Directed by MA Somatic Counseling students Erin Schweber and Jun Akiyama, "Terra Incognita" encourages participants to venture into the unknowable aspects of the creative process. This year’s concert presents 16 original explorations into the unmapped and unmappable territories of identity, privilege, relationships, possibility, fear, and hope. While the creative process provides an experiment in exploring the self, performance allows the vulnerability of that process to be seen without knowing how it will be received. Each piece in this year’s concert represents an exploration into that vulnerability and a willingness to step into the unknown. In conjunction with the show, a visual art silent auction will be on showcase in the lobby of Naropa's Performing Arts Center. All proceeds from the performance and art auction will benefit the MA Somatic Counseling scholarship fund.
Please join us for an evening talk with Lama Surya Das - one of the foremost Western
Buddhist meditation teachers and scholars, His Holiness the Dalai Lama affectionately
calls him “the American Lama”. Coupled with twenty years living in India and the Himalayas,
Lama Surya has spent over forty five years studying Zen, Vipassana (mindfulness),
Yoga, and Tibetan
Buddhism with many of the great old masters of Asia, including some of the Dalai Lama’s own senior teachers. He is an authorized lama in the Tibetan Buddhist order, a leading spokesperson for Buddhism and contemporary spirituality, a translator, poet, meditation master, cartoonist and spiritual activist. We recommend advance ticket purchase for this event.
For over 21 years, Tsoknyi Rinpoche has been teaching students worldwide about the innermost nature of mind in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Rinpoche is one of those rare teachers whose lighthearted, yet illuminating style appeals to both beginners and advanced practitioners alike. He is truly a bridge between ancient wisdom and the modern mind.
As we inevitably face the personal, collective and institutional challenges of living and dying, patients, families, and healthcare professionals are exploring and putting into action new ways of understanding the value of contemplative care. Convene in a community of caretakers for keynotes, presentations, panel discussions, interactive workshops and contemplative practices. Continuing Education hours available for nursing and counseling.
Free and Open to the Public
The Naropa University Galleries offer an experience of the arts in a contemplative environment committed to the human experience of visual, perceptual and energetic transmissions through art.
Free and Open to the Public
Wednesdays, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Nalanda Campus// 6287 Arapahoe Avenue // Room 9240
Naropa offers weekly meditation instruction sessions, featuring guided meditation followed by instruction from experienced Naropa faculty members about mindfulness and its application in everyday life. (Note about dates: No session prior to the Thanksgiving holiday, Wednesday, November 23rd and the final session for the semester will be Wednesday, December 7th.)