By YOAV GONEN Education Reporter
New York Post
(Courtesy of Underground News)
Thousands of city public-school students and teachers are participating in a “Brain Education” program run by a group with ties to an alleged cult.
For the past three years, the Department of Education has shelled out nearly $400,000 for 44 schools to participate in the Power Brain Education company’s lessons and workshops.
But dozens of former employees of an organization called Dahn Yoga — whose founder developed the teachings for Brain Education — 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.
The former workers of Dahn Yoga, which operates 130 health centers and two training retreats across the country, filed a federal lawsuit in Arizona in May charging that its activities are abusive and grow increasingly devotional over time to the group’s founder and spiritual leader, 57-year-old Seung Huen “Ilchi” Lee.
“If my child was [participating in Power Brain], I would pull them out in about two minutes,” said lawyer Terry Brostowin, who settled a wrongful-death suit against Dahn Yoga last year. “I would be very scared.” Read more: click here.