I found an old article about Landmark South Africa in Noseweek. Most of it is the usual history but this part is worth quoting. I'd love to know if anyone else has heard this story or knows anything about it:
DON’T TIBET ON IT
Some of the “graduates” of David Ure, once a Landmark seminar leader in Cape Town, have been firing up their recruiting with the story of “a seminar held for 300 monks and the Dalai Lama in the foothills of Tibet”; a seminar by which “Landmark took on transforming the political situation there”. When we contacted Tibetan exile officialdom for comment, we got a very polite version of “What the @#%& are you talking about?” The UK Landmark office, where Ure is now based, promised that he would get back to us, but repeated reminders produced no contact. Indian Landmark offices were likewise unresponsive. Meanwhile, the story of the Dalai Lama as a Landmark graduate spreads via Landmark disciples. One confirmed that the Tibetan bulletin came straight from David Ure’s mouth – but the disciple became nervous at the idea of my investigating the information and publishing the result. At this point it emerged that the facts might be “confidential”.
I guess this has the same roots as the Gordon Brown story? Landmarkian delusion!
one more worthy quote from the article:
In line with the consumer come-on of LGAT (Get a new meaning for the past, new goals, a whole new life—in just a few hours!), measurable gains from Landmark ‘life-training’ tend to be fairly shallow. Meeting sales targets are the kind of real-life achievements attributed to LGAT inspiration. But the costs? As the analyst Kevin Garvey told New York Magazine, “I don’t care if [the participants] can screw better or make more money—their freedom is being taken away.”
I doubt Landmark helps anyone make more money or skrew better - not that I'm qualified to comment on either! :lol: