Video: 2012 Naropa University Commencement: 2012. “Please, transform this world. Please.”

Via Waylon Lewis
on May 17, 2012
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“Remember we are all in this alone.” ~ Lily Tomlin.

“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” ~ Malcolm Forbes

Naropa University President John Whitehouse Cobb’s final Commencement address.

Charming, caring, devoted, uplifted, thoughtful, generous, dignified, devoted: I’ll miss President Cobb. With thanks for your no-strategy, no-expectation service:

Apologies for the weak videoing via my iPhone.

Yay, a full pro version! David Orr’s speech was amazing. And the students’ “speeches” were amazing. All amazing this year, from bagpipes on.

Full coverage of the Naropa University Commencement 2012. Congratulations all Naropa graduates!

Keynote Speaker: David Orr
Faculty Speaker: Michael Franklin, Naropa MA Art Therapy program
Student Speaker: Lillian Myers, BFA Performance
Student Speaker: Pouria Montazeri, MA Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Presidential Address: Naropa President John W. Cobb


Bonus: Walk the Talk Show with, well, me: featuring John Cobb.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat.” Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword’s Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by “Greatist”, Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: “the mindful life” beyond the choir & to all those who didn’t know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


3 Responses to “Video: 2012 Naropa University Commencement: 2012. “Please, transform this world. Please.””

  1. Linda V Lewis says:

    Bravo to President John Cobb for his devoted service to Naropa University, and bravo Waylon, for being the first to put this up and share with those of us "away"! Cheers all around!

  2. […] here for video of Naropa’s 2012 Commencement (just this month), led by President John Cobb, above. It’s inspiring, and […]

  3. […] and for the few months after, I was done for the moment with heavy processing. Then I started at Naropa University, and it started all over again. Each chapter of my life afterwards has offered great opportunity […]

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