Nyoman Suryanata must have greeted at least 100 people at the National Monument complex in Jakarta last Sunday, trying to persuade passersby to sit down with him and try the controversial practice of Falun Gong.
“Please, Ma’am! Try out our meditation. It only takes a couple of minutes. Sir, have a go at meditation! Free of charge,” the 59-year-old businessman called out, offering brochures he had made himself.
Surya, as he prefers to be called, had prepared 100 brochures — at the end of the day there were none left.
From a distance, a young couple observed the practice carefully.
They were intrigued by the group’s slow-motion movements, designed to help members “cultivate” their mind … Read more »
Jakarta Post: Spiritual guru Anand Krishna, reported by his former students for allegedly sexually harassing them, completed Monday a nine-hour questioning session with the police, again insisting he was not guilty in the case.
”[During the questioning], I clarified the misleading information the police obtained from their witnesses,” Anand said. “The accusations against me are wrong.”
Investigators from the city police’s women and children protection division began questioning Anand from 9 a.m. until 6:20 p.m.
Anand said the investigators had asked him to answer more than 70 questions, mostly directed to confirm testimonies from six witnesses the police had earlier questioned.
Anand is a well-known spiritualist who runs two schools in Jakarta and Bali … Read more »