A Photo tour of a Sunny Afternoon at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.

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on Aug 27, 2009
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Naropa University, August 2009.

The other day I was at Naropa for a meeting. Inspired after said meeting, I biked about the main Arapahoe campus (there are two other Naropa campuses in town) and took a few dozen iPhotos.

It’s a plot of land with a lot of crazy wisdom and Beat history, and yet it’s a gentle campus, full of majestic trees and bright green grass lit up by the gentle sun. It’s a home of inspiration, looking forward, and of memories and tradition.





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11 Responses to “A Photo tour of a Sunny Afternoon at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.”

  1. Rick Gilbert says:

    GREAT quote from Blake. nice photos. I visited Naropa exactly once, for about an hour–with Jason Ruvelson on our way to Seminary in 1999. these pictures reflect my memory of it.

  2. Thanks, Rick. My mom's favorite Blake quote. Pretty decent photos, for most part, considering the "artist" (yrs truly) and the "tool" (iPhone)! Must be the lovely subject.



  3. A few deets:

    yes, those rocks are hanging in the air.
    A few photos include the new Greenhouse, which we co-sponsored, and a few include the old Teahouse, which used to stand on grounds of Trungpa Rinpoche's house.
    Yes, it does seem cheerfully redundant and needlessly reinforcing of sterotypes to tie-dye Naropa's non-USA made, non-organic tee shirts in the lovely, expanded Naropa Bookstore.
    I couldn't photo the famous Maitri rooms, where I hung out as a child waiting for my mom to get done with work, because they're now locked. I don't want to know what led to that!
    Pictured in some is the newish Nalanda building, which I think got renamed…it's pretty "green," and pretty good-looking.
    The sycamore trees are beeeyutiful. Huge.

  4. Sue says:

    You walked right around, yet didn't photograph, the smoking area…which is quite beautiful and where alot of community takes place. The picutres are great but you missed the people…which is what makes Naropa the best.__…current Naropa student

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    This made me smile and hopefully after your last post it will do the same for you:

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