Friday, April 29, 2016



Over the years, there have been some defenders of Katsura Kan who have reached out to the Stern family, claiming his innocence and vouching for his character as a good and moral person. However, their minds were usually quickly changed when presented the overwhelming evidence against Katsura that reveals his true sociopathic and selfish nature.
For those unaware, Katsura Kan is a cult leader who teaches Butoh (dark Japanese dance form) as his cover / modus operandi to seduce, manipulate and exploit students, especially young female ones. This sexual predator once proudly admitted to Sharon Stern that he had slept with over 160 of his female students (all while still married to his wife that was living in Japan). Moreover, we received word from Katsura’s past students that he manipulated them to take drugs, including psychotropic ones, with evidence of this appearing even on stage during some of his Butoh performances with student dancers. As further support to this notion, Katsura once took Sharon Stern and other students to one of the most drug infested locations in all of Copenhagen called ‘Christiana’, labeled by many as the drug capital of Denmark. It was here that Sharon had a very serious psychotic breakdown, with his cold response being to abandon her on the streets, where she was later found and taken to a local psychiatric hospital. If that wasn’t enough, FACT also has evidence of his financial exploitation of Sharon, with him ordering her to send money to his bank account (please find attached). Needless to say, it’s obvious that Katsura never had his students’ best interests at heart, manipulating and exploiting them until they proved useless to him, and then dumping them like garbage. Amazing, this evil teacher was “good” enough for Naropa University to hire to teach in their MFA program. Thankfully however, through the tremendous efforts of the Stern family, the time is coming soon when Katsura will have to answer for his heinous crimes and face justice.

The Sharoni Stern Estate is currently suing Katsura Kan for her wrongful death in the 17th Judicial Court of Broward County, Florida. As expected, Katsura’s reaction to the lawsuit has been dismissive and disrespectful, especially with him trying to settle the case for $1000. It seems to this wicked ex-Naropa teacher that the value of a student’s life is this measly amount (and quite frankly we expect nothing less from a wicked sociopath such as this). When the Stern family of course refused his insulting offer, he proceeded to try a defense claiming that the case should be dismissed based upon a matter of jurisdiction, meaning that the alleged crime against him was not committed in Florida and should be thrown out of the Florida court. He is not denying his actions at all it seems and is merely reaching for a way to escape, no matter how far-fetched it is. Moreover, Katsura is stalling the lawsuit as much as possible based on his claim that he only speaks and understands English at an elementary school level. (If this is true, then how could Naropa have hired him to teach courses to students pursuing a Master’s degree?) As expected though, so far throughout the lawsuit the judge has seen right through Katsura’s manipulation tactics, siding with the Sharoni Stern Estate thus far.
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s conclusion of our expose, where we’ll update you on the latest news with the lawsuit against Katsura Kan and the efforts made by the Stern family to try and effect the necessary changes to safeguard students at universities across the country.


Thursday, April 28, 2016



According to all available evidence online and numerous published books, we believe since its inception Naropa University has been something of a breeding ground and safe haven for abusive, guru-like faculty members, even starting with its own founder Chögyam Trungpa.

Trungpa started Naropa University in Boulder, CO in 1974, and was notorious for manipulating, controlling, and seducing many of his young students. He was also known to deliberately have sex with married women and to "play God" with people's lives and ruin them, just because he could. Witnesses have even reported that he had forcibly stripped down two people at a “seminary party” one night while drunk (Trungpa was known to be a raging alcoholic and drug addict, and would even lecture to students in these mind-altered states). Due to the power of his charisma and manipulative abilities, many of his vulnerable student followers defended his behavior, falsely believing in Trungpa's "crazy wisdom" as a path towards true enlightenment and personal betterment.

Before Trungpa died of alcoholism in 1987, this “enlightened guru” appointed his favorite assistant Thomas Rich, a.k.a. Osel Tendzin, as his successor at Naropa. Tendzin's time spent at Naropa University was beset with published reports of him having unprotected sex with many of his students, both male and female, without him revealing that he was infected by the HIV virus. Even worse, Trungpa secretly knew about this and even encouraged his behavior, saying (after he swore everyone to secrecy at a special meeting), "as long as he [Tendzin] did his purification practices, it did not matter, because they [students] would not get the disease." Sadly this turned out not to be the case when Tendzin later transmitted the virus to a student, who later died of AIDS. Unfortunately when Tendzin himself died of AIDS in 1990, it didn't stop future Naropa faculty members from following suit with terribly inappropriate and irresponsible behavior towards students.

Most recently, a few years after Katsura Kan taught at Naropa, according to the source below another Naropa teacher, Lama Tenpa, sexually harassed two female students while teaching at Naropa, but without any serious reprimand or disciplinary action. Rather, it seems Tenpa was "sat down for a chat" and forced to write letters to the students stating that he now "understands the Naropa University and American University policy". According to Naropa’s website he is still teaching there today.

In addition, Naropa seems to have a deep-rooted connection with Shambhala International (Tibetan Buddhism). On the surface, Shambhala is represented as a global organization and community “inspired by the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature, our innate wisdom, can be developed so that it benefits our own lives and helps meet the many challenges facing the world.”

This of course sounds all well and good, but unfortunately as we discovered from numerous victims that there is something much more sinister lurking below the surface of this organization than meets the eye. We will let the victims of this organization speak for themselves:

“Under a veneer of warmth and kindness, Shambhala leaders care only about protecting their guru, institutions, and organization, not the vulnerable people they routinely harm.”
“We were 'deep in' this cult of Shambhala, having taken care of Chogyam Trungpa's [removed] for six years inside this mandala. We picked up the pieces for this neglectful family, who pretends to the world that they are compassionate and caring when their inner circle and the current Sakyong are some of the most self-centered, self-obsessed cult members who care only about spreading their cult and nothing else, while giving lip service and repeating the word 'compassion' over and over until people believe that is what they are about.“
“All the faculty at Naropa that were Trungpa students, and now the Sakyong's Shambhala students, have taken a vow of loyalty to their gurus, and their guru worshipping cult covers up and denies anything negative. Their vows to their gurus, maintained with fear of hell realms, and groupthink and group coercion in the cult of Shambhala International turns them into 'compartmentalized cult members…'”

“I was a Shambhala cult member for almost 20 years, it took me another 10 to come out completely, even after hooking up with another phony Lama, very popular in the west and friend and protector of Randy Sogyal with a second multimillion dollar lawsuit for sexual abusing and physically abusing hundreds of women and turning them into slaves, like Sharon Stern became. They all use the tantric techniques of these Lamas, as this Japanese teacher did, that is why he was attracted to Naropa, he knew he could get away with it. These vows to their gurus, supersedes ethics, laws, and all the western Canon. I know I was one of them.“

“I am in the process of writing a book which is close to being finished, describing my experiences inside this Shambhala cult for so long, and how their mind control works upon people who were once educated and reasonable and how one can become a cult member within a matter of months, rejecting ones own cultural values and belief system and even family, for a ninth century misogynistic belief system of guru worship and its deadly dance of ego dissolution, that becomes ones total focus, while still appearing normal and rational to the outside world. I was a school [removed], and no one would have known that I was a cult member of the Lamas. The more disciplined and a perfectionist one is, the harder one falls into the Guru pleasing trap of 'ego dissolving and constant perfectionism to become the 'best' student of these charlatans. I believe I know how it could happen to your lovely daughter.”

“I am heartbroken to hear about Sharon's story. Shambhala is notorious for being unkind to women who report teacher abuse. For the past two years I have been advocating for the sexual safety of women and youths as a result of my experiences at a Shambhala Center in San Francisco. I also filed internal grievances against leadership all the way to the top for issuing protocols shunning survivors to avoid legal liability. As a result of my public advocacy and complaints, Shambhala leadership issued an organization-wide ban excommunicating me from their centers despite that I do not attend Shambhala centers anymore and have not for some time.”

Tomorrow we’ll expose the true character of Katsura Kan, according to his correspondence with Sharon Stern, her family, and his responses to the wrongful death lawsuit against him.

Online sources:…/trungpa.html…/trungpas-influ…/ögyam_TrungpaÖsel_Tendzin

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016



After Sharon Stern’s tragic suicide, questions arose as to how it could have been avoided, especially regarding how Naropa University could have hired such a dangerous teacher in the first place. It’s hard to imagine how any school could have hired Katsura after conducting a proper background and credential check, not to mention research that included a review of his course material. This begs the question: did Naropa actually conduct a proper hiring procedure for Katsura Kan?

According to our information, we at FACT believe Naropa did not check Katsura’s background, his teaching credentials, nor did they do an in-depth review of what he would be teaching students. Rationally speaking, in our opinion this is a must for any school to do, especially one accredited in the U.S. for higher education and receiving millions of dollars in federal grants from our hard-earned tax-payer dollars. To further support our beliefs, as per his own admission when he ran into difficulties, Katsura claimed that he was going back to his construction job in Japan. Also, he claimed in the lawsuit against him that he speaks English only at an elementary school level. But for some reason, in our opinion, none of this seemed to matter to Naropa. Katsura was somehow “qualified” to teach for them and more amazingly at a Master’s degree level. It is our belief and opinion that this position gave Katsura the platform he needed to teach his corrupt ideas in the classroom and use undue influence over his students for his own exploitative and abusive purposes.

For a long while, it was very difficult to understand how and why Naropa had hired Katsura Kan, until we received these communications that really shed some light on the matter.

“I have my fingers crossed that you and your family will make this sociopath Katsura Kan responsible as well as finally calling to reckoning his enablers Naropa U, facilitator of the biggest guru cult scourge on our country.”

“First , let me say how very sorry I am about your daughter Sharon. My heart was so heavy when I read about what had happened to her at Naropa because I knew that this evil charlatan dance instructor could not have continued his terrible thought control agenda without being at Naropa, actually a recruiting college for the cult of Shambhala International-- a thought control cult in itself of the late founder Trungpa Rinpoche…”

Tomorrow we will reveal the dark, cultic history of this so called “school” and the deep-rooted connection between Naropa and Shambhala, an international organization considered by many to be a destructive cult, so stay tuned...


Tuesday, April 26, 2016



For those unfamiliar with the story, the Stern family sent their beloved daughter Sharon, in good faith, to Naropa University in Boulder, CO to attain a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts. Naturally, they expected her to return home safe and sound afterward and prepared to pursue a career based upon her studies. Little did the Stern family know that Naropa had hired a sociopath and sexual predator named Katsura Kan to teach in Sharon’s department. Katsura took advantage of the trust between teacher and student to brainwash and exploit Sharon mentally, sexually and financially, which lasted over four years. His manipulation and abuse ruined Sharon’s life in every way imaginable; it caused her to lose her devoted caring husband, to completely separate from her loving family and to experience severe mental health issues and tormenting pain, all of which ultimately led to her suicide. If that wasn’t enough, Katsura even tormented the Stern family constantly when they tried to help their daughter escape his grasp to get the mental health treatment she desperately needed. In the end, seeing no way out of Kan’s psychological trap, Sharon tragically committed suicide on April 25th, 2012.

We believe from the platform Naropa University provided their teacher, Katsura was able to use undue influence over Sharon to control and exploit her however he desired. According to Mr. Stern, the representative of the Sharoni Stern Estate, he believes that Katsura was absolutely unqualified to teach in an American accredited university and that his daughter was taught in the classroom a corrupting philosophy rooted in pain, suffering and death of oneself; taught to "go back to the womb to darkness" and to eradicate her life dreams, identity, authenticity and ego (this is based on Sharon's own statements to her family when she was alive and from discovered correspondence). How Naropa could allow such teachings to take place in a classroom of impressionable young students is incredible, especially with evidence of this philosophy’s destructive influence appearing in not just Sharon but in some other students of Katsura’s who also exhibited mental health issues similar to Sharon’s.

Attached please find evidence showing Katsura’s destructive teachings and also another example of a student deeply affected and harmed by him.

Tomorrow we will examine the details of this corrupt teacher’s hiring by Naropa University, so stay tuned…

1. Sharon Stern psychologist evaluation2. Sharons last email3. Katsura Kan Another letter from Victim4. Need a way to die

naropa instructors God-like letter5. Following a gypsy

Monday, April 25, 2016


Today marks the fourth anniversary of Sharon Stern’s tragic passing. The cause of her death was not natural, nor was it by accident. It was a wrongful death caused by selfishness, carelessness and continual abuse. Most people know that the sociopath and sexual predator Katsura Kan is to blame for her death, but not many people know about Naropa University and how this institution is believed to have been at fault in various ways as well.

This expose will focus on both Katsura Kan’s and Naropa University’s involvement in Sharon’s tragedy, as follows:

Part One: An overview of Sharon’s tragedy and the corrupt teachings of Katsura Kan that severely affected his students.

Part Two: An analysis of the hiring practices of Naropa University regarding Katsura Kan and Naropa’s U.S. accreditation that we believe is highly questionable.

Part Three: The dark, documented cultic history of this institution since its very inception, especially regarding its founder’s legacy and Naropa’s connections with the international Shambhala organization.

Part Four: On the nature and character of Katsura Kan, according to documented correspondence between him and Sharon Stern, her family, and his response to the wrongful death lawsuit filed against him.

Part Five: Conclusion, including the latest on the lawsuit against Katsura and the efforts made by the Stern family to try and effect the necessary changes to safeguard students at Naropa.

According to everyone who knew her, Sharoni was a wonderful, selfless, honest and loving person who was full of life and always happy. She had a great relationship with her family throughout her life and had many close friends. In stark contrast, according to many sources, Katsura Kan was a known adulterer, manipulator and exploiter of anyone he was able to control (especially his female students who he mentally and sexually abused).

If Katsura had just allowed Sharon’s parents to take her for mental health treatment without challenge or disturbance, she would most certainly still be alive today. Unfortunately his utter lack of compassion and human decency is what prevailed; his evil and ruthless persistence, in the face of countless warnings and demands to leave her alone, is what ultimately destroyed her life and her will to live…may she forever rest in peace.

Stay tuned for Part One of our expose, coming tomorrow…

Sunday, April 24, 2016


April 25th, 2016 marks the fourth anniversary of Sharon Stern's wrongful death caused by the destructive influence of sociopathic cult leader Katsura Kan.

FACT will be releasing a week long expose all about her tragedy starting this Monday including never before published details, unreleased private communications, the dark secret behind Naropa University and much more, so stay tuned...


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Katsura Kan Resurfaces in China


Our diligent efforts to warn and educate schools, organizations, theaters, etc. around the world about master manipulator Katsura Kan has led to his dismissal / being banned by many of these places. For those of you that have contributed to these efforts, we cannot thank you enough for your support!

Most recently, we discovered that Katsura has been hired for multiple performances at the 1933 Theater in Shanghai, China from April 21st-24th, 2016. (For those unaware, Kan is responsible for the death of Sharon Stern, a young student of his that he manipulated, exploited, and abused in many terrible ways.)

We sent multiple warning letters with evidence to this theater and have yet to hear a response back from them. We believe that it is absolutely shameful for an organization to ignore such vital information about a dangerous sociopath like Katsura, and we're asking for your help to potentially reach through to them.

If you would like to help us in our efforts to stop Katsura from hurting any more people, please follow these simple steps (takes no longer than 2 minutes):

1) Create a new Gmail account to send from (without using any personal identifying information) Click here:

2) Copy and paste the brief email below and send from your new Gmail account to:

Dear Event Organizers at the 1933 Theatre,

Katsura Kan is a known sociopath and predator in the USA. One of his past students is dead as the result of his influence and he is currently being sued by her estate for her wrongful death. Please don't allow Katsura to victimize any more innocent people. I ask that you please fire him from his upcoming performances and never hire him again in the future.

All the factual information / evidence about Katsura Kan can be found here:

Thank you for your time and consideration with this important matter. We hope you will make the right decision.


First Name, Last Initial





First Name, Last Initial


Thank you for your support. - The FACT Team


Friday, April 15, 2016


This group calls themselves a podcast network; parents call them an insidious cult tearing families apart. Is FreeDomain Radio (FDR) headed by Stefan Molyneux a cult? 

Hundreds of victims and experts seem to think so.

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Thursday, April 14, 2016



"Mariah is 20 but she’s frail and permanently disabled. She has pulmonary hypertension and when she’s not bedridden, she has to carry an oxygen tank that allows her to breathe. At times, she has had screws in her bones to anchor her breathing device. She may soon have no option for a cure except a heart and lung transplant – an extremely risky procedure.

ALL THIS COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED in her infancy by closing a small congenital hole in her heart. It could even have been successfully treated in later years, before irreversible damage was done. But Mariah’s parents were fundamentalist Mormons who went off the grid in northern Idaho in the 1990s and refused to take their children to doctors, believing that illnesses could be healed through faith and the power of prayer."

“Yes, I would like to see my parents prosecuted.”
“They deserve it.” She pauses. “And it might stop others.”

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016


LOCATION: Florida, USA and International
LEADER(S): Harry Palmer, Avra Honey Smith, Shona MacDonald
AKA: Stars Edge International

We received a complaint about the Avatar Course that claims the program is being run like a cult. According to the complaint, Avatar organizers pressure new members to signup for more self-help courses to progress through the program. Also, according to the complaint, emotional and psychological abuse is used on members.

If you would like to file a formal complaint or have any relevant information to share about this organization, please contact us immediately.

Victim quotes:

"There is brainwashing from day one. As you get further in and become part of the group, various tactics of emotional and psychological abuse are used: gas-lighting, manipulation, control, reverse psychology... This actually becomes the essence of the teachings. It completely strips you of any sense of reality and identity and your sense of self is extremely compromised.

"You are not allowed to question anyone and Harry Palmer is considered God like! As you get even further into the group, people give up their lives completely for this organization. They miss holidays, time with loved ones, leave marriages and become bankrupt. It is not uncommon for people to get into debt of $30,000 upwards (some times even twice as much). Anyone who leaves is considered "psychotic" and shamed by the group. Shame is big within this group."

"Many who attend this course have had psychotic breakdowns, ended up depressed, anxious and even suicidal. However, they always pass it off as the persons responsibility and for some reason no one has been able to do anything about it."

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Friday, April 8, 2016



When it comes to destructive cults, it's the children trapped inside these groups that are most at risk for abuse, especially sexual. They have no one to turn to for protection, not even their own parents in most cases.

"The first time that he put his hand up my shirt," Kate Tonnessen recalled, "I thought it was an inappropriate touch, and it was, uh, pretty devastating to me. He would sometimes, you know, show up at my house at 3 in the morning and just come in," Rose recalled. He'd tell me to go lock the door, and then he'd pull me onto the bed and kiss me and ask me to unhook my bra," Kate Tonnessen said.

The girls experienced acts of indecency at the hands of a man they were taught to believe was a god on earth.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016


CELEBRITIES AND CULTS: Did you know Winona Ryder was in a cult? Joaquin Phoenix? David and Patricia Arquette? Glenn Close? Here's a list of over 20 celebrities that have been involved with a cult group at some point in their lives, even presently.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Annual Board of Directors meeting

Yesterday we had our annual Board of Directors meeting with members flying in from all around the country to attend. It was a very productive meeting where we all worked successfully towards clarifying our goals and agenda for 2016, which focuses on bringing awareness / educating about destructive cults, rescuing our kids and reuniting families.

Friday, April 1, 2016


LOCATION: USA and Worldwide
EIN: 95-6006173

We've received some complaints about the Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) organization. If you would like to file a formal complaint or have any relevant information to share about this organization, please contact us immediately at:

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