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Subud Canada

A Spiritual Home for All

Discover a path to greater peace, to your Soul, the Divine or the Great Life Force.

Subud Canada
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Welcome to the new
Subud Canada Website.

We hope that our content helps you on your journey for information about growing and
developing a more spiritual side to life. Whether you are just beginning your spiritual
search or whether you already have some experience, we hope that our website is
helpful and of interest to you.

Why the Blogs?

For those of you wondering what Blogs about meditation and mindfulness are doing on our Subud Canada website, and for those of you wondering what a Subud spiritual exercise has in common with meditation and mindfulness, the answer is probably not the one you expect. Our purpose in sharing the Blogs is to make it possible for people who have never heard of Subud, to find out and to learn about us. So, …. why the Blogs?

You might as well ask “Why a Library?”

In the old days, people would go to a library or a bookstore to find what they were looking for and would stumble upon all sorts of interesting other topics on the adjoining shelves. Many of us found Subud in this way, unexpectedly, and are still here, forty, fifty or sixty years later. Others tried it for awhile and left; Subud is a spiritual journey, not a quick fix.

These days we Google what we are looking for, and newcomers to Subud wonder why they never found us in their internet searches. After all, how can you search for something if you don’t know its name?

Introducing Crooud, a professional digital marketing agency who have updated our website and curated the blogs, making ‘Subud’ more available to a wider audience. Their articles represent a sampling of popular subjects from self-meaning and personal growth to Eastern and Western types of spiritual practice. If these interest you, we invite you to read and enjoy.

And if you are are interested in finding out about the Subud spiritual exercise, welcome to our Subud Canada website.

Why Subud Canada?

A Spiritual Path for Today's World

In today's fast-paced and often stressful world, it can be difficult to find inner peace and meaning. Subud Canada offers a simple yet profound spiritual practice that can help you to discover these essential qualities.

A Community of Support and Inner Growth

In addition to supporting the Subud spiritual practice. Subud Canada is also a community of people committed to supporting each other on their journey of self-discovery and inner growth.

A Global Movement for Peace and Compassion

Subud Canada is part of a global interfaith spiritual movement that is committed to promoting peace and understanding between people of all cultures.

About Subud

Subud Canada is a branch of an international interfaith spiritual movement that offers a simple yet powerful path for spiritual growth and transformation. Subud is open to people of all walks of life, faiths, and cultures.

Subud provides a supportive community and a simple practice that can help us to deepen our connection to our inner selves and to the Divine. If you are seeking a spiritual path that is simple, yet profound, and that can help you to live a more fulfilling and compassionate life, then Subud Canada may be right for you.

What

Subud Canada is a branch of an international interfaith spiritual movement that offers a simple yet powerful path for spiritual growth and transformation. Subud is open to people of all walks of life, faiths, and cultures.

How

Subud provides a supportive community and a simple practice that can help us to deepen our connection to our inner selves and to the Divine. If you are seeking a spiritual path that is simple, yet profound, and that can help you to live a more fulfilling and compassionate life, then Subud Canada may be right for you.

Journeys of Inner Transformation

Doing the Subud exercise, the latihan, has slowly but steadily become my compass in the exploration of my life’s mysteries. With growing surrender in each exercise I delve deeper into my own essence of being, discovering inner wisdom and guidance.

Awakening to Inner Guidance in Subud

“My understanding of Subud is that it is predicated upon the belief in the existence of a Force, an Energy, in the universe that permeates all things. This is what is often called God. This all pervasive energy cannot be proven to exist with our minds and therefore its existence must be taken on Faith.

Faith is to accept the existence of something beyond what our mind can prove or explain. The part of this Force which is in each of us is often called The Soul, The Spirit, etc. Throughout recorded history, across cultures, civilizations, time and place, humans have accepted the existence of this Force and developed religions, belief structures and systems for influencing the material world through their inner connection to the Force. These were the origins of prayer, ritual, and sacrifice.

Subud, through a training called the Latihan, offers a path to widening and strengthening the connection between one’s inner Force and the universal Force of which it is part. As this connection grows, one’s connection to, and awareness of, all things in the universe deepens. One comes to know things that can not be known with the mind or the senses. Subud does not ascribe human like wishes, desires, or intentions to the Force, nor does it require experts to act as intermediaries. There is only the Force within each of us and its connection to all things.

As awareness of one’s “inner” grows, it becomes increasingly possible to rely on one’s ‘inner’ guidance, to ‘listen’ or ‘feel’ right from wrong, good from bad. This is often experienced as ‘intuition’, ‘premonition’, getting a ‘feeling’, or ‘conscience’. The strengthening of one’s inner connection to the Force and increasing reliance on one’s ‘inner’ for guidance through life, is a goal of the Subud exercise, the latihan.”

Isaac Goff

Subud California

Exploring Subud Latihan

A Journey Of Spiritual Awakening

Ever wonder if there’s more to life? Yearn to connect with something deeper, discover your life’s purpose, or simply find your true self?

Subud Latihan, might be your answer. It guides you on a journey of self-discovery, helping you connect with something greater and uncover your authentic self. No beliefs required, just open exploration. Interested?

From the Editor

Visit our blog for inspiration, thoughts and articles on spirituality, personal growth and other popular topics.

General FAQ

These questions and answers aim to provide a clear understanding and easy access to information for individuals interested in Subud Canada.

What is Subud?

Subud is an international interfaith spiritual movement that aims to provide individuals with a platform to experience their inner selves through a unique spiritual exercise known as the Latihan Kejiwaan.

What does 'Latihan Kejiwaan' mean and what does it involve?

'Latihan Kejiwaan' is an Indonesian term where 'Latihan' means exercise or training, and 'Kejiwaan' refers to the spiritual or soulful aspect. It is a personal spiritual practice that involves the spontaneous awakening of the inner feeling to the presence of the Power of God.

How can I join Subud in Canada?

Becoming a Subud member involves expressing your interest, attending introductory meetings to learn more about Subud and the Latihan, and then experiencing the Opening, which is your first Latihan. You can contact us here to initiate this process.

Are there any fees associated with joining Subud?

Subud does not require a fee for joining. However, members are encouraged to contribute voluntarily to support the local and international Subud community and its activities.

Can I try Subud Latihan before Joining?

No. Experience has shown that a calm patient approach to Subud is a better preparation for Latihan. The introductory period provides an opportunity to meet Subud members, ask questions, and take the time to discover whether this spiritual practice is right for you and your life.

Can I practice Latihan with other spiritual or religious practices?

Yes, the Latihan is non-denominational and is not a teaching, so does not conflict with other religious or spiritual practices. Subud welcomes individuals from all religious backgrounds to experience the Subud Latihan However, some people who practice meditation and mindfulness may find it takes longer to relinquish the mindful focus and receive the full opening experience of the Latihan.

Where can I find Subud groups in Canada?

Subud Canada has various groups across the country. You can find information about our local groups and smaller regional communities on this link or simply contact us directly using a chat feature for guidance on finding the nearest Subud contact to you.