We were delighted to host Satish Kumar at our 2015 event.

A former monk and long-term peace and environment activist, Satish Kumar has been quietly setting the Global Agenda for change for over 50 years. He was just 18 when he began campaigning for land reform in India and working to turn Gandhi’s vision of a renewed India and a peaceful world into reality.

In 1973 Satish settled in the United Kingdom taking up the post of editor of Resurgence magazine, a position he has held ever since, making him the UK’s longest-serving editor of the same magazine. During this time, he has been the guiding spirit behind a number of now internationally-respected ecological and educational ventures including Schumacher College in South Devon where he is still a Visiting Fellow.

His autobiography, No Destination, first published by Green Books in 1978, has sold over 50,000 copies. In 2005, Satish was Sue Lawley’s guest on Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs. In 2008, as part of BBC2’s Natural World series, he presented a 50-minute documentary from Dartmoor, Earth Pilgrim, which was watched by over 3.6 million people.

The title of his talk, which corresponds to the underlying purpose of the publication, now called Resurgence & Ecologist, is Truth, Goodness and Beauty. For Truth – science. For Goodness – spirituality. For Beauty –  arts. The purpose of is to practise, pursue and promote Truth, Goodness and Beauty (TGB). This ancient trinity is our foundation.

Listen to Satish’s lecture Truth, Goodness and Beauty.

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(photo by Nathan Gaydhani).