John V Davis
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I have three primary professional affiliations: the Ridhwan School, the School of Lost Borders, and Naropa University.


  • I am a staff member in the School of Lost Borders. My main activity the last few years has been guiding a wilderness retreat called "Diamond in the Rough," and I have also been involved in training vision fast and wilderness rites of passage guides through the School.

  • For 13 years, I was a professor at Naropa University, a contemplative-oriented, Buddhist-inspired private university in Boulder, CO, where I chaired the Transpersonal Counseling Psychology Department and developed and directed the low-residency programs in Transpersonal Psychology and Ecopsychology. In addition, I taught in Naropa's Wilderness Therapy program. At Naropa, I received both the President's Award for outstanding faculty member (2007) and the university-wide Student's Choice Faculty of Excellence award (2011). Prior to teaching at Naropa, I taught for 21 years at Metropolitan State College of Denver.