Subud House/Spring Street Center/Open House

I rarely write about my spiritual community, Subud, because one of Subud’s cultural mores is to NOT proselytize and in practice that becomes NEVER TALK ABOUT IT, which would explain why the membership is aging, not especially diverse (at least not in most U.S....

Cascadia IV (I Did Not Build That)

I’m thinking of the controversy from an event during the 2012 U.S. Presidential campaign. It’s the You Didn’t Build That notion and was the response by less conscious people about the nature of how things get done, even in (especially in) a country...

Reading/Career Counseling Event

Never thought I’d write THAT blog post title, but there you go. And it’s another opportunity for you to BUY A COPY of American Sentences and hear how one remarkable flute player interprets various sentences into the universal language. (No not Esperanto!)...

Zen, BLM Shuts Down Bernie

I was at the Bernie Sanders rally yesterday (8.8.15) in downtown Seattle’s Westlake Center where he was interrupted a second time by protestors from #BlackLivesMatter. And I get why it is #BlackLivesMatter and not #AllLivesMatter. Unemployment, incarceration...

Subud LGBTQ Youth Movement

One of the most memorable events at the recent 14th Subud World Congress in Puebla, Mexico, was a meeting centered around the acceptance (or lack of it) in the Subud community. Keep in mind our next to last outgoing Subud USA Chair was a lesbian and by all accounts, a...