Subud Greater Seattle History
Subud Greater Seattle webmaster (& brilliant Subud photographic historian) Rachman Cantrell has unearthed this bit of local 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!
Note the date February 28. That was 1974. (Also note the address, which is wrong in the article. There is no “E.” It is 1101 15th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122.) I believe it is critical to note such dates. In 202, some of us will be just back from the next Subud World Congress in Kalimantan. (Inshallah.) What a wonderful opportunity for a 50th Anniversary of this house where Bapak once stayed and did Latihan!
Compare that photo with a more recent one:
Fast forward to May 16, 2021 and we have our latest member, Robert Westmoreland:
How do we celebrate achievements? Anniversaries? Special occasions? What is at the core of Subud culture? SICA-USA wants to hear from you as part of our Cultural Conversation. Feel free to make a comment below, which will need to be approved by a moderator if you have not been approved before. Should we celebrate these events? If we don’t tell our story, who will? Do you have a fond memory of an event in this historic Subud House?
Yours in Subud,
Paul E Nelson