New Dewan

Ramon at a poetry workshop

Ramon at a poetry workshop

On Sunday Jan 25 Subud Greater Seattle members met to choose a new Dewan. We are grateful to David Lynch and Elisha Gullisxson, for their commitment these past two years to help the center grow as Chair and Vice-Chair.

The new committee is: Ramon Hildreth, chair, Abideen Gunatilaka vice-chair, Sherwin O’Bar, Treasurer, Hadiyah Carlyle, Secretary and Hadidjah Gregory, Member at Large. Sherwin is continuing as Treasurer and has done a great job in working with the complex finances. The Dewan is looking forward to working with the members to continue the work for Subud.

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Helper Development Event a Huge Success

By all account the Helper Development Day, Saturday, January 24, 2015, was a huge success with breakthroughs reported on both the Men’s and Women’s side of the Dewan and an increased sense of harmony. Hanafi Libman took a few photos. Thanks to all who participated. If you are having some challenging issues in your life, now is a good time to check in with the helpers, as they are ready to use new tools discovered during this event.

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Regional Helpers Elizabeth Flanders, Elisha Gullixson and Michael Alexander

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Susila Dharma USA Chair Evan Padilla and Elisha Gullixson

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National Helper Benedict Herrman and Local Helper Annie Padilla

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Local Helper HAlstein Stralberg and Regional Helper Emil Ward

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Local Helpers Insiah Caspers and Hadijah O’Bar, Mariam Ross from Clinton, WA and National Helper Sofia Nicoletti.

 

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African Dance and Drum at Subud House!

spring st danceWe are happy to announce that we are renting the Spring Street Center Chapel to One World Arts Exchange on Tuesday evenings from February through June for drop-in African dance and drum classes, featuring music and dance from Guinea. Sengbe dance, otherwise known as doundoun dance, where you play a stick drum and dance simultaneously, is at 6:00 pm, and traditional dance, with live drumming accompaniment is at 7:30. Classes are taught by Abdoulaye Sylla, who is a former member of his country’s national dance company, Les Ballets Africains. Classes are $15 each, or two for $25 on the same evening. You are welcome to attend class and experience the joy of and energy of African music and movement. These classes will nurture your body and nourish your spirit. For more info, go to www.danceanddrum.com. It would be wonderful to see some Subud members participating in this exciting event.

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Zonal Gathering Ireland (April 2015)

Dear sisters and brothers,

I am glad to announce that the next Zone 3 Meeting will be hold in
Kippure, Ireland, from 3th to 7th April 2015.
On behalf of the Zone 3 countries and council, I would be delighted to
have you with us to share latihan, conversations, chats, food and fun in the beautiful and green venue of Kippure.

With love
Andrea

Here below you can find as attachment a presentation of the location.
For further information, please contact:
Matthew Weiss ireland@subud.org
Suzanna Webb ireland_kcf@subud.org

Andrea Vivit
Zone 3 Rep

 

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(Download flyer (pdf) here.)

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Jan 24 Helper Development Day

Benedict Herrman

Benedict Herrman

Helper Development Day is this Saturday, January 24, 2015 All 6 Regional Helpers will be on hand, as well as 3 National Helpers to assist local helpers to deal with issues they feel are  important will be discussed and tested, with a likely emphasis on issues of trust and harmony.

Participants will meet together briefly at 10:00 AM, proceeding to quiet time at 10:15 and latihan at 10:30.  This will be followed by open (yet orderly) discussion & testing, open-ended in length, with a potluck lunch break.
This is one of those rare Subud opportunities that has the potential to have a lasting positive effect. Many folks are working hard, on their own dime, to make this happen, so your attendance is strongly encouraged.
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Dewan Elections Jan 25!

Subud House

Subud House

SAVE THE DATE:  SUNDAY JAN 25.  GENERAL MEETING SUBUD GREATER SEATTLE.  IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR.  WE WILL HAVE ELECTIONS FOR A NEW DEWAN.  PLEASE COME AND HELP US PICK A NEW DEWAN.  The Dewan serves for two years.  We have been very fortunate to have a dedicated committee these past years.  We look forward to a new committee to foster the growth of Subud Greater Seattle.  The meeting will take place after latihan and potluck lunch around 12:30.

You may want to consider pre-testing before the 25th, so as to be prepared for that day. It is an exciting time with our centerprise doing well and harmony emerging in the community better than it has been for a long time. Help build that momentum. Thanks for considering serving the greater good of Subud Greater Seattle.

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Canadian Menucha?

Looking for a Subud event that allows you to experience latihan with many more Subud members? One designed to enhance your own latihan practice? Want to go to where they spell neighborhood with a ‘u”? We have the event for U.

Subud Members at Camp Alexander, Crescent Beach, B.C. 2014 copy

Subud Members at Camp Alexander, Crescent Beach, B.C. 2014

SUBUD GATHERING IN MAY – preliminary information

Are you ready, hungry, wishing for, or eagerly awaiting, a Subud gathering?

Look no further and mark the date on your new 2015 calendar, right now!

WHAT:  Western Region Family Gathering

WHERE: Alexandra Neighbourhood House, Crescent Beach, Surrey, British Colombia, Canada (just south of Vancouver and close to the US border).

WHEN: May 22 to 25, 2015. Mid-afternoon on Friday to mid-afternoon on Monday.

Sunrise at Crescent Beach (b) photo by Miranda

Sunrise at Crescent Beach

SOME REASONS TO COME:

LATIHANS, TESTING  & OTHER KEJIWAAN OPPORTUNITIES

WORKSHOPS

FUN ACTIVITIES

GREAT SOCIALIZING

A TIME TO RE-CONNECT AND SHARE WITH YOUR BROTHERS & SISTERS

FAMILY ORIENTED WITH CHILDRENS’ ACTIVITIES

ALL MEALS PROVIDED AND WE WILL HAVE USE OF A SMALL KITCHEN

DRINKS & SNACKS AVAILABLE DURING THE DAY

ENTERTAINMENT & OTHER SUBUD CULTURE

SPACE FOR 40 (OR MORE) TO SLEEP IN A VARIETY OF COMFORTABLE BEDROOMS AND CABINS. ALTERNATIVE B&Bs AND RENTAL OPPORTUNITIES, IF NEEDED

IF YOU LIVE LOCALLY – DAY VISITORS WELCOME. COME FOR SOME OR ALL OF THE TIME.

VERY SHORT WALK TO THE OCEAN

REASONABLE COST

MORE DETAILS and REGISTRATION INFORMATION: are currently being worked out by your Western Regional Council (Group Chairs, Regional Helpers, Regional Chair) & others, and will be available shortly.

This is where we held a very successful Subud gathering last June.

Please spread the word!!

Dave Hitchcock

Western Regional Chair

(Email: hitch@shaw.ca)

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Sales of work support Victoria Shelter

Elfrida Schragen paintings speak volumes as they share the humanity of the working poor, impoverished elderly, mentally and physically challenged, addicted and the homeless who come to Our Place an inner-city community centre “Our Place“, in Victoria, Canada.  For more…

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Save The Dates

Subud Greater Seattle logoView the January Dewan Meeting Minutes here.

Pre-test for positions with the incoming Dewan! Now through Jan 25.

Helper’s Development, Saturday, January 24, 2015 after latihan.

Testing for new Committee – Sunday, Jan 25, 2015, with potluck after latihan. Pre-test if you think you’d like to be part of the incoming Dewan.

Next Dewan Meeting, February 1, 2015, 9A.

Helper-Committee Latihan (after general Latihan) February 1, 11:45A

Spring Street Center Open House, Saturday, Feb 7, has been postponed. Graphics person needed to make a poster for the event. See Paul.

Saturday, Feb 14, Subud/Skagit Valley Bird Watch/Fundraiser.

Subud USA National Gathering, September 3-7, 2015, Redwood City, CA

Menucha (Regional Kejiwaan Gathering) November 12-15, 2015, Corbett, Oregon.

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Subud Lewes Wins!

St. Anne's School (Lewes)

St. Anne’s School (Lewes)

Subud Lewes came out as the top bidder of the former St. Anne’s School site in Lewes (UK, East Sussex County)  to repurpose the former school for community needs. A vigorous debate that attempted to portray the Subud organization in Britain and worldwide as a homophobic institution ended up with a decision by the County Council that there had been in fact a “robust bidding process which included consultation with the local community.”

Read the BBC article here: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-sussex-30737188

And for a little bit on the row over Subud’s stance toward the LGBTQ community, see: http://www.thegayuk.com/magazine/4574334751/Lewes-Subud-Responds-To-Open-Letter-Anti-Gay-Allegations/8800350

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