BA in Early Childhood Education
BA in Traditional Eastern Arts
BFA in Performance
MA in Contemplative Education
MA Religious Studies, Naropa University
MFA in Performance
Graduate: The Neighborhood Playhouse
BA English Drama, Mount Holyoke College
From the heart
I have appreciated being associated with a project that sees the whole person as the
learner, that values transformative possibilities of evolving and that understands
that both the relative and the absolute are necessary truths if one is to be of service
to the world.
- Worley, L. "Co-Creating With Space." Blum, Harrison Ed. Dancing with Dharma: Essays
on Movement and Dance in Western Buddhism (McFarland and Company). 2016.
- Brown, R., Simone, G. and Worley, L. (2015) Embodied Presence: Contemplative Teacher
Education. In K. Schonert-Reichl & R. Rosier (Eds.), The Handbook of Mindfulness in
Education: Emerging Theory, Research, and Programs (New York: Springer Press).
- Worley, L. (October 2013). Mindfulness and Mudra Space Awareness Practice for Actors.
Lecture and presentation at the First Annual Psycho-Physical Performance as Mindfulness
Practice Conference. Huddersfield University. Huddersfield, England.
- Worley, L. (2013). Post-modern Demons. Buddhadharma magazine. Winter.
- Performance and Spirituality, vol.3, no. 1 "Mudra Space Awareness" Lee Worley
Working on a book on Presence in Teaching
- Mudra and Maitri Space Awareness
- Presence in Teaching
- Embodied Wisdom
- Contemplative Teaching and Learning
What book do you find yourself regularly pressing into the hands of students?
Rebel Buddha by Ponlop Rinpoche
True Perception by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
What does it mean to you when somebody says, “That’s so Naropa?”
It depends on who is saying it. It either means something like, "What a woo woo school"
or it means "Thank goodness there's a place like this."