Kaspa & Satya are lead Buddhist teachers at the Bright Earth temple and they are responsible for the day to day running of the building. They are married and have lived in Malvern since 2010. Their colleague teachers Dayamay and Khema also lead practice at the temple and online. Find out more about us below! Kaspa, Satya, Dayamay and Khema all belong to The Amitabha Fellowship – an organisation for Pure Land Buddhist teachers.
Satya Robyn (she/her) works as a psychotherapist and a writer as well as running Bright Earth with her husband Kaspa. She has been involved in eco-activism since 2019. She is currently engaged in a daily vigil in her local town and plans to continue until COP26 on Nov 1st 2021. Find out more at her personal website www.satyarobyn.com or at www.dearearth.co.uk.
Kaspa Thompson (he/him) has been a Buddhist teacher for more than a decade and has a special interest in outside practice. He is a committee member of the Eco Dharma Network, and the Network of Buddhist Organisations. He facilitated Buddhist Action Month, in 2019, 2020 and 2021. He works as a psychotherapist and supervisor using Internal Family Systems. He is currently co-coordinator of XR Buddhists.
Dayamay (he/him) is a part of the temple community and has been practising with the sangha since 2012. He runs a monthly study group online and Buddhist practice at the temple. He is interested in Shinran’s teachings and a broad range of spiritual teachers. He runs a weekly emotional support group online.
Khemashalini (she/her) lives in Malvern and has a heart connection with the hills and with the Earth. She has been teaching at the Bright Earth temple since 2017. She enjoys organising and taking part in yatras – long sacred walks through the landscape. She works in the NHS with a specialty in infection control.