Ahimsa Center in Collaboration with the Jain Studies Program

at Florida International University


Satish Kumar

Sunday, February 21, 10:00-11:30 a.m. PST (1200 -1:30 p.m. CST; 1:00-2:30 p.m. EST)

Ahimsa: A Way of Life

Ahimsa or nonviolence is not just a philosophical concept.  It is a way of life, a life that is rooted in respect for all beings, including respect for nature and the environment. It is a life informed by love, empathy, trust and elegant simplicity. In this context, Kumar will also discuss the basic lessons and insights he gained, while he was a young monk, from his teacher, Acharya Mahapragya (1920-2010).

The talk will be followed by Q & A and dialogue with the Speaker.

To receive a zoom link for the event, please RSVP Here by February 15.

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SATISH KUMAR is an author, a thought leader, Editor emeritus of Resurgence magazine, and Co-Founder of Schumacher College, UK where he also served as Program Director (1991-2010).

He became a Jain monk at age 9. At 18 he left his monkhood to join the Gandhian movement for peace. In his early 20s he embarked on an 8000-mile peace pilgrimage without any money, walking from India to America via Moscow, London, and Paris to deliver the message of peace to these nuclear powers.

Satish Kumar is a recipient of numerous awards and honors. He has received several honorary doctorates including from the University of Plymouth (in Education), University of Lancaster (in Literature); the University of Exeter (in Law); the University of Wales (in Science).

He is the author of many books, including an autobiography, Path Without Destination, Buddha and the Terrorist, Earth Pilgrim, and Elegant Simplicity

He is a distinguished member of the Cal Poly Pomona Ahimsa Center Advisory Board.


Contact: ahimsacenter@cpp.edu