For a long time in the past and even now many scientists look at the Earth and see it as a dead rock. But there are a number of enlightened scientists and ecologists, led by James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis, who have realised that our precious planet Earth is a living organism. This is the new science of Gaia, which connects with the ancient Greek mythology of Earth goddess as well the Indian mythology of goddess Gayatri.
In this talk Satish Kumar will celebrate the beauty and magnanimity of the Living Earth and highlight the human responsibility to care for her.
Raised as a Jain monk from the age of nine, Satish became a campaigner for land reform at eighteen, working to turn Gandhi's vision of a renewed India and peaceful world into reality.
In 1962, concerned about nuclear proliferation, he began, with his friend E.P. Menon, an 8,000-mile peace pilgrimage, walking from India to Moscow, Paris, London and Washington with no money, through deserts, mountains and supposedly hostile territories to deliver a message of peace to the leaders of the four nuclear powers at the time.
In 1973, he settled in England and was invited by the renowned economist E.F. Schumacher to be the editor of Resurgence magazine, now titled ‘Resurgence and Ecologist’. Under his editorship the magazine has become, according to the Guardian newspaper, 'The spiritual and artistic flagship of the green movement".
In 1991, Satish co-founded Schumacher College, in Totnes, Devon, UK, an international residential education centre named after E. F. Schumacher, which aims to provide transformative learning for sustainable living.
Satish writes, teaches and leads workshops internationally on holistic economics, reverential ecology, holistic education and voluntary simplicity. His books include 'Soil Soul Society', 'No Destination', 'Earth Pilgrim’, 'You Are Therefore I Am’ and the recently launched ‘Elegant Simplicity’.
Satish is a regular teacher with KFBG and we are pleased to invite him back for this online talk.
2. Date and Time
22nd Apr 2022 (Fri), from 6 - 7:30 pm HKT (10 - 11:30am GMT)
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More about Kadoorie Earth Programme
Kadoorie Earth Programme (KEP) is an initiative being 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.
Be part of this unfolding initiative by joining our series of upcoming talks by world-renowned ecological speakers. Click HERE and save the dates to get inspired on how we can shift to an eco-centric worldview, with care and reverence for the Earth.