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, for a more human future. SICA provides information, training, networking and support services as well as opportunities to engage and collaborate with cultural initiatives and events around the world.

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. 

Find more about the Work of the Subud International Cultural Association on our Website Archive. 

SICA International

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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.  

 

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 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

SICA Community Developement

"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

Director 

Communication & Website

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

Playing with energy, Eugenia is an emotional Coach and healer. She is also caring for people as a social worker and putting her love into illustrations in books for children. In SICA she is responsible for our Website & Communication.

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

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.

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Margarita Fiscó

SICA Secretary

“As human beings, we are capable of unimaginable things. I sincerely believe humanity's incredible achievements are a tangible expression of a deep passion that lies within each one of us, a wonderful gift that God has placed in our souls to serve others and to awaken as our "talent"."

Margarita is an Industrial Designer who also has a postgraduate diploma in Commercial & Marketing Management. She loves to communicate, and has worked for different industries throughout her professional career. As one of the newest SICA’s members, she hopes to bring her best to the team by supporting & connecting the dots wherever it’s needed. She thinks it’s time to relive and make stronger than ever the motto SICA once had:

 

“Life is movement. Let us move together".

 

Read more about Margarita here.

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Zaskiah Wongsodrono 

SICA Treasurer

"Live for moments that you can't put into words"

Zaskiah is 28 years old, from Surinam and our youngest Board Member in the SICA Team. As an engineer, she makes asbuilt drawings, calculations, and loves mathematics. In Surinam, a tropical country on the northeastern Atlantic 

the coast of South America, she worked for one year on the National Board as a treasurer. 

 

Feeling her deep and wide capacity for this job from within, we are grateful to have her in the SICA Board. And she, always open for new challenges, is happy to serve as our SICA Treasurer. 

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Marianna Lasalle

SICA Agency Manager

"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

SICA Director Fundraising  

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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