Leaving Siddha Yoga - The Stories

 

A tenant writes about a very bad landlady: Gurumayi. June 2017

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"Philip Morris" tells the story of how he lost his mother, and how his son lost his grandmother, to Siddha Yoga

Former Siddha Yoga Swami, Shankarananda, exposed - Dec. 2014 

My Mom. A son writes of his mother's destructive involvement with Siddha Yoga. (12/1/2014)

Washington Post article on John Friend, the protege of Gurumayi.  Many more speak out of his abuses. Story here, or try this link to the Wash. Post website.

New York Times article, 2/28/2012, about sexual abuse in yoga communities, citing Joan Radha Bridges on Siddha Yoga.

How Swami Muktananda's Sexual Abuse of My Wife Impacted Our Marriage.  Received on 12/30/2011.

Paul's Story - 11/2011.  Paul shares his experience of the upheaval in Oakland when Chandra and Michael Dinga discovered Muktananda's sexual predations.

Joan Radha Bridges has added a donation button to her Shadow of the Guru website.  Please consider helping Joan, a courageous victim of abuse by Swami Muktananda, to advance her project to bring the issue of guru abuse to a wider public.  Go to www.shadowoftheguru.com.

Salon.com piece on Eat Pray Love - quotes from Marta Szabo, Joan Radha Bridges and Dan Shaw 8/15/2010.  Link to SYDA's response at the bottom of the article.

SYDA's Tax Exempt Status - articles discussing the controversies around SYDA's tax exempt status in So. Fallsburg, NY. 3/21/2010

An UPDATE to Joan Radha Bridges story of sexual abuse by Muktananda.  12/2009

Hooray!  The Search feature is now updated and working properly.  11/27/09

New Spanish Translation of Joan Radha Bridge's personal story - press HERE.

The Guru Looked Good - a memoir of life in Siddha Yoga by Marta Szabo that SYDA would not want you to read.

Gorakh’s Ganeshpuri Stories

 

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Cathy Cahill Towle, May 2006

 

 

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Caitlin's Story.

 

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Alison Cliatt's Story

 

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The Larger Perspective

 

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I was in SY for 17 years

 

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FRom Swami Abhayananda (Stan Trout)
 

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When I was a child

 

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My name is Paul

 

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Ted's Story

 

 

 

 

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"I have no horror stories to tell about my time in SY, no specific incidents of personal physical abuse, but do feel spiritually betrayed." (Jan 98)
 

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"I was involved in Siddha Yoga for over 12 years" (Aug 97)
 

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"I feel connected to my 'true Guru' now more than ever and I trust the inner guidance I have gotten to leave Siddha Yoga." (Aug 97)
 

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"Just thought you'd like to know, I'm out of Siddha Yoga" (Aug 97)
 

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"I was introduced to Siddha Yoga in 1983 and got involved in the activities right away." (Jul 97)
 

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"I got involved with Siddha Yoga in 1983, when I was 31. Before I got into SYDA I was having alot of fun in my life." (Jan 97)

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"Perhaps the most disturbing feeling I've had regarding my many years in Siddha Yoga is remorse for not having spoken the truth forthrightly at key moments in my SYDA "drama."" (Dec 96)
 
 

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Gay Bashing by the Gods -  I have decided to profile my own involvement with this cult against the back drop of only one ugly aspect of Siddha Yoga. That being the persecution of gays and lesbians and also persons with HIV/AIDS." (Dec 96)  - go to www.leavingsiddhayoga.net/gay.htm

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I too am an ex-SY person

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"IBye bye Gurumayi

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"1977
 

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I became involved in SYin Santa Monica

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Personal Story, Margaret Parkinson
 

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Leaving SY

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