Talk by Satish Kumar on Wellbeing

Born and raised in India, Kumar at the age of 9 became a monk of the Jain religion, one of the world’s oldest belief systems revering nature and all life forms. He became an activist at 18, influenced by Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of non-violence and land reform. His peace walk across the globe in the late 1960s at age 26 was inspired by the anti-nuclear civil disobedience of British philosopher Bertrand Russell. Kumar eventually settled in the UK, where he helped found the Schumacher College, an international center for ecology studies named for an early hero of the environmental movement, the economist E.F. Schumacher. The college attracts students from all over the world with courses in ‘holistic’ science and ‘transformational’ economics for sustainable living, taught by leading scientists and thinkers.