April 16, 2015 (Boulder, CO) – Naropa University and Gaiam TV today announced an exclusive partnership to live stream Naropa University’s 2015 graduation speech by Parker J. Palmer, a world-renowned author and activist known for his work in education and social change. Palmer’s graduation speech, titled “Living From the Inside Out,” will include teachable moments from his extraordinary career. The speech will begin at 1:30pm MST on Sunday, May 10, 2015. Advance registration is encouraged, and is available at bit.ly/PPalmer.
“Parker Palmer has remarked that our deepest calling is to grow into our own authentic selves, regardless of whether it conforms to some image of who we ought to be,” said Naropa University President Charles G. Lief. “It’s a fitting message for both inside Naropa and beyond, and Naropa is so pleased both to welcome Parker and to partner with Gaiam TV on sharing his inspirational message.”
Gaiam TV is the premier subscription streaming video service dedicated to transformational media for mind, body and soul. It is the leading online provider of yoga, Pilates and fitness content via its My Yoga channel, and also offers content on health and longevity, spiritual growth and alternative thinking. Like Naropa University, Gaiam TV is also based in Colorado.
“Naropa University and Gaiam TV share a common vision and strive to emphasize the importance of actively pursuing balance and harmony in our lives and our world,” says Jaymi Bauer, Gaiam TV CMO. “Of course, no one expresses the concept of mind, body and soul transformation and balance better than Parker Palmer! So, it is with great pleasure that we provide our support of the global live stream of his 2015 commencement speech via U-Stream. We hope it will inspire viewers in Boulder, and around the world.
Parker J. Palmer, Founder and Senior Partner of the Center for Courage & Renewal, is a world-renowned writer, speaker and activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality and social change. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley, as well as eleven honorary doctorates, two Distinguished Achievement Awards from the National Educational Press Association, and numerous other awards, including the William Rainey Harper Award (whose previous recipients include Margaret Mead and Elie Wiesel). Parker is the author of nine books, including several best-selling and award-winning titles.
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About Naropa University (www.naropa.edu): Located in Boulder, Colorado, Naropa University is a private, liberal arts institution offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Naropa University is a leader in contemplative education, an approach to learning and teaching that integrates Eastern wisdom studies and traditional Western scholarship. Naropa University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
About Gaiam TV (www.gaiamtv.com): Gaiam TV is a streaming video subscription service that offers exclusive, ad-free streaming of over 7,000 films, documentaries and original programs dedicated to transformational media, alternative knowledge, personal growth and spirituality, featuring luminaries like Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, the Dalai Lama and renowned yoga, fitness and wellness instructors like Rodney Yee, Jillian Michaels, Seane Corn, Mari Winsor and more. With the My Yoga channel, Gaiam TV is the world’s largest online yoga and fitness resource. It is available for $9.95/month with a 99-cent first- month offer. Gaiam TV is a division of Gaiam, Inc. (NASDAQ: GAIA). For more information, visit www.GaiamTV.com.