Hello: I'm new here. I am a member of Masterpath as are my son and daughter-in-law. We are all leaving the group as of the end of this year. We are not "traumatized". Fortunately, we have a strong spiritual base and we will simply move on to the next level of our consciousness as gracefully as possible. We are not leaving because we don't believe in the teachings, but because we don't believe in the teacher. If anyone has questions, or would like to comment, please let me know.
I don't know how others are doing. I personally got 4 of my best friends to join and I have only told one of them that I'm leaving because it's very traumatic. All my friends are very much into the group. Like I said before, the teachings are great, but Gary Olsen is not who I thought he was. When I told my one friend that I thought Gary was a fraud, it was like I slapped her in the face. As long as one does not rock Gary's boat, you're fine, but if you question him outwardly - look out! I started to have questions about a year ago, but of course I told myself it was ME. Gary is very charismatic and charming, but not very patient, understanding, or forgiving. I could relate a lot of stories, but bottom line is.....is this how a "true sat guru" acts??? If so, then I'm not ready for this line of teaching. I've left Gary, but find myself still longing for a shabda yoga teacher. Hopefully some day a real one will come along.