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Making waves and riding the currents: activism and the practice of wisdom

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[2008]
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This book is about working for a more just, compassionate, and sustainable world while cultivating the wisdom that supports and deepens this work. Charles Halpern is a social entrepreneur with a remarkable record of institutional innovation. He founded the Center for Law and Social Policy, the nation's first public interest law firm, litigating landmark environmental protection and constitutional rights cases. As founding dean of the new City University of New York School of Law he initiated a bold program for training public interest lawyers as whole people. Later, as president of the $400 million Nathan Cummings Foundation, he launched an innovative grant program that drew together social justice advocacy with meditation and spiritual inquiry. In his years of activism, he had a growing intuition that something was missing, and he sought ways of developing inner resources that complemented his cognitive and adversarial skills. These explorations led him to the conviction that what he calls the practice of wisdom is essential to his effectiveness and well-being and to our collective capacity to address the challenges of the 21 st century successfully. With wit and self-deprecating humor, Halpern shares candid and revealing lessons from every stage of his life, describing his journey and the teachers and colleagues he encountered on the way--a cast of characters that includes Barney Frank and Ralph Nader, Ram Dass and the Dalai Lama. Making Waves and Riding the Currents vividly demonstrates the life-enhancing benefits of integrating a commitment to social justice with the cultivation of wisdom. It is a real-world guide to effectively achieving social and institutional change while maintaining balance, compassion, and hope.
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subject_facetAutobiographies
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Historical
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Political
Biographies
Biography
Center for Law and Social Policy
City University of New York / School of Law at Queens College
City University of New York. -- School of Law at Queens College
Electronic books
HISTORY
Halpern, Charles / 1939-
Halpern, Charles, -- 1939-
Lawyers
Lawyers -- United States -- Biography
Nathan Cummings Foundation
Political activists
Political activists -- United States -- Biography
Public interest
Public interest -- United States
Social change
Social change -- United States
Social reformers
Social reformers -- United States -- Biography
United States
Wisdom -- Social aspects -- United States
title_displayMaking waves and riding the currents : activism and the practice of wisdom
title_fullMaking waves and riding the currents : activism and the practice of wisdom / Charles Halpern
Making waves and riding the currents : activism and the practice of wisdom [electronic resource] / Charles Halpern
Making waves and riding the currents [electronic resource] : activism and the practice of wisdom / Charles Halpern
title_shortMaking waves and riding the currents
title_subactivism and the practice of wisdom
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Biography
Electronic books
HISTORY
Halpern, Charles
Halpern, Charles / 1939-
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Lawyers
Political
Political activists
Public interest
Social aspects
Social change
Social reformers
United States
Wisdom