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New Helper, In-Person Latihans

The Helper Dewan of Subud Great Seattle met via Zoom, Sunday, October 18, 2020, and discussed current issues. Sebastian Tedrow talked about the Tuesday, 10am Men’s Latihan in person at the Subud House. We have attempted to establish a telephone link but no one seems to be using that. Testing on the in-person Latihans showed that in-person Latihans are of most benefit. They are higher than doing it alone, simultaneous (not on the phone) and on the phone. In an actual phone Latihan Sebastian received that he DOES have helper responsibilities. He reported that he no one should do “ad-hoc” (unscheduled) Latihan at the Subud House.

A discussion of keys and comfort ensued, as well as proper COVID protocol and the need for all participants to sign waivers, copies of which are posted in the Men’s hall and in a pile awaiting signatures.
That women and men are not doing Latihan at the same time was brought up by Lucinda O’Halloran and women felt there was a lack of respect in making this decision.
Evan Padilla joined the meeting and was asked if he would be interested in becoming active again as a Helper. He agreed he would in a limited capacity and Men broke off to test and found that it was positive and Evan will join the Tuesday helper rotation and will be part of a Sunday rotation, both of which Latihans will commence at the Subud House in the Men’s Hall.

The first In-Person Sunday Latihan for the Men will happen November 1 at 11am.

The clean rugs in the Men’s hall look beautiful again.

Subud USA Zoom Kedjiwan & Meeting Nov. 7 & 8


Subud USA Kejiwaan Day and National Annual Member Meeting November 7-8, 2020
Via Zoom Link/Telephone Call-In

Preliminary Schedule

Note: All times are Eastern Standard Time; please convert to your own time zone. Zoom link/telephone info for each event will be sent prior to the event.

Saturday, November 7 Kejiwaan Day with National Helpers

1:00 – 1:45 pm – Bapak/Ibu Rahayu talk
*** We will send latihan dial-in numbers after registration and closer to the event. Please call into the men’s and women’s latihan before quiet time begins: do not announce yourself.

2:00 – 2:15 pm – Quiet time for call-in latihan
2:15 – 3:00 pm – Latihan, followed by several test questions 3:00 – 3:15 pm – Quiet time

3:15 – 3:45 pm – Break, snack or lunch for those who need it

3:45 – 4:30 pm – Break-out sessions (separate for men and women) via Zoom or phone(choose one) 1. Newer members, or those who have questions about their latihans
2. Creating harmony in your inner and outer life
3. Living the latihan during challenging times

4. Receiving guidance through awareness testing 4:30 – 4:45 pm – Break

4:45 – Zoom chat for men and women


Sunday, November 8 USA National (Virtual) Annual Member Meeting (all times Eastern Standard)


2:00 quiet time
2:15 pm Latihan the National Helpers (simultaneous, no call-in)
3:00 pm (Zoom Meeting Begins Welcome/National Committee Overview 3:05 pm COVID-19 and Latihan
3:10 pm Financial Overview
3:20 pm National/International Helper Reports – 10 minutes3:30 pm Zonal Report – 3 minutes – *****Break*****

3:50 pm In Memoriam video

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Regional Chair Reports – 3 minutes each

  1. 1)  California
  2. 2)  East Coast
  3. 3)  Midwest
  4. 4)  Pacific Islands
  5. 5)  Pacific NW
  6. 6)  Rocky Mountains
  7. 7)  South

Wing Reports – 3 minutes each

Elderberry/Archives presentations – 3 minutes each

5:00 pm Sharing Circle –


Basement Flood

Ricardo had “a feeling” to check the Subud House on September 18th, and sure enough, he found one of the hoses on and water in the basement. He reported this to Oswald, as Jim was taking a well-deserved vacation. Oswald reported the damage to our insurance company, and he and Marston arranged for a company to remove the water and dry the whole area, and for the carpets in the men’s hall to be cleaned. The carpets should be back in 2-3 weeks. Ricardo and Oswald trained a camera on the stairwell that leads to the basement, and Ricardo replaced the outdoor faucets with some that are tamper-proof. Thanks to Ricardo’s follow-through on his guidance, and Oswald and Marston’s quick response there is no lasting damage.

House Rental

Spring Street Center has been doing whole house rentals in response to concerns about house sharing generated by COVID-19. We are in the process of linking ourselves with a company called iTrip Vacations Seattle that will list the house not only on Airbnb but on multiple short-term rental platforms. Debbie will continue doing the cleaning and finding event rentals for the halls, when that is safe again.