanatomist, New York Times best-selling author, and one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. Her extraordinary and personal story is designed to inspire and educate those who are interested in how compassion, science, and transformational wellness aid in the road to brain injury recovery. This event is expected to sell out, and tickets are available here.

This event is the opening keynote for Compassion Without Limit: Mindful Paths to Transforming the World, a two-day conference at Naropa University.

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Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault

The Heart of Centering Prayer: Christian Nonduality in Theory and Practice

Weekend Course - Religious Studies course REL158/504W
Saturday, October 22 & Sunday, October 23 // 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Nalanda Events Center//6287 Arapahoe Avenue

Public Talk
Sunday, Oct 23 // 7:00 p.m.
$20, free with weekend registration
Nalanda Events Center//6287 Arapahoe Avenue

Join us for a weekend of exploration of Centering Prayer, a surrender method of meditation or contemplative prayer that reaches back to the early days of Christianity.

Dr. Bourgeault is a modern day mystic, Episcopal priest, writer, and internationally known retreat leader, dividing her time between solitude at her seaside hermitage in Maine and traveling globally to teach and spread the recovery of the Christian contemplative and Wisdom path. She is the founding Director of both The Contemplative Society and the Aspen Wisdom School and the author of eight books, including The Holy Trinity and the Law of Three, The Meaning of Mary Magdalene, The Wisdom Jesus, Centering Prayer and Innner Awakening.

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