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About Paul

A Subud member since 2004, a local helper and the Rental Agent for Subud Greater Seattle from 2011, to 2020 Paul is a poet with 5 published books on poetry and poetics and is father to two beautiful girls. www.paulenelson.com

Menucha?!?

Menucha

Menucha Map

It is not certain if the Menucha gathering will be happening this November. In the near future there will be a survey going out to get an idea of how many people would be interested in attending Menucha this year, and the decision will be based on member response to the survey. Could we also stage our Regional Congress on the Sunday afternoon of Menucha?

Would you be interested in a Zoom meeting to gather member input? Leave a reply above.

Ramadan Continues

Explanations of the Ramadan Calendar, compiled from explanations given by Bapak, by Mas Sudarto and by Mas Prio.
Ramadan started April 24th. Many Subud members fast during this time. Other things to remember, during the month of Ramadan: One refrains from sexual intercourse, and our fasting must also include abstention from the following:
a) We must not use our ears to listen to gossip, quarrels or bad words.
b) We must not use our mouth to say anything wrong or unkind.
c) We must not use the emotions to reach the emotions or passions of others.
d) We must not use our eyes in a way that is not good or nice.
e) We must not use the heart and mind to imagine or think about unhappy things, fantasies or unreality.
f) We must not eat or drink or smoke anything between dawn and sunset each day.
There is more on the Subud PNW website:

Test for Subud PNW Board

Pretesting for Regional Positions

Subud PNW’s Board Members’ terms are nearly up. If you would like to pretest to see if you have the ability and capacity to serve on the Regional Board please ask your local helpers to test with you after latihan.

Donations Down, Please Help!

Donations

Please consider an extra donation to Subud Pacific Northwest – Greater Seattle at this time. There is no Airbnb business scheduled in April and only a few bookings at the end of May. This means our usual income is WAY DOWN, so if you can help, please consider doing so. Thanks for considering! SGS Chair, Jim O’Halloran.

SGS News Update (April 2020)

Donations

Please consider an extra donation to Subud Pacific Northwest – Greater Seattle at this time. There is no Airbnb business scheduled in April and only a few bookings at the end of May. This means our usual income is WAY DOWN, so if you can help, please consider doing so.

Pretesting for Regional Positions

Subud PNW’s Board Members’ terms are nearly up. If you would like to pretest to see if you have the ability and capacity to serve on the Regional Board please ask your local helpers to test with you after latihan.

Menucha

It is not certain if the Menucha gathering will be happening this November. In the near future there will be a survey sent out to get an idea how many people would be interested in going, and the decision will be based on member response to the survey.

Springtime at Spring Street Center

Springtime at Spring Street Center

Our very own Lucinda O’Halloran shared these photos of our “new” dogwood trees in bloom on the parking strip at Spring Street Center. Nice to enjoy the blossoms, even from a distance! No sign of locust roots from the previous trees, either!

Friday Night Subud Greater Seattle Latihan Schedule

Subud Greater Seattle latihans:

Weekly on Fridays.

Quiet starts at 7:45PM, latihan at 8PM.

Your Friday night Men’s and Women’s Helper Schedule, which continues to be a phone latihan, is as follows:

On Duty Helpers

2021:

January 1 – Lucinda O’Halloran
January 8 – Rayma Norton
January  15 – Halimah Bellows
January 22 – Lucinda O’Halloran
January 29 – Rayma Norton

Danella Mauguin on call for the Ladies.

Quiet time 7:45 PM Latihan 8PM to 8:30PM.
Men and women may now dial in on any of the
following numbers:

1 (425) 436-6260
1 (712) 832-8330

1 (605) 475 2879

After you’re connected please use the appropriate code to connect to your group:
Women’s code 242 6147
Men’s code 863 2438

Regional latihans:

Weekly:  Tuesdays, and Sundays, mid-morning – with quiet beginning at 11:00am, and Latihan beginning at 11:15am.

Also, evening Regional Latihans will continue on the 1st Monday and 3rd Thursday each month with quiet beginning at 7:30pm, and Latihan at 7:45pm for those who are not able to participate in a morning latihan.

Regional and Seattle Center latihans will use the Call-in numbers below (any of the 3 numbers, then enter the Access Code for Men, or Women to join the call.)

Call-in information

Men and women may dial in on any of the following numbers, then use either the men’s or women’s code below to access your call:

1 (425) 436-6260
1 (712) 832-8330
1 (605) 475-2879
 
Women’s latihan line: use access code 242 6147
Men’s latihan line: use access code 863 2438

Past weeks in 2020:

March 27 – Rachman Cantrell              Rayma Norton
April 3 – Sebastian Tedrow                   Danella Mauguin
April 10 – Halstein Stralberg                 Rayma Norton
April 17 – Elisha Gullixson                     Danella Mauguin
April 24 – Hanafi Libman                       Rayma Norton
May 1 – Rachman Cantrell                    Halimah Bellows
May 8 – Sebastian Tedrow                    Lucinda O’Halloran
May 15 – Halstein Stralberg                  Lucinda O’Halloran
May 22 -Elisha Gullixson                       Halimah Bellows
May 29 – Hanafi Libman                        Lucinda O’Halloran
June 5 – Rachman Cantrell                    Rayma Norton
June 12 – Sebastian Tedrow                  Rayma Norton
June 19 – Halstein Stralberg                  Lucinda O’Halloran
June 26 – Elisha Gullixson                      Halimah Bellows
July 3 – Elisha Gullixson, Rayma Norton
July 10 – Sebastian Tedrow, Lucinda O’Halloran
July 17 – Rachman Cantrell, Halimah Bellows
July 24 – Hanafi Libman, Rayma Norton
July 31 – Elisha Gillixson, Lucinda O’Halloran
August 7 – Aakarsh Gottumukkala, Rayma Norton
August 14 – Paul E Nelson, Lucinda O’Halloran
August 21 – Elisha Gullixson, Rayma Norton
August 28 – Sebastian Tedrow, Halimah Bellows
September 4 – Rachman Cantrell, Lucinda O’Halloran
September 11 – Hanafi Libman, Rayma Norton
September 18 – Aakarsh Gottumukkala, Lucinda O’Halloran
September 25 – Paul E Nelson, Halimah Bellows
October 2 – Elisha Gullixson, Rayma Norton
October 9 – Sebastian Tedrow, Rayma Norton
October 16 – Rachman Cantrell, Lucinda O’Halloran
October 23 – Hanafi Libman, Halimah Bellows
October 30 – Aakarsh Gottumukkala, Danella Mauguin
November 6 – Elisha Gullixson, Lucinda O’Halloran
November 13 – Halstein Stralberg, Rayma Norton
November 20 – Rachman Cantrell, Halimah Rochfort
November 27 – Aakarsh Gottumukkala, Rayma Norton
December 4 – Hanafi Libman, Lucinda O’Halloran
December 11 – Elisha Gullixson, Rayma Norton
December 18 – Halstein Stralberg, Halimah Rochfort
December 25 – TBA

No In Person Latihans TFN (UPDATE)

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

All latihans in Seattle and on the Eastside are not happening in person until further notice. Fridays will be simultaneous Latihan (quiet time 7:45, Latihan at 8pm) but no call-in. Tuesday and Sundays will be by call-in:

Quiet time 11:00 AM Latihan 11:15 AM to
11:45 AM Men and women may now dial in on any of the
following numbers:

1 (712) 832-8330
1 (605) 475 2879

After you’re connected please use the appropriate code to
connect to your group:
Women’s code 242 6147
Men’s code 863 2438

Paul Nelson is hosting 40 minute Zoom calls AFTER Sunday Latihan starting at 12N and ending  at 1:00 until further notice. Meeting info for Sunday, March 29:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9882021449

Meeting ID: 988 202 1449

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Dial by your location
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Meeting ID: 683 035 373
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/abfSr9ojKj

We believe it is time to heed the impact that the coronavirus is having and will increasingly continue to have on our community.

Many of us are in high risk groups; over 65 years old, underlying health conditions, or both. King County issued an order March 16th which applies to Subud gatherings, and many other events.
Here is a link to the proclamation.

https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/communicable-diseases/disease-control/novel-coronavirus/events.aspx

Here is how the order applies to us.

Events with fewer than 50 people are prohibited unless event organizers observe the following
COVID-19 prevention measures:

Older adults and individuals with underlying medical conditions that are at increased risk of serious COVID-19 are encouraged not to attend (including
employees).

CDC recommends that individuals at risk of severe illness should stay at home, avoiding gatherings or other situations of potential exposures, including travel, church attendance, and social events with 10 or more people.

• • •

Social distancing recommendations must be met (I.e., limit contact of people within 6 feet from each other for 10 minutes or longer).

Suggestions: Event organizers should ask themselves: how close will people be and for how long? Ensure that your event is organized in such way to avoid close contact between people. Washington Department of Health advises that “being within 6 feet of a sick person with COVID-19 for about 10 minutes” constitutes close contact which could result in exposure. Employees must be screened for coronavirus symptoms each day and excluded if symptomatic. CDC guidelines identify the key symptoms to watch for as fever, cough and shortness of breath.

Proper hand hygiene and sanitation must be readily available to all attendees and employees. CDC recommends that people wash their hands often, and if soap and water is not readily available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, and to avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. Environmental cleaning guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are followed (e.g., clean and disinfect high touch surfaces daily or more frequently).

CDC provides detailed environmental and disinfection recommendations. It is possible that some of us already have coronavirus. Here’s a link regarding that you might find interesting.

https://elemental.medium.com/did-you-have-coronavirus-
without-knowing-it-d33bbce9e9e5

What can we do?

Shift to remote latihans at all locations. Sunday Call-in Latihans Our Subud PNW Regional Helpers are offering a Sunday conference call latihan. Here are the details:

Quiet time 11:00 AM Latihan 11:15 AM to
11:45 AM Men and women may now dial in on any of the
following numbers:
1 (218) 339-7800
1 (712) 832-8330
1 (605) 475 2879

After you’re connected please use the appropriate code to
connect to your group:
Women’s code 242 6147
Men’s code 863 2438

This is likely to continue for a significant amount of time, unfortunately. Fortunately, the sooner we begin to limit interactions, the sooner we can expect a return to normalcy.

Subud National Congress Postponed

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

We are writing today with an important update on our 2020 Subud USA National Congress.

As you are no doubt aware, in recent days the world has focused its attention on the rapidly expanding transmission of the novel coronavirus.

On Friday, February 28 the World Health Association’s Director General stated that the organization has increased its “assessment of the risk of spread and the risk of impact of COVID-19 to very high at a global level.” Indeed, many companies have taken steps in the last 48 hours to cancel or postpone upcoming conferences. These changes are occurring precisely at the time when Subud USA would need to finalize its contractual commitments for our July 4 event.

Taking these facts into consideration, and out of an abundance of caution regarding the wellbeing of our members, the executive committee of Subud USA has determined that the best plan forward for our National Congress is to postpone it until later in 2020 when the situation surrounding the coronavirus contagion is more clear.

We feel that we will be better informed within the next few weeks as to the scope and impact of the virus on the US. Please know that we are actively pursuing venues suitable for our National Congress that can accommodate our group later on in 2020.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this extraordinary circumstance may have caused. We will be back in touch as soon as possible with our revised plan and schedule.

Thank you in advance for your understanding. Comments or questions can be submitted to us at info@subudusa.org.

 

Sincerely,

         

Lucas Boladian                  Philip Lindstrom
Chair                                   Vice Chair
Subud USA                         Subud USA

Upcoming Events, Including Kedjiwaan Day

Soup and Bread

You are cordially invited to join Rayma and Oswald Norton for soup and bread at 6:00 at their home Friday night before the Eastside Latihan on March 6th. If you would like to bring something to add to the menu it is welcome, but not necessary.

Kedjiwan Day and Potluck

March 8th the helpers are planning a Kedjiwan Day and Potluck following latihan at Spring Street Center. Please bring questions you would like to test as well as a delectable dish!

Ancestor Testing

Tuesday, April 7 after Latihan there will be testing in the middle of the Month of the Ancestors. See: https://www.subudgreaterseattle.com/testing-for-month-of-ancestors/