The main aims of the Subud organization are to facilitate the practice of the latihan and help enable members to understand its benefits and how to apply it in their everyday lives. To further these aims and to help individuals to feel and follow their own receivings, helpers with an international function are selected by testing for a four-year term. Their job is to visit groups and to do latihan together, answer questions and assist members. Their role is also to support local and national helpers.
In Subud, we sometimes use testing to deepen and widen our experience in the latihan. Testing is simply seeking guidance from a quiet inner place free from the influence of our thinking and desires. Perhaps the most important aspect of the work of the international helpers is to have an inner state such that they can receive guidance appropriate to the various situations they find as they travel among the membership in various countries.
In a typical year, the 18 international helpers make over 80 journeys to approximately 50 countries. This work is an extraordinary testament to the vibrancy of the latihan and its diverse manifestations in the lives of individual members. Frequently the international helpers report on their visits, with the reports being distributed in the Subud media. They are also located on the various zone pages of this website.
International Helpers send reports on their visits to Subud members. If you are looking for a particular report please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Resources for helpers including the opening statement can be found in the Subud Library
CRISIS AND MENTAL ILLNESS
Resources for helpers to learn more about Crisis and Mental Illness in Subud.