Here is a recommendation to read the book “Sex and the spiritual teacher”.
It is a must read for all teachers, therapists AND students, spiritual people and clients.
In the kundalini yoga community we are currently deeply shaken after it has been revealed the founder of one tradition, Yogi Bhajan, was a crook, a rapist and much else really bad. (Yogi Bhajan died 15 years ago.)
He healed and helped so many many thousands over the years, but he definitely also did big big harm – so far as we know to at least 300 persons and most likely many more. There is a report that has just come out, ordered to be made of a neutral organization, An Olive Branch, by the main kundalini yoga organization after yogi Bhajan: 3HO, where people could come forward if they wished to.
Though chocking it is unfortunately not uncommon. Just take Osho, Bigram, Sai Baba, Mojii running with way to young girls/women, Yingar (woman who was terrible and abusive to her students), Deepak Chopak, Prem Baba, Shivananda, some hatha hot shot teachers and so many others.
And it is so so many places else. Teachers, therapists … are breaking the confidentiality of their students/clients. The culture of rape and injustice by old patriarchal figures in the Piscean age (Epstein and all the others with lines to Trump, the British royal family (Albert), the catholic church …) Abuse of children and grownups. This come from very subtile break of boundaries to very heavy forms.
As with the #metoo movement it is time, time to stop it and call it out loud.
Call it out loud to stop it and make a change.
Unfortunately within yoga and kundalini yoga this is not only past. Yogi Bhajan died 15 years ago, but within all yoga there are still teachers who believe in their right to date, kiss, grasp, manipulate, have sex with, lie to … students. It is simply a no go. Read the book and do your process both as spiritual teacher/therapist and student/client.
If you happen to be a former or current kundalini yogi student in Denmark, tradition after yogi Bhajan and have been mislead by your kundalini yoga teacher, please feel free to reach out.
Let me know if you want to meet some of the others women where break of boundaries in student-teacher relationship has been or is. Also if you are interested in a self-help group with a facilitator. I´ll do this as a seva project or if needed try to find an organization with a facilitator outside the yoga environment.
If you have been violated by your spiritual teacher and are interested in a therapy group, you are welcome to reach out to me. It will most likely be in Copenhagen or/and online.
The first 11 pages of the book “Sex and the spiritual teacher” can be read at this link and else you can buy it in a shop. I read it years back and curently I´m listening to it. It can help both students/clients who want to take care of themselves, the ones where boundaries between teacher-student roles has been overstepped/changed/broken and for all spiritual facilitators/teachers/ therapists.
Remember there are also many great and respectful teachers. However not the topic of the post.
Wishing us all spiritual growth and safe uplifting frames to grow and expand within.
With love & in service
Ajeetdev Kaur Khalsa
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