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At the National Congress in Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 4-7, 2013: Sharing Circles (Download the flyer here.)

We invite you to join us at this year’s Subud USA National Gathering.

All the testing about this upcoming gathering indicates that it is primarily a time for SPIRITUAL RENEWAL AND BOLSTERING – a time for each of us to truly connect with and deepen our latihans.

In addition to providing three daily opportunities to do latihan with a large group, there will be sharing circles each day to talk about the latihan, what we receive, what is being asked of us, and how we can bring the latihan to bear in our outer lives. The national helpers will offer testing opportunities that will include the inner significance of being alive on the earth, our soul’s significance and meaning, awakening testing, letting go of the past, forgiveness, acceptance of self and others, taking receiving into our lives, ancestors, personal testing, and more.

National gatherings are the one time each year that we and our families can:
be together with Subud brothers and sisters from across the country. And, because the zone 7 council meeting is being held at the gathering, there will be Subud members from Suriname, Mexico, and Canada attending as well.

Each day there will be an opportunity to come together to share deeply with one another where each of us is on his/her spiritual path. The goal is to create an open space for the expression of where each person is at this time and to have the opportunity to really listen to one another.

We invite each person to share in a circle such things as:
How are you managing getting to latihan?
How are you experiencing the latihan itself?
How are you understanding what you are receiving, and what is being asked of you in your latihan ?

How are you challenged to bring the latihan into your outer lives?

We ask that in the sharing circles we all simply listen openly to one another without interrupting, offering advice or making com- ments. After going around the circle we will see what test ques- tions arise. We can share again after testing. Some sharing circles may address specific topics beyond those suggested above.

Understanding True Culture and Talent Testing

What SICA really is. A deepening of your understanding about true culture and how to put it into your daily life. Testing will be offered at the end of the workshop.

Blessing of the Hands

Our hands can be vehicles through which our true talents are communicated to others. Whether we are artists, musicians, construction workers, welders, auto mechanics, bakers, florists, hobbyists, loan officers, massage therapists, healers or health care professionals, our hands impart our shared journey of imparting the latihan through our work.

Communication Skills:

Listening and Responding from the Inner

A structured interactive workshop in which participants will be guid- ed in an opportunity to practice one-on-one listening and speaking from a true place within.

Navigating Dating and Relationships:

A Kedjiwaan Workshop for Unmarried Women

Come together with other unmarried women to talk and test about following one’s inner path and guidance in the process of dating and navigating intimate relationships.

Intergenerational Ropes Course

The University of New Mexico has a state of the art ropes course. This workshop is led by a trained facilitator and will focus on team- work and community building as we navigate challenges that are appropriate for all ages, from 6-90!

About Paul

A Subud member since 2004, a local helper and the Rental Agent for Subud Greater Seattle since 2011, Paul helps manage the Subud Greater Seattle website, is a poet with 4 published books on poetry and poetics and is father to two beautiful girls. www.paulenelson.com
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