Subud Enterprises Services International (SESI) is an initiative of the World Subud Association Executive. More information about the spiritual practice of Subud and the Subud organisation can be found at www.subud.com and www.subud.org respectively.The function of SESI is to nurture and facilitate the development of enterprises, both individual and collective, within the worldwide Subud community. Enterprises represent the application of Subud members’ talents and abilities as well as a ‘putting into practice’ of the Subud latihan. Among other things, the purpose of ‘Subud Enterprises’ is to support the growth and development of the Subud organisation and to support charitable and social activities undertaken by the Association and its members for the benefit of mankind.
About this website
The purpose of this website is to provide news about SESI activities and about Subud enterprises. It is also a platform for facilitating SESI’s work. The website is primarily for Subud members. Some general parts of the site are open to the public but other areas require a user to register before they can obtain access. Registration is simple, free and, in most cases, is an immediate process. Only Subud members are entitled to register and have access to all of the site.
About the SESI CO-Chairs
Since the 15th Subud World Congress in Freiburg, in 2018, SESI is being co-chaired by Hammond Peek of Christchurch, New Zealand, and Gaye Thavisin from Tasmania and living in Kalimantan (Borneo), Indonesia.
Hammond is a two-time Academy Award winner, who has held multiple positions in Subud: Group/National Chair and Treasurer, Committee Councillor Subud New Zealand, and WSA Treasurer (2010 to 2014). He is married to Renata, lives in Christchurch, has five grown up kids and two grandchildren.
Apart from his very successful career as a sound recordist in the NZ film industry, Hammond was involved in former years in a Subud film production company and a small Subud finance company. He currently runs a property investment company with three properties in Christchurch. Hammond says: “I love figures and connecting with people, and I prefer to call a spade a spade, rather than 'a device for digging'.”
Gaye arrived in Rungan Sari in 2002 to help fit out the new Rungan Sari Resort, and stayed to operate it. 4 years later, with new business partner Lorna Dowson-Collins, they set up an amazing, ‘responsible’ enterprise, called Wow Borneo - pioneering tourism and eco-cruises in Central Kalimantan. Over the last 10 years the business has expanded and is operating on 3 rivers, including in the world famous Tanjung Puting National Park.
“My commitment to enterprise and to supporting the growth of new enterprises, is based on my deep conviction that responsible enterprise is the way to put into practice our latihan and enhance our personal development, to make a difference in the community in which we live, giving real opportunities for regular jobs, and for us, to make a difference to protection of our embattled environment.
I look forward to working together with Hammond and our counterparts in groups, national committees and zones all over the world, to support, inspire and nurture Subud enterprises!”