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Mindful U at Naropa University

By Naropa University

As the birthplace of the mindfulness movement in the United States, Naropa University has a unique perspective when it comes to higher education in the West. Founded in 1974 by renowned Tibetan Buddhist scholar and lineage holder Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Naropa was intended to be a place where students could study Eastern and Western religions, writing, psychology, science, and the arts, while also receiving contemplative and meditation training. Forty-three years later, Naropa is a leader in ‘contemplative education’, a pedagogical approach that blends rigorous academics, contemplative practice, and experiential learning. Naropa President Chuck Lief explains, “Mindfulness here is not a class. Mindfulness is basically the underpinning of what we do in all of our classes. That said, the flavor or the color of mindfulness from class to class is really completely up to the individual faculty member to work on—on their own. So, what happens in a poetry class is going to look very different from what happens in a research psychology class. But, one way or another the contemplative practices are brought into the mix.” This podcast is for those with an interest in mindfulness and a curiosity about its place in both higher education and the world at large. Hosted by Naropa alumnus and Multimedia Manager David DeVine, episodes feature Naropa faculty, alumni, and special guests on a wide variety of topics including compassion, permaculture, social justice, herbal healing, and green architecture—to name a few. Listen to explore the transformative possibilities of mindfulness, both in the classroom and beyond!

  1. 1.
    Gabriel Vanaver: WaterWings – A Storybook Experience02/18/2019
    38:28
  2. 2.
    Ian Wickramasekera - Hypnosis: Change Your Mind, Change Reality 02/11/2019
    47:36
  3. 3.
    Jim Jobson: A Journey Through Naropa’s Early Years02/04/2019
    49:24
  4. 4.
    Dungse Jampal Norbu: Cultivating the Mind with Awareness01/29/2019
    47:32
  5. 5.
    Kate Mazuy: Healing through Wilderness & Equine Therapy01/22/2019
    31:23
  6. 6.
    Bari Tessler: The Art of Money01/14/2019
    55:02
  7. 7.
    Encore Presentation: Lama Rod Owens: A Dialogue Between Love and Rage01/07/2019
    37:29
  8. 8.
    Encore Presentation: Phillip Stanley - The Relationships Between Sense Perceptions, Concepts, and Emotions.12/31/2018
    29:11
  1. 9.
    Encore Presentation - Dr. Itai Ivtzan: The Discovery of Meaning and Purpose12/24/2018
    38:08
  2. 10.
    Encore Presentation - Rev. angel Kyodo williams: Liberation Through Radical Dharma12/17/2018
    35:06
  3. 11.
    Sherry Ellms: Strengthening Our Resilience in a Time of Uncertainty12/10/2018
    34:09
  4. 12.
    Richard Rudis: Therapy through Sacred Sound and Gong Baths12/03/2018
    49:16
  5. 13.
    Diane Israel: Finding Inner Healing from Body Image & Eating Issues11/26/2018
    42:47
  6. 14.
    Jayson Gaddis: Exploring the Dynamics of Interpersonal Relationships11/19/2018
    38:16
  7. 15.
    Betsy Leach: Contemplative Education and Multicultural Education11/12/2018
    38:55
  8. 16.
    David DeVine: An Intimate Interview and Mindful U Year in Review11/05/2018
    48:09
  9. 17.
    Hunter Lovins: Sustainability, Investing in a World You Want to See10/29/2018
    51:50
  10. 18.
    Richard Miller: Integrative Restoration, Yoga Nidra10/22/2018
    51:57
  11. 19.
    Michael Bauer: "The Discovery of Deep Community Resilience"10/15/2018
    47:47
  12. 20.
    Krista Tippett: On "On Being" and Speaking of Faith10/08/2018
    36:51
  13. 21.
    Marlow Brooks: Dancing Through Life with the Five Elements10/01/2018
    35:09
  14. 22.
    John Cobb: A Contemplative Approach to Social Justice09/24/2018
    39:55
  15. 23.
    CA Conrad: Poetry, Ritual, and Creativity09/17/2018
    45:45
  16. 24.
    Nataraja Kallio & Ben Williams: Reining in the Wild Mind - Yoga Traditions and Studies09/10/2018
    37:08
  17. 25.
    Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni: "One Drop of Love"09/04/2018
    36:13
  18. 26.
    Zvi Ish-Shalom: Kedumah and Jewish Mysticism08/27/2018
    35:44
  19. 27.
    "Santuario|Sanctuary" - Children, Immigration, and the Migration of the Monarch Butterfly08/20/2018
    34:40
  20. 28.
    Susan Skjei: Training Today's Mindful Leaders at the Authentic Leadership Center08/13/2018
    34:30
  21. 29.
    J'Lyn Chapmann: An Exploration Between Text and Image07/30/2018
    29:32
  22. 30.
    Dr. Itai Ivtzan: The Discovery of Meaning and Purpose07/16/2018
    38:08
  23. 31.
    Caitlin Winkley: Life Coaching: Blending the Spiritual with the Practical07/03/2018
    28:58
  24. 32.
    Stephanie Yuhas: Approaching Interspiritual Dimensions06/18/2018
    30:27
  25. 33.
    Olivia Meikle: Gender and Women's Studies at Naropa06/04/2018
    33:27
  26. 34.
    Deborah Bowman: Naropa's Transpersonal Therapy Program05/28/2018
    30:29
  27. 35.
    Chris Cole: Bipolar Order05/21/2018
    32:32
  28. 36.
    Candace Walworth & Cynthia Drake: Interdisciplinarity–The Bricolage of a Naropa Education05/14/2018
    29:17
  29. 37.
    Paul Bassis: The Arise Movement05/07/2018
    30:36
  30. 38.
    Barbara Catbagan: Creating Resilient Teachers for a Crazy World04/30/2018
    29:02
  31. 39.
    Empowering Underserved Communities: Holistic Life Foundation04/23/2018
    49:14
  32. 40.
    Elaine Yuen: Engaging Our World with Contemplative Practice04/16/2018
    30:55
  33. 41.
    Joey Marti: Healing Emotional Trauma Naturally with TiPi04/09/2018
    31:53
  34. 42.
    Mark Miller: Contemplative Approaches to Music and Improv04/02/2018
    28:56
  35. 43.
    Rev. angel Kyodo williams: Liberation Through Radical Dharma03/26/2018
    35:06
  36. 44.
    Lauren Ciovacco: A Journey of Discovering Sanity03/20/2018
    34:12
  37. 45.
    Lama Rod Owens: A Dialogue Between Love and Rage03/13/2018
    37:29
  38. 46.
    Anne Parker: Gross National Happiness - The Inner and Outer Practice03/07/2018
    26:58
  39. 47.
    Ian Sanderson: Survival Skills Through a Contemplative Model02/27/2018
    29:43
  40. 48.
    Joy Redstone: Compassionate Therapy, Counseling, and Poverty.02/20/2018
    29:13
  41. 49.
    Scott Rodwin: Awareness of the Built Environment02/13/2018
    31:48
  42. 50.
    Deborah Bowman: Gestalt–Awareness Practice, Healing in the Here and Now02/06/2018
    31:36
  43. 51.
    Ramon Parish: Discipline and Delight–An Embodied Education01/30/2018
    29:31
  44. 52.
    Jeffery Pethybridge: Writing, Literature, and Contemplative Approach01/16/2018
    29:52
  45. 53.
    Richard Brown: Contemplative Teaching01/02/2018
    31:12
  46. 54.
    Stephen Polk: A City By and For the People12/19/2017
    25:11
  47. 55.
    Travis Cox: Sustainability is Ecopsychology is Sustainability12/05/2017
    28:48
  48. 56.
    Phillip Stanley: The Relationships Between Sense Perceptions, Concepts, and Emotions.11/21/2017
    29:11
  49. 57.
    Brigitte Mars: Herbal Health and Healing11/07/2017
    27:25
  50. 58.
    Scott Rodwin: Green Building 10110/24/2017
    32:23
  51. 59.
    Jeanine Canty: Environmental Justice10/17/2017
    30:21
  52. 60.
    Judith Simmer-Brown: The Science and Practice of Compassion10/11/2017
    25:58
  53. 61.
    Naropa President Chuck Lief: Welcome & Social Innovation10/04/2017
    33:06

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