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Kenja Communcation leader commits suicide

The Leader, Australia
July 27, 2007
www.theleader.com.au

ReligionNewsBlog.com • Wednesday July 25, 2007

• Original title: Kenja leader found dead at Bundeena

Kenneth Dyers, 85, founder of spiritual organisation, Kenja Communications, was found dead at his Bundeena home today.

Police went to the house in Crammond Avenue, Bundeena around 11am and found a man dead from a gunshot wound.

Police media would only say said it was not treating the death as suspicious and police were preparing a brief for the coroner.

The World War II veteran and co-founder of Kenja Communications, which has offices in Surry Hills, Parramatta, Canberra and Melbourne, had faced court a number of times on a range of child sexual assault charges dating back to 1993.

Kenja Communication

The official website for Kenja Communication today shows a statement that says: “This is a tragic day for Australia and for the human spirit. Ken Dyers took his own life today. He was 85, an ex-combat soldier who fought at El Alamein and Lae and Finschhafen. Ken had been suffering serious ill-health. There has been a relentless attack on Ken and Kenja for over 20 years. This attack was launched by spurious, so-called anti-cult groups, some politicians and individuals with criminal intentions, who have fabricated false allegations of child sexual abuse against him. To this day there has been no conviction against Ken Dyers, and all allegations were rejected by the courts.” [...]

Dyers’ matters were last dealt with in Downing Centre District Court on May 3, 2007.

He was deemed unfit for trial at the time and a mental health assessment was ordered.

His file is marked ”date-to-be-fixed for trial”.

Dyers maintained his innocence throughout, accusing disaffected Kenja members of falsifying allegations.

According to its website, Kenja Communications is a non-religious group which helps people to gain `increased spiritual understanding in a physical world’.

Its trademark is the Dyers-pioneered `energy conversion’ meditation technique.

Bundeena resident Neil De Nett said Mr Dyers seemed like a friendly and fit old man.

“The news stories around him in the last couple of years weren’t really a subject of gossip for people,” Mr De Nett said. “I had read some things in the paper that were a worry, but as a person I found him quite nice.”

In a March 2007 Kenja newsletter interview, Dyers explained his concept of double happiness.

“It’s very hard to sit down and make yourself happy.

“I found that out a long time ago.

“People can only stand a certain amount of happiness before they flow it back to you.

“I call it double happy: I make you happy, and then you flow it back to me.”

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