New from Jim!

We have passed a budget for 2020-this was accomplished at the general meeting Sunday!

Please pledge for the year!  Here’s a link—-

Holiday family potluck party this coming Sunday, December 22nd after Latihan in Seattle

Womens’ retreat January 24th-26th near the Skagit river!  Here’s a link—-

You can now fill out your own census information for Subud USA, AND choose what to dilvulge and what to keep private!  Here’s a link—-

Ressurection of art camp/family camp?  Any interest?

Jim O’Halloran

Launching the New Subud Archives Website

A letter from Daniela Moneta, WSA and Subud USA Archivist in Arizona

Subud California members, did you know that right next door in Phoenix, we have one of the five international archives designated by Bapak? This archive has documents, photographs, and personal accounts going back to 1958 when Bapak made his first trip to America. Here is an example from the collection:

Bapak at Disneyland May 1958.  Left to right: Ismana, Bapak, Ibu Rahayu, Luthfi James, an unknown woman.

The second photo (below) shows a view from the front of the same unknown woman in the photo above (left of Ibu Siti Sumari). Do you know her name? Or, do you recognize the other woman (right of Ibu Siti Sumari?). If you can identify either person, please contact The quest to add information such as this to the archives is part of our mission!

Another item in the archive is a film by Peter Mark Richman of Bapak’s second trip to Disneyland in August 1963, while on Bapak’s 3rd World Journey.

Our newly launched archives website makes Subud material visible and available online and gives members access to records about our Subud history. You can watch films and interviews, read stories and see beautiful photographs on your laptop or via hook up to your TV screen. Now you can readily show some of the Memories of Bapak interviews and other films and videos at your local Subud center.

For a preview of what is on the Subud Archives website, watch this brief video:

The website is available to Subud members only. If you would like to access it, send a request to  If you have any questions about the archives and how you can help, please let us know.

Help Shovel Snow!

The ten day forecast looks like snow is pretty certain.

Remember February 2018?

If you can help keep the sidewalk clear next week, let Marston Gregory know so we can be good neighbors, can attend Latihan and lodgers can get in and out of the house!

Eastside General Meeting Friday, January 31

Annual general meeting in Bellevue after Latihan Friday, January 31st.

We WILL keep this short.  Helper reports, review of the year, finances, SES.
Women’s retreat, Skagit January 24th-26th.
USA congress in Asheville, NC July 4th weekend.
Jim O’Halloran

Skagit Women’s Kejiwaan Gathering


January 24 – 26

Join us for a quiet winter get-away near the Skagit River



The ladies of Subud Bellingham/Skagit Valley warmly invite you to a winter kejiwaan retreat near the Skagit River. There are spaces for 18 guests. Please see the attached flyer. Contact Roosmiwati Reynolds to register; or 360 734-8517 and Julia Hurd with questions; or 360 724-3404.

New Stuff!

General meeting this coming Sunday, December 15th after Latihan.  The big ticket item will be the proposed 2020 budget.

Also, there is a free concert Saturday, December 14th open to Subud members and family in the Womens’ latihan hall; 4-8:30 PM.  This is put on by a group of professional musicians in the Seattle area.

Christmas party Sunday, December 22nd after latihan for Subud members, family and guests.  It will be a potluck.


Subud Skagit will have a Womens’ retreat Friday evening January 24th to Sunday January 26th.  There will be room for 18 women.  The cost will be about $220, but there will be some assistance available.  Expect to see more from SPNW.

General Meeting Sunday!

We’ll have a general meeting Sunday, December 15th after latihan in Seattle

Among other things we will present a fundraising campaign, and a proposed budget for 202.

There will be a family potluck Christmas party after Latihan Sunday, December 22nd.

Subud Greater Seattle Pledge Commitment for 2020

This year we’re asking all members to participate – in whatever way they can – by donating to our center.

To understand what to estimate in our proposed annual budget, we’re using a pledge system. Please click on the link provided below. This will take you to an online form.  There we ask you to please provide an estimate of the amount you think you could donate annually.  At the end of December, all pledges will be totaled and we can estimate the donor portion of our 2020 proposed budget.

Your committee is working with those who run our centerprise to grow our revenue there.  However, to sustain our contribution to regional expenses for helper travel and insurance, and its contribution to Subud USA we need your help.

This year, we are planning to monthly put away money any extra money we receive toward a building maintenance fund.  This fund will allow us to have reserves the next time that we have extraordinary expenses. If the members approve, at our next General Meeting 12/15, we would also like to save in a separate fund for members on fixed or limited income.  This so that they could attend kedjiwaan events and congresses.

With your help, Subud Greater Seattle will be able to establish and build these funds, sustain our future and provide for all members of our group to be able to participate.

Please fill out a pledge form online by 12/31/2019, or contact our treasurer for a paper pledge card.

Thank You,

Jim O’Halloran, Bhakti Watts, Ramon Hildreth, Oswald Norton

Subud Greater Seattle Treasurer Summary Report for October


Thanks again to all who have set up a recurring donation through their banks.  These regular checks really help us meet our monthly commitments to the region and pay for our use of our facilities. If you’d like to know how to setup a recurring check to our group through your bank, please contact me.

Donations to the General Fund during this two-month period were $1,065. Donations in the same period for the building fund totaled $830. We are behind in the 2019 budget for donations by $4,473. We are ahead in the 2019 budget for building repairs by $2,326.

We appreciate all members who donate to the needs of our group.

Update on Building Repair Fund

With October’s donations of $830 toward repairs we only have $2,379 left to raise. That means we only have 22% left in order to complete the member portion of these costs.  Please earmark any checks or portions of your current donation that you wish to go toward this expense.

Building Rentals

We had one hall rental in October from a client who has now booked monthly hall rentals into the new year.  AirBnB rentals for October were up $835 over September.

October Expenses

October expenses were up over September due to onetime tax and insurance costs.

Future Expenses

November expenses will be higher due to heating costs, but should be in line with average winter costs.

Results of outstanding costs:

  • Real Estate Taxes: We expect that any additional real estate taxes will come through King County at the beginning of 2020.  We do not currently anticipate addition costs for 2019.
  • Spring Street Center Business Taxes: Sherwin completed the filing for Spring Street Center.  There was no income tax due for 2018.

 Proposed 2020 Budget

Your committee is in the process of putting together a proposed budget. We will present that budget at our next General Meeting for your review.  As a part of that budget, we are going to ask members to make a pledge of how much they think that they can donate to supporting our center in 2020. We will total your pledges and use that figure to determine how much we could potentially count on from members for 2020.

Important! New name for donation checks to Subud Greater Seattle

Use only “Subud PNW – Seattle Center” on any future donations to our center.  Bank rules, recently changed, are delaying deposits.  Please be sure to change the “Pay To The Order Of” section of your handwritten or automatic withdrawn check from your account and use this name.

If you intend to make your donation to the Region, please earmark your check Subud PNW.

General Meeting Friday Night – Eastside!

Subject: General meeting after latihan this Friday November 15th in Bellevue


– Our goal is to limit the meeting to 30 minutes.

– Proposal to increase our commitment to Subud Pacific Northwest

– Proposal to make a one-time donation to Subud Pacific Northwest of $1000 earmarked for regional helper travel.

– Holiday potluck party after latihan in Seattle Sunday, December 22

– Sharing moments or epiphanies from Menucha

Eastside Latihan Address:

11061 NE 2nd St Bellevue, WA 98004

Quiet starts at 7:40 pm.  Doors close at 7:50. Latihan at 8 pm.