Looking into the details of Ching Hai, and its very clear they are using all of the standard set-ups, operating like a business corp, using religious tax-loopholes internationally, etc.
She even claims on her website she does NOT accept donations. Again, many groups SAY that to deflect criticism. They get the money in other ways, either by selling overpriced material to the members. Or just calling it something else.
We do not accept donations. But if you have a "blessing" then just deposit the money-order into this account by direct deposit.
She then gives away lots of FREE material, which is effective to give away free worms to the fish you want to catch on the hook.
And then also sell you tons of other junk. [www.smchbooks.com
They also claim "humanitarian work" but that is full of controversy about where the money is really going.
You can see some photos of her are obviously photoshopped like crazy...how do you get such divine radiant glowing skin? A Photoshop plug-in.
How do you look 32 when you are 60? Easy with digital technology.
And yes everyone MUST be a vegetarian, and the best way to do that is to eat at the Ching Hai backed vegetarian restaurant. One assumes some of these are staffed by Ching Hai followers working for no pay? Many other sects have done the same thing.
Also, they want you to turn your dog vegetarian, and a dog is a carnivore, so what is going to happen to these Ching Hai dogs when they get sick? That is real animal cruelty through total ignorance. www.godsdirectcontact.org/animals/
Another classic, she can put you in direct contact with God, which happens to be her. Convenient and outrageous.
Frankly, there does not appear to be ONE single original technique in anything Ching Hai is doing. Its all just a copy of other people's techniques she's picked up over the years.
And by technique, that's not the meditation stuff, its the overall techniques she's using to market herself, and persuade people.
As well, using that type of "meditation" is a classic technique to make people more suggestible. Countless groups do that too.
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