Naropa President John Cobb on Transitions & Growth in Contemplative Education.

Via Walk The Talk Show
on Mar 4, 2012
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After leaving Naropa University in 2003, John Cobb was asked to return as president after his successor Dr. Stuart Lord stepped down last October. Dr. Cobb served as president of Naropa from 1993 until his retirement in 2003, and had served on Naropa’s Board of Trustees since 1985. His return to Naropa is as acting president while a national search is conducted.

In this segment, Waylon and Dr. Cobb discuss balancing creativity and tradition in education:


{Fun fact: Waylon and Naropa University were born the same year!}


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7 Responses to “Naropa President John Cobb on Transitions & Growth in Contemplative Education.”

  1. JinpaG says:

    Waylon, thanks for doing this and for posting it … especially since I couldn't be at the actual event. Nice job.

  2. Linda V Lewis says:

    Waylon, you look like a classy Scottish Castro! John's a good man, stepping in in a difficult time–completely without any self-ambition, just for the sake of Naropa. And he has been around long enough to remember well Trungpa Rinpoche's inspirational view of what Naropa could be. Bravo!

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  7. Waylon, you certainly shared what are up to. You have discussed this topic well for us to understand what it really means.