Swami Demanded Woman Give Free Blowjobs to Ugly Strangers As He Watched on FaceTime

By Sharon Preston

For a time, I lived at the Movement Center in Portland. I came there for spiritual practice. No one invited me to the inner circle. Swami Chetanananda and I never had sexual relations. It was low-key, I did my job, and I did it well. 

At that time, I was unaware of most of his abusive behavior. 

 

Women Enabling Abuse

Women admired, loved, and trusted him. Some of them worshiped him. They prepared his ritual offerings, cooked his food, and prayed with him. Some looked upon him as a father, son or brother. Swami has a side where he can be whomever you want.

Women whom you would never think would condone or enable violent predatory abuse in a million years were women who knew all about his abuses. Yet, they made excuses for him. They think anything he says or does is right. “That’s my guru.”

Power

His devotees believed in his power. They thought he could astral project. I witnessed him touch people, and they swoon and go into a semi-conscious trance. 

His followers believed that he could eliminate their bad karma. Cleanse them from the evil deeds, mistakes, addictions, missteps, and abuses of a lifetime. They thought that he had divine insights that we did not possess. 

His followers believe he can alter the destiny of his disciples and their families.

Relations

Swami and Gretchen

His students followed his instructions. To not obey is to invite disaster. To accept him as a guru, you must obey. In that sense, I was never a disciple.

I was aware that Chetanananda and others engaged in sexual activity. Gretchen was his primary partner. She’s exquisite. Stunning. I’ve never seen her scowl at anyone. She’s kind. She has beautiful energy.

Larissa and I became friends. She radiated beauty and sweetness. She was a child abuse survivor in her late 20s. Both of us described Swami as a father figure. We discussed his relationships with women and how sometimes he would be attracted to women at the Ashram.

Larissa expressed her distaste at the idea of him being attracted to her.

Some women claim he is so enlightened that sex with him can confer spiritual powers upon women. As one woman who was having sex with him said, “If he gives you the chance, take it.”

It is unclear whether they were grooming me for him. This never occurred.

 

Portland

Gold Beach

Leaving Portland

Vivina Swami and Prakashananda

Swami sold the Movement Center for $8 million. Swami then moved to Gold Beach. After that, there was talk about creating a new Portland center and passing the torch.

Swami Prakashananda had been with him since he was 19 years old. Chetananada was supposed to build him a center in Portland. However, the Swami did not make any provisions for a center to continue operating in Portland.

45 people were moved out of a house of 30,000 square feet in Portland. They started trickling out one by one. Some moved out and found places in Gold Beach. Others joined him in the new mansion. Swami cashed in and bought himself a wonderful mansion in Gold Beach. Good karma.

Leaving the Past Behind

Molly always worked hard offering free service to her guru.

Molly lived in his ashram for forty years. She was a member of the original gang. She devoted herself to him, believing she would die in the ashram. She directed the music program. To impress him, she worked ten hours a day.

When she broke her knee, nobody wanted to take care of her. She ended up undergoing rehabilitation. There was a lack of empathy when people were injured. Everyone was rolling their eyes. ‘Oh, Molly broke her knee.’

Despite her broken knee, she helped with the move to Gold Beach. As a result of her trying too hard to assist, her leg was severely damaged.

She was accustomed to picking things up and carrying them.

I don’t even know how Molly is getting along. She’s lived with them for 40 years. The ashram was all she had. He decided he did not need her at Gold Beach. She didn’t make the cut.

Anybody who couldn’t make the cut was just, “Oh well.”

Molly worked for him all her life. She had been with him since Bloomington, I believe. She could not afford to go to Gold Beach. She had to live in some tiny little subsidized apartment. She is on social security. She may have a small pension. To go to Gold Beach, you are going to need money. She did not have the necessary funds.

She worked for him for free for 40 years. And all the friends and people she lived with are gone. That’s karma.

Ruth

Ruth, Swami and Eddie…

Ruth managed the house. She directed the yoga department. Her husband Eddie was the gardener. They didn’t get to move either. All these years, they worked, and he didn’t provide anything for them.

Gold Beach had no room for Ruth and Eddie. People simply worked for him for free. Ruth moved that whole house. She and Eddie ended up in an apartment. How many thousands of hours did they work unpaid for him all those years. As a result, Swami was able to purchase a mansion at Gold Beach. Karma.

Moni

Moni O’Neil and Swami

At the time, I believed Moni had been dragged along to Golf Beach because she had been his lover. Many of Swami’s followers disliked Monica. The majority of people believe that she has been faking a variety of ailments. For example, she blinks uncontrollably. It does not cease. It’s unnerving.

After reading the articles on the Frank Report, I no longer believe that she is faking her illnesses. I believe she suffered from one too many head blows and oxygen deprivation for too long a period of time. 

Moni was once the top woman in the 30,000 sq ft Movement Center. In her heyday, anything she desired of anyone would begin with the words “Swamiji wants you.”.

Now low-key lurching “If it pleases you master” after him for any crumb of continued approval or affection. I thought she was just mentally unbalanced. Now I understand what happened. 

Swami cannot just leave people with the numerous wounds he inflicted behind. He will have to take care of Monica for the rest of her life, and he should.

I figured out from Frank’s stories that she was the woman,“Linda,” sent to gangbangs.

Moni is the craziest. She is a lunatic. That woman’s head has been bounced so much off concrete or choked out. She blinks. When she talks to you, she just constantly blink, blink, blink, blink, blink, blink, blink, blink, blink.

She talks to herself in the hallways. But she creates trouble too. If someone talks about something, she goes and tattles to Swami.

She is absolutely psychotic. You can tell neurologically. It’s clearly a lack of oxygen to the brain. I heard recently that one time after a session, somebody had to clean up. He beat her severely. They had to clean fluids and waste he beat out of her. He did this to her for years. Neurological, you can tell.

Have you ever seen somebody who blinks constantly? She doesn’t stop. You’d be walking down the hall, and she’s just conversing with herself.

Jen 

Jen

Jen picked up on Monica’s moves. They despise each other. Jen was fond of provoking Chetanananda’s wrath against her targets – always female. I watched the rise and fall of Jen Wilhelm. 

They get caught up in it. It’s intoxicating. Everyone wants to feel loved. First, it’s treatments, the healing, and the special attention that every member of the ashram vies for from him. Expensive jewelry, a place at the table in his lavish apartment, and the promise of enlightenment

It’s not like he starts beating them and loaning them to the local transient population. He isolates them, pumping their egos up by telling them they are unique and need to wean themselves from unremarkable people. He does this on purpose, so that the other women will be happy when he breaks them.

Gretchen’s not like that. She is always lovely and kind. But thinking back, I have to mention that she broke her back. The story was she was doing a yoga pose, and her back broke. I never questioned it until I read Frank’s stories. But who breaks their back from yoga poses?

It does sound suspicious.

Going back to Jen. Swami was losing interest in her. She was losing importance and favor with him. She was losing the status she once had.

We knew the ashram was coming to an end. Jen moved into her own apartment. She would keep her business as a chiropractor here. She was not going to Gold Beach.

One day I saw she had a black eye. She had this shiner. She said she’d gotten into a car accident. I didn’t see any damage on either of her vehicles. Then she said something about an accident in a friend’s car.

I read Frank’s story about how she got beat up by the Swami with a baseball bat.  Then she was sent to a parking lot for men to come to have sex with her. 

When I read that story recently, I was tripping out about the article’s tone. I called a friend who lived there. I was angry.

“You know,” she said, “I get it sounds crazy and awful, but the truth is, that’s how it really is.”

Jen ended up going to Gold Beach and is there today.

Eva

Eva

I spoke to someone who knew Eva had a concussion. She told me Swami choked Eva. At the time we heard she fell. But I saw pictures of Eva with a collar, looking completely drugged out when I was there. Consenting adults, I was told.

I knew Eva left by ambulance for the hospital. I never talked to her about what happened. Jen said she slipped and she would be fine.
Later I learned that Eva signed an NDA. Swami must have paid her. Sharon Ward must have worked it out. Sharon knows where every skeleton is buried. She hides them all.

Other Victims

Natacha

Lilianna told me she had a concussion. She said it was from a car accident. I never saw a wrecked car.

Women raised daughters in the ashram. They taught them from the cradle that you do what the guru asks. I know some who left. But I have since learned more.

It’s outrageous. He was your spiritual father your entire life until one day, he put his tongue down your throat—this STD-ridden bag of bullshit with a God Complex.

Frank has written about Natacha. She submitted to him. She wanted to transcend, transmute, to go through all her karma in this life.

The key is that you have to believe he’s got that ability. I didn’t have that. She got into yoga and the whole discipline. Natacha was an incredibly disciplined yogini. Beautiful. Everybody loved her. Hers was the class everybody wanted to go to.

The bridge Natacha jumped from.

One night she jumped off a bridge because, I’m guessing, that was the only thing she could do that would please him. He wanted it.

She jumped off an overpass above a freeway and managed to miss landing on the highway and being munched. She broke every bone in her legs. He knew exactly where to find her. He went straight to where she was. Generous. He paid for Natacha’s medical expenses.

Suicide

Another woman was suicidal. She called him. The Swami, playing God, said he would spiritually look out for her if she committed suicide. You can imagine the effect on the tormented woman.

She went to speak to two of his disciples. I was present. They both said, “Oh, I’m so sorry. His telling you means you have no more use to the guru.”

Sent to Be Degraded and Film It

Fantasy Theater

We are all talking since the Frank Report stories have been coming out. I am not going to mention her name. But, because many people know her, she was not the only one to whom he did this.

He sent this woman to sex clubs. And he would get mad if there was anybody she was attracted to, and she wanted to be with.

He would make her find the nerdiest or most unattractive guy because he was bestowing upon them the pleasure of, the favor of, being blessed with his beautiful woman. After all, they never could have sex with somebody like that. He was the most generous one.

He would send her to a sex store, the theater. He offered this beautiful young woman to repulsive random strangers. And have her meet men – total strangers – and have sex with them. And she could only be with disgusting men.

He would put ads on Craigslist advertising for men, people to come to get free blow jobs. But, then, he would have her do that with dirty strangers.

Why did she do it?

Trust. She committed to obeying him as her guru. And she thought this was doing her good. The rules were she had to be available 24/7.

Available to have sex with him whenever he wanted. Available if he put out an ad. He would put out an ad saying,’meet me here’.”

He did not have her charge for this. This was not sex work. It was his gift. She would have to FaceTime, and he’d see it. Then he would have her FaceTime him when she did that. So he could watch her having sex with random grotesque men. Watching this beautiful, honest, loyal, loving woman who trusted him giving random strangers blowjobs.

She was not a promiscuous woman. She grew up in a conservative family. She had been with only one man before she came to the ashram.

The Swami laments and bemoans how everyone takes advantage of him. Yet he lets the lowest dirtiest dregs of masculine vibration take advantage of his female students.

He would make her take out Craigslist Ads. Then, he would send her out in the dark for any man on the street to defile her while he watched from his phone. 

She’s glad it’s coming out, though. It’s ugly and awful, but she doesn’t want Swami to deceive other women.

Facebook?

Another former member showed me a BDSM Facebook page. People from the ashram were ‘liking.’ The girl got their tongue split, and people from the ashram liked it.

I started looking at her Facebook page. She lived at the ashram at age 13. So if you look at her Facebook, her identity is wrapped up in living at the ashram. And BDSM. Everything on this page is about bondage and collars.

She talks about removing her belly button, scarifying their third eye, with bruises on their body, symbols, and a collection of whips.

She talks about Chetanananda and Rudi as part of her journey, and about living at the ashram at 13. The Swami’s liked the pages.
She is somebody’s kid. They lived at the ashram when she was a child.

Larissa has a Bad Swami Moment

Larissa was the young woman who freaked out about the idea of sex with Swami. So she started to attend more of the teaching. She learned about the philosophy, doctrines, and rituals.

One day they were alone, and without warning, he choked her. Just out of the blue, he choked her and made her unconscious. When she woke up, she said, “What happened?”

He might have raped her while she was unconscious. She left immediately. She’s never coming back.

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  • Even if Liz was sick again, and I do believe that is likely I find it incredibly weird she was well enough to be providing care for her grandchild right before she “ran off” in 32 degree sleet for 11 hours to then make “an irrational decision”.

    There is an account online that says was seen at 8pm and her phone last pinged at 7:30 am the next day?

    She didn’t leave her beloved daughters or grandchild any note? Organize? People who take their lives because they aren’t well are methodical. They put everything together for who is left behind. They think about things like who will find them, will someone find them and in what condition they will be found.

    When you have kids you think about stuff like that. It was said “She thought her cancer was back and didn’t want to go through all of that again”. Oregon is a Death With Dignity state. If you have less then 6 months to live you are entitled to a humane and painless transition which is NOT what she got.

    Also if this man is so miraculous and such a great healer why do so many people around him end up in such terrible shape? Why didn’t his magical psychic powers alert him to Liz being in trouble? I really don’t know what happened here but I do know it didn’t happen as the official story goes. They were telling people she had dementia. Really?

    You leave your kid to be taken care of by someone who is incredibly ill and suffering from dementia? They were concerned when someone with dementia didn’t “show up for work in the morning”?. She didn’t have dementia. This is the problem with that place.

    No one questions things that make no sense whatsoever. An “irrational act” is hanging yourself or shooting yourself or IMMEDIATELY walking to the river and jumping in which if her phone last pinged at 7:30 AM means she wandered around in a “medium sweater” with her phone in her hand for 12 hours? No goodbye texts to her loved ones?

    Pajama pants generally don’t have pockets. I’m sad her daughters are being put through this all over again, it’s traumatizing. They also deserve answers. That’s their Mama.

    • Makes No Sense
      June 28, 2022 at 10:25 am
      Even if Liz was sick again, and I do believe that is likely I find it incredibly weird she was well enough to be providing care for her grandchild right before she “ran off” in 32 degree sleet for 11 hours to then make “an irrational decision”.

      Living at the Movement Center with Liz were three licensed medical providers, Dr. Andrew Bonner, Dr. Rebecca Reese and Dr. Jennifer Wilhelm. According to Oregon law, all three are mandatory reporters for child, vulnerable adult and elder abuse. None of them reported unsafe conditions or possible abuse of their co-residents. Living at the Center were invalid elders, Dr. John Bonner, Phyllis Rudolph (Guru Rudi’s sister), vulnerable adults including Natacha who was recovering from a suicide attempt, Jessica and Dan who were in addiction recovery and Charles Madge, living with a permanent disability.

      The Movement Center was not a licensed rehabilitation or extended care facility. At one time the facility had served as a retirement home, but those days were long past. There were no safety improvements in the building to accommodate the elderly or infirm. There were no full-time staff to care for these people, instead, Shoemaker used his “students” to care for Phyllis.

      There appeared to be no regulatory oversight for this unregistered congregate living facility that exploited the residents’ labor for cleaning, cooking, and maintenance. There was no evident General Assembly or Board of Directors to write and implement child protection rules. Children were present at Movement Center rituals and even spending extended time in the facility. Shoemaker and his “inner circle” created a facility that was unsafe and ripe to exploit people and to hide that exploitation from the world. “Room Keys Most bedrooms have locks with keys. You may or may not want to lock your door –most student in residence don’t.” Taken from the TMC Residency Guidelines -v2.0215-05 Shoemaker made sure he had access to anyone he wanted at any time he wanted.

      Abuse of Shoemaker’s students began the moment they walked into the Movement Center. They were fraudulently recruited, told they would be taught “spiritual practices”, instead their labor was exploited, and many were sexually, physically, emotionally and financially harmed.

  • How Was Jim Jones a charismatic leader?

    They also make effective use of storytelling, including the use of symbolism and metaphor” (Charismatic leadership, 2007). Jim Jones often played on the emotions of his followers. He had them convinced that he could heal them and would have fake healings during his sermons.

    I got out. You can too. You are not alone. https://www.igotout.org/resources

    REPLY

    • He also beat them on mercifully and told them they were unworthy and they would say yes I’m unworthy I deserve to be beaten. just like the people in the movement center

  • There is NO SUCH THING AS CONSENTING ADULTS when someone is your guru! Wake up people. He’s manipulating all of you to justify his actions. A patient cannot consent to their psychiatrist or psychologist to have sex with them. A devotee cannot consent with their guru. It’s abuse. Sex is not spiritual enlightenment. The use of drugs alone is enough.

    Since Bloomington, Shoemaker has been “helping” drug addicts who found it difficult to function in the world. In reality, he used and abused these people. He blames the victims from the start.

    Jim Brissette– they’re coming for you as well. You are equally as culpable. You sick fuck.

    • Swami can help you erase your karma, but you must consent to his assistance. He can’t do it himself. You must do the work. If you approach it with a true intention of humility he can guide and assist you. Let go of your pride. It is scary to humble yourself but the reward is freedom.

      • Karma is (in Hinduism and Buddhism) the sum of a person’s actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences.

        So all y’all are Hindu/Buddhists?

        And you speak of karma as some sort of boogey man gonna gitcha? I don’t believe in your Hindu bullshit nor would I let a deviant lunatic in an orange skirt clear my slate with a baseball bat. Who the cluck are you to say who’s humbled? Are people who submit to physical tortures and humiliation by a narcissistic psychopath humble?

        They are not in their right minds. Drugs, threats, fear, brainwashing, low self esteem…
        whatever the reason, will they be reborn as gods and goddesses after the blood rituals? Or are they mere fodder for the demonic desires of a deviant, impotent imposter?

        Buddy, you are a slug now and you’ll still be a slug for eons to come for enabling the Salamiji to destroy peoples’ lives for his own pleasure. This man is a criminal.

    • You cannot escape the law of karma. Swami can help you heal if you accept a higher consciousness. You must do the work. You must give up the ego. Beware false prophets who say you can escape the law of karma.

  • This just gets worse and worse. I’m so so sorry to any of the victims here. I knew about some of it but not all of it, that’s why I got out. For anyone involved in the cult still reading this, and you’re feeling cognitive dissonance, fear and whatever else, please get out. Please go to igotout.org and read stories. Its better out here. Even if you’ve been in here for decades, its worth it.

    This isn’t what a spiritual community should ever be about. And the fact my money went into this place for this is such a betrayal.

    • My heart goes out to you, Tina. You are so blinded by your pridefulness that you’ve lost the path. It is sad to see you embrace your self-hatred by pushing it out on others in a beautiful community that has done nothing but support you. But Swami is always ready to take you back and help you heal no matter how much you harm and lie against him. The community it. The work is hard, but you can do it if you humbly accept his advice and support.

  • This is so upsetting, and I am so angry and hurt to read that there are pictures of my daughter wearing a collar. Who has those pictures? Who took those pictures? Who else in that terrible place was aware of her abuse? Howard Boster was in her room when I got to the Movement Center . I am sure now he was telling her not to tell me what had been done to her. Sweet, smiling Molly Meridith took her towels to urinate on in the room where she was being held because she couldn’t walk after her “training”. Jen Wilhelm went with her to the emergency department to make sure she didn’t talk about her abuse, Jessica Becker saw her being taken out of the Movement Center on a stretcher, Liliana Lopez said she spent a night in her room after her “training”. Drew Carlson took her food. But no one really helped my daughter. They just facilitated her abuse, they all hid, lied, ran away, or said my daughter had a nervous breakdown. Certainly, these are signs of a high demand, high control, damaging and dangerous cults. All members of such a group and totally indoctrinated to support the traumatizing narcissist, Shoemaker, who is the cult leader. Leaving the group is not the same as healing from the harm of having been a member. Such deplorable behavior, such cruel and inhuman behavior is demanded by the cult leader and his inner circle. When my son went to move my daughter’s things out of the Movement Center, the residents would not help him, instead they yelled insults at him and made fun of him. Of course, Shoemaker showed up to make sure my son would be intimidated by the man who had abused his sister. What a deranged man he is.

    Someone questioned my relationship with my daughter in the comments to one of Frank’s articles. I have a loving and solid relationship with my daughter. Who did she call when she had been so abused? She called her mom and I came right away. I had been supporting her in her nursing schoolwork and helping to pay for her nursing program. We exchanged messages almost every day. She highlighted some of my international health work in her courses. Her brother and I came to her graduation ceremony. Shoemaker tried to sever our love, he told my daughter I was crazy, that I was full of demons. Shoemaker’s flying monkeys told her the same lies and worse about me. But love wins, love can always be there. Who will stand up with me now to stop this madness, this abuse, this cruel and damaging man, and his group? If you have woken up from your indoctrination you can speak up and not just in the comment section to these articles, you can tell law enforcement about what you know about the abuses under Shoemaker. You can help stop this. I will continue to find ways to bring media and law enforcement attention to these abuses, it is not just my daughter who has been hurt. There are many more victims and their families. We are the hidden victims of this abuse. All of us are suffering from what this man, Shoemaker has done to our loved ones and to us. He must be stopped.

    Working for free is not SEVA, it is modern slavery, it is human labor trafficking. Being fraudulently recruited, groomed and gaslighted and ending up being beaten and strangled and other BDSM activities under a cultic system is not consenting adults having intimate relationships, it is abuse, it is assault and battery, it is human trafficking for sex. Call law enforcement and tell them what you know.

    Law Enforcement
    Nathan Wollstein of the Portland Police is aware of Shoemaker, 503-545-3482, Nathan.wollstein@portlandoregon.gov

    Jordan White, Chief of Police, Gold Beach
    JWhite@goldbeachoregon.com

    John Ward, Curry County Sheriff
    WardJ@co.curry.or.us

    Paul Chang, Western Region Anti-trafficing Coordinator, 626-732-4934
    Chang.Paul@dol.gov

    FBI tip line
    https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us
    Human Trafficking Hotline line
    https://humantraffickinghotline.org/

    Lawyers who take abuse cases on a contingency basis and all of whom are aware of Shoemaker
    Neil Glazer, working on Nxivm cases
    https://www.kohnswift.com/attorneys/neil-l-glazer/
    Carol Merchasin, carolmerchasin@icloud.com, worked on Shambala cases
    Christine Mascal, https://mascal-law.com/ 503-320-1020, Portland based attorney

  • Liz Bassani is dead. The great tracker, Sharon Ward, located her after a week. Really? She did not have dementia She was NOT suicidal. If she was suicidal as those of the inner circle suggest, what were they doing to protect her? Where was the intervention of the doctors and therapists?

    Natasha SHOULD be dead. Who found her? Michael Shoemaker. He was likely disappointed she survived, since he was the one to tell her to jump. Then he kept her within arms reach 24/7– along with Jim Brissette and Sharon Ward. They had to make certain she was silenced. Her mother was banished from the ashram. How loving is that of a guru?

    Another teen overdosed and died at the ashram. Where was the oversight? Where was the intervention?

    There are more bodies buried. How many NDA have to be signed before this animal is put in prison? To join him with be the inner circle who stand by him instead of reporting crimes to the police. Among them: Jim Brissette, Sharon Ward, and Theresa and Salmon Kahn.

    He will be taken down– There is a history of stories– several sets where investigators reported very similar incidents. However, FR is different. He is unrelenting. He will not be silenced. He will not let this go. And victims, as in the case with Raniere and NXIVM, will be protected. Those who stand by Shoemaker, as Clare Bronfman stood by Raniere, will face years in prison– along with your guru.

    • “Natasha SHOULD be dead. Who found her? Michael Shoemaker. He was likely disappointed she survived, since he was the one to tell her to jump.”

      Those of us who know him, know in our hearts this to be true. He casts you aside, you leave, or you go mad. By this time, he controls you, controls your mind. There is no way he did not put this in her. None. No way.

      I am devastated…I’m so sorry for you, Natasha. Thank you Frank. After decades of silence, you have given his victims a voice.

  • TO: Molly, Ruth and Eddie– You devoted your life, labored daily, and got cast aside– you’re thankful for an invite to visit Gold Beach? Why not face reality and come forward to support those you watched who have been heinously abused by Michael Shoemaker? You’ve dedicated your life to servitute and have nothing. Stop denying reality and come forward to support these women who have been tortured as you stood idle.

    You’re victims as well. Don’t let Sharon Ward and the inner circle silence you. Make the call. You can remain publicly anonymous.

    • Pity without providing support only destroys people’s karma by building up the illusion of their ego. Swami is always ready to forgive and help you walk the path to peace and oneness.

  • Thank you so much Sharon Preston. Frank is giving us a voice so that we can all come forward.

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