During 2020 There Were Four Openings In Zone 4 With Six More Applicants Await

Membership overview


In addition to the 13 member countries, there are Subud members in another ten countries in Zone 4. The membership is aging, and there has been a lack of activity during lockdown, which has contributed to no increase in young members. People in the Zone often emigrate to countries with better life prospects, and sometimes young people who join Subud do not stay.

Within the Zone there are stable groups of dedicated members and helpers who regularly do latihan, as well as active Kejiwaan Councilors. The challenges faced in the Zone include first generation Subud members passing away, few members willing to serve on committees, and lack of growth.


Communication and activities


There are monthly Zoom meetings of the Zone Council and Kejiwaan Councilor dewan. Information is shared throughout the Zone via email, the Zone 4 newsletter, and WhatsApp groups.

There is an Area 2 latihan on Sundays that members in the Zone participate in. In 2020, all zonal and national meetings were either held online or canceled due to Covid-19, including the Zone’s Annual General Meeting and gathering, and summer family camps.

Many countries have WhatsApp groups and regular Zoom meetings, and there are kejiwaan meetings for helpers and members, and weekly meetings after latihan.


Wing activities, enterprises and centerprises


There is a large and active Susila Dharma (SD) organization in Germany, and active SD organizations in Norway and Israel. There are active SIHA groups in Germany and Russia, and an active SICA group in Germany working on the Subud Village project.

There are two schools in the Zone where the head and some staff members are in Subud, but these are not officially ‘Subud schools’. In Israel, several Subud members have enterprises and employ Subud members.

In Germany, there are four Subud Houses, two of which cover 100% of their costs through rental income, and the other two cover 50% and 75% of costs. There are Subud houses in Ukraine and Norway that cover part of their costs by renting out.