Monthly Archives: February 2024

Notes from Annie

Born of our recent conversation about “What do we want to do with our property?”
Topic: Outreach
Test questions:
1) What is my attitude about the topic of outreach?
2) What is my personal starting point when thinking about outreach?
3) What are barriers that keep me from being optimistic about outreach?
4) How is my willingness to embrace new ideas about outreach?
5) How can I help identify new approaches to outreach?
I will bring something to share for lunch.
You are welcome to bring something, too.

Ramadan info from Portland

Ramadan Friday Nights, 2024
Dear Subud Brothers and Sisters,
Ramadan is approaching and will go from March 11 – April 10, 2024.  We will be following this announcement with the Ramadan 2024 Calendar.
Those who wish to participate in Ramadan readings on Zoom on Friday evenings (Ramadan Friday Nights), please contact Lillian and/or Marilyn by email.  Marilyn will then send you the zoom invitation that will work for all 4 nights.  You do not need a new invitation for each meeting.  All Subud members are invited to attend whether fasting or not. We will be meeting from 8:00 – 9:00 pm (and possibly a bit longer). Marilyn will be hosting and will also send out the Zoom invitation on the list serve for the Center.
We usually choose a Ramadan talk by Bapak or Ibu or read from Susila Budhi Dharma, taking turns reading a few paragraphs each.  We will  also check in briefly with each other about our lives in general.  Please email us with suggestions for your favorite Bapak talks.
It is a nice time to be together. Hope to have you join in.
Love,  Lillian & Marilyn
Lillian’s email:
Marilyn’s email:
The dates of the four Ramadan Friday Nights this year are:
March 15
March 22 –  (Subud Portland will be meeting in-person at the Subud House at 6:00 pm for the Passover, Easter, Spring Equinox/Ramadan Celebration hosted by Fayra Teeters, and holding our zoom Ramadan Friday Night at 8:00 pm.  Marilyn will host zoom participants while the in-person meeting is going on.)
March 29
April 5
2024 Ramadan Calendar:  To follow

Meeting/Lunch this Sunday

Notes from Annie
The house is not open this week.
I’ll bring a pot of soup to share (again).
Please bring a dish to share.
Basement kitchen at noon-ish.
The City of Seattle is working on a pipe on our streets. Street parking is less available. Allow extra time for parking.
COVID continues to spike in the community. Some folks are developing neurological symptoms with Long COVID. Please wear a mask to Latihan and when out in the community.
Out of respect for all, please arrive on time for quiet, in preparation for Latihan.
There will be a general meeting this Sunday, during lunch. I have some topics to discuss.

Message from Rayma and Oswald

Hello to all from Rayma and Oswald in Los Angeles.  We join with the entire group in our condolences to the Tedrow family upon the loss of our dear Subud sister Lorraine.  We are so grateful for the person she was and the gifts she gave us as friend, member, and helper.

The rains here in Southern California let up after Tuesday evening. We’ve been safe and warm inside a small second-floor apartment in West Hollywood, where terrain is flat, and were not threatened by mudflows.  We watch reports of destruction on TV, and held our breath hoping the L.A. River didn’t overflow its containment channel. It didn’t.

Before the rains started, on Saturday, Feb. 3, we were able to go to latihan at the Wilshire Center – the Subud house on Wilshire Boulevard.  (It’s a 3-story building directly across the street from the La Brea Tar Pits.)  We estimate there were about 15 women and 20 men at latihan.  Afterwards, we enjoyed meeting and talking with new (to us) members and some old friends.

We send our best to everyone there in Subud Greater Seattle, especially our new committee!  Annie, you’re performing a unique role of being both chairperson and temporary resident of the Subud house!  That’s bound to bring new insights!

See you in April.


Notes from Annie!

We have the house this weekend.
I’ll bring some soup to share after Latihan, in basement kitchen.
Lorraine Tedrow died on Saturday, February 3rd, in the presence of her family. She will be missed. Our sincere condolences to the Tedrow family.
Photo by Leona Oren.
Robert Knill, 97, is now receiving hospice services.
Many thanks to Jim O’Halloran for his years of service as Chair of SUBUD Greater Seattle.