Born 1961, raised and still living in Brisbane, I joined Subud in 1980. I have had committee roles in two Subud groups, and edited the Subud Australia newsletter in 1991-92. Never having been a helper, I have seemingly always been worried about the extent to which Subud drifts toward religion-hood. I have an arts degree in professional writing and have done professional proof-reading, including one year for a government department, a published novel and some student doctoral theses. Currently working part-time and studying part-time for a science degree, I enjoy philosophy and bushwalking.
Is Subud culture an embarrassment for its members?
We could make Subud a religion. Or dream of the ideal latihan world. Or we could start hauling Subud down to earth.
With Subud Catholics- Protestants- Jews- Buddhists- Hindus- Muslims- why not Subud Atheists?
Is Subud equally open to people of all beliefs- as it claims?
How Subud conventions discourage democracy
There's more than one way to understand the latihan.
Ways in which preaching sneaks into testing
Again and again I hear it said that Pak Subuh is the 'Spiritual Guide' of Subud. Funny: it's not stated in the WSA constitution
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