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Church of Shambala

Ronald Lloyd Spencer Ron Spencer a.k.a. "Buddha Maitreya" has a murky background. Spencer seems to be a common con man who exploits others. He has had several wives and left behind children. He may have been wanted once by the English authorities, and is being watched more carefully in the United States. There have also been allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation between Ron and at least one former female follower.

Ronald Lloyd Spencer, an American man born in 1951, declares that he is (…) the reappearance of Christ, the Buddha. (…) And his name and title are changed time to time: Archangel Michael, Tulku Karma Sonam Phuntsok Rinpoche, Babaji, Tulku Je Tsong Khapa Gyalwa Rinpoche, Lama Dorje Buddha Maitreya Jesus Archangel Michael and last but not the least the American Buddha.
The Teletubbie Church of Shambhala Vajradhara Maitreya Sangha Monastery sits atop a mountain overlooking Clear Lake like a mirage hinting of exotic mythical temples. Each structure includes underground levels that are connected by passage ways, a rabbit warren structure that helps conserve energy. Spiral stairways link the above- and below-ground levels.

Spencer claims to be the reincarnation of Siddhartha Gautama and Jesus of Nazareth. With this annunciation, he created a religious sect that is allegedly Buddhist, albeit absolutely none of his teachings is Buddhist but are vague forms of esotericism, he also sells a product of geomancy and parapsychological healing. He has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars, claiming falsely that this money will be used for the reconstruction of temples in Tibet and other countries, taking advantage of uninformed people both in the United States and Asia.

Brahma Kumaris

Brahma Kumarism: a strictly millenarian (End of the World), spiritualist cult based on mediumistic teachings from a “spirit entity” adherents believe is the god of all religions. “God”, the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University teaches, speaks to humanity exclusively through their psychic mediums only. These ‘channelled messages’ are being gradually re-written by the leadership to exclude failed predictions, incorrect references, politically incorrect utterances and lengthy repetition thereby disallow, ing adherents and researchers alike grounds to gain a full understanding of the religion and its founder.

Saraswati & Brahma Baba
Saraswati & Brahma Baba — according to BKWSU will be the First Adam & Eve, the First Lakshmi & Narayan out of 8 generations of Lakshmi & Narayan of BK’s version of Golden Age. Brahma Baba was the first chariot of God Shiva, Dadi Gulzar is the second, current, and last Chariot of both Bapdada (combined Shiva Baba & Brahma Baba)

The Brahma Kumaris do not follow or promote Hinduism, nor do they teach “ancient” Raja Yoga as they claim. Instead, they use the language of such traditions, the New Age and personal growth movements with hidden meanings in order to attract and acquire new adherents. Kumaris believe 7,000,000,000 plus human beings must die during an imminent and desirable ‘End of the World’ they called “Destruction”, in order that 900,000 faithful Brahma Kumari followers will inherit a heaven on earth before 2036.

To outsiders, BKs refer to this event as a “Transformation” and adherents are led to believe that a heavenly royal status can be achieved after it by donating money, free labour and unquestioning mental submission to the Brahma Kumari leadership, who will rule the world as Emperors and Empresses. Those who do not will are said to become servants.


Anthony Paul Moo-Young was born in Jamaica in 1954, he made a modest living as a street artist creating charcoal paintings and selling incense. He eventually saved enough pennies, invited himself to England and opened up a small Chai shop in Brixton, London.

Tony at his modest Chai shop, Atlantic Road, Bixton, London, UK
Cassette Lord Tony at his modest Chai shop, Atlantic Road, Bixton, London, UK
Cassette Lord is the artist moniker of Martin Middleton, a Brighton-based street artist.
Cassette Lord is the artist moniker of Martin Middleton, a Brighton-based street artist.

After two Mooji devotees committed suicide in 2017 people are becoming increasingly concerned about the well-being of those living under his command at the Monte Sahaja ashram.

There is music devoted to Mooji as well. One kirtan song, sung to hundreds of his followers who live at his ashram, has the lyrics “Mooji you’re the answer, master you’re the way” repeated over and over again. In another, a devotee sings on stage “Praise to my father, Sri Mooji. Praise to his lotus feet that whatever they touch they make it pure.” Another song has the lyrics, “If you have to die, die at the feet of the guru.” Another one sung to Mooji “By your grace I am. I come to life in you. Shiva, Shiva.”

Mao Mooji
Mooji Zedong

“Mooji: an axis mundi transconfiguration of Mao Zedong”.

One person who spent time Monte Sahaja reports seeing “frequent crying, screaming and the appearance of many weird individuals as well as some exorcism-like episodes.” A staff member says exorcisms were common.

“The first exorcism was in Tiruvannamalai around 2011 or 2012. It was a Spanish woman who came in and started to scream on his lap. She was possessed according to Mooji. That night we were there all night, and he was trying to get the spirit to leave her, but it refused to leave her. And then later on a little girl was possessed with many demons according to Mooji”.

She said people with mental illness started to regularly show up and Mooji would tell them they were possessed with demons. People would have voices in their head and other symptoms, and he believed they were possessed. A former member says, “There was a lot of indoctrination occurring like naming ceremonies and women would have their heads shaved by him. There were some very strange, bizarre things going on. It felt very unhealthy to me.”

Mooji conducts a “Divine Ego Exorcism” whilst blood-curdling screams are heard in the background…

Blood curdling screams of Mooji Ashram of hell bound horror.

The staff member who witnessed the exorcisms said Mooji cut her hair and another woman’s hair against their will. Some went along, but some did not want it. There were about 20-30 people in total who had their hair cut by Mooji that night. She described what happened:

“I was like, ‘I don’t want my hair cut, I don’t want to do it.’ Mooji said, ‘No, no. It’s your turn, come on, come on.’ He ordered me to stand in front of him to get my hair cut, against my wishes. He would grab our hair and pull it up toward the ceiling, and then take the scissors and cut all the way across. It was a bad haircut. He did the same thing to another woman with very long hair. She was crouched against the wall saying ’no, no, no’ and he took the scissors and cut her hair against her will”.

There are credible accounts of Mooji engaging sexually with female students. One long-time former disciple who left abruptly claims she had sex with Mooji secretly the entire time she was at Sahaja. Additionally, insiders say that Mooji is sleeping with the three young female disciples who live with him in the secluded gated area of the property.

Warning puke factor rating of 10: Watch with sick bucket at the ready!

The follower who initially exposed Mooji stated he is telling young women, “this is their way to quicken their awakening and merge with God.” It is all happening under coercive mind control and an abusive environment. There are other women who have made themselves known too but are afraid to speak out publicly as well.

Former members speaking out claim people are isolated in rural Portugal, thousands of miles from their homes, and are under very intense and coercive mind control. It is a highly regulated and abusive environment centered on absolute devotion to Mooji. Members literally believe he is God. “They sound like him, he speaks through them. It’s creepy. It’s almost like they’ve been taken over by him, like he’s possessed them.”


Amma’s devotees talk to dolls made in her image that are sold on Amma retreats. They tell the doll their problems, seek its comfort, and listen in their minds for its advice. Amma events consist of childlike lectures on Hindu doctrines, Amma blessing water which devotees then drink, hymn singing, worship ceremonies, and the hugs.


“Beside me, a shrunken old woman sits whispering to a plastic Amma ring on her finger. Beside her, a young French girl sits rocking, her arms wrapped around an Amma gollywog in a sari that costs $180. The girl’s head lolls back, then jerks forward, her eyes roll and spin, her mouth flops open, and she drools. She’s hysterically high on Amma love, drunk on desperation for divinity. An elderly English woman collapses, weeping, and is carried off-stage”.

Duped devotee holding her Amma doll
Duped devotee holding her Amma doll

“Sitting in the courtyard of the ashram, you can see older women walking to and fro, occasionally protectively clutching Amma dolls. Amma is clearly deified and idolized by her followers. She *IS* God to many of these people.”.

At some events, Amma wears a one-foot-high sparkling crown. Amma marries people on stage, gives babies their first taste of solid food, tells couples to break up or to stay together, and ordains some of the faithful to abandon their family and live as monks in her ashram. Amma teaches that love is all people need, and it is her divine love that will save people.

“You are children. You don’t realize who Amma really is. You don’t really want Amma. You want only to see the form of Amma. Nobody is interested in the Supreme Consciousness which lies behind that.”.

At public sessions, devotees chant hymns to Amma that grow in volume and frenetic intensity, gesticulating in unison with their arms in the shape of an arc, from their midsection up and out towards Amma, who sits on a dais in front of them. The words of their chant is “Aum Parashaktyai Namah,” which translates to “I bow down/ pay homage to the Supreme Mother of the Universe.” The arm gesture is body language for surrendering one’s soul to Kali in the form Amma, her supposed living embodiment.

Gail Tredwell (born 1958) is an Australian author. She was born in Queensland, Australia. Tredwell served Mata Amritanandamayi, known more frequently as simply Amma, for 20 years (from 1980 to 1999) as a disciple. Her autobiography, Holy Hell: A Memoir of Faith, Devotion, and Pure Madness, was published in November 2013 by Wattle Tree Press, Maui, Hawai'i.

Amma Holy Hell
Gail “Gayatri” Tredwell was there every step of the way—from early devotee to head female disciple, ever-present personal attendant, handmaiden, whipping post, and unwilling keeper of some devastating secrets. She takes us vividly through her varying stages, starting with naïveté and innocent devotion, then on to dawning awareness and confusion, finally to emotional breakdown and her shocking “enlightenment”—her realization that the liberation she urgently required was is in fact liberation from her guru.

Tredwell's biography led to a gigantic controversy during February to March 2014 in Kerala where the Mata Amritanandmayi Ashram is located. The book alleges that a senior follower of the ashram, Balu, had a forced sexual relationship with the author for many years. It also alleges that Amritanandamayi behaved in a very rude and aggressive manner and abused the author for many years. There are many reasons Gail Tredwell, Amritananda Mayi's (Ammachi's) the closest personal assistant for 20 years, felt she needed to escape the ashram.

Amma predicted nuclear war and that no child younger than 5 will live to adulthood after the year 2012. After spreading fear and despair through such prophecies, she announced that only meditation and self-effacing acts of charity can possibly mitigate the sentence for humanity. “Meditation” means mantra/obeisance meditation to the divine mother. Self-effacing charity means donations to her organization and service to her cause.

Newspaper Article
The above is an article from Indian Express, New Delhi’s largest newspaper, about local citizens organizing to demand a police investigation into why dead bodies have so frequently been found floating in the waters outside Amma’s ashram.

There are accounts of “suicides” and unexplained deaths among ashram devotees. It appears that so many dead bodies have turned up in the waters outside the ashram that The Indian Express, New Delhi’s daily newspaper, printed an account of local citizens demanding a police investigation. Sreeni Pattathanam, the Kerala-based head of the Indian Rationalist Association, wrote Matha Amritanandamayi: Sacred Stories and Realities, a controversial critique first published in 1985. The author claimed that all the “miracles” of Amṛtānandamayī were falsified. It was further written that there had been many suspicious deaths in and around her ashram that required police investigation.