Charles Halpern

Making Waves and Riding the Currents: Activism and the Practice of Wisdom

~Co-presented with Point Reyes Books~

Join Michael Lerner in conversation with Charles Halpern—a pioneer in the public interest law movement, a successful public interest entrepreneur, an innovator in legal education, and a long-time meditation practitioner and advocate—about his book, Making Waves and Riding the Currents: Activism and the Practice of Wisdom. The book illustrates the life-enhancing benefits of integrating a commitment to social justice with the cultivation of wisdom.

Making Waves


Charles Halpern

Charles is social entrepreneur and a pioneer in legal education, public interest advocacy, and philanthropy. The founder of the nation’s first public interest law firm, and a major public interest law school, he ran the Nathan Cummings Foundation, and was the founder of Demos, a New York-based think tank. During his years of activism, he began to see ways to develop his inner resources to complement his cognitive and adversarial skill, a journey described in his book, Making Waves and Riding the Currents: Activism and the Practice of Wisdom (Berrett-Koehler).