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About Rachman Cantrell

Rachman Cantrell is a long time Subud member, helper, photographer, amateur musician, partner dancer, volleyball player and owner of 'Bothell Jewelers & Collectibles' in downtown Bothell and now editor of the Greater Subud Seattle newsletter.

Eastside Latihan Ending!

Hi All,

There will be no eastside latihan this Friday 11/25, the day after Thanksgiving at our rented facilities at the  Bellevue First Congregational Church .

Further to that, as of December 30, 2022, Subud Greater Seattle will no longer rent latihan space from the church.  Friday latihans will end!

We who have been attending regularly came to this conclusion because of two reasons:

  1. So few of us attend most weeks.  Of late, only 5 members have been able to attend regularly — two couples and one man. If one of the couples cannot attend, then we usually cancel for that week. This has meant we’ve used the facilities only approximately 60% of the time over the last 51 weeks.
  2. Because  we sometimes cancel for the reason mentioned, those who come sporadically are confused by when there will actually be others there with whom to do latihan.

We will contact the church on December 1 to discontinue our rental after the end of December.

December Eastside Latihan Opportunities

For those of you who would like one last opportunity to use these facilities, we will be opening the building on the following dates only: December 2, 9, 16, and 30 (no latihan December 23).

Quiet time starts at 7:45.

Doors are locked at 7:55.

Latihan begins at 8 PM.

Thanks, Oswald Norton

Writing on the behalf of regularly attending members of the eastside latihan

Our Subud brother, Halstein Stralberg, has passed!

From Daniel Stralberg,
Halstein Stralberg
1939 – 2022
Pappa may your soul be free and find its way to its true home.
You were my father, and also my Subud Brother, Guide, and Mentor.  I owe so much of what I am to you.
You were 100% dedicated to Subud for 64+ years, and were universally loved and respected by Subud members around the world.
You did the work that was in front of you without complaints, was always generous with your time, and was always honest and fair.
I was often a little too serious and you knew exactly how to lighten me up when I needed it most with your wonderful laugh.
A life well lived.
I will miss you.
Link to photos of Halstein over the past fifty years or so!

We are having a party!

An Invitation to Gather at Spring Street Subud Center after Latihan on
Sunday, Nov. 6

The Subud House has been reserved for the exclusive use of Subud members on the first
Sunday in November (the 6 th ). Let’s get together and meet, eat, and share our creative selves!
Here’s what those Committee members and Helpers who talked about the day propose:
1. 11AM Latihan
2. General meeting (committee-led agenda, also including visioning by all)
3. Potluck lunch
4. Open Mic – time to share music, poetry, prose, other creative offerings (sign-up sheet
day of event)

A day of simply getting together to enjoy each other’s company sounds good! Please add it to your calendar.

 

 

Sunday, November 6, Gathering at Subud House

An Invitation to Gather at Spring Street Subud Center after Latihan on
Sunday, Nov. 6

The Subud House has been reserved for the exclusive use of Subud members on the first
Sunday in November (the 6 th ). Let’s get together and meet, eat, and share our creative selves!
Here’s what those Committee members and Helpers who talked about the day propose:
1. 11AM Latihan
2. General meeting (committee-led agenda, also including visioning by all)
3. Potluck lunch
4. Open Mic – time to share music, poetry, prose, other creative offerings (sign-up sheet
day of event)

A day of simply getting together to enjoy each other’s company sounds good! Please add it to
your calendar.

Many Thanks to Jim O’Halloran, Rayma and Oswald Norton for their work November 13th on the Fall Cleanup at the Subud House.