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 Picnic This Sunday!

Subud picnic for members and family
Potluck bring lunch or something to share.
When Sunday, August 11th, 1:00-4:00 pm
Where Bradner Gardens, 1730 Bradner Pl. S, Seattle, WA 98144
Also Hadidjah Gregory’s birthday!

 

More Upcoming Events!

Menucha Jobs
Subud Pacific Northwest has many positions for Menucha filled.  More are needed!  Please contact Hadijah O’Bar.  SPNW also still DESPERATELY needs a vice chair and a secretary.  If you don’t feel you can do either of those, please consider if you would have the time to help in other ways-transcribing minutes in free time, etc.  Again, please contact Hadijah O’Bar.

Matching Donations! If you donate to Subud Pacific Northwest at Seattle and earmark your donation to go toward the painting project, your gift will be matched by the SPNW housing fund.  Please hurry-our final bill will be coming any day!

Jim O’Halloran
ojim1@blarg.net
206-817-2066


 
Open House Saturday, July 27th Subud Greater Seattle open house for members, families, non-members, and people who live in the neighborhood.
Features will include SICA with live music and poetry, an SD presentation by Evan Padilla, and SES presentations including the Subud Greater Seattle centerprise and members’ businesses including samples of catering by Debbie Machado and Lucinda O’Halloran’s Spirit Garden Design.
Music/spoken work will start at 1:00with David Lynch & Maryka Ford, joined at 1:30 by Jim O’Halloran, Elisha Gullixson, Dean Schmidt, & Max Wood; substituting Luther Schutz for Jim for 30 minutes sometime between 1:30 and 3:30.  Also, Paul Nelson will be reading during or after the music at some point.
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Subud picnic for members and family Bradner Gardens, 1730 Bradner Pl. S, Seattle, WA 98144  Sunday,  August 11th 1:00-4:00  Potluck.  Also Hadidjah Gregory’s birthday!
General Meeting Subud Greater Seattle in Bellevue, Friday, August 30th after Latihan.
ANY INTEREST?
Does anyone feel passion around creating a process and fund to support Subud members of limited means attend congresses, Menucha, and other Subud events?
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
Menucha needs a registrar, a coordinator, a gift shop person, and general help.  If no volunteers, it may not be possible to occur this year.
  Subud Pacific Northwest needs a vice-chair and a secretary.  If you take the position, you get the juice!
Community partnership
The Community Partnership came into being over 20 years ago with an article that Hanafi Libman set up with his company Coldwell Banker. Whenever a commission is received, they can distribute to a 501c organization and this is then distributed to the group. He asks the seller who it’s donated to. So if you have a home to sell this is a way that funds can be distributed to Subud or other organizations.
Jim O’Halloran
206-817-2066

UPCOMING EVENTS

Help Send Aakarsh to Congress:

Our young brother Aakarsh Gottumukkala is asking for support for his trip to the Gathering in Albuquerque, NM July 4 to July 8th.   I have put his airfare on my own credit card to help out and will share my hotel room with him.  He just graduated from College with a Master’s Degree. My goal is to raise the $300 airfare. So far two members have donated $180.  If you wish to support this effort, please do. Please make check out to me: Marston Gregory and they will apply to his trip.

Thanks for helping,

Marston Gregory

 

Kedjiwaan Circle Day this Sunday!

We are trying something a little different for our coming day of spirituality!  We will be using the Menucha format of having latihan then have a circle of members with an open agenda and later will be exploring ideas and testing questions which come from the circle, after lunch.  We hope everyone will attend and share life experiences, questions and answers with our Subud family!  Please come this Sunday to share this experience with your brothers and sisters!

PROPOSED AGENDA FOR JUNE 9 Kedjiwaan Day:

General Latihan – 11:15 – 11:45 am

Circle of all members in lady’s latihan hall 11:45 – 12:45

Lunch (women and men together as a community) 12:45 – 1:30 pm

(Members are asked to bring a dish to share)

Testing questions resulting from the circle 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Crescent Beach Family Gathering, June 21st-23rd

Are you ready, hungry, wishing for, or eagerly awaiting, a Subud gathering?
Subud Canada and USA members are warmly invited to come to an exciting and fun family event.
And this year the International Helpers National and Regional Helpers will be there!
The weekend begins at 1.00 pm on Friday, June 21 and wraps up at 4.00 pm on Sunday June 23. The Alexandra Retreat Centre is situated in the beautiful, family-friendly Crescent Beach area just south of Vancouver, BC, Canada. The centre is set around a central grassy area and surrounded with a fence, making it a safe, relaxed setting for families and children. The beautiful beach, pedestrian footpaths and nearby village are just a few minutes stroll away.
More information is available at: http://mcdwip.wixsite.com/crescentbeach

House Maintenance Fund Raising Update

Update

Fundraising for the maintenance of Spring Street Center is progressing. The request for matching funds in our newsletter brought in the match of $500 three days later.  Donations toward that match campaign were $600, and then Subud Arcata pledged an additional $500.  The match has now been completed.

Can we reduce the loan from Subud PNW?

I am hopeful that we will be able to raise more funds in the coming months, so that we can return some of the Subud PNW loan money before the summer is over.

You can help with a small monthly increase in your donation

Some members have pledged $500 toward this effort which they pay in installments through increase their monthly donation by $50 a month until their pledge is complete.  Can you make a monthly pledge in some amount toward the loan repayment?  Please email me directly with any amount you can pledge, and I will add this to the pledged totals.

And Thanks!

New name for donation checks to Subud Greater Seattle

Please change the “Pay To The Order Of” section on your handwritten or automatic withdrawn check from your account to “Subud Pacific Northwest Greater Seattle Center or, if that won’t fit, “Subud PNW Greater Seattle Center”. Bank rules, recently changed, are delaying deposits.

Your Newsletter!

This is your newsletter and it would be great if we could use it to share our experiences here.  If you have a feeling to write something about your inner or outer blessings or travails, or if you have anything you want to post, please do so!  Send to me at rachmanc@gmail.com.  It is helpful to hear stories of how we are coping with our outer and inner worlds and perhaps give hope and encouragement to our brothers and sisters!

More from Oswald

Faith

When I was a boy, living with my parents, my faith was Roman Catholic.

When I was a college student, full of new ideas and the knowledge that I could choose my spiritual path, I wondered what I would choose and found many paths that could be that path – one was shown to me in a dream.

When I was done with college and living in San Francisco, trying to figure out what sort of man I would become, I found that the rock and roll, sex and drugs religion suited me for a time. And, then it didn’t. My marriage collapsed and my work life was going nowhere.  It was then that my soul, having put itself on a shelf saying, “come back to me when you’re ready,” asked, “Are you ready now?”

Then I had dreams of leaving the sex and drugs and rock and roll scene. I was afraid, but I kept going until I found a clearing, and, in that clearing, I found the place I’d seen in the dream in my college years.

It felt like I was home. It felt like I’d finally found my path. And, having walked along that path now for over 40 years, I’ve never felt lost, always at home, in the grace of this faith; in this practice we have in Subud.