As a wing association of SUBUD, the International Subud Cultural Association (SICA) aims to support SUBUD members  expressing their talents from within. Learn more about SUBUD and the International Subud Cultural Association (SICA) here. 

SICA provides programs and services to individuals and organizations who are working to nurture human values through art, culture, and creativity. SICA provides information, training, networking, and support services as well as opportunities to engage and collaborate with cultural initiatives and events around the world. SICA believes the development of individual talent is critical to
building love and respect among peoples everywhere

SICA additionally sponsors conferences, festivals, symposia, publications, exhibitions, performances, workshops, research, and other events and activities — for Subud members as well as the general public.


SICA, which has a constituency in almost 90 countries, is a partner member of
The Charter For Compassion as well as an active member of the International Coalition of NGOs for Peace jointly led by Peace One Day and Interpeace as well as Americans for the Arts. Begun in the UK by members of the World Subud Association in 1983, SICA is a US 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.

SICA also recognizes that cultural diversity exists in multiple dimensions, including differences among people that are not immediately visible. While we cannot heal all divisions and inequities in society, we strive to create opportunities for cross-cultural understanding and exchange that can nurture love and respect to help build a more human future.

As a wing organization of Subud, the Subud International Cultural Association (SICA) works to support Subud members expressing their talents from within arisen through the experience of the  Latihan Kejiwaan. Subud
is a spiritual brotherhood, created around a profound spiritual experience, called the ‘Latihan’. This practice
is open to people, whatever their religion or belief. Through the practice of the Latihan, one can get in touch with the great Life Force behind everything. To learn more about Subud, go to www.subud.org

 

Meet the SICA Team

Rusydah Ziesel

Chair
SICA International 

"Creative potential is available to every individual, not just to artists. It's part of being human."

Rusydah is an artist, art therapist, educator, and clown, and our SICA International Chair. She designs and facilitates workshops that help people develop and express their own creativity in her own full-time Creativity Center and Studio, Atelier 24 and a Half, in Grafing, near Munich Germany.

Maria Ismanah

Schulze-Vorberg

Board Member

Community Development

"As a photographer, it is my joy to behold these precious moments: the miracle of life dancing in ecstasy with the light at the threshold of heaven and earth."

As a photographer, Ismanah creates Poetry of Light from within, through the lenses of her camera. In our SICA Board she serves in creating and nourishing the SICA Community and as our Director of Europe. 

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Eugenia Stark

Board Member

"I am working with Colors within: Emotions & Energies, those beautiful frequencies creating the wonderful being you are" 

Eugenia is an energy worker, emotional Coach and healer. She works a the healer in SICA, following her job to bring the new. You can find more about her work here.

Amelia Williams

SICA Administration

"My work is about energy – conveying layers of meaning and nuance contained in concept."

Amelia is a mosaic artist and administrator with a lot of experience in art & administration in and outside of Subud. You can find her beautiful mosaics here. Amelia has directed administration for organizations in California and England, including Executive Director of a California community art center, as well as administration for a retail high-end art gallery. For SICA Amelia is very pleased to serve as our administrator, bringing together her love of art, organizations and Subud.

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Paloma Muñoz

Director SICA Latinamerica

"As part of the human culture raised by Bapak, Sica Latin America tries to reawaken and to visualize the artistic and cultural understanding of this side of the world for our Subud brotherhood. 

Paloma has a BA in Music with a specialization in Cultural  Management and is a professor at the Department of Education and Pedagogy at Universidad del Cauca in Colombia. She plays the violin and lectures on indigenous music and instruments of Colombia. As our Director for SICA Latinamerica she is organizing cultural events and connecting the different countries of Latinamerica. 

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Gururaya Budhya

Director SICA India & Asia 

"My dream for SICA India & Asia is to create a collective of peoples' artists who like to spread peace."

Gururaya Budhya organizes theatre plays and works as a educationist who played light music on a professional level. To SICA, he brings his experience of organizing and networking, where he seeks to organize SICA-India and SICA-Asia through sustaining interlinking processes and programs, such as Yes Quest and Fundraising. Read more about Guru here.

Amelia Williams

SICA Administration

"You will be shown how to paint in a new way." - Latihan, Innsbruck 2005

Amelia is a mosaic artist and administrator with a lot of experience in art & administration in and outside of Subud. You can find her beautiful mosaics here. Amelia has directed administration for organizations in California and England, including Executive Director of a California community art center, as well as administration for a retail high-end art gallery. For SICA Amelia is very pleased to serve as our administrator, bringing together her love of art, organizations and Subud.

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Paloma Muñoz

Board member

SICA Latinamerica

"As part of the human culture raised by Bapak, Sica Latin America tries to reawaken and to visualize the artistic and cultural understanding of this side of the world for our Subud brotherhood. 

Paloma has a BA in Music with a specialization in Cultural  Management and is a professor at the Department of Education and Pedagogy at Universidad del Cauca in Colombia. She plays the violin and lectures on indigenous music and instruments of Colombia. As our Director for SICA Latinamerica she is organizing cultural events and connecting the different countries of Latinamerica. 

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Gururaya Budhya

Board member 

SICA India & Asia 

"My dream for SICA India & Asia is to create a collective of peoples' artists who like to spread peace."

Gururaya Budhya organizes theatre plays and works as a educationist who played light music on a professional level. To SICA, he brings his experience of organizing and networking, where he seeks to organize SICA-India and SICA-Asia through sustaining interlinking processes and programs, such as Yes Quest and Fundraising. Read more about Guru here.

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Marianna Lasalle

Board member

SICA Art Director

"I believe every being has an inner light and that 'light' can really 'shine' through from the experience of sharing their inner talent.”

Having completed a BA Hons. Degree in Visual & Performing Arts Marianna has a passion for the Arts and in her youth created Art Performance Banquets as a fundraiser for a local children's hospital. Marianna has been involved in many aspects of the Arts on both sides of the coin; performing, painting, managing, curating, interior decoration, as well as organising all sorts of events in Britain and for a time in Andalucia Spain.  She is interested in promoting the Arts to share people's talents that enhances the core vibrations of humanity, helping to create a deeper understanding within the wider global community. She is looking forward to promoting the Arts through the SICA International platform.

Read more about Marianna here.

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Ashwin Rajamaran

Board member

Fundraising & Development  

The meaning and purpose of human life is to act as a channel for the Power of God to work through us for the benefit of ‘All That Is’."

Ashwin is an IT professional who has postgraduate diplomas in Marketing Management and Computer Software & Applications, in addition to a graduate degree in Physics. Currently Ashwin works as an IT consultant and advisor to a couple of mid-tier IT Organisations in his native hometown of Chennai.

 

To SICA, he brings his vast experience and multiple skills in organizing, networking, team building, fundraising, CSR activities and communication which he believes will be of sustained value and interest to members and artists associated with Subud and SICA around the world.

Read more about Ashwin here

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