Category Archives: General Announcements

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.

At long last, Menucha is back!

Menucha Pond by Rachman Cantrell

The PNW Regional Helpers would like to invite all members to join us in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge for Menucha November 10-13, 2022.

This is the first Menucha since 2019 and it’s time for us to be together once again for Latihan, camaraderie, community, workshops and entertainment. After this hiatus, who wouldn’t benefit from the opportunity to fill our inner cups? Please consider joining us, we’d love to see all of your beautiful faces!

Registration is open until October 15, 2022.

With Love,
Rosalyn Neel: 360-949-2577
Rosetta Koach: 503- 628-6357
Daniella Gleeson:
Margarite Charney: 541-840-4333
David Lynch: 360-742-6211
Albert Palmeter: 503-662-8202
Leonard Dixon: 360-998-6417

Evan’s Memorial Service Saturday, Oct.8, 5:00 PM

This is a reminder of Evan Padilla’s memorial service this Saturday starting at 5:00 PM at the Subud house.
We need 3 to 4 people to direct attendees at Evan’s memorial service on Saturday, October 8th. Please help if you feel to do so.  You may contact Jim.  206-817-2066
Here is Evan’s memorial site with details to RSVP for the memorial :  https://everloved.com/life-of/evan-padilla/
Menucha Reminder!
Menucha still has open spaces, if you have not signed up already, PLEASE do so!  Deadline to register is soon!
Menucha will be November 10-13 this year.  See previous messages for more info!

Evan’s Memorial Service Saturday, Oct.8

It is with sadness that we share the news of the unexpected passing of Evan Padilla, on Saturday, August 13, 2022.

Evan was a Subud member of many years and had a variety of functions, Subud USA (National Chair, National Helper, 1997 World Congress co-organizer) and most recently, Susila Dharma International Association (SDIA) Chairman after serving two terms on the SDIA Board.

Here is Evan’s site with details to RSVP for the memorial :  https://everloved.com/life-of/evan-padilla/
We need 3 to 4 people to direct attendees at Evan’s memorial service on Saturday, October 8th. Please help if you feel to do so.  You may contact Jim.  206-817-2066
***Menucha still has open spaces, if you have not signed up already, PLEASE do so!  Menucha will be November 10-13 this year.

Menucha Reminder from Nirel

Dear Subud Members,

I wanted to remind all of you who are thinking of attending our 2022 SPNW Kedjiwaan weekend at the Menucha Retreat and Conference center that there a couple of deadlines if you wish to join the 41 who have already registered.

1) All registrations must be completed by October 15th – in 23 days from this notice.

Click on the Event info page to see information about the event including fees.

Click on this link to the Event Registration Form to register.

2) All those who register and requested and paid for “special meals” you must complete the Alternative Diet Request form as soon as possible. This form goes directly to Menucha and must be submitted no later than October 10. Here is the link to that form.

If you’re still thinking about attending, please ask yourself:
How will I feel if I miss out on this important gathering after it not being available to us for the past 2 years?

Those who are organizing this event ask for your prayers that we may be successful in our attempts to serve the members.

Halima Collingwood with Hanafi Libman. Together they hosted our past Entertainment Nights

Halimah CollingwoodThe Menucha Experience

For over 20 years, I have driven the 400 mile/7 ½ hour excursion from Arcata to Corbett, a small town along the Columbia Gorge east of Portland, Oregon. The Fall Foliage is enticing to someone from Redwood Country. The cool and sometimes rainy climate feels like home to a Northern Californian, but that is not what draws me and other members of Subud California.

There is something magical in the atmosphere of the Menucha Retreat Center starting with Wright Hall, the original structure, built in the 1920’s “Northwestern architectural style.” The dark wooden beams and railings are imbued with Spiritual resin, creating a presence that draws out the most intimate expressions from those of us sharing during the morning circle and experiencing the liberation of the latihan.

As with many Subud gatherings, there are workshops – some serious, some playful but always with an inner content that sooths the soul. And we get to suggest them and vote on them. So organic.

If you haven’t experienced this safe and loving, intimate atmosphere that strips away our boundaries, it’s time you did. This is an opportunity to make new friends and build community – it isn’t like any other Subud event you have attended. The dates are November 10-13, Thursday through Sunday. Do come.

Halima Collingwood with Hanafi Libman. Together they hosted our past Entertainment Nights

Halima with Rosana Schutte having Entertainment night fun.