Mission and Values | Muhammad Subuh Foundation
About MSF

Mission and Values

The Muhammad Subuh Foundation (MSF), named in honor of the founder of Subud, Bapak Muhammad Subuh Sumohadiwidjojo, serves to build a lasting financial capacity for the Subud community with dedication to the worldwide growth and long-term development of Subud.

Bapak Muhammad Subuh and Varindra Vittachi Bapak and Ibu Siti Rahayu


MSF focuses on supporting Subud groups around the world to own and improve premises. In addition, MSF supports the archival preservation of YM Bapak’s and Ibu Siti Rahayu’s legacy. It further supports international helpers’ travel to groups to assist members in their practice of the latihan kedjiwaan (the spiritual practice of Subud). The Foundation may also provide financial assistance to Susila Dharma International Association and Subud International Cultural Association.

MSF is a vehicle for holding and maintaining Subud assets and for receiving donations and bequests from members and enterprises for Subud’s long-term stability and security. MSF focuses on supporting Subud groups round the world to own latihan premises, so that members can worship God freely. In addition, MSF supports international helpers’ travel to groups, to ensure that groups follow the latihan in the right way. And, if it has the means, it supports the Wings.

— Ibu Siti Rahayu, March 2013

As trustees of the Muhammad Subuh Foundation, we are guided in our work by the following values:

  • Integrity
    We are committed to making decisions and carrying out actions, with personal honesty and best practice, combined with inner guidance and common sense.
  • Transparency
    We base our relationship with donors, recipients and the community on openness, sincerity and trust.
  • Diversity
    We value the diversity of each human being and culture and recognize the uniqueness of the human spirit.
  • Sustainability
    We believe in effecting actions that last and have positive outcomes, recognizing that how tasks are done is as important as what is done.