Lighthouse Dialogues III: An Interview with Satish Kumar by Vicki Mackenzie
About this event
In this third interview of the Lighthouse Dialogues, journalist and author Vicki MacKenzie will talk with peace-pilgrim, life-long activist and former monk, Satish Kumar, who has been inspiring global change for over 50 years.
Aged 9, Satish renounced the world and joined the wandering Jain monks. Inspired by Gandhi, he decided at 18 that he could achieve more back in the world, campaigning to turn Gandhi’s vision of a peaceful future into reality. In his early 20s, Satish was inspired by the British peace activist, Bertrand Russell who was arrested aged 89 at an anti-nuclear demonstration. This prompted Satish’s peace pilgrimage from India to Moscow, London, Paris and America. Walking with no money and depending on the kindness and hospitality of strangers, Satish delivered a humble packet of ‘peace tea’ to the leaders of the four capitals of the nuclear world. Now in his 80s, he has devoted his life to campaigning for ecological regeneration, social justice and spiritual fulfilment.
Satish has also been the guiding spirit behind a number of other internationally respected ecological and educational ventures. He co-founded Schumacher College in South Devon where he is a Visiting Fellow.
In his 50th year, Satish undertook another pilgrimage – again carrying no money. This time, he walked 2,000 miles to the holy places of Britain, a venture he describes as a celebration of his love of life and nature.
Satish appears regularly on podcasts and on radio and television shows. Satish is the author of countless articles and books. His autobiography, ‘No Destination’ sold over 50,000 copies, inspiring change around the world. Through his writing, teaching and international talks, Satish passionately shares visions of a just future for all.
About the Lighthouse Dialogues
The Lighthouse Dialogues is a series of new events, organised in collaboration with Science and Wisdom LIVE. Twice or thrice a year, author Vicki MacKenzie will interview ‘current lighthouses’, i.e. spiritually advanced, inspiring, and profoundly wise contemplative practitioners, who could function as a lighthouse – a beacon of light and understanding – for others. The interviews are accessible to the general public, and will also be recorded and made freely available on our Podcast and YouTube channels.
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