School of Extended Studies

Naropa University's School of Extended Studies offers a number of non-credit certificates, national and international conferences and continuing education programs. In addition to our on-going certificate program Authentic Leadership, we have co-sponsored conferences such as Wisdom 2.0, Legacy of Wisdom and weekend workshops with Joanna Macy and Michael Meade.

Extended Studies sells a limited number of non-credit seats on our regular academic courses.
View the PDF schedule for further information on courses with seats available to the public. Then register here for the selected courses. If the course has prerequisites or other restrictions as indicated in this schedule, it is strongly encouraged that a non-degree student contact the department or instructor to determine if the student is adequately prepared for the course. If the course specifies that permission of department is required, the student must obtain written permission.

Contemplative Judaism Weekend & Celebration of Reb Zalman's Life and Legacy

Reb ZalmanFriday, Feb. 27, 7 – 9pm;
Saturday Feb. 28 & Sun March 1, 9am – 5pm
Nalanda Events Center // 6287 Arapahoe Ave

Rabbi Miles Krassen, PhD with Rabbi Zvi Ish-Shalom, PhD, Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, and Pir Netanel Miles-Yepez

This retreat course will explore teachings and practices of the ancient Hebrew mystical tradition, emphasizing contemporary and next-paradigm approaches to the sacred technology of the Kabbalah as a map of consciousness and embodied awakening. View the weekend schedule.

Register for the Weekend Program. Select 'Religious Studies' in the Program dropdown; 'Opening the Heart: Contemplative Judaism Weekend'. Cost: $200

The Weekend program will conclude with a special community-wide event to celebrate the life and legacy of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, featuring leading inter-faith figures, including Rabbi Arthur Green, Mother Tessa Bielecki, Pir Ibrahim Abdurrahman Farajajé, Acharya Dr. Judith Simmer-Brown, and others.

This event will take place at the Nalanda Campus on Sunday, March 1st, from 2-5pm. It is free and open to the public, with registration. Register now.

Authentic Leadership 

Authentic Leadership's blended learning format encourages deep, personal learning, fast assimilation of conceptual models and practical application to the workplace. The program offers you a transformative learning experience integrating the best of Western leadership practices with the wisdom of Eastern contemplative traditions.

Learn more about the Authentic Leadership Certificate Program.

The Authentic Leadership Center presents the Mindful Workplace Series.