I really don’t know the answer to your question, although I suspect not. I am not particularly involved with Bard, but it seems as though she operates fairly exclusively within their human rights department and only recently in their music department.
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Hi does anyone know if sonita practices zen or any oriental consciousness movement?
I ask about zen first -BECAUSE usually Japanese leaders help my family more than any others - and 2 of my superheroines do zen: tennis player and olympics torch bearer naomi osaka and tokyo mayor koike (who has promised a trip to exchange green knowhow with new york- since bard is trying to host the first million student climate chatline on march 30 reaching out to koike would be relevant imo). My number 1 contact in Wall Street is Japanese and his passion is http://www.musicforsdgs.com -one time when you know you'll be in new york it should be easy to get into his diary if you want. Notably rising sun names are joyful conversation starters in Japan. And of course the founders of the brand Sony believed SON to be propitious
there seem to be over 20 branches of oriental consciousness - harvard historian ezra vogel (who died 12 months ago) used to brief my friends that japan first learnt consciousness from china around 600 ad and some people say chinese confucianism or taoism was itself learnt from india; another urgent community way through this is pandemic epidemiologists eg larry brilliant keep themselves (and all who last mile practice with them) optimistic by familiarity with one of the consciousness or franciscan belief systems
I am no expert in any of this but being able to translate (empathise) with these methods is probably integral to Asian millennial empowerment : I think you would probably need either Yoko Ono or a western explorer of Emotional Intelligence and an Oriental coach of zen to discuss whether these approaches are ultimately co-creating the same community servant leadership (or if a person's first gateway to trust in consciousness depends on experiences to date)
I expect rebecca has much deeper views than me- i know she has also been talking to naturalist alan rayner and it seems naturalists or biodiversity experts usually breathe consciousness movements; there is a history I dont fully understand but western empires seem to have been built on golden rule laws whereas much of the orient's culture comes from respecting multiple natural deities. I assume our mutual friend jeanne lim in hong kong gets consciousness as she is replicating bots and avatars that empathise with humans more than most humans - (we need to help her outlast zuckenberg's metaverse - the next hell he appears to be carelessly brewing up _ still think his oriental wife is human but personally zuckenberg is one of the last people in the world i would want my daughter to study under ). I also have no idea on whether rap and metaverse in the west is a commercial trap or an escape route for youth to be themselves. Probably John Kiehl who owns new york's leading sound studio can inform on that. He gave a lot of time helping students at brooklyn's medgar evers question their community needs.
I have no idea if any top 10 policy professor at bard really understand eastern consciousness - I have tried to search but not yet succeeded at any deep level. Sonita does have an advantage as an insider to (essentially all the billions of dollars soros is putting into exchanges between youth of open society) to tell her mentors frankly who do students see as world class at what futures younger half of world need to co-create. I realise such a dialogue probably needs to be done in person with catherine/josef people she knows.
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