Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Poet speaks out against weird "yoga" cult

In the Feb. 18 issue of Rolling Stone, there's an article about Dahn Yoga, and even after reading it I don't understand what the hell Dahn Yoga is, but the folks in the article claim that it's a cult. Even a poet says so:
"In 1999, the celebrated Korean poet Jiha Kim, a onetime Dahn member, held a press conference and claimed that at least 200 women had been fondled by [Dahn Yoga leader Ilchi] Lee under the guise of spiritual training. (Lee has denied all claims of sexual misconduct.) Kim went on to call Dahn a 'criminal enterprise,' likening it to a Stalinist regime."
I know: a poet giving a press conference? What?

Dahn Yoga seems to borrow from The Peoples Temple à la Jim Jones, Scientology, New Age spiritualism, and, well, yoga, if by yoga you mean exercising an insane amount.

Sounds fun! Sign me up.

1 comment:

Average Terran said...

I would be honored if you gave your poetic advice on my blog of poetry and follow it.