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

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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.


  • 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. 



  • 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.


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

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)


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:

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.

New England Fall Gathering

SunflowersSubud Boston is inviting all Subud members in the New England area (and beyond) to our

20th Annual New England Gathering

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time: 9:30–5:00


The Church of the Good Shepherd    
164 Newtown Road in Acton, MA 01720

9:30 The gathering will start with an hour for coffee, tea, and bagels — a chance to chat and catch up with old friends.
10:30 Morning latihan (we will start latihan on time), followed by sharing and testing.
12:30 Potluck lunch.
2:00 Testing and/or visiting.
4:00 Afternoon latihan.
4:30 Clean up and departure.

Questions? Call or email…

Are you coming and can you make a contribution to the pot luck lunch?

Vida has set up a SignUpGenius page where you can let us know if you are coming and what you wil bring. It will really help us with the planning if everybody who is coming will sign in on this page!

Paying for the Gathering

Because the cost of the gathering is not covered by Subud Boston’s budget, we are requesting donations to cover the various expenses. The biggest expense is the rental of the church. If each participant could donate $15, that would cover our costs.

How to get to The Church of the Good Shepherd

Cleaning Day!

cleanPlease join us for an afternoon of refreshing spring cleaning at the Temple Beth Israel. Bring your vacuum cleaners, buckets, mops, and other cleaning supplies and lets have some fun! We’ll start at 4 p.m. with latihan, do some cleaning and then go out for dinner. We will also rent a carpet cleaner so there will be no latihan at 7 due to wet carpets. Please sign up below and let us know which cleaning supplies you can bring.

Don’t bring food, we plan to go out for dinner afterward.

April Schedule

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I am running behind schedule this month so this is going to be a short message just to let you know the April schedule and a few bits of important information. I will send out a more complete newsletter hopefully by the end of the week.

Kedjiwaan Days: After the February Kedjiwaan Day, we were all so enthusiastic that at the Dewan meeting that followed we decided to try to have four Kedjiwaan Days a year. The first of these was set to happen in the beginning of May, but there are so many things going on in May that we subsequently decided that we would pull back on that. At the moment I don’t know whether that event will be happening; but, if it does, it will be held on May 4th at the Temple.

You will find the schedule for April below. The important date is April 13th, when we will be holding a general membership meeting. The meeting will be at 6:00 o’clock with a latihan beforehand. Quiet time for the premeeting latihan begins as 5:15 PM.

There are no birthdays in April and the meeting is being held on what would have been Birthday Night. But it would be good, I think, to bring some light snacks. If anyone could bring fruit, crackers, bread, or cheese, that would be great.



February Kedjiwaan Day Success

Vida Fruebis and Maria Contessa set up tables for High Tea at the Kedjiwaan Day, February 9, 2014

Vida Fruebis and Maria Contessa set up tables for High Tea at the Kedjiwaan Day, February 9, 2014

We had 32 participants in the Kedjiwaan day on February 9th. Beforehand the women helpers had received that the purpose of the day was to reconnect with the latihan and with one another and to receive comfort and support during the dark of winter. The men were more focussed on exploring the life of the Boston group in the context of the Regional, National and World Subud communities. As one might expect, the latihan and testing  took their own, sometimes unexpected paths. The men did some testing about the upcoming world congress in Mexico and some were surprised at the sense of longing to attend that arose in the testing.

We started at noon with latihans and discussion and testing and took a break at 2:30 in the afternoon for a chance to talk and eat. Suzanne had christened this break, “High Tea.” We had a laptop computer and a “hotspot” for internet connection, and during High Tea we received a Skype call from the Subud Washingto DC group, who were also having a meeting. It was a video connection and it was great to see their faces and hear about the new Subud House that is just being finished by their group. After tea, we returned for second, somewhat shorter latihan and testing sessions. As Rima wrote:

The food for the soul at the February Kedjiwaan Day was rich, nourishing and comforting, and in recapping the day, the Boston helpers agreed that it would be a wonderful thing to aim to have a quarterly Kedjiwaan Day.