Author Archives: Rachman Cantrell

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.

Testing after Friday night Call-in Latihan

There will be a general testing session after the Friday night call in latihan on January 1, 2021.  All are invited to attend!  Quiet time starts at 7:45 pm and latihan at 8:00 pm.  Testing to follow the latihan.

Call in details are as follows: Call 1-425-436-6260 and give the code number  ( men 8632438 and ladies 2426147)  and follow prompts.
Please join us!

Testing after Friday night Call-in Latihan

There will be a general testing session after the Friday night call in latihan on January 1, 2021.  All are invited to attend!  Quiet time starts at 7:45 pm and latihan at 8:00 pm.  Testing to follow the latihan.

Call in details are as follows: Call 1-425-436-6260 and give the code number  ( men 8632438 and ladies 2426147)  and follow prompts.
Please join us!

Subud Library!

I just got re-connected to ‘The Subud Library’! It is a wonderful source for Subud members to find Bapak’s talks, videos and books by Subud members.
I especially like the videos with subtitles so one can understand what Bapak is saying while he is talking rather than waiting for the translation!
I just watched this one:

  “Bapak’s talk to Helpers & Committee – 83 LON 22. ( With English subtitles ) London, England,10/02/83”. Amazing!

Contact subudlibrary@gmail.com for I D and password.
Link here:
The talk listed above was especially interesting with Bapak talking about his early spiritual experiences, history and some amazing testing! 
This is a great source for keeping well occupied during the pandemic and an amazing storehouse of Subud knowledge!  

Call-In Latihan on Friday nights!

We are continuing to have call in latihans on Friday nights for all members.  The call-in number is 1-425-436-6260 and the code for men is 8632438 and for the ladies 2426147.    I encourage members to join in and try it!

The way it works is that we call the number (1-425-436-6269) and give the code,      ( men 8632438 and ladies 2426147) , then announce our name when joining.  There is a quiet period from 7:45 PM till 8:00 PM, then the helper assigned will announce the beginning of the latihan.  You can listen with your phone or you can mute the voices if that is a distraction.  Usually at the end of the latihan we have a check-in to share how we are coping with life, health, changes, etc.  This has been a valued addition!  Please join us!  Keep safe!

Rachman

Call-In Latihan on Friday nights!

We are continuing to have call in latihans on Friday nights for all members.  The call-in number is 1-425-436-6260 and the code for men is 8632438 and for the ladies 2426147.   We can experience the latihan whenever or wherever we are and it can be as strong as in the physical group!  I would encourage members to join in and try it!

The way it works is that we call the number (1-425-436-6269) and give the code ( men 8632438 and ladies 2426147) , then announce our name when joining.  There is a quiet period from 7:45 PM till 8:00 PM, then the helper assigned will announce the beginning of the latihan.  You can listen with your phone or you can mute the voices if that is a distraction.  Usually at the end of the latihan we have a check-in to share how we are coping with life, health, changes, etc.  This has been a valued addition!  Please join us!  Keep safe!

Rachman

Retro Subud photos:  Bapak visits Skymont, 1970 (click the link for the whole album.) https://goo.gl/photos/Q7UNeeZW2dkxD6Ky5

Subud Seattle general meeting August 30th, 2020

From Jim

Brief synopsis of Subud Seattle general meeting August 30th:
Financially we are doing OK thanks to member donations and reducing our commitment to the region.  Thank you , members!
Remote latihans continue on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday, no in-person latihans at this time.
The rental committee and dewan presented their recommendation to the membership regarding contracting with Karen Hunt of itrip vacations to manage whole-house rentals at Spring Street center.
This would not interfere with latihans on Sunday at the time that is again possible.
The membership voted yes with the exception of one abstention.
The proposal will now go to Subud Pacific Northwest in compliance with SPNW bylaws, as this would be a long-term contract.

New News!

 Zoom!
Zoom gathering after Sunday Latihan:  Sebastian will be the host this week.   The Zoom link to use is:
Meeting ID: 988 202 1449
Good news from Susila Dharma! 
The Subud Portland Match Fundraiser has met its goal!
Thanks to Subud Portland and many generous donors, SD USA has received a total of $10,000 for project support!
The match has now been closed. Contributions to Susila Dharma are always welcome but will no longer be doubled.
 
Link to the Subud Library:
Some members had asked about listening to or watching talks with Bapak or Ibu.  Here is a good link. www.subudlibrary.net  You have to sign up by sending an email.  There is a link on the site.
This is an excellent venue for watching or listening to Bapak’s talks.  Some talks have simultaneous captions so you can follow along with what Bapak is saying without waiting for the translation!

Letter from Asa Lake

 

Asa was the wife of Oswald Lake and early members of Subud.  They both passed on years ago but this letter was recently posted in the SICA news.

“1959 was the year of our opening. The room was filled with hundreds of people screaming, crying and moaning after a “begin” was said by a little foreign woman I could barely see in the front of a huge room in Alhambra, California. We had driven all the way from Santa Monica after a three-month probation in this mysterious group called SUBUD. After this experience, we stood on the sidewalk outside the building and compared notes. What did you feel? None of us knew much about what had happened in the latihan, but we knew we felt wonderful! SO with that began our years in Subud. Our little world was expandable to include all manner of interesting and odd brothers and sisters who suddenly became important to us. Oswald was almost immediately on the committee, and I naturally came along. We never had marvelous “spiritual experiences” or “crisis” — but we always felt fresh and new and wonderful after latihan.

We read everything we could find and did our latihan and work in the world — and knew almost nothing until 1963. That was the year of the World Congress in New York. There we came to know Bapak and Ibu, Tuti, Ismana, Usman & Aminah, and that’s where Bapak did “testing” in the group in front of every one. The testing gave us a deeper experience of the latihan and meeting with the brothers and sisters from around the world gave us a happier feeling about “the brotherhood” of Subud than we could have from just knowing the group in California. That was the first time we drove Bapak and party in our car. Little did we know it was a preview of having Bapak come to our home!

I think of these as rich, fulfilling years… our children grew, we grew… We started SNA (Subud North America), the precursor to Subud USA, and our lives and hearts expanded to hold more and more.

There were always a thousand levels of everything. Heaven and Hell were always combining and intertwining and the fruits of the latihan seemed to always be there to save us from falling into the Magnetism of any one of these levels to the detriment of embracing the present. God is Good! It was a grand beginning and a gift from heaven. Time hardly seems to have passed, yet here it is, 1999, and here we still are — Oswald and Asa, married 50 years this past June, have five grandchildren, still doing the latihan…and doing nothing wonderful in our lives. I had expected at least WINGS by this time — or to have experienced the Cosmos personally! But, I was one destined to be ordinary.

Ordinary? Of late, I remember Bapak saying that’s what we SHOULD be, and as the world gets more and more crazy with each passing day, I have learned to treasure my ordinariness as the “pearl of great price”. I believe that it is important to do latihan for reasons far beyond ourselves and beyond our understanding. It’s as if we form a bridge for the latihan energy to penetrate this level, and this is important for the Earth itself — and our duty to Almighty God in response to the constant blessings with which he fills our lives. When all other reasons fail, we keep on doing latihan because it is the only choice we have.

Love, Asa

Call-In Latihan on Friday nights!

 

We are continuing to have call in latihans on Friday nights for all members.  The call-in number is 1-425-436-6260 and the code for men is 8632438 and for the ladies 2426147.   We can feel the latihan whenever or wherever we are and it can be as strong as in the physical group!  I would encourage members to join in and try it!

The way it works is that we call the number (1-425-436-6269) and give the code ( men 8632438 and ladies 2426147) , then announce our name when joining.  There is a quiet period from 7:45 PM till 8:00 PM, then the helper assigned will announce the beginning of the latihan.  You can listen with your phone or you can mute the voices if that is a distraction.  Usually at the end of the latihan we have a check-in to share how we are coping with life, health, changes, etc.  This has been a valued addition!  Please join us!  Keep safe!

Rachman