Category: Dahn hak

Lawsuit calls Dahn Yoga chain a cult

Dahn Yoga Dahn Yoga teaches that its physical exercises “can restore the vibrations of the body and brain to their original, healthy frequencies,” according to a video introduction on its Web site.

But Dahn Yoga is now defending itself from allegations by former employees that it is “a totalistic, high-demand cult group” that demands large sums of money from its followers and enshrines Lee as an “absolute spiritual and temporal leader.”

‘Cult’ program in NYC schools

Power Brain Education Thousands of New York city public-school students and teachers are participating in a “Brain Education” program run by a group with ties to an alleged cult.

Dozens of former employees of an organization called Dahn Yoga said the school program is run by a group that is part of a vast web of interrelated companies conning participants into investing all their time and money in unproven health and healing activities.

Dahn Hak: Yoga Program Or Dangerous Con?

(CBS) CHICAGO — Dahn Hak is a controversial and expensive exercise program sold at centers all over the world, including Chicago. The CBS 2 Investigators report on questions being raised about whether Dahn Hak should more aptly be called the “Dahn Con.” As Pam Zekman reports, one woman died trying to follow the teachings of its leader. Dahn Hak Yoga is a blend of exercise, meditation and so-called brain respiration created by Grand Master Ilchi Lee. In books and videotapes, Lee describes how it can channel your energy for healing and spiritual enlightenment. “It was like a miracle, seriously,” said

Mountain enlightenment leads to yoga empire

For 21 days, Seung Heun Lee lived on a mountain with no food, water or sleep, he writes in his book “Healing Society.” There, he said, a piercing headache gave way to enlightenment. “Cosmic mind is my mind, and cosmic energy is my energy. . . . My body is mine, not me. My mind is mine, not me,” he writes. Twenty-five years later, Lee, better known as Ilchi Lee, is at the center of a network of businesses, schools and nonprofit groups aimed at bringing peace to Earth one person at a time by way of Dahn Hak, or

Dahn Yoga stretches into controversy

Adherents of Dahn Yoga praise its approach to body and mind. But others say they were pressured about money and commitment. As Monica Demarco drove away from the Dahn Yoga retreat center near Sedona, Ariz., and headed back to Albuquerque in December, she didn’t feel the peace the masters had promised. She also hadn’t learned martial arts, as promised. Instead, she felt victimized by what she now calls a cult, complete with a supreme leader who drives a bright yellow Hummer and has followers who cry when he enters a room. Hers isn’t the first, nor the most serious, accusation

Yoga Cult?

A hybrid form of Korean yoga has really caught on in America over the past few years. It’s called Dahn Hak, and while it’s popular with tens of thousands of students, for many, it feels like a religious cult. Dozens of former Dahn students have alleged that brainwashing and mind control techniques are used, along with high-pressure sales tactics. And now, a program inspired by Dahn Hak has made it into our public schools. Proponents of Dahn Hak make no secret of their intentions. They want to change the way people think. They use something called brain respiration to stimulate

Critics Compare Dahn Yoga to Cult

(CBS 5 NEWS) – 5i Team Reporter Morgan Loew investigates an international organization based in Arizona. Its followers believe it has made them happy and healthy. They’ll even tell you it has cured them of illnesses, but critics warn this is a cult in disguise. The red rocks of Sedona lure visitors from around the world, but it was something else nestled in the hills outside of the town that brought a 41-year-old college professor named Julia Siverls here during the summer of 2003. “The last time I saw her was at my wedding, the reception, and she was telling