This is the archive of comments &
responses on LSY prior to the on line discussions.
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|May - Press HERE.|
- I would like to contribute my "experiences" to the site, if
it will help anyone understand the process of suggestion.
- Why hasn't anyone begun a class action suit against SYDA? (2
- You are in fact such a devotee to people. I don't think anyone could
thank you enough for the effort put into maintaining this Site.
- Similarities between Siddha Yoga and Scientology
- I am so pleased to see you guys are still on-line
- Ex-member of Siddha Yoga left in 1992 (5 Apr)
The whole affair is really an open question. To take any position is
not truth. (6 Apr)
|What I was trying to refer to in the passage was my own feeling of discomfort (12 Apr)
I posted on the aol board about the suicide in sadhana kutir. I was
surprised no one else knew about it. (6 Apr)
The story of Holah is another example of siddha yoga covering up the
truth and rewriting history. (6 Apr)
People can leave syda, but it is the Guru's job to take them all the way. (7 Apr)
It seems to me that Hemananda was abused twice - first by Nityananda
and then by Gurumayi via George and Shantananda.
You people treat the Siddha Foundation like it's some kind of cult. (8
Continued Email from "Master Charles" assistant; read here (10
I was just wondering if Peter Hayes the author of this book was still
involved in Siddha yoga? (11 Apr)
I've met the guru in 1985, went through the brother thing and always
had to fight with my doubts. I even lived in S. Fallsburg and Ganeshpuri for awhile. (16
However, it may surprise you that even upon knowing the truth about
Muktananda, I still regard him as great master.
When I first discovered your web site I was very pleased, as
I too left SYDA in 1985. (21 Apr)
I have been involved with Siddha Yoga for over twenty years and have
chosen to review my association because I have recently had a child.
I've only just recently become aware of some very disturbing items
about Siddha Yoga and the conduct of Baba and Gurumayi.
I have gone to Syda meditation sessions on Thursdays in Newton MA.
and also to a one day training and felt that the finances of Syda are not open nor do I
feel that their message is really clear. (25 Apr)
I've been thinking about consent.
When in gsp and sf, many foreigners "on staff" surrendered
their passports to the foundation for the duration of their stay
While I find much about Siddha Yoga to be positive, I am also
troubled by a number of things--including the high cost of the programs, and the emphasis
on appearances. (29 Apr)
What you people are saying makes for fascinating entertainment. (29 Apr)
|I believe the target has been hit. So much anger!
(9 Apr) |
Following on the theme of Swami
The following email was sent to
"Master Charles" formally known as Swami Vivekananda.
The following email was sent to Swami Shankarananada
Email was received from "Master Charles"
assistant; read the interchanges
More Email from "Master Charles" assistant; read here (26-30 Mar)
removing a house full of pujas and photo's of Baba
and Gurumayi (1 Mar)
I know how hard it is to see Muktananda and
Chidvilasananda for who they really are
were you a devotee? how long? what
was your experience? why do you have this website?
I spent a fair amount of time with Muktananda,
Chidvilasananda and Nityananda
Regarding articles on Siddha that I read on your website
(3 Mar )
I met Joe Pearce at an intensive on the east coast a
few years ago and had a chance to talk with him
(4 Mar )
SY goes to great lengths when one of it's major teachers (big name
authors) pr people defect
The most telling comment from him was to say of Baba
"His morality was unquestionable." That's *precisely* the problem!
(6 Mar )
Do we need a miracle from a superbeing to rescue us? (6 Mar )
thank you for your thought provoking questions
Fortunately I was an older person, over 55, when I
was first intro to SY
(8 Mar )
This was on the Siddha yoga website, and it seems to
relate to my personal story, so I want to comment on it.
(10 Mar )
I've jokingly described to my friends as, "a
part-time member of a cult" (10 Mar )
Yes, I see you used the "C" word
I was very pleased to receive your e-mail (28 Mar )
One of the signs of being in a cult (12 Mar )
I have attached a piece that I posted
yesterday to the AOL Ethics board in four parts which others encouraged me to submit for
the web site. I hope it's useful.
I've had fantasies of running a site
very much like this one (17 Mar)
Also, what is your sense of the risk in identifying myself? (22 Mar)
I'm glad that all this stuff is in one place!
I never understood exactly what it meant to be a
*member* of SYDA (22 Mar)
I have only recently discovered your web site (22 Mar)
This is just a quick note to thank you immensely for
both sending me the article and for your web site
I wanted to respond to the comment from Rob in
Belgium regarding beatings in the ashram
The Sad Guru Lila
I thought perhaps Syda would be different. I see it
is the same. (27 Mar)
I am currently in the process of "losing" a
friend to SY (28 Mar)
What are your opinions on the Heaven's Gate cult who
all killed themselves in San Diego? I am preparing a series of editorials from the
industry and I'd like your input as someone who combats the dangers of cult organizations. (28 Mar)
You were one of the first people I thought of when
the news on Rancho Santa Fe's tragedy hit.
For me & the group I practice with, the answer is
clear. Teachers make mistakes, & when they do, it's the job of the students to
honestly & compassionately let them know.
Heaven's Gate, A Warning to us All (29 Mar)
What is your advice for dealing with loved ones still
"inside"? (1 Feb)
Someone was questioning why the swamis have not come forward
I couldn't agree with you more
Some thoughts about this discussion on the SY swami's
responsibility to speak out:
AN OPEN LETTER TO GURUMAYI (4 Feb)
I have read your letter and was a bit surprised
thanks for your letter (4 Feb)
Wild Geese by Mary Oliver (6 Feb)
Joel Kramer (author of 'The Passionate Mind') and
Diana Alstad wrote an excellent book entitled 'The Guru Papers (7 Feb)
important article I read in the Buddhist journal
"Tricycle",..... "The Emperor's Tantric Robes - An Interview with June
Campbell on Codes of Secrecy and Silence."
Thanks for the article. I've put part of it on the
how closely is this site "monitored" by SY people?
Yes, the web site is monitored by SY
I was asking about a meeting (for people who have left) (15 Feb)
why is Chidvilasananda so bloody concerned about
I had a problem with your latest update to SY Watchers (15 Feb)
My affiliation with Siddha Yoga is pretty insignificant
Thanks for putting all this information on the net (11 Feb)
SY is very invested in their image
the ashram is telling devotees that all the negative
stuff on the internet is written by 2 or 3 disgruntled devotees (13 Feb)
Yes, I've heard that
Howdy once again.
I left SY (15 Feb)
I met gm in 1988 in LA (18
Thank you for letting us know your story
Just wanted to say thank you (18 Feb)
Thanks for your note
thanks pendragon for all your seva (18 Feb)
I just discovered
You are not the first to ask for a referral for
New article in response to request for "authentic
teachers": Where do I go from here?
Here is an interesting book to read: Meeting the Shadow (20 Feb)
In 1978 I met Swami Muktananda (23 Feb)
you can not PROVE that Muktananda was celibate
He was known at the time as Vivekananda. He was an
American and very close to Muktananda for many years, perhaps his closest Western disciple. (28 Feb)
Wow ! I feel somewhat better now (28 Feb)