A guide to the What is Subud? website
The What is Subud? website serves several purposes.
First, it is designed to meet the needs of those who are curious
about Subud and would like to learn more. Then, there are those
who are perhaps thinking of joining Subud and would like more information.
Finally, there are those who would like to "check Subud's credentials".
The site may seem to be complex not only because it endeavours to
meet the needs of different kinds of enquirers, but also because
Subud itself is a rich and various activity. Subud is not only a
spiritual movement, but also an international organisation which
promotes activities in many fields of human endeavour including
enterprise, social welfare and culture.
The What is Subud section provides basic information
about the nature of Subud including the meaning of its name, its
history, its founder and the spiritual experience it offers.
The Organisation section outlines the extensive international
structure of Subud. Basic information will be found here for those
who wish to "check out Subud" - such as the constitution
of the World Subud Association and recent financial accounts.
The Experience section provides some first-hand accounts
by Subud members of what it is like to be in Subud. It includes
a section of brief statements by members from various countries
on "what Subud means to me".
The Photo Gallery and Video Clips pages are self-explanatory,
providing some visual documentation of Subud.
The Contacts page will be useful for those wanting to join
Subud or contact the organisation for any other reason.
The Publications page tells you about the many books which
have been written about Subud, and how to obtain them by accessing
the Subud Publications International website.
The Links page is a "portal" or window to a wealth
of other information about Subud available on the internet. Whole
sites will be found amplifying the various topics found on this
site. For example, there is a rich site about Susila Dharma, the
social welfare aspect of Subud. A similarly rich site represents
SICA, Subud's cultural activities. Please note that some aspects of some sites
are only available to Subud
The music heard on the opening page is Bapak Muhammad Subuh playing
the Gambang, an Indonesian bamboo xylophone-type instrument.