Forest Man

Since the 1970's Majuli islander Jadav Payeng has been planting trees in order to save his island. To date he has single handedly planted a forest larger than Central Park NYC. His forest has transformed what was once a barren wasteland, into a lush oasis. 

Humble yet passionate and philosophical about his work. Payeng takes us on a journey into his incredible forest.



For reflection alone or together:

There is a Zen saying "No seed ever sees the flower." 

How is your work like/different from Jadev's? 

How are you like/different from Jadev?

Next week: poetry from Mark Nepo