New England Fall Gathering 2017

The 23nd annual New England Gathering will be held Saturday September 16 from 9:30 until 5:00 at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 164 Newtown Rd., Acton, MA 01720.

Join us in celebrating our friendship as well our unique bond in Subud.

There will be latihans, a potluck lunch, and plenty of time for testing and spiritual renewal. So plan to join us for the day.

  • Arrive for coffee and conversation at 9:30,
  • Morning latihan, 10:30 sharp,
  • Group testing and/or personal testing at 11:00,
  • Lunch 12:30–2:00
  • Presentations or testing
  • Afternoon latihan at 4:00.

Directions to the Church of the Good Shepherd, Acton, MA

Contact us

Contact us about the N.E. Gathering

 

Church of the Good Shepherd — DIRECTIONS

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The Church of the Good Shepherd

164 Newtown Rd in Acton, MA 01720

Newtown Road in Acton starts at Route 27 and continues all the way into Littleton, where it turns into Fort Pond Hill Rd.

IF YOU ARE COMING FROM RT. 495,

  • Take EXIT 29A, which is the exit for ROUTE 2 EAST, heading towards Boston, Concord, etc..
  • After you get on ROUTE 2 EAST, take the very first exit (EXIT 41, Newtown Road. Beware, there is also a Newtown Road in Littleton.) When you come off the exit, head NORTH, towards Littleton.
  • Take THE RIGHT HAND TURN which comes up in about 1200 feet from RT. 2. This is FORT POND HILL Rd. There is a sign – marker for COGS (Church of the Good Shepherd, an Episcopal Church) at the beginning of this road.
  • After about 500 feet, Fort Pond Rd turns into NEWTOWN RD, when you cross the town line, from Littleton to Acton.
  • The church is up this road about ¼ mile. There is a big parking lot with lots of parking spaces. 

MAP FROM RTE 495

IF YOU ARE COMING FROM RT. 95, take EXIT 29B – ROUTE 2 WEST.

  • Stay on Route 2 WEST about 8 miles until you come to EXIT 42 – ROUTE 27. This exit takes you to Route 27, where
  • you head NORTH (to the right).
  • After about ¼ mile you will come to a town green area with a big OBELISK. When you see the obelisk,
  • take a LEFT onto NEWTOWN RD. There should be an Episcopal Church sign marker there.
  • Go down Newton Road about ½ mile and you will come to the Church of the Good Shepherd, at 164 Newton Road, where you will see a big parking lot. That’s where you park your car.

MAP FROM RTE 2

NOTE: There are several other ways to get to the church.

  • You can take Taylor Road off Route 2 to Route 27 to Newtown Road…
  • Or Route 2A to Route 27 South, where you drive ½ mile to the Obelisk, then take a right on to Newtown Road, and ½ mile to the Church of the Good Shepherd.
  • OR, you just let your GPS take you to the church

Mushroom Soup

Ingredients

  • 3 tbs butter
  • 3 tbs flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable stock (fresh, canned, or even bouillon paste)
  • 1 large yellow onion (don’t use Vidalia or other sweet onion)
  • 12 ozs mushrooms, sliced thin
  • 1-2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 cup grated cheese, gruyère, cheddar, swiss, or other firm and flavorful cheese (measure after grating the cheese).
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • salt to taste

Directions

The roux

  1. Melt the butter at medium heat in a medium sized, heavy bottomed sauce pan. When the butter is melted, whisk in the flour and let it bubble for about a minute to cook the flour, making sure that it doesn’t burn.
  2. Add the milk and bring the mixture to the boil, still over a medium flame and stirring constantly to make sure it doesn’t burn. (You can speed this process by preheating the milk in a microwave beforehand.) When the mixture has thickened set it aside.

The soup

  1. Mince the onion and slice the mushrooms quite thin. Grate the cheese coarsely and set it aside.
  2. heat a large, heavy bottomed saucepan and add the oil, onions and mushrooms. Sauté the vegetables until the mushrooms have absorbed the oil, then cover and sweat them until the juices come out. At that point, remove the cover and fry them some more until liquid has evaporated and the onions start to brown.
  3. Add the broth, bay leaf, paprika, nutmeg and black pepper. Bring the soup back to the boil then simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the roux, the grated cheese and stir until the cheese has melted into the soup. At this point you can hold the soup until you are ready to serve.
  5. Add the cream just before serving and taste it for salt, adding more if needed.

Remembering Gene Castillo

The memorial service Gene Castillo, longtime member of the Subud Boston, there were a number of pictures of Gene and her family taken over the course of her life. Emmanuel got copies of some of them and sent them for posting. As Emmanuel said in his email, “She was quite a babe, no?”

Subud Boston Kedjiwaan Day, April 26 2015

Date: Sunday, April 26, 2015
Time: 10 o’clock AM
Place: Temple Beth Israel, 25 Harvard Street, Waltham, MA (Directions)

RSVP: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094bada922a3fc1-subud2/6867232

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

As you know, the February snows resulted in the cancellation of the Kedjiwaan Day. We have rescheduled the even to April 25th, 10 AM at Temple Beth Israel in Waltham, MA. We hope you will be able to attend! Please use this SignUpGenius web page to let us know if you are coming and also to let us know what food you might bring. This will help us with planning.

LATIHAN & TESTING: Our Kedjiwaan Day is a chance to meet for a day of latihan and testing. The main focus will be on the latihan, our connection to God and our spiritual growth. The direction we will go in our testing is not fixed. As in the past, the helpers discuss and test about the purpose of the day beforehand, but our actual testing will be based on the interests and needs expressed by those who attend. Quiet time will start promptly at 10 AM and the first latihan begins at 10:15.

(If you feel the need for personal testing with helpers, please make arrangements for this with one of the helpers beforehand.)

FOOD: There will be a light, potluck lunch. If you plan to bring food, be aware that there is no kitchen and the circuitry in the temple will not support numerous hot plates, slow cookers, or other heating devices. Also, we will be depending as much as possible on disposable tableware. Also remember that Temple Beth Israel follows Jewish kosher rules about food. To make this simple, we can have dairy products but not meat. You can read the kosher rules on our web site at: http://www.subudboston.org/about-us/kosher-rules-for-temple-beth-israel/

The regular latihan that evening is cancelled.

DIRECTIONS: To get to Temple Beth Israel from the north or the south, follow Rte. I-95/128 to the Rte. 20 Exit (Exit 26) and follow Rte. 20 east into Waltham. Turn right on Harvard Street. The Temple is 2 blocks down on the right. You can find a Google map on our web site.

We hope you can join us!

Cassidy Sterling
Chair, Subud Boston, Inc.
chair@subudboston.org

Winter Photos — 2014-15

Ruslan Henderson

Cassidy Sterling

Emmanuel Aronie

Maria Contessa

 

Amani House Paving Stones

Subud Washington, DC has set a paving stone to comemorate Subud Boston's contibution to the construction of the Amani Center

Subud Washington, DC has set a paving stone to comemorate Subud Boston’s contibution to the construction of the Amani Center

Dear Cassidy and Subud Boston,

As I write thank you notes and tax deduction notes, I am again humbled by the generous gift that Subud Boston gave of $5,000 last February. I am attaching a picture of your engraved brick, still awaiting its final home in our gardens.

The Amani Center is complete and open for business. Come visit soon!

I assume that Subud Boston can’t take tax deductions for gifts, but if you can, let me know to whom and how to write you a formal tax note.

With appreciation,

Barbara Thomas

Subud Boston Kedjiwaan Day, Feb 8 2015

Date: Sunday, February 8, 2015
Time: 10 o’clock AM
Place: Temple Beth Israel, 25 Harvard Street, Waltham, MA (Directions)

RSVP: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094bada922a3fc1-subud

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Subud Boston is holding our annual Kedjiwaan Day on February 8, 10 AM at Temple Beth Israel in Waltham, MA. We hope you will be able to attend! Please use this SignUpGenius web page to let us know if you are coming and also to let us know what food you might bring. This will help us with planning.

LATIHAN & TESTING: Our Kedjiwaan Day is a chance to meet for a day of latihan and testing. The main focus will be on the latihan, our connection to God and our spiritual growth. The direction we will go in our testing is not fixed. As in the past, the helpers discuss and test about the purpose of the day beforehand, but our actual testing will be based on the interests and needs expressed by those who attend. Quiet time will start promptly at 10 AM and the first latihan begins at 10:15.

(If you feel the need for personal testing with helpers, please make arrangements for this with one of the helpers beforehand.)

FOOD: There will be a light, potluck lunch. If you plan to bring food, be aware that there is no kitchen and the circuitry in the temple will not support numerous hot plates, slow cookers, or other heating devices. Also, we will be depending as much as possible on disposable tableware. Also remember that Temple Beth Israel follows Jewish kosher rules about food. To make this simple, we can have dairy products but not meat. You can read the kosher rules on our web site at: http://www.subudboston.org/about-us/kosher-rules-for-temple-beth-israel/

DINNER AFTERWARDS: There are no formal plans for dinner afterwards, but it often happens that some decide to go out to a restaurant together for a chance to chat and eat together before going home. If you would like to do that, contact Ruslan Henderson.

The regular latihan that evening is cancelled.

DIRECTIONS: To get to Temple Beth Israel from the north or the south, follow Rte. I-95/128 to the Rte. 20 Exit (Exit 26) and follow Rte. 20 east into Waltham. Turn right on Harvard Street. The Temple is 2 blocks down on the right. You can find a Google map on our web site.

We hope you can join us!

Cassidy Sterling
Chair, Subud Boston, Inc.
chair@subudboston.org

Christmas Party 2014

Subud Boston Christmas Party 2014 (Gene Castillo front and center)

Subud Boston Christmas Party 2014 (Gene Castillo front and center)

Hayden Brown, Gene Castillo, Vida Fruebis, and Dorothea Gillim-Osborne at the Subud Boston Christmas Party.

Gene suffered a stroke last summer and has been in rehabilitation since then. Her daughter brought her to the party and the group was ecstatic to see her again.