Justice Leila Seth Fellowship

Shantum Seth

Shantum Seth is an ordained Dharmacharya (Dharma Teacher) in the Buddhist Mindfulness lineage of the Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, and teaches in India and across the world. He has been leading pilgrimages ‘In the Footsteps of the Buddha’ and other multi-faith, educational, cultural, spiritual and transformative journeys across diverse regions of India and Asia since 1988. He is actively involved in educational, social and ecological programmes. This is pioneered by the non-profit trust, Ahimsa, of which he is a co-founder. He has been a Senior Advisor to the World Bank and has advised the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India on Buddhism and Pilgrimage Tourism. He worked in the corporate sector and later in social advocacy and development. He is considered the foremost guiding teacher to the sites associated with the Buddha and has trained tour guides for UNESCO and the Government of India while also being accredited as an official guide with them.