Charles Halpern is one of those rare individuals who not only talks wisdom but also walks it, dispenses it and turns it into compassionate action. A highly successful lawyer and teacher, Halpern cofounded the first public-interest law firm in the nation, was dean of the law school at City University of New York, and served as president of the Nathan Cummings Foundation, which supports social justice projects internationally. Weaving through all of this activity is Halpern’s spiritual search, which has increasingly inspired and directed his work. In Making Waves and Riding Currents, Halpern looks back at his life and career and reflects on how “the practice of wisdom” is essential to the project of creating a better world. His story, in which we encounter the likes of Ralph Nader and the Dalai Lama, is truly inspirational.