Elegant Simplicity by Satish Kumar
Recommended by Olivia Richli, Heckfield Place, UK
"One of the most inspiring people I have ever met is Satish Kumar. He is a former monk, long term peace and environment activist for the past 50 years, who I had the privilege to hear when he came to speak at Heckfield Place last year as a part of our Assembly programme. He spoke about his book Elegant Simplicity. It is the perfect manifesto for our times- to live in a more environmentally sustainable way that is spiritually fulfilling, socially just and harmonious to ensure that we live simply, with less stuff, more joy and encourage planetary wellbeing. And today it makes more sense than anything else I have heard, and should be compulsory reading for all mankind."