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The Radical Compassion Symposium begins Thursday, October 16, 2014 with an evening keynote at 7 p.m. A variety of keynotes, dialogues, workshops, contemplative practice and community sessions are offered over the course of the weekend. The Symposium will conclude at 1pm on Sunday. The Symposium will be held at Naropa University's Nalanda Campus, 6287 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO. See the full schedule.
This gathering of international spiritual leaders, scientists and activists focuses on one of the most dynamic and important topics of our time: compassion. Living with an open heart, meeting the world as it is, and cultivating compassion in action - these are some of the themes of this weekend for practitioners, academics, helping professionals, non-profit, business and emerging leaders, and anyone interested in contributing to a kinder world.
You have a choice of workshops on Friday and Saturday. Please read through the schedule and select your workshops during the registration process.
Pre-Conference Intensives will be offered Thursday, October 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Boulder Shambhala Center, 1345 Spruce St., Boulder, CO. The day-long intensives give you a chance to spend extended time with a teacher exploring a particular topic in depth. These programs will combine teachings, experiential work, and group discussion.
Pre-Conference Intensives are not included in the Symposium registration fee, please register for a "combo admission" or the "intensive only" if you would like to participate in a session on Thursday. You have three options for intensives offered Thursday, October 16. Please read the descriptions and select one intensive during the registration process.
Registration: On this page you can register for the Symposium, the Pre-conference Intensive or both at a discounted rate. To find out more about the offerings, click here.
Joint Ticket Option "Contemplative Futures Festival": The Buddhist Geeks Conference and the Radical Compassion Symposium are being held over the same weekend in Boulder, CO. Can’t decide which conference to attend? Fortunately you don’t have to, because a limited number of seats are available to both events! Visit the Contemplative Futures Festival website to learn more about how to register for this offering and hand-pick which sessions from each conference you’d like to attend.
Boxed lunches are available for Friday and Saturday of the Symposium for $10 each. There is a meat and a vegan option, provided by the Naropa Cafe. If you would like to have lunch provided at the Symposium during the lunch break, please add a boxed lunch for one or both days to your order during registration.
As you proceed to the payment screen during registration, you will see an "Event Items (optional)" box just above the "Pay Now" button. Clicking the item will open a box showing the (optional) item, a boxed lunch. You can then specify the type and quantity you would like, and click "Add to Order".
Boxed lunches are only available if purchased in advance.
- Pre-Conference Intensives
- Joint Ticket Option: Buddhist Geeks Conference & Radical Compassion Symposium
- No refunds after September 15.
- If you are canceling a combined Symposium & Pre-Conference Intensive registration, the Symposium refund policy applies.
- If the event is canceled, we will refund all tickets. We will not, however, be able to refund flight, hotel, or other related purchases.
- You may transfer the registration name at any time at no charge to avoid cancellation fees.
Where do I go for the Pre-Conference Intensives on Thursday?
All those who have registered for the Pre-Conference Intensives are invited to join us at the Boulder Shambhala Center, 1345 Spruce St., Boulder, CO, Thursday, October 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A map to the Boulder Shambhala Center can be found below:
Where do I go for the Radical Compassion Symposium?
The Radical Compassion Symposium events will be held Thursday evening, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 16 - 19, 2014, at Naropa University's Nalanda Campus, 6287 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO. A map to the campus is included on the right-hand side of this event page. Parking is available in the lots on campus, and along the street. We encourage you to carpool with friends!
I registered for a “Joint Ticket”, where is the Buddhist Geeks Conference being held?
How do I choose sessions if I chose to attend the Contemplative Futures Festival?
You can find more information on the Contemplative Futures Festival here. Purchasing a festival pass will give you access to sessions at both the Buddhist Geeks Conference and the Radical Compassion Symposium. There are limited seats for this option, and does not include access to the Pre-Conference Intensives.
Do I have to bring a printed ticket to the event?
No, we encourage you to please help us keep registration paper-less! We will have your name at the door for check-in.
Will lunch be provided?
You may choose to add a boxed lunch for Friday and/or Saturday to your order when registering. The Naropa Cafe offers a meat or vegan option, available at $10 each. If you do not purchase a boxed lunch in advance, you are invited to go off-campus during the lunch break, or bring your own lunch (*Please note: no refrigerated storage is available. If you bring a lunch, non-perishables are encouraged).
What is "Sponsor an Attendee"?
Any donations made will go towards providing a scholarship for those in need to attend the Symposium.
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