Swami Shyam - sexual predator

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Shyam Shadows - The Dark Side of Swami Shyam

This site is dedicated to shining light on the abuse of power and sexual impropriety that has taken place at the Swami Shyam ashram in Kullu, India since the early 1970's.

“Gurus who preach celibacy while secretly engaging in sexuality present sex as an esoteric initiation ritual or advanced spiritual exercise that must be kept hidden... But it is the lie, not the sex, that’s the real issue. The lie indicates the guru’s entire persona is a lie, that his image as selfless and beyond ego is a core deception.”
The Guru Papers: Masks of Authoritarian Power by Joel Kramer and Diana Alstad

“I recommend never adopting the attitude toward one's spiritual teacher of seeing his or her every action as divine or noble. This may seem a little bit bold, but if one has a teacher who is not qualified, who is engaging in unsuitable or wrong behavior, then it is appropriate for the student to criticize that behavior.”
- Dalai Lama

You can read an exposé of Swami Shyam that was featured on the front page of Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper.

 

 

Last updated January 2013 (updated links)