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KEP 2024 Talk Series | ‘Indigenous Wisdom: Restoring Connection With the Natural World’ with Colin Campbell
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Drawing on different traditions of indigenous knowledge, Colin Campbell shares with us the power of ritual practice as a way to restore our relatedness to the wider natural world. This work aims to help repair damaged or lost parts of ourselves; parts that hold crucial knowledge with regard to our ‘place’ in relation to the rest of the universe. Colin believes that when remembered and embodied, these lost parts of ourselves can lead to a more ensouled, alive and ecologically balanced world. 

This talk is for anyone who wishes to learn about pre-industrial cosmology and how we can deepen our relationship with the other-than-human world. It is also an opportunity to learn about the half-day workshop that Colin will be teaching at Green Hub on March 15th, alongside Jhon Kwano from New Guinea, and facilitated by Andrew McAulay, who will also be the facilitator for this online talk. Click here to see more details about the workshop.

Colin Campbell 

As a descendant of Scottish aristocracy, born in Zimbabwe (1963) and trained by some of the most renowned African healers of Southern-Africa, Colin Campbell has become known for being a knowledge-bridge between rare pre-industrial African culture and contemporary Western culture.  

As a child, Colin travelled through Africa with his father, Alec Campbell, a celebrated cultural historian and archaeologist. From the age of 7, he was introduced to some of the most powerful African healers and magicians in Botswana, who instantly recognised the boy’s calling as a healer and accepted him as a student. Colin experienced and integrated ancient aspects of traditional African knowledge through the rigorous rituals and training from his teachers. This resulted in a deep understanding of animism and its inextricable connection to the natural world. 

Through his in-depth knowledge of African culture, Jungian psychology and contemporary artistic practice, Colin has cultivated a uniquely-authentic personal philosophy which he has developed into wilderness-based practices. His practices aim to take people of all nations into a restored and reconnected relationship with the wider natural world.

Colin Campbell


Andrew McAulay

Andrew was born in Hong Kong and educated in England. After spending some time in a meditation centre in his early 20’s, he returned to Hong Kong to help transform KFBG’s mission from agricultural aid to nature conservation and holistic education. He has chaired the KFBG Board since 1999 and also chairs the Board of KFBG's sister organisation, Partnerships for Community Development (PCD). Andrew loves to spend time in nature and continues to practice and teach meditation, as well as breathwork. He has also published two books of poetry.


Andrew McAulay

Date and Time
27 February 2024 (Tuesday), 19:30 - 21:00 HKT


English (supports simultaneous interpretation in Cantonese and Putonghua)

A small donation to support our conservation work will be appreciated

Please click HERE for online registration by 19:00, 27 February 2024

● You will receive an auto-reply confirmation email upon registration with the Zoom link attached.
● Please download and install Zoom on your device beforehand.
● In case of cancellation, you will be notified before the talk.

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More about Kadoorie Earth Programme
​​Kadoorie Earth Programme (KEP) is an initiative co-created by KFBG and its network of collaborators and volunteers. By integrating the various strands of KFBG’s nature conservation, sustainable living and holistic education programmes, it provides life-transforming learning experiences that reconnect people with themselves, each other and the rest of nature and enable them to cultivate resilience in the face of global challenges.