HeartFire Festival @ Naropa University

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HeartFire Festival @ Naropa University

HeartFire@Naropa: When Prayer Meets Celebration, Sparks Will Rise! This event is limited capacity and could sell out! Please register early.

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Naropa University 2130 Arapahoe Ave Boulder, CO 80302

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  • 11 hours
  • Mobile eTicket
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MULTIGENRE LIVE MUSIC

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Lily Fangz

Lily Fangz is about fully engaging in the creative explorations of life, biting down, activating those around with passion, perspective, and perhaps asking the questions that aren’t posed enough. Wordplay started way back- writing since she could hold a pencil, that process evolved into stories, sketches, poetry, rhymes. Her memory is capacious and flow sick like contagious- so she began to share her words and release them free from their pages. Gravitated towards performance poetry, a lot of slams, jams, and cyphers. Realizing making music and art is the only thing that can quench her thirst LFangz is here to chomp down and invites all to join the feast of engaging with this human experience!

Learn More: planetfangz.org

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Bloomurian

Bloomurian is the electronic music & DJ project of Robin Liepman (Bloom), originally from California, and currently Colorado based. Bloomurian‘s sound ranges from Ecstatic Dance, World Bass, Trip-Hop, Glitchy, Psy-Dub, & Trap, to face-melting, heart-opening, soul-awakening multidimensional frequencies.

Bloomurian recently landed in Boulder, Colorado, and has quickly become a local favorite, getting booked left and right for ecstatic dances, concerts, festivals, and retreats. Bloomurian weaves original tracks, collaborations, remixes, and tasteful selections, into a rich tapestry of sonic alchemy, always tuning in to the ideal vibe for each particular event and audience.

Bloomurian reads the energy of the moment and steers the spaceship in the direction most conducive to ecstatic states of awakening and embodied movement medicine. Bloom has shared the stage, opened, and closed for many notable artists including: Dirtwire, Amani (Desert Dwellers / Liquid Bloom), Porangui, Rising Appalachia, Mike Love, Gone Gone Beyond, Kaya Project, Erothyme, Equanimous, Skysia, Volo, Scott Nice, Ryan Herr, Pere (Tribone), and DJ Bushman (founder of Envision Festival), Lavender Fields, and Blossomn.

Learn more: linktr.ee/bloomurian

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Saoirse

Saoirse Watters is a ceremonial musician dedicated to exploring the wild art of living. She plays harp, ukelele, and drums and sings both her own compositions and music from around the world. Saoirse is also a folk herbalist, doula, and ritual weaver. Her passions come together in PlantSong, a seasonal ritual she facilitates that combines folk herbalism, permaculture, and music.

Learn More: www.ashtreecreativecollective.com

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Sheela Bringi

Deepen into bliss through your voice. Experience the art and joy of singing consciousness-transforming songs from the Indian tradition with Sheela Bringi.

Sheela is a classically trained Indian singer, harpist, and bansuri flautist whose work to bridge the musical worlds of India and America has been profiled by NBC News, NPR, Public Radio International, and others. She has performed in a wide range of venues, including concert halls and universities presenting traditional material, yoga studios leading kirtans and in dance clubs overtop throbbing, bass-heavy beats (she’s toured with Karsh Kale, DJ Drez, and many others). Sheela has extensive training in North Indian classical, devotional and Western musical traditions, and past teachers include Indian maestros G.S. Sachdev and Aashish Khan, and Western contemporary greats such as Cecil Taylor and Meredith Monk. She currently studies Hindustani voice with Sri Subhashish Mukhopadyay. She is based in Boulder, CO, where she teaches Indian Devotional & Raga Singing at Naropa University.

Learn More: shebrings.com

INTERSPIRITUAL WISDOM

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Pir Netanel Miles-Yépez

Sufi Teachings and Practices

Pir Netanel (Mu’in ad-Din) Miles-Yépez is the current head of the Inayati-Maimuni lineage of Sufism. An artist, writer, and scholar of comparative religion, Pir Netanel studied History of Religions at Michigan State University and Contemplative Religion at the Naropa Institute before pursuing traditional studies and training in both Sufism and Hasidism with his pir and rebbe, Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, the famous pioneer of inter-faith dialogue and founder of the Jewish Renewal movement, as well as masters of various other traditions, including Father Thomas Keating. He has been deeply involved in ecumenical dialogue and is considered a leading thinker in the InterSpiritual and New Monasticism movements.

He is the translator of My Love Stands Behind a Wall: A Translation of the Song of Songs and Other Poems (2015), the co-author of the critically acclaimed commentary on Hasidic spirituality, A Heart Afire: Stories and Teachings of the Early Hasidic Masters (2009), the editor of various works on InterSpirituality, including Meditations for InterSpiritual Practice (2012), and a new series of the works of the Sufi master, Hazrat Inayat Khan, annotated and adapted into modern English.

Learn More: inayati-maimunis.org/

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Ramon Gabrieloff-Parish

Astrology and Afro-futurism

Ramon Gabrieloff-Parish is an assistant professor of Interdisciplinary studies at Naropa University where his focus is on the equity dimensions of the sustainability movement through courses on food and environmental justice. He also teaches foundations in contemplative learning and theory, diversity, social identity, and community learning.

Ramon is committed to the revival of rites of passage and other ceremonies of cultural, natural and cosmic regeneration, through his work with organizations like Golden Bridge, Youth Passageways and his recent role as board chair of Frontline Farming.

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Sheela Bringi

Devotional Hindu Kirtan

Deepen into bliss through your voice. Experience the art and joy of singing consciousness-transforming songs from the Indian tradition with Sheela Bringi.

Sheela is a classically trained Indian singer, harpist, and bansuri flautist whose work to bridge the musical worlds of India and America has been profiled by NBC News, NPR, Public Radio International, and others. She has performed in a wide range of venues, including concert halls and universities presenting traditional material, yoga studios leading kirtans and in dance clubs overtop throbbing, bass-heavy beats (she’s toured with Karsh Kale, DJ Drez, and many others). Sheela has extensive training in North Indian classical, devotional and Western musical traditions, and past teachers include Indian maestros G.S. Sachdev and Aashish Khan, and Western contemporary greats such as Cecil Taylor and Meredith Monk. She currently studies Hindustani voice with Sri Subhashish Mukhopadyay. She is based in Boulder, CO, where she teaches Indian Devotional & Raga Singing at Naropa University.

Learn More: shebrings.com

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Acharya Dr. Judith Simmer-Brown

Buddhist Dharma Transmission

Judith Simmer-Brown is Professor Emeritx of Religious Studies at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, where she has been in the faculty since 1978. She has practiced Tibetan Buddhism for almost 50 years and is an Acharya (senior dharma teacher) of the Shambhala Buddhist lineage of Sakyong Mipham, Rinpoche and Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, Naropa’s founder. She serves on the steering committee of the American Academy of Religion’s Contemplative Studies Group. Dr. Simmer-Brown lectures and publishes on Tibetan Buddhism, American Buddhism, women and Buddhism, interreligious dialogue, and contemplative studies. Her books are Dakini’s Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism (Shambhala) and, with Fran Grace, an edited collection of articles called Meditation and the Classroom: Contemplative Pedagogy for Religious Studies (Religious Studies Series, State University of New York Press). She is married to Richard Brown, a Naropa University emeritx professor, and has two adult children and three grandchildren.

Learn More: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_Simmer-Brown

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Brent Kuecker

Interspiritual Dialogue Participant

Brent Kuecker is a devotional singer, bass player, and yoga/meditation teacher with over 20 years of experience teaching students of all abilities and backgrounds. As a bass player he has played & toured with international kīrtan artists including Shantala, Dave Stringer, and Sheela Bringi. His studies are very wide in the field of Yoga - with expertise in anatomy, physiology, bio-mechanics, meditation, metaphysics, sūtras, cosmology, tantra, and nāda yoga (the Yoga of Sound). Brent studies North Indian classical singing with Hindustani maestro Subhashish Mukhopadyay. In 2020, Brent co-founded the Sacred Sound Lab with his partner Sheela Bringi, offering training in harmonium, kīrtan, rāga and mantra to students from around the globe.

Learn More: https://www.sacredsoundlab.com/

WORKSHOPS

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Sound Healing

with Wayra Huanca & Yasha S. Wagner

Wayra is a Muisca-Quechua traveler of spacetime, visionary artist, vegetarian chef, and sacred song teacher from South America. Born in Colombia and raised by her Mestiza-Quechua family in Colombia and Peru, Wayra has studied the ancestral healing practices and traditional sacred arts of her lineage. Wayra now lives in the Colorado, where she instructs Sacred Song Classes, facilitates workshops and helps lead the Sanctorum Ecovillage community.

Yasha is an emcee, polymath and visionary founder of Worldchangers Organization 501(c)3 and of its Eight Limbs initiatives, including HeartFire Festival, Sanctorum Ecovillage, Hermes Academy and more. Having studied World Wisdom Traditions at Naropa University and then received his Master’s degree in Jungian Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, Yasha is now completing his PhD in Psychology, in the dissertation writing stage. As a Karma Yogi and student of the Initiatic College, Yasha leads practices and retreats and is also certified to facilitate Tai Chi, Sufi Zikr, sound healing, dreamwork and more. Born to Soviet Ukrainian immigrants and Kohanim, Yasha has been traveling around the world since early childhood, while sharing a wide range of multilingual creative work — from large concerts to public murals on multiple continents. He lives happily with his beloved wife and community in Colorado. Lately, this includes regenerating soil for farming, digging trenches to install solar power, building yurts and producing the Colorado Sustainable Living Conference.

Learn More: https://worldchangers.us

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Interspiritual Dialogue

with Brent Kuecker, Sheela Bringi and Netanel Miles-Yépez

PLUS...

Creative Open Mic

Psychosomatic Movement Practices

Traditional Art Vendors

Delicious Vegetarian Cuisine