In early 2008, Matthew Clark suggested that during my travels to develop “The World, the Search and Subud”, I might record visits to Subud members in the form of foto journals.
Perhaps these foto visits to people, groups and regions will help our awareness of being interconnected with other members in the world, or feel closer in some nebulous way.
We know we’re nothing special ourselves. What is special is the contact with the Power of God we have received thru Subud and how it affects our lives.
Despite our current capability to communicate easily and instantly via voice or internet, we live in vastly different and widely separated locations over the world.
Beyond the similarity of living in this world, our outer lives are quite different, while our essential similarity is beyond our ability to express.
Regardless of our involvement or lack of involvement in local Subud groups, I prefer to believe most of us today are following the receiving in our individual lives.
I also believe the last words we received from Bapak via Varindra at the 1993 Congress: ‘Bureaucratic attention to rules can destroy Subud as a way for spreading the Receiving.’
2008 - 2011: Visits to groups and members in most of the USA and Canada. (Since late 2008 accompanied by partner Henrietta McCormack.) So far our travels in the USA & Canada, always by car, cover about 50,000 miles and 14,000 fotos, edited to about 1,600 image screens and 2,500 fotos, costing about $20,000 in film and gas. About 1/3rd is defrayed by contributions. Thank you. - Simón (July 2011)
The World, the Search and Subud - livingSubud Contributors with our sincere thanks for money and-or accommodations:
Matthew and Sofie Clark - Rachman and Aida Cantrell - Nasrudhin and Aneesah Hassani - Jerry Chalem
Subud California - Subud Sacramento - Subud USA - Susila Dharma USA - Subud New York
Susannah Rosenthal - Luthfi and Laura Hill - Rohana McCormack - Victor and Shoshanah Margolin
Muchtar Salzmann - Rohana and Damanhuri Alkaitis - Haris Wolfgang - Karinah and Aliman Sears
Maria & Vernon Contessa - Ruth Jahoda - Lionnell Covert - Olaf Bowman - Reynold Orchard
Sebastian and Lorraine Tedrow - Irin Poellot - Rozak von Hohenstein - Lydia and Robert Feltman
Hadijah Gregory - Lusijah Marx - Morris and Leana McClellan - Komariyah Smith - Amanda Arnold
Halstein and Ida Stralberg - Miryam and Gideon Sarnat - Lailani, Mircea and Sylvana Moody
Henrietta McCormack - Sebastian Klitzner - Maria Pope and Leo Horthy - Sanderson Morgan
Peter Mark and Helen Richman - Mardiyah and Rashad Tarantino - Margaret and Hussein Aldis
Daniela Moneta - Ruslan Moore - Roseanna Ovington - Philip Jacobson - Imron Goldstein
Bertina and Noel Busch - Honora and Dahlan Foah - Alexandra and Peter ter Horst - Christine Szepesi
Stephanie Worthington and Victor Wuamett - Hifi Widianingram and Burham Blum - Simon Shima
Westy and Robert Bachelor - Alexandra and Michael Blond - John and Suzanne Schoenthaler
Rashidah and Stephan Solat - Murtado, Sofia and Rusdi Bustillo - Aminah and Rachman Ulmer
Subud Vancouver - Miranda Ranger - Karsten Smith - Haras Mykytyn - Evan and Joharia Gamblin
Andrew and Eliora Hall - Luke Penseney - David and Micheline Likas - Pauline and Lester Sutherland
Edgar and Silvana Waniuk - Paul and Phenice Roberge - Mark McGuire - Maria and Rolph Storto
MichŹle von Royk-Lewinski (Germany-Australia) - Arifah and Latif Sulac (France) - Emmanuel Elliott (UK)
T Kalimantan Surya Kencana - Yayasan Tambuhak Sinta - Ruslan Morris and Rahaju Koosman (Indonesia)
Special: George Helmer (in appreciation of Bapak site)
Special thanks to MichŹle von Royk-Lewinski, Aliana Cherpitel,
Henrietta McCormack and Melinda Wallis for help with content and design
and to Matthew Clark for the livingSubud concept