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.

New from Jim

1. We will have a general meeting in Seattle after Latihan Sunday, October 13th.  We hope to hold the length to 1/2 hour.
We would like to discuss increasing our donation to the region.
2. The region has retired our loan of $7000 for house painting and has converted it to a match as we raised that much in earmarked donations, thanks to the generous donations from members and centers locally and throughout the United states
3. The region still needs a secretary, and if not a secretary then someone to transcribe notes from the regional board meetings which take place as conference calls.  This would be a great boon!

Menucha Kedjiwaan Gathering November 7-10, 2019

Menucha Kedjiwaan Gathering November 7-10, 2019

REGISTER NOW

Every November for 30 years, Subud members have gathered at Menucha in the breathtaking Columbia Gorge to participate in great latihans, insightful testing, inspiring conversations, fabulous entertainment and a welcome opportunity to take a break from the rigors of everyday life. Join us for this extraordinary weekend. You’ll be glad you did!

How much does Menucha cost? Check the rates here. If you are staying in the Barn or Wright Hall, please be sure that you either order the linen package or bring your own linens, towels and blanket. All other accommodations include linens and towels. If you register and do not specify a roommate, one will be assigned to you. 

When you register, please consider making a donation to the Assistance Fund so that those who need assistance can share this wonderful weekend with us.

NOTE: All registrations (including day passes) must be purchased by October 15. All prices quoted are per person, but you may register up to 4 people at one time. Your registration is not confirmed until full payment has been received. Registrations not paid in full by October 15 are subject to cancellation.

Cancellation Policy:  Registrations may be cancelled until October 15 with a full refund less a $30 administrative fee. After October 15, no refunds will be made unless your room/daypass is resold to another registrant, in which case a refund will be issued minus a $30 administrative fee. ($10 for day pass refunds) 

Questions? email us at menucharegistrarATgmail.com.  REGISTER NOW

General Meeting in Bellevue Friday!

There will be a general meeting after latihan in Bellevue this coming Friday the 30th.  Our goal is to keep it to 30 minutes.
We’ll have minutes from the previous meeting, financial report, Menucha dates (November 7-10th), inquiry whether anyone is interested in spearheading fundraising to help members with limited means attend subud events, a call for women helpers and open space for people to bring up subjects.  Please come!
Jim

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