Monthly Archives: May 2024

Bellingham Subud House Plans

Here’s an update on the Bellingham house plus, a reminder to pick up anything from the house you’d like to have.

Monday, May 20: Annie Padilla is coming to pick up items for the Seattle Subud House or to store. Things like Bapak portraits, books, whatever Subud memorabilia she may be willing to transport. This in part because she believes such things belong in a Subud home. She has also kindly offered to deliver items set aside for the SD Auction at the National Gathering and a few books for Subud Portland.

Wednesday, May 22: The inspector hired by the PNW Committee will go through the house and write a report. Michael and Rosalyn will be there.

Thursday, May 23: Nadia is coming to help sort items in the garage, the cupboards by the back door and whatever else, wherever else. There is much that will need to be dumped or recycled, including some hazardous materials, (old paint, etc.) and some large items, like doors and pallets.

Wednesday, May 29: Men will be doing Latihan at the house. Marius will be taking the pews, but the plan is to leave them until Rosalyn moves out, allowing men to continue doing Latihan there.

Tuesday, June 4: Habitat for Humanity is coming to pick up certain items, i.e. chairs and table in front room, perhaps some items in the garage; whatever may be left that they deem suitable.

The PNW Committee is hiring a yard service to trim hedges, cut the lawn, and whatever else.

Rosalyn is making significant progress in sorting and packing, in part with the help of a friend who visited for over a week.

All of us, including the Tedrows, have worked to make the house a nice space for latihan and it has served us well for 25 amazing years in so many countless ways. All the kejiwaan days, potluck meetings, events, work parties, fundraisers – including nine famous bird-walks, a concert, 24-hour I-5 rest stop weekends, mugs, recycling bags. But the time has really come to leave it – the Subud sign in the front window was accidentally bumped a couple days ago and it shattered in pieces to the floor. It’s gone.

So many thanks to Rosalyn for keeping the house in order for 16 years and to Michael who has been the gardener and fixit person for many years and most recently has assisted Rosalyn so well.

Prayers for Roosmiwati and family. She and family members are with Icsan in Port Orchard; he is failing quickly. David Lynch was able to do Latihan with Icsan.

Prayers for us all.

Link to Bellingham photos below.





Crescent Beach Gathering in Canada 6/21-23

Hi everyone.
As you know, this year’s Crescent Beach Gathering (just south of Vancouver) will be taking place from June 21 to 23.
The Early Bird registration deadline for those wishing to stay overnight at the Alexandra Centre is May 14 – just a week away – so please register now to take advantage of the lower rates.
The final registration deadline, for both overnight and day visitors, is June 14 – but it certainly helps the organizers if you can register sooner, rather than later!
The registration package is attached.
Although plans are still being finalized – along with the usual latihans, testing, socializing and hanging-out, there will be a number of other events happening at this year’s gathering, including:
  • Come and help celebrate Bapak’s birthday
  • A hybrid (in-person & virtual) Subud Canada AGM will take place for members of Subud Canada on Saturday afternoon
  • Kumari Beck will be organizing dinner on Friday night and breakfast on Saturday morning. Other meals will be provided by the Centre
  • Adena and Michelle von Hahn have lots of ideas for youth activities over the weekend. Anyone who is “young at heart” is invited to participate!
A very tentative (bare bones) schedule is attached, but it will give you some idea of what to expect.
Please let me know if you have a workshop or other activity that you would like to offer over the weekend.
Dave Hitchcock
for the Organizing Team
Registration package

Robert Knill Memorial Service Information

Marius Hibbard, Robert Knill and Elisha Gullixson.

The Celebration of Life for Robert Knill will be held at the Stone Chapel in Poulsbo on Saturday, June 8, beginning at 12 noon.  Lunch will be served from 12:30 – 1:30 followed by a time for sharing and live music ending at 4pm.

Please RSVP to Marlena

to let her know if you plan to attend and if you would like to share something about your friendship with Robert.

Ferry Connection From Seattle
Please note that you would need to arrive at least 30 mins. early to catch the 10:40 Bainbridge Ferry to get to the Stone Chapel by noon. It is about a 20 or 25 minute drive from the ferry.

Seattle to Bainbridge ferry Schedule

The Stone Chapel is at 22272 Foss Rd NE in Poulsbo, WA. For directions go to and scroll down to the Stone Chapel in Poulsbo.