Meditation or mindfulness practice is often seen as a path to gain physical, mental, or spiritual health. But even a little meditation may cause some minds to bend and snap.
On the way to achieving the supreme goal of yoga, in ecstasy or meditation, the individual practitioner may feel they’ve acquired special powers.
Editor’s note: A former Self-Realization Fellowship Meditation Center volunteer recounts some of the abuses she experienced with the group.
Scott, founder of Skeptic Meditations, speaks from experience of living in and leaving Self-Realization Monastic Order, a Hindu-inspired meditation group headquartered in Los Angeles and founded by famous Yogi Paramahansa Yogananda.