May 11, 2009

Naropa University Graduation, 2009. Photos?

“Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, gives the invocation on Saturday. Naropa University in Boulder held its 2009 Commencement at Macky Auditorium on Saturday. ” ~ The Daily Camera.

On Saturday, I attended what may me my 10th Naropa University Commencement since returning to Boulder, my childhood home, in 1999. The highlight of this day of highlights—among them seeing and hearing Rabbi Zalman Shalomi-Schachter, who we’ve interviewed and featured in elephant a dozen times; hearing President Thomas Coburn’s final address, and seeing the students in that mix of sadness and love and excitement and fear of the unknown that marks every Commencement, everywhere…the highlight for me was William Ury‘s address, which will be posted here when I find it.

Here’s a link to a dozen photos via The Daily Camera. Have your own photos? Put the link in the Comments section, below, to your site or Flickr…or email the photos to [email protected] and we’ll put ’em in this post directly.

And here’s a random video I found on youtube of Saturday’s graduation:

Receiving diplomas:

Here’s one of my friend Dechen, who graduated. This is from Commencement week:

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