#23: Satish Kumar — Tending to the Sacred in Soil, Soul and Society
Episode description and synopsis
Satish Kumar is a former Jain monk, Indian British activist and speaker, as well as the Founder of Schumacher College in Devon. We met 6 years ago at a private retreat of teachers, guides and stewards committed to restoring a regenerative future — his humility, zest for life, gentleness and conviction in his activism has inspired me since.
In this episode we explore what it means to become a pilgrim of life and infuse our activism with the sacred; what inner, social and ecological peace look like when seen as parts of a greater whole, and what we might learn from Satish’s 84 years of activism, peace pilgrimages and teachings across the globe.
This was a real honour and full of poetic reminders to (as Satish would say) water the soil, soul and our society.
Satish Kumar is a former Jain monk, Indian British activist and speaker, and Founder of Schumacher College in Devon. He practiced as a Jain monk from the age of 8 until 18, setting him on a sacred journey of non-violence and environmental activism. Among many non-violent practices of sacred activism, he walked an 8,000 mile ‘Pilgrimage for Peace’ from New Delhi to Washington DC.
As the longest standing editor for Resurgence Magazine, Satish has contributed in humble, reverent and timely ways to the global discourse around restoring an eco-centricity to our ways of being and leading. He’s written many books, with his latest being Soil, Soul and Society: A New Trinity for Our Time.
Show notes and links
- Schumacher College
- Resurgence Magazine
- Soil, Soul and Society: A New Trinity for Our Time. (Satish’s latest book)