Explore the intersection of life and art with masters Andrew Harvey and Seymour Bernstein. Listen in as two dear friends reveal key truths about passion and creativity through a lively exploration of music, difficult childhoods, the friendship of animals, and journeys of the spirit. Memories meld with philosophy, and observations with reflections. Seymour and Andrew offer a an unique and touching perspective in playing life with our fullest, most gracious selves.
Andrew Harvey is an internationally acclaimed poet, novel¬ist, translator, mystical scholar, and spiritual teacher. He has written and edited more than 30 books—including the best-selling titles The Hope and The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. He has taught at Oxford University, Cornell University, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, the California Institute of Integral Studies, and the University of Creation Spirituality as well as at various spiritual centers throughout the United States. He is the founder and director of the Institute of Sacred Activism. www.andrewharvey.net
Seymour Bernstein is an American pianist, composer, and teacher. He is the subject of the documentary Seymour: An Introduction, directed by the actor Ethan Hawke. Hawke describes Bernstein as a mentor figure. One of the most sought-after clinicians in this country and abroad, Mr. Bernstein is also a prolific composer, with many works on the bestseller list. His compositions range from teaching material for students of all levels to the most sophisticated concert pieces. He continues to perform as a guest artist with chamber ensembles and serves regularly on the juries of a number of international competitions. He maintains a private studio in New York City and is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Music and Music Education at New York University. On December 18, 2004, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Shenandoah University. www.seymourbernstein.com