Follow the moneyRe: Mooji a cult?
Posted by: Sahara71 ()
Date: September 23, 2019 05:18AM
A document was given to me by a former cult member a few days ago - I will publish it here with their full permission.Moo enterprise per year, 2017 (blue color shows estimation, black shows confirmed numbers)India:
2000 participants, 25 days
Satsang is free, but from my own seva experience I know how much money people donate.2000 people giving 2€/day for 25 days = 100.000€
Shop 25 days: 12.500€India altogether: 112.500€Zmar retreats:
800 paying participants (375€) 300.000€
856 online participation (115€) 98,440€
7 days shop selling somethink like 50.000€
Income just from one Zmar reatreat: 448.440€2 Zmar retreats per year: 896,440€9 Sunday satsangs:
each 650 participants
Satsang is free, suggested donation 5€ per person: 3250€ per satsang
Shop: 3000€ per satsang9 Sunday satsangs: 30.250€Lisbon Intensive:
766 participants in person (300€): 229,800€
1000 online (77€): 77.000€Shop: 30.000€Lisbon intensive: 336.800€2 Sahaja retreats
721 participants in person (375€): 270.375€
2000 online (123€): 246.000€Shop during 20 retreat days: 30.000€2 Sahaja retreats: 546,375€One sangha gathering in MS, 7 days:
440 participants, satsang free
Housing and food (35€/day): 107.800€Donations: 5000€
Shop: 10.000€One sangha gathering: 123.800€One being forum, 1 day
2500 participants (30€)
: 75.000€Donations and shop: 5000€
Online participation?One being forum: 80.000€Madrid sangha satsang, one day
1040 participants (30€)
: 31.200€Donations and shop: 3000€
Online?Madrid sangha: 34.200€Sahaja express:
Cost: 25€, subscribers: 2500
: 62.500€ per monthSahaja Express subscription per year: 750.000€Karma yogis staying in Sahaja:
50 people, cost 35€/day= 1750 per dayKarma yogis housing and food per year: 638.750€Moojis houses/appartments rent:8 houses /appartments: 500€/monthRent per year: 48.000€Online Shop12.000€ per yearBooksales on Amazon or other platforms1000 books per year, 15€ per book: 15.000€Food paid by visitors and workers who live outside40 people per day: 5€ for one meal, 10€ for 2 meals: 146.000€Snack Shop and Cafe in MS:200€ per day: 73.000€Summed up here we have 3.204.365€, but there is one important source of income still missing:General Donations:
Moo gets Millions of € per year from donations. This is summed up via small donations from many people and „big“ donators, who spend 100.000€ per year or more.Estimated: 3 mio €Alltogether: 6.204.365€ per year
Even if some numbers are estimated too high, there is still a huge gap between the official numbers which can be found here: [beta.companieshouse.gov.uk] and which states 1,2Mio for 2017How is Moojis empire structured:
UK Mooji Foundation Ltd : [beta.companieshouse.gov.uk] This foundation has 1 paid employee and is giving money to Associacao Mooji sangha.
Mooji Media Ltd : [beta.companieshouse.gov.uk] All profits are donated to UK Mooji foundation Ltd.
ASSOCIAÇÃO MOOJI SANGHA: Monte Sahaja ashram belongs to this foundation. The foundation gets itsmoney from Mooji foundation Ltd
The land Monte Sahaja does not belong to Mooji himself, close devotees bought it and later it become part of this foundation.
Jai Sahaja—Alojamento e Comercio de Productos Basicos, LD: housing in MS and product sellingJust as s reminder how spiritual teachers-gurus, who charge money, should handle it: (from Rick Ross)
"You are right these are "different times" that require different steps taken to insure integrity and prevent abuse.
When people like Mooji run a large enterprise that has substantial cash flow, but is supposedly for a spiritual nonprofit purpose, there must be meaningful financial transparency and accountability. Otherwise it becomes a cash cow for the guru to milk for his or her own selfish needs.
Meaningful financial transparency includes an annual published budget published publicly and/or distributed to all supporters, which discloses all expenses, salaries and compensation paid out from organizational funds in detail and that is independently audited by a reputable firm.
In addition to meaningful financial transparency there must be meaningful accountability to a democratically elected board
composed of board members that serve fixed terms elected by the general membership of the organization.
There must be organizational corporate bylaws in place that explicitly provide for all of this otherwise the organization is little more than a dictatorship subject to the whims and selfish desires of the leader or guru."Re: Mooji a cult?
Posted by: Horowitz ()
Date: September 25, 2019 03:50AM
I made the estimation for year 2018 from Satsang fees only:
Intense Satsang –Lisbon-February: €220 x1500 people = €300 000,
Zmar Retreat-Portugal-April: €375 x 850 people = €318 000,
Zmar Retreat-Portugal-October: €375 x 850 people = €318 000,
Monte Sahaja Retreat-June: €550 x 120 people = €66 000,
Netherlands Retreat-August: €330 x 1500 people = €495 000.
Added together, it will be about 1.5M Euros.
It's only the gross incomes for Mooji Media inc. company from satsang fees for year 2018.
I propose to put together the all incomes for year 2018 and compare that with Mooji foundation and Mooji Media inc. online reports at the end of this year 2019.
(minus the expanses, salaries, rent costs, and atc.).
online retreats in average 90-100K euros for each retreats in 2018, it's together 2M Euro + selling Mooji's stuff during retreats....