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Human Rights Court: Romania must pay €291,000 to controversial yoga-group members

“Romania must pay EUR 291,000 to 26 members of the Movement for Spiritual Integration into the Absolute (MISA), whose rights had been violated during a police operation that took place in March 2004, the European Court for Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg ruled on Tuesday, April 26. MISA is a famous yoga movement founded by controversial Romanian guru Gregorian Bivolaru. MISA and its leader . . . have been accused of various illegal activities over the years and Bivolaru has even been convicted by Romanian courts. However, MISA representatives have always claimed that they were persecuted by the Romanian authorities. On 18 March 2004, the Romanian police carried out an operation in 16 apartment blocks housing members of MISA, who were suspected of using computer software to produce and disseminate pornographic images on the Internet and of sending members of the association abroad for prostitution. Around 130 members of a military anti-terrorist squad took part in the operation, which was aimed at gathering evidence against MISA leader Gregorian Bivolaru.  . . . The allegedly abused MISA members filed complaints in Romanian courts but these were rejected, so they decided to seek justice at the Human Rights Court. The Court awarded EUR 12,000 just satisfaction to 23 of the applicants, EUR 6,000 to another one, and EUR 4,500 to two others.” (Romania-Insider.com, 04/27/16) [IT 7.2 2016]

Fugitive yoga leader caught in France

Gregorian Bivolaru, a yoga instructor and founder of the Movement for the Spiritual Integration in Absolute (MISA), was taken into custody and is awaiting extradition, according to French sources. Bivolaru escaped from Romania in 2005 after being prosecuted for human trafficking and organized crime. (Romania Journal, 02/26/16) [IT 7.2 2016]

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In the province of Córdoba (Argentina) the police took over the Yoga Tantric center of the Spiritual Movement of the Integration in the Absolute (MISA), founded by the Romanian guru Gregorian Bivolaru. He has been accused of participating in the slave trade and producing porn movies, using his followers as stars. Bivolaru had problems with justice in Romania and Sweden. In Argentina, this sect is known as Atman Alternative Sciences and Yoga Institute. Another case that has been worrisome in the same Argentinean province has been the charges of sexual aggression and power abuse against the guru known as Maestro Mehir, whose whereabouts are unknown. [IT 2.3]

The European-based Movement for Spiritual Integration in Absolute (MISA), a cult that mixes yoga with sex and pornography, is now training nearly 100 young people in yoga and tantric love in Chokolingam Nagar, Tamil Nadu, India. Two leaders of the MISA effort in India, Mihai and Adina Stoian, have starred in porn movies produced by the Copen-hagen-based production house Sublime Erotica. MISA, led by Romanian guru Gregorian Bivolaru, is known as Natha in Denmark, Tara in the U.S., and Satya in India. The temporary head of MISA—now that Bivolaru has fled pornography charges and sought asylum in Swe¬den—explains: “For many, sexuality stems from desire. We want to spread the message that it is a divine integration of masculinity and femi¬ninity to attain spirituality.” (Times of India, 6/3/11) [IT 2.2]

The European-based Movement for Spiritual Integration in Absolute (MISA), a cult that mixes yoga with sex and pornography, is now training nearly 100 young people in yoga and tantric love in Chokolingam Nagar, Tamil Nadu, India. Two leaders of the MISA effort in India, Mihai and Adina Stoian, have starred in porn movies produced by the Copenhagen-based production house Sublime Erotica. MISA, led by Romanian guru Gregorian Bivolaru, is known as Natha in Denmark, Tara in the U.S., and Satya in India. The temporary head of MISA—now that Bivolaru has fled pornography charges and sought asylum in Sweden—explains: “For many, sexuality stems from desire. We want to spread the message that it is a divine integration of masculinity and femininity to attain spirituality.” (Times of India, 6/3/11) [IT 2.2]

Movement of Spiritual Integration into the Absolute
Sweden has granted political asylum to Movement for Spiritual Integration into the Absolute founder Gregorian Bivolaru, and rejected Romania’s request to extradite him, on the ground that he may face religious persecution if he is returned to his homeland. The Swedish Supreme Court noted that that the evidence against Bivolaru on charges of rape, tax fraud, and anti-Semitic statements, was insufficient. The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights says that witnesses against him had been forced to lie. In addition, certain Romanian legislators have called Bivolaru “Satan”, “psychopath”, and “terrorist.” [csr 5.1 2006]