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My name is Dianna Watson, and I am an Interdisciplinary Studies major with concentrations in Religious studies, Contemplative Psychology, and Traditional Eastern Arts. My introduction to Naropa University continues to be a magical invitation into a journey of discovering myself, a self that is not solid or defined.

More so, Naropa is a warm welcome into being present with whatever arises. A Naropa education offers me the ability to continually confront and gently acknowledge all parts of myself in a supportive and encouraging community.

What I am Learning

In Buddhist Psychology, we are encouraged to integrate the reading material with our personal experience. One of my assignments is to hold attending relationship meetings with someone so that I can practice the tools that I am learning in class: deep listening, open-ended questions, and contact statements. We even get to participate in a clearness committee. These are not only tools for a therapeutic setting, but tools for life.

Make a Naropa Education Possible for More Students

Financial resources are huge factor in the decision to attend college. Please invest in the transformational education Naropa offers. Without your contributions I would not have been able to attend Naropa University, and this education would not be made available for other prospective students who are called and drawn into service for the Earth, humanity, and all of creation. This is needed, and the time is now!  Read more


On interdependence

"In a recent reading for one of my classes, the author says that one problem human beings face is a fundamental lack of relationship, not just with each other but with all of nature.

I am understanding that a coming into personal awareness of our interdependence with nature is of vital importance. The whole exists through continually manifesting in the parts, and the parts exist as embodiments of the whole."

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