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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Varela Lecture Series: "Mindfulness and Neuroscience: Befriending the Mind" 
Friday & Saturday,
February 21-22, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

University News

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Monday, March 10, 2014
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday & Saturday
October 10-11, 2014
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Explore Naropa's 40th Anniversary Events

Naropa University invites you to celebrate forty years of contemplative education with us. We have fun and exciting events for alumni, students, and the entire Naropa community planned throughout the year. See what's happening and sign up to receive 40th Anniversary event e-mails


Share what you're up to

We are seeking Alumni Notes for the spring issue of Naropa Magazine! Please share your good news, accomplishments and milestones to be included in the upcoming issue. The deadline for submission is Monday, February 17th. Submit an Alumni Note


Alumni Weekend Planning Committee 

*Save the Date!*  Naropa's Alumni Weekend will be Friday, October 10 -Saturday, October 11, 2014! This will include a number of gatherings and opportunities for alumni to enjoy, such as "Alumni College", classes for alumni by beloved Naropa faculty, school and program receptions, as well as a big Naropa gathering with food, music and friends, to celebrate Naropa's 40th year. We are seeking alumni to help with the planning and hosting of this exciting weekend! Please contact Melissa Holland for more information.  

Alumni Events

Money Mondays: Do You Have a Tailored Financial Plan?

Monday, February 17, 2014

4:00 p.m. to 5 :00 p.m.

Naropa University, Thalacker Conference Room

Local alumni are invited to join in a series of workshops that aim to explore and deepen our relationship and money and abundance. The second session will focus on financial planning. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to sworzer@naropa.eduDetails here


Careers for a Cause Fair

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Naropa University - Performing Arts Center (PAC)

If you are interested in exploring careers and organizations dedicated to addressing important causes and issues, and making meaningful change in the world, this is a wonderful opportunity to do so. More information coming soon.
Naropa Pavilion Reception with President Lief
Saturday, April 12, 2014
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
Naropa University- Pavilion 
Save the Date! Come take a look at the newly completed pavilion connecting Sycamore Hall and PAC on the Arapahoe Campus while enjoying time with Naropa's President and catching up with other local Alumni. Registration details to follow.   
Alumni Highlights


Photo credit Erin Preston.
Photo by Erin Preston 
Gregory Alan Isakov, BA '03, was recently featured in The Gazette and The Denver Post charting his transition from horticulture to music. His third full-length album, "The Weatherman" was released in July, debuting at No. 5 on Billboard's folk chart. Preview the album and keep up with Isakov here



McCormick Templeman, MFA '03has a forthcoming novel The Glass Casket, which will be published by Delacorte Press/Random House on February 11, 2014. The second of her novels, The Glass Casket is available for pre-order online. Find out more about Templeman's work and follow her on Twitter.    

Christopher Luna, MFA '99, was named Vancouver's first poet laureate by the Clark County Arts Commission last year. In his second year of service, Luna has received grants to help him promote poetry as an art form and mode of self expression throughout the county. Five art groups have joined Luna to launch the campaign "Enriching Lives Through Words: Poetry in Clark County." Read more
Pirooz Kalayeh, MFA '03, recently released a new film Brad Warner's Hardcore Zen. The film is a documentary about a controversial Zen master who has sought to strip away the sheen off many taboo topics in Zen Buddhism. Watch the trailer here
Angela Kleespies, MFA '08, known by her pen name Anna Klay, released her novel Broken Wing in paperback in October 2013, and it is now available in digital form on Amazon. As the author, she gives much credit to her characters who led her down a dark path to the light of awareness and her instructors at Naropa for their expertise in writing and instruction. Find out more about Anna Klay's books here