Judith Simmer-Brown

Judith Simmer-Brown, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Contemplative and Religious Studies Emeritx at Naropa University, where she has taught for over 40 years. Simmer-Brown is a compassion trainer for the Compassion Initiative at Naropa. She is author of Dakini’s Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism (Shambhala) and editor, with Fran Grace, of Meditation and the Classroom: Contemplative Pedagogy for Religious Studies (SUNY). For Shambhala, she teaches Shambhala Training levels, Mahayana and Vajrayana topics, with a special love of White Tara, feminine principle, working with emotions, compassion and social engagement.

Judith's Courses

The refuge vow is the ancient, traditional ceremony of becoming a Buddhist. The Bodhisattva Vow is further commitment, after taking the Refuge Vow, to put others before oneself and to work wholeheartedly for the benefit of all.
No Prerequisites
Refuge Vow

The foundational teachings of the Buddha indicate that the suffering we experience in our lives can come to cessation if we recognize, deeply and profoundly, how that suffering has arisen. This requires gentle bravery and deep contemplation.
No Prerequisites
Intro to Meditation
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