It’s here; it’s now–the August 1, 2014 edition of Eagle Peak Quarterly. In this issue:
- An interview with Susan Zipp, involved with a whole host of NGOs working on UN related issues.
- Another clip from Herbie Hancock’s Harvard lecture on Buddhism and Creativity. This is about the distinction between wisdom and knowledge.
- Part 2 of the series on Buddhism and Pragmatism–this one is about the beginnings of Pragmatism
- An illustrated poem–Parks
- A short bit of prose destined to be part of a future story or perhaps a novel–“The Dragon and the Butterfly.”
This is the one you really don’t want to miss. What else can I say. The man has contributed so much to the world and he just keeps on going like the Energizer Bunny–although that is a pale and trivial comparison. Anyway, go here for the video. He will tell you how and why he began his practice of Buddhism and what it has done for him and will do for you too!
Selected as the 2014 Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry, Herbie Hancock will be delivering six lectures at Harvard University on the “Ethics of Jazz.” Two have already been presented and may be viewed on YouTube. Find the first one here and the second here. They are MOST inspiring. A synopsis and more about Herbie’s contributions may be found on the website of the International Committee of Artists for Peace (ICAP). The board members of ICAP include Carlos Santana, Patrick Duffy, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock and five other individuals. You will note that ICAP now is a featured link on the sidebar at left (or bottom if you are viewing this on your cell phone). You should check them out for some really amazing videos and for more information on how art can make an impact on creating a more peaceful world.