Atalanta Association Information

Date the Association was set up and its legal status Atalanta Association received the 44 acres land from the Manitou Foundation in 1995 501 c3 incorporated in 1996 The mission statement, bylaws, and members of the board of directors–what is Atalanta’s stated purpose and its limitations/restrictions? Mission Statement: “Living responsibly, in peace and harmony with all of our relations.” Bylaws: initial 1996, amended 1999 Current members of the board of directors: [all are Subud members] – Joanna Dokson – Frederick Dunets – Lucien Pevec – Marcella Lunt – Dahlan R. Foah – Megumi Sugihara Purpose (from Bylaws): “The Purpose of this corporation is the establishment of a place of nurturing for people of all ages in a spirit-directed, self-sustaining, working community. By undertaking projects and sponsoring programs and events, Atalanta Association intends to demonstrate that new dimensions of learning, creativity, healing, and worship are possible when individuals use their talents and skills collaboratively and when they actively attempt to follow God’s will in all their work. Atalanta further intends to carry out its mission where ever possible in cooperation with other communities on Manitou Foundations land and with groups elsewhere.” Physical description, including the size of the land, access, the buildings … Continue reading

Atalanta Association

Mission and Purpose Atalanta is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation that received 44 acres of land near the town of Crestone, CO from the Manitou Foundation in 1995/96. Its mission is, “Living responsibly, in peace and harmony with all of our relations.” The purpose of Atalanta is the establishment of a place of nurturing for people of all ages in a spirit-directed, self-sustaining, working community. The association undertakes projects and sponsors programs and events that demonstrate new dimensions of learning, creativity, healing, and worship. These arise when individuals use their talents and skills collaboratively and when they actively follow God’s will in all their work. Atalanta seeks to carry out its mission in cooperation with other communities and groups. Location and Facilities Atalanta is located in the San Luis Valley at the base of the stunning Sangre de Cristo Mountains in south-central Colorado, approximately 4 hours South of Denver. Its isolation makes access and development difficult, but the surrounding area is host to many other regional/national/international spiritual and religious centers. Of the 44 acres of land, 9 eastern most acres are available for more concentrated development due to water access through the local water district. The land has a greenhouse and … Continue reading

Archives for the World Subud Association in our Region

Did you know that we have one of the five WSA Archives in Phoenix? In 1977, Bapak designated there should be five international archive centers, the main one in Indonesia, with back-up collections in England, the United States, Australia, and Japan. Mary Thompson, the archivist in England, sent large tin trunks to each international archives center with a set of Subud books and publications. That was the beginning and we still have the trunk and much more. When Subud started to spread out into the world, committees, helpers, and members wrote to Bapak for advice and guidance. Wisma Subud collection is about a quarter million papers that hold the history of Subud, including about 84,000 pages of letters to and from Bapak, reports of national committees and zones, helper reports from all over the world, World Congress papers, photographs, films and videos, and, of course, Bapak’s writings and his talks in edited and unedited forms. It also contains 20,000 letters in the Ibu Rahayu Collection of her correspondence with the membership from 1987 to current times and her talks which we still look forward to hearing. The international archives for the USA ended up in Phoenix because I am a … Continue reading

4th July Regional Meeting

The Rocky Mountain Region (RMR) held its regional meeting in Boulder, Colorado, over the July 4thweekend. Special thanks to Cedar Barstow for recording and sharing the minutes. She reports that strong group latihans had a powerful, cumulative spiritual effect and resulted in a good testing process for new leadership roles.  The entertainment and artistic presentations were bedazzling, and the kids program was so full of activities that the kids didn’t want to leave. Discussion focused on finding future ways to support the involvement of all members in this vast region; offering travel assistance to meetings for delegates from outlying areas; and considering the purchase of a house or property for the region. The region has a housing fund with Steve Radow as the trustee. The Atalanta Project, with 44 acres in Crestone, Colorado, has a community garden and facilities for Subud or community programs. RMR will maintain its Regional Council structure made up of a chairman, vice-chairman, treasurer, regional helpers, and any members who wish to be involved, with regular calls open to all. The new committee includes: Chairperson: Roland Evans, Boulder Vice Chairperson: Mircea Moody, Denver Treasurer: Eli Dokson, San Luis Valley (continuing). The Regional Helper Dewan comprises: Rachel … Continue reading