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Satish Kumar

Satish Kumar is the guiding spirit behind a number of ecological, spiritual and educational ventures in Britain and is a teacher of reverential ecology, holistic education and voluntary simplicity. When he was nine years old, he renounced the world and joined the wandering brotherhood of Jain monks. As a young man he undertook an 8,000 mile peace pilgrimage, walking from India to America without money. He is Visiting Fellow at Schumacher College, a residential international centre for the study of ecological and spiritual values, the Editor of Resurgence magazine, and founder of the Small School in Hartland, a pioneering secondary school which brings into its curriculum ecological and spiritual values. He is author of No Destination (1978), You Are, Therefore I Am - A Declaration of Dependence (2002), and The Buddha and the Terrorist (2004).


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Landscapes of The Mind
Friday 25 - Sunday 27 September 2009







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Grief Works by Julia Samuel

Death affects us all. Yet it is still the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood...

In Grief Works we hear stories from those who have experienced great love and great loss - and survived. Stories that explain how grief unmasks our greatest fears, strips away our layers of protection and reveals our innermost selves...
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