Buddhism and Creativity

Buddhism and Creativity

The Ethics of Jazz--Herbie Hancock, the 2014 Norton Lectures


Renowned musician Herbie Hancock is the 2014 Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University. In that capacity, he delivered six lectures on The Ethics of Jazz. In 2013, he was among those honored at the annual Kennedy Center Honors program. Over his decades-long musical career he has won 14 Grammys, an Academy Award for best soundtrack and received countless other awards or recognitions. He is a founder and a co-president of the International Committee of Artists for Peace, a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and the chairman of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. Here is a clip from his fifth lecture (of six) at Harvard: Buddhism and Creativity. For the full video, go here.




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