Understanding awe, magical thinking and religious ‘fervor’ in The New Kadampa Tradition with Dr Yuval Laor

Fanaticism and magical thinking According to Daniel Shaw there are 6 methods cult leaders use to maintain their illusion of superiority and control: Purification of followers ego or mind Only perfection is good enough Inner deviance must be eradicated Incessant urgency – for your time, dedication, money Violation of boundaries becomes the norm in orderContinue reading “Understanding awe, magical thinking and religious ‘fervor’ in The New Kadampa Tradition with Dr Yuval Laor”

Betraying Narcissus

Darkness swirling in my stomachHow to exorcise the NKTFrom inside my veins?I won’t practice patient acceptanceOf an abusers paradiseI know others on the inside share this pain It’s not paranoiaWhen they discuss their next move against you Stepping off the throneIn the meditation break You won’t silence meWith the usual tacticsI learnt to fight backInContinue reading “Betraying Narcissus”

Trying to get support when you are being sociopathically attacked at work and online by senior NKT using fake identities

1. ) The Charity Commission ‘Automatic reply ……………..then silence’ 2.) Academics   ‘You are in more danger than you could ever imagine. Hand it over to the police and seek legal advice’ 3.) The Police     ‘It’s a civil issue between you and them. We can’t see that any crime has been committed.’ 4.) Lawyers Continue reading “Trying to get support when you are being sociopathically attacked at work and online by senior NKT using fake identities”

DARVO: The defamation site set up in Michelle’s name by senior NKT (plus trolling)

  ‘Longing for a humanitarian, peaceful and compassionate religion or a discipline about mental transformations projected on Buddhism and all its representatives contrasts with the facts of manipulation, violence and abuse of power in various international Buddhist groups and their tendencies of destruction against individuals who are considered to be disloyal or break away‘. (Anders,Continue reading “DARVO: The defamation site set up in Michelle’s name by senior NKT (plus trolling)”

Michelle’s testimony

‘Finding my way out of the empty black hole of spiritual narcissism’ July 2019 Having just returned from the International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) conference, the timing feels right to write my final written testimony. Some of you may have already seen bits of my story, on my YouTube channel ‘Thriving after leaving The NewContinue reading “Michelle’s testimony”

Reflecting on the experience of speaking up and sharing my New Kadampa Tradition story on YouTube

Some of you might have seen my videos on the channel ‘Thriving after leaving the New Kadampa Tradition’. (So many in fact, that at the International Cultic Studies Association conference people are greeting me with the phrase ‘Hi Survivors and anyone else who might be watching this’). Some of you also might have seen thatContinue reading “Reflecting on the experience of speaking up and sharing my New Kadampa Tradition story on YouTube”