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"Every person will find for himself or herself the right way towards God, and what may be the right way for one may be completely wrong for another."

"The spiritual training of Subud is a receiving that awakens a person's inner self."

"... in Subud no teaching is required. All that is necessary, in order to receive God's will for us, is surrender and a pure inner feeling."

"To develop your life, you must strive for something that is more than what is normal. Find something that is "extra-ordinary" for you, something new, something never done before. That is how to makes God's love & grace real for you."

- Advice given by Bapak, founder of Subud


pursuing personal growth through a spiritual process

Subud is a global association of people who pursue personal growth through a spiritual process known as latihan, an exercise of surrender to the divine force within each one of us. Latihan kejiwaan, or simply the latihan means "spiritual exercise", or "training of the spirit".

Subud is open to people of all religious affiliations, as well as those who choose no religion. Members come from different cultures, nationalities and walks of life, and there is no particular Subud dogma that they are required to accept. The essence of Subud is the personalized experience of the latihan. The thing that brings us together is a common goal of becoming better people and improving our lives.

There are about 10,000 members of Subud worldwide who practice latihan. In Chicago, our group meets 2-3 times per week to practice latihan. Curious to know more? You are welcome to contact us for information about the organization, its value and our local community.


There is no cost to becoming a member of Subud or to practice latihan; however, we do share costs to rent our meeting facility.

Latihan Address:

Women's location varies, usually at a residence. Please call or text 619-459-3603 for location. Men's latihan is usually at 1020 Church Street, Evanston, IL. Please confirm with men's helper about schedule and location.

Latihan Schedule:

  • Sunday 12:15 pm (12:00 quiet) - Men and Women

  • Wednesday 6:15 pm (6:00 quiet) - Women Only

  • Friday 8:15 pm (8:00 quiet) - Men Onlyl


If you are interested in joining, please contact us for membership information.



1st Sunday: Helper Latihan at 11:00am

2nd Sunday: Kejiwaan (personal growth) Day at 11:00am

3rd Sunday: Social Hour at 11:00am

4th Sunday: Helper-Committee Meeting at 11:00am

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