Disgraced Yogi Shows Up At Yogaville
File under: Hands Where They Don't Belong
Yogi Amrit Desai—a guru who couldn't keep it in his pants—is returning to the scene of another's transgressions, Yogaville in North Carolina. Founded by the other guru who couldn't keep it in his pants, Swami Satchidananda, current and former Yogaville residents are freaking out a bit over Desai's coming to teach his Amrit Yoga at a weekend retreat there.
Between the two scandalous gurus, Desai has at least admitted his mistakes—after getting kicked out of this own ashram. Swami Satchidananda, on the other hand, took his contriteness to the grave.
Desai solders on with 15 or so close followers after losing his ashram and $155,000 salary; and Satchidananda's legacy lives on, sans the acknowledgement and apology some of his abuse victims still seek.
The moral of this story: if you refuse to fess up, you just might get away with it. Alternate moral: don't teach celibacy if you can't keep it in your pants yourself.