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Ibu Rahayu has announced that she wishes to retire from responsibilities such as giving names and answering members letters. In this issue we bring you news of her explanation about this in her opening remarks at the recent WSA/MSF meeting.

Also in this issue…

In the shadow of the mountain… The editor says he is “transitioning”

An experience in Freiburg… Ramzi Addison writes

Drought and bushfire in Australia… from Bruce Ray

The examination for heaven… Excerpts from a talk by Rochanawati

Durham, a budding Centerprise… From Hanafi and Levana Fraval

Videos about Bapak and the history of Subud… Available to stream

Hope for the future… the Obama foundation

The Subud symbol… by Rasjid Smith

The Turkish waiter… story from Sebastian Paemen

A message from Bapak in 1980… by Solihin Garrard

Ramadan in Orgiva… Leonard Hitchcock writes

Lebaran… An article by Dr Rachman Mitchell

After the shrinking… Optimist Dahlan Simpson greets new year

Maritim Guest House, Jakarta… from Anisah Taylor

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I was at the Basara Youth Gathering in Central Kalimantan over New Year. In all the time I was there, I don’t think I saw anyone with a book or a magazine, but I saw everyone with a mobile phone which they consulted many times a day.

It’s time for Subud Voice to start communicating via social media… so we are looking for a young person to co-edit SUBUD VOICE on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, TWITTER ETC… Contact Harris at

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HARMONY & RESULTS – THE SUSILA DHARMA CONFERENCE Yayasan Saudara Sejiwa in Bandung … Read on

RAPUNZEL, RAPUNZEL is a story by Harris Smart about how the world of dreams, myths and fairytales can erupt into everyday life… Read on

PARIS, FRANCE is a story by Harris about a visit to Paris in which he was robbed by gypsies… it also has something to say about photography… Read on

PARIS: JAZZ is by Lawrence Brazier and is also set in Paris and has something to say about jazz and other things… Read on

THE STUTTERER a is a chapter from Husain Chung’s book GOD THE THERAPIST (available from and gives an insight into the way that Husain works with people… Read on

RELAX! THE BODY KNOWS THE WAY is a reflection by Harris on the nature of the body as an indicator of the inner nature and a portal to spiritual experience… Read on

WOOF: Lawrence Brazier sends a story from Vienna… Read on

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