members say that they have been treated well by Dahn and that no
harm has come to them. Understand, however, that members over 50
and/or those with a successful company, are generally not
targeted to become Dahn Center masters. Some even get the
red-carpet treatment-if such treatment will further (the
founder) Ilchi Lee’s
surface layer of potentially beneficial exercises and
meditation, if you care to check, you see younger, vulnerable,
and susceptible recruits who become more like slaves to Dahn
those who support Dahn, or those who are in business: Would you
coerce, or even allow, your employees to work up to 100 hours
per week with no overtime pay? Would you pressure your employees
to give up their spouses, children, parents, old friends and new
entire support network
in order to work for your business? Would you accept greencard
marriages for your employees and relocate employees to prevent
attachments? Many ex-members, trainees, and masters have
reported this and other emotional and physical suffering.
one trainee, a healthy woman, died in 2003 during master level
endurance training. Has her death told us nothing?
Dahn to fitness clubs: In fitness clubs, you’ll
find first aid kits and people trained in emergency first aid.
In polling a few Dahn centers in Canada, Korea and the United
States none of them had this. Blithely hoping nothing goes wrong
in a Dahn center is a recipe for disaster.
say Dahn is about peace and healing the earth. I don’t
huge octopus of businesses donating profits to suffering
populations or to environmental causes. I see the companies
buying Arabian racehorses and real estate. Lee travels in a
humvee with bodyguards, as his wife enjoys a Mercedes and trips
to the golf course. Is it naïve
to believe that Ilchi Lee and his Dahn empire don’t
profit greatly from others’
sacrifices. Perhaps if individuals involved in Dahnhak would ask
Dahn the hard questions and explore beyond the surface, we would
all see Dahn the same way.
Ilchi Lee says, we are already spiritually enlightened, then we
really need to pay him tens of thousands of dollars to realize
this, do we? Do the effective and transformative results of Dahn
include persuading people to pay a hefty sum for liberation of
their ancestors to go to heaven, or to set off on 18-hour hikes
without proper hydration or emergency equipment?
would like us to give up all critical analysis, to stop thinking—and
for what? For no other reason besides teaching exercise, the
masters work to aggressively market Dahn’s
programs (using persuasion techniques and outright pressure),
distribute slick brochures, and meet financial
for Dahn Centers—or
If the Dahn
Center business is the path to enlightenment, I say no thanks. I’ll
take critical analysis any day.
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