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.

Subud Seattle History

I found this article in an old Subud USA publication.  It gives a bit of Subud Seattle history, written by Sebastian Tedrow around 1974. He describes the building which was formerly owned by the ‘Deaf Lutheran Church’ and goes on to say “Almost every member has seen the place and expressed joy at being in the building!”  I hope we will keep continuing that feeling of joy for many years to come!

Remembering Patrick Morgan

 

Patrick Morgan with Maria Cantrell, circa 1987 at an early PNW camp.

Those of us who have been around for a while might remember Patrick Morgan who passed away very recently.  I was going to do a tribute to him in the newsletter but Paul Nelson has created an excellent one in the SICA news so I am posting the link below and urging all who remember Patrick to read it!  Patrick also wrote a memoir of his life which is also in the recent issue.  I remember him as a gentle, hard working soul who did a lot of work for Subud in the late eighties and early nineties.  He along with a lot of other folks performed a ‘Peace Dance’ at the Evergreen College which was attended by many and seemed well received.  I did a video of it but never got it put in a viewable state on the Internet.  I have often wondered about what happened to Patrick in later years and this article, by his friend Mandy Landa, and his memoir has satisfied my wonder!  Check it out!

https://sica-usa.org/news/patrick-morgan-a-remembrance/

Our Contribution to Susila Dharma Made a Difference

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I received yesterday a letter from Rifka Several, on behalf of the directors of Susila Dharma, USA which I wanted to share with you.

February 1, 2021

SUBUD PACIFIC NORTHWEST – GREATER SEATTLE CENTER

Dear Seattle Center Sisters and Brothers,

Thank you so very much for your generous donation of $500.00 dated l/26/2l for Susila   Dharma USA to support projects here in the United States and around the world.

individuals, families and communities are suffering. They are sick, hungry, hurt, dislocated – in need of basic services, education and community development. The programs that Susila Dharma USA supports are diverse but they all have one thing in common: they recognize and honor the one human spirit.

There is no one profile of a project supported by Susila Dharma USA. Children are able to attend school, receive healthcare and experience creative growth. Through training and microcredit, women heads-of-households become self-sufficient. Those affected by war, famine, illness, disaster, disease, and domestic violence regain physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

ln yearly evaluations, Susila Dharma projects demonstrate that they are:
o Holistic and diverse
o Locally initiated
o Multi-cultural
o Committed to excellence and sustainability

We sincerely appreciate your support for our shared mission to promote social justice, equality and harmony

Yours,

Rifka Several for the Susila Dharma USA Board of Directors.


Anyone can contribute to SDUSA.  Please click this link to find out More.

Love, Oswald

 

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.