Susthama Kim
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3rd ITZI conference keynote address by Dharmavidya

In this video Dharmavidya explains Buddhist psychology as a pscyhology of addiction and obsession.
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ITZI Conference 2019: No Pearl without Grit

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Tell us about yourself - at least 30 words
My name is Susthama and I practice Pureland Buddhism. I have recently been made Deputy Head of the Order and am still Dharmavidya’s Jissha.
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Volunteering, Attending courses, Holiday/Recuperation, Course leader, Join Staff Team, Develop the Buildings, Gardening, Group Retreats, Personal Retreat, Personal Therapy, Support in your own part of the world

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Posted on April 16, 2019 at 21:30 0 Comments

My children, Floor and I have been at Eleusis for a week visiting Dharmavidya. He had had another attack of new embolisms in his lungs a few weeks ago, and had gone to see a specialist at the hospital who then kept him in the hospital for just under a week and was back home the day before we arrived.

When we arrived, he told us of another serious blockage problem. He lives in the countryside, quite remote, and is on…



Posted on January 7, 2018 at 22:30 0 Comments

As far as my life goes, it is pretty boring; nothing too exciting or too adventurous. We had a ‘minor scare’ over Christmas, however, but it turned out to be nothing but a change in hormones. Had it come to fruition it would have meant another three years of my life doing nothing but the same thing that I have been doing for the past six years, and boy oh boy, I am so relieved that it was just a scare. You can never be too careful, and at the same time you can’t even plan the perfect time to…



Posted on December 5, 2017 at 22:30 1 Comment

i have been attending a parent and toddler group at the Steiner school in Kings Langley for a little while. I first started going there with Selena and then started taking Dorian there in September. It’s a lovely place with a different outlook and philosophy, and where I have learned about the Rubicon stage, but unfortunately the regulatory body Ofsted had rated it badly and so it had to introduce radical measures in order to stay open. 

But these changes have made things worse for…


By sheer power of aspiration

Posted on December 3, 2017 at 22:30 6 Comments

Ever since my ordination back in Dec 2003 I have always loved being involved in or being a witness to someone taking a step onto the Buddhist path. The aspirant or candidate taking on the Amida precepts always appears solemn, and sincere, and as I listen to the vows and see how willing they are to aspire to live an ideal life they become even bigger with a certain amount of gravitas and I find myself shrinking and becoming less Significant. It is a wonderfully moving experience and so I always… Continue

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At 22:21 on October 9, 2019, Tineke Osterloh said…

Hi Susthama, great to meet you here.

At 17:11 on October 9, 2019, Nicole Stern said…

Hello Susthama, I am happy meeting you here again.

At 21:14 on December 18, 2017, Ian Summers-Noble said…

Hi again, quick addendum...Dharmavidya has given us a vision/manifesto in 'The New Buddhism' :)

At 20:45 on December 18, 2017, Ian Summers-Noble said…

Thank you Susthama

NAB :)

Obviously by "communism" I don't mean horrendous stalinist dictatorships!  But real communities, self-organising, democratic, caring for all in the community and others etc etc...won't attempt a manifesto! :)

peace, love and light


At 2:42 on December 6, 2017, Amanda Jane Fitton said…
Hi Susthama, Good to be back in touch with people after a traumatic time, Amanda x
At 18:24 on April 23, 2016, Carol English said…
Hi Susthama! Does this mean you are coming up for air after your move? How is everything??
At 9:48 on January 30, 2016, Carol English said…
Your profile photo is wonderful :-)
At 9:47 on January 30, 2016, Carol English said…
Hi Susthama. Elja tells me you and Damian might come to Eleusis. Worrisome situation. Much love, carol


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Posted by Tamuly Annette on September 29, 2019 at 12:00 1 Comment

En l'absence de Darmavidya, j'ai - en ma qualité de voisine et d'amie - le privilège de m'occuper (un peu) de Tara, la petite chatte. C'est un bonheur  de la voir me faire la fête chaque fois que je me rends à Eleusis: elle s'étire, se roule sur le dos au soleil ou saute sur mes genoux. J'ignore si elle a profité de l'enseignement du maître des lieux, mais j'ai comme l'impression qu'elle me donne une belle leçon de sagesse: elle…



Posted by David Brazier on August 20, 2019 at 21:38 2 Comments

At the moment I am feeling very sad for the state of the planet. As I write the great forests are being consumed by fire, both the tropical forest in Brazil and the tundra forest in Russia. The great forests are the lungs of the earth. I myself have lung problems. When there are parts of the lungs that don’t work anymore one can run out of energy. It can strike suddenly. We will probably not do anything serious about climate change or wildlife extinction…



Posted by David Brazier on June 26, 2019 at 18:04 10 Comments

My medical condition continues to be a mystery. It is clear that I do not have any of the big nasty things - brain tumour, cracked skull, stroke, etc - as these have been ruled out by MRI investigation. Nonetheless I continue to have persistent, continuous head pain that varies in intensity and I become exhausted by the least effort so that I am functioning like an invalid incapable of doing very much. There is always a possibility that the whole syndrome is a…



Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on June 2, 2019 at 1:02 4 Comments

“Do we know what it means to be struck by grace? It does not mean that we suddenly believe that God exists, or that Jesus is the saviour, or that the Bible contains the truth. Grace strikes us when we are in great pain and restlessness. It strikes us when we walk through the dark Valley of a meaningless and empty life. It strikes us when we feel that our separation is deeper than usual, because we have violated another life, a life which we loved, or from which we were estranged. It strikes us… Continue

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