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Yoga dangers : yoga, kundalini awakening.

Autres sites trouvé sur : Adi Da/Adidam

Adi Da/Adidam - Archive of articles, most related to the 1985 lawsuit by a former member charging the sect with sexual abuse, involuntary servitude, and false imprisonment.

American Guru - William Yenner and other former students of guru Andrew Cohen present stories and information critical of Andrew Cohen and his community.

Ananda Awareness Network - Information about corruption and abuse connected with Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters), the Ananda Church and the Ananda communities.

Bad Moon Rising: A True Story of Washington Gone Mad - A nonfiction journalistic report on the Rev. Moon and his connections to U.S. neo-conservative politics. - A site set up for ex-members of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University, organizers of Raja Yoga centers.

Call for Government Action Against Sathya Sai Baba - A site detailing corruption and abuse in the Sathya Sai Baba organization.

The Case of Adi Da - Noted spirituality author Ken Wilber updates his position on the guru named Adi Da.

Critical Considerations Regarding Yoga As Spiritual Path Towards Transcendence - Surveys some basic inconsistencies in Raja Yoga and Hatha Yoga.

Ex-Premie.Org - Presented by ex-followers of the ex-"Lord of the Universe," Maharaji. Information in English, French, and Spanish on Prem Rawat, Elan Vital, and the Divine Light Mission. Interviews, personal stories, news items.

eXSY - An ummoderated discussion group for former members of SYDA (Siddha Yoga), also open to current members.

Fascism and False Guru Sects - Information about fascism and authoritarianism in false guru sects.

Gentle Wind Project - Former Gentle Wind Project members tell insiders' stories of experiences and recovery.

The Guru Looked Good - A memoir of Marta Szabo's participation in Siddha Yoga with Gurumayi, and comments from readers.

Guruphiliac - An ever-changing, up to the minute weblog with critical news of various yoga and guru groups.

Kundalini Complications - An overview of the hazards of forcing a Kundalini awakening with real world examples.

Leaving Nityananda Institute - This site seeks to help former members of Ni recover from various levels of betrayal and abuse sustained while inside the Nityananda Institute and in the process of leaving the Nityananda Institute - an organized healing forum

Leaving Siddha Yoga - Information and testimonials from former members of Siddha Yoga (SYDA), describing sexual abuse and other kinds of corruption connected to Muktananda and Gurumayi.

Ma Jaya & Kashi Ashram Revealed - Critical articles exposing corruption and abuse in the Ma Jaya group.

Prem Rawat aka Maharaji - An objective review of Prem Rawat, sometimes called Maharaji or Guru Maharaj Ji and his supporting organisations like TPRF, Elan Vital and Raj Vidya Kender.

Radhasoami, Sant Mat, & Shabd Yoga - Debates, essays, and reviews.

Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed - Site critical of Sathya Sai Baba.

Self-Realization Fellowship's Kriya Pledge - To learn kriya, you have to promise things over your head; to keep your pledge may be impossible.

SRF Walrus - Open forum for the discussion of Self-Realization Fellowship, its practices, goals, and relationship to members and monastics/employees.

Sri Chinmoy - Guru Sri Chinmoy, Chinmoy Kumar Ghose - information provided by former followers of Chinmoy regarding corruption and abuse in this group.

Sri Chinmoy Ex-Disciples Forum - Yahoo group for former members, with discussion, photos, and links. Registration required.

Stripping the Gurus - Critical information on various gurus.

Traumatic Abuse in Cults - An essay using Siddha Yoga (SYDA) as an example of an abusive group, exploring issues of trauma and recovery in cults.

Yogananda Rediscovered - Ananda members charge that Self-Realization Fellowship has changed the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.

Yogaville/Integral Yoga Institute - Features commentaries from former members and families, copies of legal threats from the group, and news and information about the group.

Sahaja Yoga

Historical Background of Sahaja Yoga - Research into the origins of Sahaja Yoga is presented with sources, rare photographs and a video clip.

Sahaja Yoga - Dangers of Sahaja Yoga, bibliography, an account of a picketer being threatened by violence from Sahaja Yogis, a "reality test" for Sahaja Yogis, the story of Shri Mataji's quest for the Nobel Peace Prize, and links.

Sahaja Yoga and Shri Mataji - A site which presents critical information about Sahaja Yoga and Shri Mataji.

Sahaja Yoga Cult - All about the cult of Sahaja Yoga and Shri Mataji Srivastava.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi's Sahaja Yoga: Second Coming? or Mother of all Cults? - Notes on Sahaja Yoga from a critical perspective.

Shri who must be obeyed - She's been hailed as a saint: a selfless distributor of goodness and light. But, on the eve of her appearance at the Royal Albert Hall, Shri Mataji is under attack.

Talk-About-Sahaja-Yoga - Mailing list can also be read on the web. Accepts posts from all perspectives on Sahaja Yoga.

WIPO Domain Name Dispute: Case D2001-0467 - Decision by WIPO arbitration panel dismisses complaint by Vishwa Nirmala Dharma (a.k.a. Sahaja Yoga) against Sahaja Yoga Ex-Members Network. The panel ruled that Sahaja Yoga is a generic mark and not the property of Nirmala Devi Srivastava's organization. (June 16, 2001)

Mataji Nirmala Devi & Her Kundalini Awakening - Says that Sahaja Yoga depends on blind faith. Its vaunted claim of spontaneous, en masse awakening of the kundalini power has not been proven effective for true seekers or skeptics. [Indian Skeptic] (June, 1990)
Transcendantal Meditation

Meditation Information Network "Supporting critical examination of Transcendental Meditation and the programs associated with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi"

Behind the TM Facade Site démontrant les effets dangereux de la MT.

Research on harmful effects


Why I Believe The TM Org is Dangerous. John M. Knapp, cult counselor.

TM-EX Newsletters, 1990 – 1994.

Negative and Inconclusive Research on the TM Program.

Autres sites trouvé sur : Adi Da/Adidam

The Basic Conflict Between Maharishi and Christianity - 1984 Pastoral statement of Cardinal Jaime Sin, Catholic Archbishop of Manila. Explains why Transcendental Meditation is unacceptable for Christians as a doctrine or a practice.

Behind the TM Facade - A critical look at the scientific claims of Transcendental Meditation and related practices.

Falling Down the TM Rabbit Hole - Information and arguments recommending against involvement with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi or with any of his organizations.

Meditation Information Network - Supporting critical examination of the programs associated with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

The Skeptic's Dictionary: Transcendental Meditation (TM) - Analyses this "spiritual business whose proprietors claims it is a program that is scientifically validated."

Transcendental Meditation Information Pages - Critical analysis of TM, from a Christian perspective.

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