Subud

Subud is an international spiritual movement that welcomes and includes all peoples and religions.

Subud involves no creed; anyone can join without abandoning their religion, or adopting a new one.

Subud is an acronym for Susila Budhi Dharma, these words are translated as ‘guided from within to take action in the world.’ To learn more about the etymology, click here…

The latihan is the principal spiritual practice of Subud. Latihan, is an Indonesian word meaning exercise. It may include movement or stillness; silence, song or utterances, according to each individuals experience and expression.

People form their own beliefs based on their own experience of the latihan. Often results produce a clarity of awareness of the wisdom in which all things are embraced.

The Susila Dharma International Association (SDIA) is a non-profit organization whose charitable works can be found around the globe.

The World Subud Association is the umbrella organization for the world wide Subud community, which includes 54 member countries. There are Subud members in 86 countries worldwide.

The World Subud Association exists to support the practice and use of the latihan, and the human activities that arise from it.

For more information about SDIA or WSA, please click here. Or visit our links page to find a list of subud related sites around the world.

Subud

Subud is an international spiritual movement that welcomes and includes all peoples and religions.

Subud involves no creed; anyone can join without abandoning their religion, or adopting a new one.

Subud is an acronym for Susila Budhi Dharma, these words are translated as ‘guided from within to take action in the world.’ To learn more about the etymology, click here…

The latihan is the principal spiritual practice of Subud. Latihan, is an Indonesian word meaning exercise. It may include movement or stillness; silence, song or utterances, according to each individuals experience and expression.

People form their own beliefs based on their own experience of the latihan. Often results produce a clarity of awareness of the wisdom in which all things are embraced.

The Susila Dharma International Association (SDIA) is a non-profit organization whose charitable works can be found around the globe.

The World Subud Association is the umbrella organization for the world wide Subud community, which includes 54 member countries. There are Subud members in 86 countries worldwide.

The World Subud Association exists to support the practice and use of the latihan, and the human activities that arise from it.

For more information about SDIA or WSA, please click here. Or visit our links page to find a list of subud related sites around the world.

SDIA & WSA

The Susila Dharma International Association (SDIA) is a non-profit organization whose charitable works can be found around the globe.

The World Subud Association is the umbrella organization for the world wide Subud community, which includes 54 member countries. There are Subud members in 86 countries worldwide.

The World Subud Association exists to support the practice and use of the latihan, and the human activities that arise from it.

Etymology

Subud is an international spiritual movement that welcomes and includes all religions and peoples.

Subud involves no creed; anyone can join without abandoning their religion, or adopting a new one.

Subud is an acronym for Susila Budhi Dharma,

Susila is a Sanskrit word meaning “Of good character

Budhi is a Vedic Sanskrit word that means the intellectual faculty and the power to “form and retain concepts, reason, discern, judge, comprehend, understand”

Dharma – It is difficult to provide a single concise definition for dharma, as the word has a long and varied history and straddles a complex set of meanings and interpretations. There is no equivalent single word translation for dharma in western languages. However there are multiple definitions to be found in several different languages, including Hindu, Sanskrit and Jainism.

We interpret it to mean ‘to hold’ or ‘to behold, steadfast – that which has been discovered’.

Together these words are translated as ‘Guided from within to take action in the world.’

Contact

The Subud House @ Regents Center, is located at:

3185 NE Regents Drive

Portland, Oregon 97212

To contact someone about latihan or to learn more about Subud, you may call or leave a message at 503 928 4945

Latihan Schedule:

Monday, Thursday 8PM – 9PM

Sundays 10AM

Regents Center is an enterprise of Subud Portland and is available for events and ongoing classes. To learn more about the center, please visit: www.regentscenter.com.