"I think everyone that is here at Naropa - the faculty, staff, students, are passionate about the value of contemplative education, and we all work very hard to explore what it is, how it can be of value in a larger societal context, and what barriers (personal, interpersonal and societal) might be there that prevent its expression."
Programs: BA in Religious Studies - Core Faculty; MA in Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism - Core Faculty; Master of Divinity - Core Faculty; MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling - Core Faculty; MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Core Faculty
Education: PhD, University of Pennsylvania; MBA, Temple University; BFA, University of Chicago
April 16th, 2018 | 30 mins 55 secs
contemplative healing, healing, trauma
How do we blend contemplative practice with service in the world? How can we extend ourselves, offer ourselves to that world in an authentic way? One where we're not burning out at the same time? How can we support people both at the peak of tragedy, getting over the most difficult parts, as well as the lasting repercussions? We meet people there, with them, where they are, with an open heart, acknowledging with them moment by moment by moment. I feel that's where our contemplative practices are most supportive, helping us be more present with that moment to moment disillusion. There is one moment - the one moment that is all of our life really. This thought is embedded deeply in Naropa's curriculum.