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and is not intent on arriving "

Lao Tzu

Realism is Outdated

June 4th, 2013

satish-kumar-black-whiteSatish Kumar  is an inspiring thinker and if you happen to be in Lewes East Sussex this Sunday you can hear him talk at Zu Studios, at 6pm. Zu is at 7 Phoenix Place Lewes BN7 2QJ.

Satish will be introduced by Peter Owen-Jones and will talk about the economy, the environment and new spiritual directions. All are welcome there is no charge, just please make a donation on the door.

Satish has been a Jain monk, nuclear disarmament advocate, pacifist, and is the current editor of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine. Now living in England, Kumar is founder and Director of Programmes of the Schumacher College international centre for ecological studies, and of The Small School. His most notable accomplishment is a “peace walk” with a companion to the capitals of four of the nuclear-armed countries – Washington, London, Paris and Moscow, a trip of over 8,000 miles. He insists that reverence for nature should be at the heart of every political and social debate. Defending criticism that his goals are unrealistic, he has said,
“Look at what realists have done for us. They have led us to war and climate change, poverty on an unimaginable scale, and wholesale ecological destruction. Half of humanity goes to bed hungry because of all the realistic leaders in the world. I tell people who call me “unrealistic” to show me what their realism has done. Realism is an outdated, overplayed and wholly exaggerated concept.”

The Universe’s Ecstasy

June 4th, 2013

Landscape-Storm-At-Sea-NatureNone of us got here by control. We got here because our parents loved each other enough to lose control: that is part of the Universe’s ecstasy. ~  Matthew Fox