Satish Kumar (author, teacher and political activist)

I discovered this extraordinary man through the interviews in En quête de sens.

He teaches on ecology, holistic education and voluntary simplicity.
A former monk and long-term peace and eco-activist, Kumar has worked for social change for over 50 years, working to turn Gandhi’s vision of a renewed India and a peaceful world into reality.
In his early 20s he embarked on an 8,000-mile peace pilgrimage, carrying no money and depending on the kindness and hospitality of strangers, and walked with a friend from India to America, via Moscow, London and Paris.
He later became the editor of Resurgence magazine and the guiding spirit behind a number of now internationally-respected ecological and educational ventures including Schumacher College in South Devon.
This College offers special residential retreats which he sometimes still teaches himself.
I read his book “Earth pilgrim” when I need special inspiration.

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