Monthly Archives: November 2016

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.

Ken Chafee Surgery

Mariana Chafee reports on Facebook:

ken-and-mariana-chafeeSo, tomorrow (Nov 8, 2016) Kenneth will have surgery on his right lung: “minimally invasive, camera assisted, surgery.” There is a very small possibility that they may have to open him up and remove the affected lobe, depending on what they find when they first go in. We are, of course, hoping that this will not be necessary, and he will be in the hospital for some days in either case. This is a worrying situation, and your kind thoughts for him will be much appreciated. Thank you, I’ll post again when we know more.

9:18pm Tuesday update:

It has been a long day, and stressful, but Kenneth is resting in the hospital. They did have to remove the top lobe of the right lung, because there was an 8mm area of invasiveness, and 5mm is the line they draw. So the lobe has been removed, with some lymph nodes, and depending on what the pathologist finds in those nodes, he will or will not need chemo. We are told that the chances of that happening is (according to the literature) 3 to 5%. So the outlook, and the prognosis, is pretty good. Kenneth has a lot of pain (the doctor warned him about this, so at least he wasn’t blind-sided), and now it is a matter of keeping him comfortable and doing whatever we can to help him heal. Thank you all, again, for your kind thoughts.