Why do cults encourage their followers to change their names?
Cults often encourage their followers to change their names as a way to disrupt a person’s authentic identity and replace it with a new identity. This is one of the ways cult leaders achieve their goal of promoting an “us vs. them” mentality and successfully isolating members from their former, pre-cult lives³. Changing names can…
The Lawsuit That Almost Exposed Yogi Bhajan Nearly 40 Years Ago
By now, you may have heard about Pamela Dyson’s lawsuit against 3HO cult founder Yogi Bhajan in 1986. At the time, her lawsuit was one of two lawsuits handled by the same lawyer against Yogi Bhajan. This is the story about the second lawsuit, the one you probably have not heard about.
This idea has been very effective in insulating Yogi Bhajan and his reputation to this day, especially with some of his remaining diehard followers.
New Report Documents Damage done to 3HO Children at the Cult’s Schools in India
“First and foremost, whether placed with other families, in ashrams, or in schools, children lacked the security and comfort of their parents from early ages and for long periods. Comfort and caring from other sources, with a few temporary exceptions, was also lacking. Interviewees felt they had no one to turn to for comfort or…
Book Reviews – ‘Premka: White Bird in a Golden Cage’ and ‘The Inner Circle’
Unfortunately, this academic book review of Pamela Dyson and Peter Blachly’s books from Nova Religio is behind a paywall. Here is the text: Premka: White Bird in a Golden Cage. My Life with Yogi Bhajan. By Pamela Saharah Dyson. Eyes Wide Publishing, 2020. 206 pages. $14.99 softcover. The Inner Circle—Book One: My Seventeen Years in…
Yogi Bhajan’s Lectures
He would, within the same lecture, praise his students as the saviours of mankind and then without missing a beat, berate them as ingrates, worms, dogs. His lectures were often populated with profanity, things you don’t expect from a ‘spiritual teacher’.
3HO – a Cult in Turmoil
…there is a battle for control of the Siri Singh Sahib Corporation, the organization that controls the 3HO Kundalini Yoga cult.
Yogi Bhajan’s Mini-Me
Yogi Bhajan died in 2004, but the techniques he used to create the cult of 3HO are alive and well and being used by Kundalini Yoga teachers to build their own little cults. Guru Jagat was an example. She passed away at a young age in 2021, but was well on her way to building…
Is this all ‘Enlightenment’ is?
“we can no longer draw a line and say this is where the self ends and this is where the rest of the world begins, so the brain concludes, it has to conclude, that at this moment you are one with everything.”
The Yoga Hustler
This two-part podcast focuses on the grifter/Kundalini Yoga teacher Katie Griggs/Guru Jagat, but in the introduction, there is a decent summary of Yogi Bhajan’s abuses and scams.
“we are recommending younger rather than older” – Sending children to 3HO Schools in India
— Excerpt from a Sikh Dharma (3HO / Kundalini Yoga) announcement that went out to all ashrams in 1984, titled “Announcement of Education Program in India”.
Did Yogi Bhajan put himself above the Sikh Gurus?
Is there any doubt on the messaging here? YB’s photo is centered and double the size of Guru Nanak and Guru Ram Das. This was not an accident. Yogi Bhajan’s self-aggrandizement is well known, this is an historical, visual documentation of that fact.
The importance of Yogi Bhajan’s title
Bhajan’s title “the Siri Singh Sahib” was in establishing his legitimacy within Sikhism and the role it played in his businesses, allowing him to establish a “corporation sole”…
Kundalini Yoga Cult Organization to Rebrand?
For years, it has been a controversial name. The “Siri Singh Sahib Corporation” or SSSC for short, is the title of the 3HO Kundalini Yoga group’s governing body. The name of the corporation comes from the cult leader Yogi Bhajan. The now deceased guru chose the grandiose title “the Siri Singh Sahib” for himself while…
What Yogi Bhajan’s Yoga Teacher thought of him
“That fellow is no yogi-shogi”, scoffed Swami Dhirendra Brahmachari.
India Times article on Yogi Bhajan
He liked gems, and amassed a maharaja-worthy collection of jewellery, a fleet of luxury cars (he was partial to Rolls-Royce and Mercedes), a 20-plus-acre ranch in New Mexico, and an additional 120 acres nearby in the high desert. When he was at his Los Angeles headquarters, he liked to shop in Beverly Hills and dine…
What “True Believers: The Dark Empire of Yoga” does not tell you about Yogi Bhajan, 3HO and the Kundalini Yoga Cult.
The documentary “The Dark Empire of Yoga” gives a glimpse of the abuses of Yogi Bhajan and a look inside the world of the 3HO Kundalini Yoga cult members and survivors.
Documentary on 3HO/Kundalini Yoga Cult Exposes Abuse by Yogi Bhajan
The first of a number of documentaries about the 3HO Kundalini Yoga cult are starting to appear online and on video streaming services. Yogi Bhajan preaches family values and healthy living through Kundalini yoga, but abuse allegations tear a rift through families and across generations inside his spiritual empire. YouTube US Only. True Believers: The…
YouTube Playlist of 3HO Cult Information Videos
We just created a new playlist on our 3HO Cult Info channel that we thought you might find interesting. If there are other videos you have found that add to the conversation, please send us a link on our Contact Form.
Battle for Control of Yogi Bhajan’s Kundalini Yoga 3HO Cult
It would be amazing if people still in the group stood up, as the righteous Sikhs they claim to be, and did the right thing— Acknowledge the abuses and use the funds from the groups for-profit enterprises to pay for therapy and healing of those abused.
Speaking of Yogi Bhajan
Guru Fatha Singh’s – Speaking of Yogi Bhajan Video Series Recently the moderator posted a link on the Facebook Group: Beyond the Cage, to a video series on YouTube, by one of the stand-out 3HO ‘double-downers’, Guru Fatha Singh of Toronto. He was involved in promoting the “The Thompson Report”, which was paid for by…
Book Review: The Inner Circle
Bhajan repeatedly declaring that there was ‘No Karma on the telephone’, allowed low-morality 3HO members to engage in fraudulent business practices.
How Bhajan enforced conformism in 3HO yoga students
Activity Pedagogy How does a teacher encourage good behavior and conformism from their students? The answer often involves integrating some kind of physical activity or sport into their teaching. Absorbed in jumping on the spot or running around, and tired as a result, children are less likely to argue or make trouble. Recognizing this phenomenon,…
3HO’s Thought-Terminating Clichés
Source: Wikipedia Entry A thought-terminating cliché (also known as a semantic stop-sign, a thought-stopper, bumper sticker logic, or cliché thinking) is a form of loaded language, commonly used to quell cognitive dissonance. Depending on context in which a phrase (or cliché) is used, it may actually be valid and not qualify as thought-terminating; it does qualify as such when its application intends to dismiss…
The ‘mumbo-jumbo sermons’ of Yogi Bhajan
Quotes from Sikhism and Tantric Yoga by Trilochan Singh This book published way back in the day called YB out for all his bullshit. Several fragments of the introduction letter to the readers by a historian named Dr. Trilochan Singh (Sikhism and Tantric Yoga, 1977) “Yogi Bhajan is a Sikh by birth, a Mafia Tantric…
How was Yogi Bhajan different than all the others Eastern Gurus?
Here is a question for you: When you hear about physical and sexual abuses from other Indian guru’s such as Iyengar Yoga – BKS Iyengar, (Iyengar Yoga) ‘Beat Kick Slap’ Iyengar – violent with students Bikram Yoga – Bikram Choudhury, (Bikram Yoga) – Bikram’s Abuse – Netflix has a whole video on this guy.Ashtanga Yoga -…
Bhajan’s Mini Me(s)
Yogi Bhajan’s style has been taken up by a number of his students. Bhajan’s famous ‘fake it til you make it’ advice has been followed by a number of 3HO yoga teachers. Conspirituality Podcast – GuruJagat’s Pandemic BrainwashConspirituality Podcast – GuruJagat Cultjacks Kundalini YogaWrong at Rama – an Instagram feed tracking the RA MA Institute,…
Spotting a Fake Guru
Blog post from Wake Up World According to Paul Lenda from Wake Up World, there are 9 ways of spotting a fake guru.The spiritual world is filled with charismatic frauds, so it’s important to be discerning.These 9 rules are not definite by nature but should be used as a rough way to quickly assess the…
New Mexico’s disgrace – Yogi Bhajan Memorial Highway
Bhajan lived full time in New Mexico for more than a decade before he died at his home of heart failure in 2004 at the age of 75. After his death, State government flags were flown at half-staff for two days and a stretch of N.M. 106 that ran in front of his hacienda was…
How Yogi Bhajan’s Homophobia impacted the cult of 3HO
For more details of the abusive treatment of gay people in 3HO by Yogi Bhajan, listen to GuruNischan’s Uncomfortable Conversations Podcast. Episode 4: Meeri Peeri Episode 18: Mani Niall https://www.gurunischan.com/uncomfort… A new web site has launched recently to help make the abuses of Yogi Bhajan and 3HO more accessible. It is called Abuse in Kundalini…