The World Subud Association has an important aim to promote and encourage the bringing together of the talents and skills available within our Association– whether within for-profit or non-profit activities; for social and charitable work; for schools and youth services, or within the cultural and arts fields, as well as the development of business ventures. It is in this way that the Subud membership will be able to better experience and demonstrate the result of the latihan as practiced in this world; and to better understand and discover the meaning of harmony in human endeavour.
As a registered non-profit tax-exempt organization, the WSA cannot provide significant financing to for-profit businesses. However, the WSA can provide access to a network of business experts, and to motivate and encourage those experts in Subud to get together and develop significantly large enterprises. The aim would be to earn reasonable profits from these businesses for their investors while committing to share those profits (usually 25% of dividend payments) to help the Subud Association meet its obligations to its membership and to support the development of projects that significant numbers of Subud members can collaborate together to undertake — projects such as schools, hospitals and homes for the aged. At the same time the Subud Association would also be able to adequately fund the need for Subud premises and to support the work of the helpers on all levels.
The Muhammad Subuh Foundation also provides financial support to the development of Subud premises and to other projects, and the management of WSA’s assets: www.msubuhfoundation.org.
SUBUD ENTERPRISE SERVICES INTERNATIONAL (SESI)
SESI RESOLUTIONS from World Congress 2014 in Puebla
1. SESI LEGAL STATUS
In addition to its existing status of serving the members under the WSA Executive, Congress approves the recommendation that SESI will explore the establishment of a separate, legal entity that will provide experts to assist member to evaluate potential business ventures *. The new legal entity will carry out SESI’s mandate to support the establishment of Subud members Enterprises worldwide under an appropriate name that will not contain the word “Subud”, and subject to WSC approval of its Articles of Association; that WSC will approve its first Board and Managing Director as well as approve an appropriate form of Supervisory Board of one or more Directors of SESI that will be part of the Executive of WSA; that no general funds of the WSA shall be used to establish the above entity.
* Which is the expression of the founder’s God-given talents
2. SESI EXPLORE THE FORMATION OF A FINANCIAL INSTITUTION AND IF FEASIIBLE PROCEED TO IMPLEMENT IT WITH THE APPROVAL OF WSC
Congress supports the recommendation of SESI that, it will explore the establishment of a suitable International Financial Institution to serve the needs for the financing of Subud members Enterprises and Projects; that WSC will approve its Articles of Association; that the initial Directors of the said Financial Institution will be approved by the WSC as well as an appropriate form of Supervisory Board, in consultation with SESI, and that no general funds of the WSA be used to establish this entity.
3. SESI WILL CONTINUE ENCOURAGING MEMBERS TO BE REGISTERED ON A DATA-BASE, TO BOTH SERVE ON A PANEL OF EXPERTS, AND/OR BE CONTACTED TO BE INVOLVED IN NEW VENTURES BEING ESTABLISHED.
4. SESI WILL ENCOURAGE JOINT PROJECTS INVOLVING SDIA AND SICA ( eg Schools, Homes for the elderly, Hospitals etc.)
How to start an enterprise for Subud:
The enterprises Bapak means are joint enterprises, undertaken jointly between you, not by just one or two people only but by a lot of people forming a company, an NV (Naamlooze Ve- noot-schap) or PT (Perseroan Terbatas), a Limited Company, which can really be seen to have adequate capital. That means establishing an enterprise with a lot of members working together, collecting a large amount of capital. In this way the enterprises you carry on will really be able to strengthen Subud.
About SESI: read more
Is published to keep members informed of current enterprise developments.
This memorandum includes an update on current activities at SESI and a summary of what’s happened at SESI since the 2010 World Congress and the June/July 2011 WSC meeting in Rungan Sari. Since the new SESI was appointed at the World Congress we spent a significant amount of time producing the summary of Bapak’s advice and guidance concerning enterprise that was requested by Congress.
We are very much open to suggestions and proposals as regards how we can better support SES national bodies’ needs and how we can better function as SES International. We intend to expand the SESI Board and are particularly interested in any members with financing/ banking expertise and someone to help us manage and develop our web site.
This document was developed as a background paper to help fulfill a resolution passed at the 13th Subud World Congress to summarize and embody a common understanding of Bapak´s advice regarding the meaning, importance and role of Enterprise to Subud…
This enterprise document is 35 pages and contains:
- nine pages of text and 26 pages of source notes
- at www.subudlibrary.net, seven of the 27 talks and the autobiography have been translated into Spanish with an additional Spanish talk available in audio
- two of the talks are available in Indonesian
- Bapak clarified the role and purpose for creating a new SESI, Wolfsburg 1975
Attached is an extract from an important talk that Bapak gave at the 5th World Congress in Wolfsburg in 1975, and that clarified the role and purpose for creating a new SESI. This specific input was omitted from the document that SESI produced last year that summarized Bapak’s advice and guidance concerning enterprises. …read more (English), French, Spanish
This statement is so fundamental to SESI’s wish to thoroughly explore this advice and guidance as a core part of our efforts to create a development strategy for Subud Enterprises, that we felt we should widely share this input and seek comment on it as we continue to develop our role and function. The full talk may be found at the Subud Library, reference 75WOB15.