Santa Cruz County, California
3800 Old San Jose Road, Soquel, CA 95073

Ralph Davila 

Rachmat Martin 


The Subud Center

houseSubud California at Santa Cruz, a non-profit corporation and spiritual center, welcomes you to our home in the foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains. We are located in the Soquel Creek valley, a semi-rural area surrounded by redwoods and oaks. There are hawks, owls, and occasional deer sightings from our back door.

We offer a meeting place which has a peaceful, spacious atmosphere for workshops, day-long retreats, ongoing classes, and seminars. We request that no alcoholic beverages be served on-site, and that smoking occurs outside only.

History In 1869, a one-room school house was built on this site. In 1908, it was replaced by the current structure, which served as the school building for the Mountain School District until 1972, when it was purchased by Subud California. Many local residents attended school here.


There are Two Large Rooms:  The North Hall and the South Hall


southroomSouth Hall

This sunny 27′ x 42′ room is carpeted and is great for yoga classes, movement workshops, Qi Gong, and natural martial arts classes, as well as receptions.|

Capacity: 87 sitting, 186 standing.



northroomNorth Hall

This 25’ x 27’ room has a wood floor and a carpet which can be rolled up for dance events or sit-down meals. This room is suitable for drumming circles, ceremonies, as well as smaller workshops and classes where a more intimate setting is desired. Film showings and simple stage productions or rehearsals can also happen here.

Capacity: 70 sitting, 170 standing.



Our mini-kitchen has a sink, microwave, refrigerator, and coffee-makers, suitable for launching potluck meals or for serving snacks.






Large Outdoor Deck

This south and west-facing deck area is great for lunch breaks on our many warm, sunny days, away from the coastal fog.





parkingAmple Parking

Our parking is ample, with capacity for 48 cars, 30 on the paved back parking lot (shown in this photo), 18 on the grass yard in front of the building (shown in the first two photos).

Since we are a non-profit organization, we enjoy working out special rates for other non-profits, and for extra large or extra small groups.




For further information or to inquire about booking an event please call Ralph or Rachmat:

Ralph Davila 
Rachmat Martin 
Or leave a message on the Subud Center answering machine
831 476-3020

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