Andy Couturier is the author of the new book, The Abundance of Less: Lessons for Simple Living from Rural Japan. He spent four years studying sustainable living in rural Japan. There, he worked with local environmentalists, wrote for The Japan Times, and studied how Japanese aesthetics can help us develop new forms of writing. Couturier has also hitchhiked across the Sahara desert, been a researcher for Greenpeace, built his own house with hand tools, and taught intuitive writing for more than two decades. He is a student of many different Asian philosophical systems and is fluent in Japanese.
Stuart Perrin is an American spiritual master of Kundalini Yoga. A combination of wisdom teachings and memoir, Navigating the River of Time shares incidents from the life of a confused but gifted young man who journeys around the world in search of enlightenment, only to find his spiritual teacher back in his hometown.