SatishSatish Kumar

Raised as a Jain monk from the age of nine, Satish Kumar became a campaigner for land reform at eighteen, working to turn Gandhi’s vision of a renewed India and peaceful world into reality. Concerned about nuclear proliferation, he later undertook an 8,000‐mile peace pilgrimage, walking from India to America with no money; through deserts, mountains and storms to deliver packets of ‘peace tea’ to the country leaders of the four nuclear powers at the time.

In 1973, Satish settled in England when he was invited to edit Resurgence magazine – described by The Guardian as “the spiritual and artistic flagship of the green movement”. Satish is still the editor in chief of Resurgence / The Ecologist. After establishing the pioneering Small School – a primary school based on the holistic educational beliefs and practices of the myriad-minded Indian Rabindranath Tagore, Satish eventually co‐founded Schumacher College in 1991, an international educational centre for the study of ecological and spiritual values.

In 2008, Satish presented a BBC documentary Earth Pilgrim, watched by over 3.6 million people. As a true pilgrim for the Earth and of the Earth, Satish writes, teaches and leads workshops internationally on reverential ecology, holistic education and voluntary simplicity. He is the author of amongst others No Destination, The Buddha and the terrorist and You are therefore I am.

Satish Kumar teaches at the course Soil, Soul, Society on March 15-17, 2013.