Satish Kumar

Ecologist and educator for non-violence and reverence for nature.


“In our arrogance we humans have assumed that we are the masters of nature and that we can cause havoc and devastation all around us yet somehow escape harm ourselves. When we do not impose violence on others, others will not impose violence on us, but if we live by the sword, we will die by the sword. The result of nonviolence is peace at all levels. Personal peace, world peace, and peace with nature.”

- Satish Kumar


Satish Kumar is a spiritual leader, peace activist, and ecologist. In 1962, Kumar made a famous peace pilgrimage by foot, traveling more than 8,000 miles from India to America, delivering “peace tea” to the four nuclear powers: Moscow, Paris, London, and the U.S. Since 1973, he has been editor of Resurgence magazine in England and an active educator and speaker on reverential ecology. He is the author of many books including his autobiography Path Without Destination, You Are Therefore I Am, and Buddha and the Terrorist.