"Every person will find for himself or herself the right way towards God and what might be the right way for one may be completely wrong for another.
What is Subud
Subud is an association of people who all practise a spiritual exercise called the latihan. Subud is open to all, regardless of religion, beliefs or non-beliefs.
The process of the latihan starts with a feeling of acceptance and surrender to a power beyond ourselves. This is followed by a quietening or stilling of the thoughts and desires and out of that quietness comes a connection to that power, which has the possibility to promote a change and a growth of the inner self. Because this power arises not from our own thinking or wishing, or from any other person, we believe and understand its source is from God whose essence is within everything and outside everything, and that the latihan is a way of connecting to or worshiping God.
This latihan experience is very individual and although there is advice and guidance there is no doctrine or study involved.
The Subud Latihan in Action
The Subud latihan can bring awareness of our humanity and purpose in life. It guides us away from doing or saying things that cause harm to others, and we may feel guided to become involved with projects that help other people. The Subud organisation has evolved to support projects set up by Subud members that outwardly reflect this evolution in their inner lives.
One arm of the organisation, Susila Dharma is a humanitarian non-profit organisation which works throughout the world to alleviate poverty and human suffering. It has consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
See Subud Australia Wings for more information.
Click the button above for the details of the Australian local Subud groups, including their latihan times and contact details.
Click on the button above to learn about the affiliate “wings” dedicated to philanthropy, social enterprise, cultural expression, enterprise and youth.
Subud and the Seven Circles symbol are registered marks of the World Subud Association.