Wednesday Night Latihan 7:15 Quiet Time

See you at the Subud House

Due to poor attendance over the past several years, Latihans will no longer happen on Thursday nights and Saturday mornings. Instead, a new Latihan time of 7;15pm Wednesdays has started as of January 11, 2017. You are welcome to attend.

Latihan times as of 1.11.17 are:

Wednesdays 7:15pm
Thursdays 11:30am (Women only)
Fridays 7:45pm (Eastside only)
Sundays 11am

We hope to see you soon.

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Jim O’Halloran Trio @ Lake Chad Cafe

Please come out and support your Subud Brother and World-Class Musician Jim O’Halloran as his trio plays at the warm and inviting Lake Chad Cafe at 1712 S. Jackson, near the heart of Seattle’s historic Jazz Community.

On January 20 at 7pm he leads a band featuring two of the best Jazz musicians in Seattle, Evan Flory-Barnes and D’Vonne Lewis.

From Jim:

I’ll be playing at Lake Chad Cafe’ with D’Vonne Lewis on drums and Evan Flory-Barnes on bass!
   We (Ricardo Guity, Isaac Castillo, and I) had a great time this last Friday deconstructing and reassembling tunes—Looking forward to more of the same Friday after next-the 20th.
Remember—No Cover! Full Bar! Aand a Welcoming, inclusive hang!

Delicious food with additions to the menu! Kids welcome!

Check out D’Vonne here:

And Evan here:
Check out Lake Chad Cafe’ here:

February 3 will feature Osama Afifi and Jacques Willis, February 17 will feature Farko Dosumov and Chef’s surprise.

After February 17 we will be playing alternate Saturdays, March 4th & 18th; and April 1st & 15th—lineup to follow.
Lake Chad will have Latin Dance night every Friday starting February 24; and alternate Fridays prior to that.
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Subud House Basement Cleaning Jan 15

Sunday January 15 after latihan we will be cleaning out the basement so the sewer line can be fixed on Jan 30.  If we have volunteers it won’t take a lot of time.  Please give Subud an hour or so that we can continue maintaining the house which maintains our inner lives.

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Plant trees in Kalimantan, Subud Youth to Support WSA


Through planting trees in Kalimantan Subud Youth is supporting WSA.

Plant a Tree – Fund for the Future –

Adopt a TreeFunding for the future of Subud & the World  Dear Brothers and Sisters,To end this year on a hopeful note, let’s make a gift that will be beneficial to our planet.We are launching an initiative to support the rehabilitation of the rainforest in Central Kalimantan, land of Dayaks and a place with much Subud history. If you donate to this fund, a tree will be planted in your name in Borneo. The location is Jumpun Pambelom – 1 hour from Rungan Sari Subud Center.

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January 29, 2017

It’s that time of the every-other-year again. The day on which we test candidates for Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and At-Large members of the local Dewan. If you have guidance that you might be a candidate for any of these positions, you may want to pretest, but our meeting is set for Sunday, January 29, 2017, after latihan. Presumably there will be food and you might be interested in providing something to share with your brothers and sisters. May the force be with you.

A hearty thank you goes out to our current Dewan:

Subud House

Chair – Ramon Hildreth
Vice-Chair – Abadeen Gunatilaka
Treasurer – Sherwin O’Bar
Secretary – Hadiyah Carlyle
Helper Rep – Hadijah O’Bar
Helper Rep – Jim O’Halloran
At-Large/Eastside Rep – Hadidjah Gregory

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New Year Celebration!

Get a good start on your Latihan practice in the New Year!

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Dewan Meeting Minutes (Dec 4, 2016)

The local Dewan met on December 4, 2016, before Latihan, at 9:30 and the minutes are (as usual) posted as a page and linked here.

Here is an excerpt:

  • Subud Dewan Committee:
  • Ramon will ask SPNW for a loan of up to $5000. We have a major expense coming up with the sewer and tree roots which has been a long standing issue. Unanimously passed.
  • $1200 of SGS funds will be donated to SPNW. In spite of SGS projecting a $4,000or more shortfall; SGS will send the usual contribution and it was unanimously passed.
  • Repairs:  Marston reported that Bob Oates will do the sewer repairs at $9500 plus tax.  This was the lowest and best bid.  They will put a liner in because of the root issues.  We can pay in three payments over a ninety day period.
  • We also approved up to $400 plus tax to replace the bed upstairs as there have been complaints. (After the meeting, Martson found another way by putting boards in so we don’t have to use the amount designated…

Respectfully submitted by Hadiyah Carlyle, Sec’y

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New Year’s Subud Party 1.1.17

From Marston Gregory:

Please come to our 2017 New Year’s Day party at the Seattle Center on Jan 1, 2017.  It starts after Latihan. New Year’s Day is also “Hoppin’ John Day” in the Southern U.S.  As in New Orleans we will have traditional rice and beans plus many other gourmet treats. Proceeds from donations will benefit SD USA and a recommended donation of at least $10 per person is asked or what you feel a gourmet meals is worth.

Debbie Machado-Santos 240 353-7678

Come and enjoy the cuisine of Debbie Machado-Santos, master chef, who just moved back from Washington, D.C. last April.  ( Debbie is a chef and another chef (David Calderon from Chile) will also assist.  David has been a chef on many cruise ships.  Wow!  Is this going to be a meal…

Evan Padilla will be giving short presentation on SD and it’s good work around the globe after the meal. Please come and start of the new year with great food and charity.

Thanks to Subud Greater Seattle who has underwritten the purchase of the food and to Debbie and David for the excellent preparations.

To plan, we need to know how many are attending, so please rsvp Hadiyah Carlyle at

Don’t miss this!

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Hildreth Sisters Fundraiser

subud-youth-2016Greetings Subud brothers and sisters, This year is the international youth gathering: Basara in Kalimantan. The gathering will take place in Central Kalimantan for 10 days from December 29th- January 7th. The vision of Basara is to bring the young generation in one place to grow and connect as well as contribute to Kalimantan. Local Seattle Subud members Leandra and Sophy Hildreth are raising funds to attend this gathering. Please Help these two Subud sisters in the adventure of a lifetime.

Sophy Hildreth’s campaign:

Leandra Hildreth’s campaign:


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No Latihan Sunday. Try Saturday

There will be no Latihan Sunday, November 13. Subud members not at Menucha are encouraged to practice Latihan Saturday, November 12, at 10:15. The reason is a rental of the house for a very special event.

From Vivek Thacker:

sathya-sai-baba-international-organizationI am a member of the Sathya Sai Baba International Organization (, a spiritual and service organization whose goal is to help man realize the inherent divinity in them. Our practice focuses on 3 aspects: study of our leader, Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s literature, devotional music and serving the needs of the local community. Our members have been extremely active in all these 3 aspects since the 1990s in the Puget Sound region.
Every year, our organization, Sri Sathya Sai Baba International Organization, organizes a continuous 24 hour devotional signing program for World Peace that begins on the 2nd Saturday of November at 6pm and ends on the Sunday at 6pm. This year, we are grateful that Spring Street Center will graciously host us on November 12th through 13th. Usually we expect 50-100 families (in and out traffic) to stop by multiple times during the event.
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