Posted by: Philip Carr-Gomm | January 22, 2008

Earth Pilgrim

Satish Kumar, editor of Resurgence and a Jain monk from the age of 9 to 18, has presented a TV programme called Earth Pilgrim which is beautiful and enchanting. Programmes like this and ‘Extreme Pilgrim’ restore my faith in the BBC – and in humanity! It’s up for 5 more days on BBC’s iPlayer page. If you click on the little icon bottom right of screen the image goes to full screen size. This should take you to it:


  1. I wholeheartedly agree. I watched it a couple of days ago. Beautiful, inspiring. I found myself with tears in my eyes a couple of times during the show, it was so moving. Such peace.

  2. Yes, someone put a note of it up on the OBOD web forums, and late that night I thought, I’ll take a quick look at this … needless to say I was late getting to my bed!

    Any chance of making Satish Kumar an honorary Bard?

    Unfortunately our friends in the US of A can’t get to use the iPlayer.

    But it was a beautiful meditation not only on the wonders of Dartmoor, but on living lightly on the planet. Highly recommended.

  3. Good idea Paul. Nice to hear him mentioning the Druids. I’ll write to him…

  4. Yes – it was a beautifully filmed programme about a chap who had spent his life as a Jain Monk in India and who had walked to Washington to highlight the need for peace in the world.

    He now lives on Dartmoor and what a truly magnificent temple it turns out to be!


  5. I was able to download this program from emule, because living in Spain I was not able to get up the link. Once downloaded and watched on the DVD player we LOVED it sooo much that it was actually like being there. I rememeber Whistman’s woods very well, an inter dimensional, elemental, loving and magic place. Somehow, Satish’s eyes, ears and heart became mine while on his journey with him. I am so pleased you brought this to our attention, Philip. This kind of program is what the media is truly made for in the HIGHEST SENSE!

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