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Advisory Board

Judith is Distinguished Professor of Contemplative and Religious Studies at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, where she has taught since 1978.  She is an Acharya, senior dharma teacher, in the Shambhala lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Naropa’s founder. Judith founded the Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education at Naropa University, and serves as senior advisor. The Center builds on Naropa’s forty-plus years’ heritage as the pioneering higher educational institution in contemplative learning, and fosters collaborations and trainings for faculty in best practices. She is the lead for Naropa’s Compassion Training program that joins compassion practices with neuroscience, social science, and humanities. Her book, Dakini’s Warm Breath (Shambhala 2001), comes from her academic specialty in tantric Indian and Tibetan Buddhism. With Fran Grace, she edited a collection of articles called Meditation in the Classroom: Contemplative Pedagogy for Religious Studies (Religious Studies Series, State University of New York Press, 2010).