…AKA the Naropa University Summer Writing Program! I’ll be there for the final two weeks of the program. I’m very excited - I just hope I don’t melt in the 90 degree Colorado heat.
In addition to a workshop every morning there are lectures, panel discussions, faculty and student readings, and meditation sessions, as well as dharma art master classes and other events on campus and in Boulder. Naropa is known for their contemplative education approach to higher learning. From their website:
Contemplative education is learning infused with the experience of awareness, insight and compassion for oneself and others, honed through the practice of sitting meditation and other contemplative disciplines. The rigor of these disciplined practices prepares the mind to process information in new and perhaps unexpected ways. Contemplative practice unlocks the power of deep inward observation, enabling the learner to tap into a wellspring of knowledge about the nature of mind, self and other that has been largely overlooked by traditional, Western-oriented liberal education.
Looking forward to stretching my creativity, diving into some new work, deepening my meditation practice, and meeting more mindful writers!