ABOUT THE ZONE 7:
Approximately 2500 members, 84 groups, 9 countries, and 24 Subud houses.
Subud USA has the second largest membership of Subud members in our global community. It is divided into seven regions, each with their own committee and helpers and is served by full and part-time paid staff. The U.S. is well organized and is able to support the many and varied activities of the membership throughout this large country and occasionally beyond. The National office in Washington D.C. is the hub of SUSA activity. The national archives are stored in Arizona along with back-up copies of important international archives. The Subud USA office serves members throughout North America with book sales, delivering a quarterly newsletter to all U.S. members, assisting regions and ‘wings’ as necessary with events, bookkeeping, and communications in addition to supporting the national committee, the board of directors and organizing national congresses and gatherings. There are 16 Subud halls in the U.S. with the largest groups being Los Angeles, New York, Portland, the greater Seattle area, and the Washington, D.C. area. Each of these centers owns a property, some with enterprises.
While the majority of members live on the coasts with vast swathes of land in between, there is a common integrity, generosity and earnest goodwill, plus a knack for not taking themselves too seriously that characterizes Subud in Canada. This is what members and helpers tested and received in 2007. SDIA’s office is located in Montreal, a testament to the characteristics of “tolerance of many peoples and embracing community” that members also received.
In recent years kejiwaan events have been organized both locally and nationally and the 50th anniversary of Subud in Cuba was celebrated in 2008. There is an active publications unit, with monthly translations of ‘Subud Voice”, an independent online magazine, plus periodic distribution of ‘Mundo Hispano’, an online journal for the Spanish speaking Subud community and news from Subud Cuba is shared throughout the Spanish speaking world with the newsletter ‘Alborado’.
Subud Cuba has a history of active participation in humanitarian projects and is known for its strong ties to the arts.
The activities of Subud Mexico belie its membership numbers. It is home to Usaha Mulia Abadi, a project in central Mexico that serves as a retreat center and provides humanitarian assistance to the local community. Members in Mexico are known for their warmth and mastery as hosts, and so Subud Mexico was home to the first Americas Gathering in 1999. Attended by members throughout the Americas, with Ibu Rahayu dedicating the Subud Hall in Tlaxcala, this provided the impetus for subsequent Americas Gatherings, two in Colombia, one in Brazil and one in Vancouver, Canada.
As a testament to Subud Mexico’s famed hospitality, the 2014 Subud World Congress was held in Puebla. See the World Congress page.
Although Suriname is geographically distant from most of Zone 7, it became part of the Zone for language and cultural reasons during the World Congress in 2005. Members here have delighted their new family of countries with their fresh approach ever since. Subud in Suriname has a close-knit family atmosphere with frequent social, humanitarian, and project oriented get-togethers.
Eastern and Western
|Nathanael Birk||Fraser Valley, Mississauga, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria||390|
|Cuba||Alan Aziz||Camagüey (two groups), Havana (two groups), Manzanillo (five groups), Niquero||205|
|Jamaica||Keith and Joanna Brown||11|
|Mexico||Mas’ud Arroyo||Mexico City, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Cuernavaca, Veracruz, Querétaro||105|
|Suriname||Hardy Amatdoelrasit,||Acaribo, Lelydorp, Paramaribo||93|
7 REGIONS: California, East Coast, Midwest, Pacific Islands, Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mtns, South
|Daniel Stralberg||Arcata, Albuquerque, Anchorage, Atlanta, Asheville, Austin, Bellingham/Skagit Valley, Berkeley, Boulder, Boston, Butte County, Chicago, Contra Costa, Dallas, Denver, Durham, Elk/Mendocino, Flagstaff, Flathead Valley, Ft Lauderdale, Herndon, Hilo, Honolulu, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Marin, Central Maryland, Monterey, New York, No. Virginia, Ohio general, Olympia area, Palm Springs, Palo Alto, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin Valley, San Luis Valley, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, SE Michigan, Seattle, Sedona area, Shenandoah Valley, Spokane, Sonoma, St. Louis, Sylvia-Asheville, Twin Cities, Washington D.C., West Massachusetts, Wilmington, Woodstock||1715|
Subud USA News: Download the most recent issue here; published quarterly.
SCAN, (Subud Canada News): Download the most recent issue here, published quarterly.
Special Edition Newsletter, Americas Gathering, August 2012
Zone 7 Newsletter, ‘CC’d!‘: Download past issues: April 2009, March 2009, January 2009, Nov-Dec 2008