Interviews and talks with Satish Kumar
Merlin’s Diary, daily podcast
Barry Durdant-Hollamby and Neil Del Strother talk to Satish about his inspiration, Gandhian philosophy, civilisation, as well as his views on anger, fear and ego - how to overcome them to achieve a state of harmony and peace.
The Power of Ideas, TEDxExeter
Satish Kumar on the power of ideas and a new trilogy: soil, soul and society, filmed in Exeter, April 2012 by TEDx. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.
Watt Next Show
Dave Hampton talks to Satish Kumar on the Watt Next show, about Resurgence, Soil, Soul and Society and Buddhist Economics.
Soul of Education by The Life Project
A short film in which Satish Kumar talks about the current education system with it's emphasis on tests and exams, and the need to introduce a new perspective for the soul of education to flourish.
Small Schools and Nurturing the Spirit in Education
Richard Waters from the School of Total Education, Queensland, Australia talks to Satish Kumar about his early influences, his educational philosophy, fostering creativity in children, and the benefits of small schools. Recorded in April 2010.
Satish Kumar inverview on BBC Radio 4 Midweek
Satish joins Libby Purves on BBC Radio 4’s Midweek to discuss how his past as a Jain monk has influenced his approach to ecology today.
Audio Clips at Traydio
A collection of audio clips at Traydio. Satish Kumar on Architecture and Climate Change, Resurgence magazine and Schumacher College, and What’s it all about?
A tribute to Mahatma Gandhi
January 30th 2008 was the 60th Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination. Here Resurgence editor and ecologist Satish Kumar emphasises the importance of Gandhi’s message of non-violence in the 21st Century.
Other recordings by Satish Kumar
Other MP3 recordings of Satish Kumar including: Satish Kumar on Slow Food, Ecology and Economy, Resurgence magazine and the Schumacher College and Satish Kumar and The Spiritual Compass.
The Point of Return
50 minute presentation of Satish Kumar speaking during his Australian tour in May 2007 (www.ethosfoundation.org)
The Spirit of Ecology
Here, Satish shares something of his life journey that he says is not so much about its destination, but rather about the evolving spiritual process.
Slow down, go further
Schumacher Lecture by Satish Kumar.
Recorded live at the Cultivate Sustainable Living Centre, Dublin, Ireland on April 24th 2004 as part of the Convergence Festival.
A Spiritual Imperative
The theme of the Bristol Schumacher Lectures was to investigate the meaning of the word spirit in an age in which materialism has drowned out the deeper meaning of life, and in which we have lost touch with nature. In the process of this undermining of the human spirit we have been discouraged from seeking to cultivate it within each of us.
The Buddha and the Terrorist
“Once upon a time in northern India, there lived a violent and fearsome outcaste called Angulimala (necklace of fingers). He terrorised towns and villages in order to try to gain control of the state, murdering people and adding their fingers to his gruesome necklace.”
Satish Kumar, Jane Goodall, Jerry Mander and other Resurgence writers
Eco-Talk is a free on-line library of recordings made at recent environmental talks and meetings in the UK. Its aim is to increase access to words of wisdom from some of the world’s most renowned environmental commentators. The service is offered for free and is run and funded by volunteers.
A Green Manifesto
Satish Kumar describes how present levels of consumption in the West are simply unsustainable. He examines the material values prevalent in much of Western society and envisages a greener, healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle.
Beyond Deep Ecology
Satish Kumar explains the difference between ‘shallow ecology’ and ‘deep ecology’ — terms first coined by the Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess. Drawing from his Jain religious background, he describes what he sees as the sacredness of nature. He suggests how the notion of deep ecology could be developed still further to form a ‘reverential ecology’ that challenges the Darwinian notion of survival of the fittest.