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Subud International Cultural Association
Cultural Newsletter October 2007
“It is clear that the teaching of Subud is within each one of you and comes from
It is yourself, but not your normal self. It is the ‘you’ within you.”
Bapak M. Subuh
Los Angeles, California 1963. (1963 LAX 6)
Hello to you all! I’m very happy that starting now, SICA is going to have
a monthly newsletter to communicate its activities to all the members.
In this way we expect to create a network that supports, spreads, and
integrates the projects and cultural activities of individuals and groups of
we hope that we will also have a Spanish, French and German transla-
tion in the future.
During the celebration of 50 years of Subud in the West, (Ascot, UK
in August 2007) I appointed an Interim Board of Directors for SICA:
Olivia Moyano, SICA Chair
so we can achieve excellence in this cultural effort.
After 10 years of experience in television, radio, and graphic media in my country (Argentina) now I’m
as a healthy, strong and intelligent child, so that in the future it becomes an “adult” who is able to bring
fruits full of a true culture coming from the inner.
INTERIM SICA BOARD OF DIRECTORS (2007-2010)
1. 2. 3. 4.
1. Bachtiar Lorot (Tunisia), Arnold Landen (SICA Vice Chair, Germany), Erica Sapir (France)
2. Latifah Taormina (USA) 3. Benjamin Garzon ( Ecuador) 4. Istiharoh Glasgow (USA).
5. 6. 7.
5. Susannah Rosenthal (USA) 6. Osanna Vaughn (WSA Chairlady, Germany)
7. Arnold Landen (SICA Vice Chair, Germany).
the next world congress in order to make a “better home for SICA to live in” so that SICA can better serve
the goals and purposes that Bapak gave us in 1983 when SICA began.
“This is why Bapak made the decision to set up a Subud wing called the
Subud International Cultural Association, or SICA. Bapak hoped that
create something truly new or different, something that would touch other people,
meaning people who are not in Subud, people outside Subud . . . .”
Ibu Rahayu, Singapore, 2002
situation of SICA and identifying the key issues that the board should address. See the report sent in by
Britain’s SICA Chair, Mairi Store on the Searching for SICA workshop.
SUBUD THANK YOU
August 2007, Ascot, England
There was a long and interesting cultural programme schedule
in Ascot, which contained cultural activities and entertainment.
in Subud. The artists also exhibited their works in different places
like the “Drama Studio,” the “Theatre,” the “Main Marquee,” and the “Music Room.”
SICA PROGRAMME AT ASCOT
Concert by “The Bandstand,” Classic Music Concert by Michael
Spall, Taize Harmony Chanting by Ralph Nimmann, and The Music
of Bob Dylan, Jazz Standards such by Helen Berenger and Music
Music in the theatre.
by Maya Cockburn, World Dance by Stefan Freedman, Reggae Disco (DJ Ricardo), Dance Workout and
In the Visual Arts:
Sixth Form Café and the Windsor Street Gallery in Chertsey, a
small town about 10 miles away.
The gallery in Chertsey exhibited the work of those Subud mem-
bers who are professional artists.
A. Azadeh, S. Benko, M. Blakley, R. Bolt, M. Budget, Inspire, Art Exhibition.
H. Coombes, S. Davanzo, R. Darlington, J. Fountain, S. Garrard, M. Gibbs, C. Harrington, S. Hughes,
Art Exhibition Information and Projects Sculpture Exhibition
in the main marquee in the hall
In the Literary Arts:
In Theatre and Drama:
Drama for Kids in the Drama
Workshops, Networking and Social Gatherings:
There were also many different workshops in the meeting: Be-
Writing Workshop by Mardijah Simpson, Art Workshop by
Dancing Workshop by Marisol, Searching for SICA by Mairi
Networking & Social Gathering
The Workshop programme included different Networking and
Hammond Peek talking with other artists in the Gathering.
Kong,” is also chair of Subud Christ Church group in New
Zealand and the Financial Coordinator for our next World
Subud Congress in New Zealand.
SICA Britain Mairi Store, SICA UK Chair’s report on the Searching for SICA Workshop Read Report
Report on Subud Writers Workshop Read Report
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After the visit of the international helpers some ideas arose to help to address the economical crisis in this coun-
try. The members came up with different projects and strategies to help members overcome the hardships
Gym classes, a Conference about Odontology, a Conference about Health, a “Telling Stories” Workshop,
Contact SICA Peru: Honorata Herrera, firstname.lastname@example.org
SICA England, Subud RADIO
A new translation of Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet
Abdus Salam Molla from Bangladesh.
This book is dedicated to Muhammad Subuh Sumohadiwidjojo.
SICA Chile: “Virganix, The Unknown Art”
investigation , she discovered how to paint in a new unknown way.
drafts which are composed in black and white system. Then comes the
heaven and bringing back to earth a small little sample of it. Susilowa-
ti (Marcela Davanzo de Amesti) lives and works in Santiago de Chile.
Un Buen Ayuno
The First Row
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