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Regional Alumni Receptions
Alumni Highlights
Alumni Career Fair
University Events
Trungpa Scholarship
NEW Alumni Benefit
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Sarah Steward

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April/May 2013
Regional Alumni Receptions
Alumni Receptions Fall 2012 banner Join us in Boston, MA and Portland, OR!


Boston, MA  newly rescheduled date!
Monday, April 29, 2013, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

All Naropa alumni, parents and their guests are invited to join President Lief at the home of Naropa Trustee, Jim Rosen and his wife Carol, in Newton, MA.  Appetizers and beverages will be provided. RSVP is requested; exact address and directions will be provided upon RSVP. Please know that this location is easily accessible via public transportation, the MBTA.  Please click here to RSVP.



Portland, OR
Thursday, May 23, 2013, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

All Naropa alumni, parents and their guests are invited to join President Lief at the home of alumni Bill Hulley and Amy RM Stahl, in Portland, OR.  Appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Please save the date and plan to join us!  RSVP is requested; click here to RSVP.  


Please contact Melissa Holland (303-546-3597) for more information and/or to RSVP.   


Naropa University welcomes participants with disabilities. Please contact Melissa Holland at 303-546-3597 or to inquire about accessibility and disability accommodations needed to participate fully in these events.  


Alumni Highlights - meet some of our alumni!
Dan Wolpert
Daniel Wolpert, MA '87, founder of MICAH, Minnesota Institute of Contemplation and Healing, wrote a new book,
The Collapse of the Three Story Universe: Christianity in an Age of Science, which explores how God, can be "part of our material reality, the universe, in an manner that is both significant and consistent with what we currently understand about that reality."

Paul Fugelsang Paul Fugelsang, MA '05, recently launched Open Path Psychotherapy Collective, a nationwide nonprofit affordable mental healthcare initiative. Sponsored by the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Healthcare, Open Path is currently recruiting member clinicians who are in private practice around the country. For more information, visit:

the moving child logo Anna Kemble
, MA '01, BC-DMT, MA, RCC, CLMA  is in post-production now for her film The Moving Child: Supporting Early Development Through Movement. This film draws from Anna's 15 years of experience working with children through movement. Former Naropa faculty Susan Aposhyan and Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen are in the film. Please visit, or Anna directly at

Alumnus John March John March, BA '84, is a Music/Events Producer at an exciting new Boulder venue, The Agora Event center in downtown Boulder. Agora offers numerous music, dancing, arts, poetry events. On Monday evenings, they offer a two-hour music and meditation experience guided by mellow, inspirational rhythms provided by some of Boulder's most seasoned musicians: Dexter Payne, (Naropa Faculty and Lionel Young) and John March (Boulder Blues Trio) on Guitar. Read more.

Irini RockwellIrini Rockwell, MA '90, and former faculty, offers Wisdom@Work, Natural Brilliance: Leading from Within, which offers a training and certificate in personality dynamics. Five Wisdoms Institute logo They emphasize experiential learning with training in the contemplative practices of mindfulness, rousing compassion, and intuitive and emotional intelligence. Find out more about trainings offered.

Morgan Hartwyld Sean K Morgan, non-degree '03, (a.k.a.) Morgan Hartwyld, announces the publication of the new album "Open the Roof to the Sky" a project some 2 years in the making, which he composed, engineered and produced. He hopes that this album can serve as an inspiration for students to live their dreams! Read more or listen.

Career Fair - Save the Date!
Colorado Alumni Career Fair

Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Marriott Denver Tech Center
4900 South Syracuse Street, Denver, CO 80237

Last year over 1,200 alumni from 13 Colorado colleges and universities, including Naropa, attended!

More details will be sent soon - stay tuned. Or contact Sarah Steward, Career and Commmunity Engagement, for more information: or 303-245-4683.


University Events
If you'd like to be notified of upcoming Naropa events, please email or visit:
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page to inform the Naropa community and public about
upcoming Naropa events.  

World Music and Dance Concert

Saturday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center. 2130 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO
For more information please contact Lorenzo Gonzalez at or 303-245-4617.

Acting Ensemble Performance Project
Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. & Saturday, May 4 at 2:00 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center, 2130 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO
This is a dynamic immersion in collaborative ensemble composition. For more information please contact Lorenzo Gonzalez at or 303-245-4617.

Vincent Harding headshot An Evening with Vincent Harding:
Building a Multiracial Democratic Society
Thursday, May 2, 2013, 7-9 p.m.
Naropa University's Nalanda Events Center, 6287 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder
Naropa University welcomes back civil rights advocate and historian of the African American struggle for freedom, Vincent Harding, PhD, for a dialogue on "Building a Multiracial Democratic Society", sponsored by Naropa's Religious Studies and Master of Divinity programs.
Free and open to the public, registration required: Register
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Commencement: Saturday, May 11, 2013 
Macky Auditorium, CU- Boulder, 3:00 p.m.
Speaker: Jeffrey Walker, remarkable leader in business, nonprofit social entrepreneurship and the arts with a deep connection to personal contemplative practice.
There may be some limited tickets available for alumni; if interested, contact Tashi Browder (or 303-546-3562) for more information.
Graduates with Naropa sashes

Summer Writing Program
Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics
July 1-July 27, 2013
Summer Writing Program image with Anne Waldman Symbiosis
Poetry - Fiction - Translation - Letterpress Printing
Credit and noncredit programs available!
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Exciting New Scholarship Announcement
Chogyam Trungpa Become a Founding Donor

Naropa University is pleased to announce a new scholarship fund in honor of the university's founder, Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. This is in conjunction with the panel discussion and book signing event by Judy Lief (see above).

The Chögyam Trungpa Scholarship is designed to attract prospective students who demonstrate academic promise in the areas of the arts, psychology, and world wisdom. Please call the Office of Development at 303-546-3594 or for more information on how you can become a founding member.


New Alumni Benefit! Spring 2013
Boulder Digital Arts logo We are excited to announce that Boulder Digital Arts is generously offering a 10% discount on all classes to the Naropa community, including alumni!

Boulder Digital Arts teaches practical skills during their one-day affordable classes in web design, video production, Photoshop, SEO, social media marketing, and more. For almost 10 years, BDA has been providing professional training, and now Naropa students, faculty, staff, and alumni receive a 10 percent discount at BDA!  Simply enter the discount code "Naropa" when registering online at