“Modus Operandi of Religious Cults and Large Group Awareness Trainings” by Robert Chaen.  Speaker at Int’l Cultic Studies Assoc 2018 Annual Conference

“Modus Operandi of Religious Cults and Large Group Awareness Trainings” by Robert Chaen.  Speaker at Int’l Cultic Studies Assoc 2018 Annual Conference

Robert Chaen will be a Speaker in 2 sessions at 2018 Annual International Conference
International Cultic Studies Association – in Philadelphia, USA on July 5-7, 2018:

1)  “Modus Operandi of Religious Cults and Large Group Awareness Trainings” by Robert Chaen

2)  Family Workshop II: Understanding Group Involvement Through the Lens of Culture (Robert Chaen; Nitai Joeph; Joseph Kelly; Patrick Ryan; Joseph Szimhart; Doni Whitsett)


“Modus Operandi of Religious Cults and Large Group Awareness Training”
by Robert Chaen

Talk Outline:
My experience coaching-counselling-mentoring Youth – which is the 2018 ICSA Theme.

3 Biggest Youth Problems:
1. Sexual harassment, drugs-alcohol-internet addictions
2. Jihadists (20,000+ foreigner youths have joined ISIS), extremist, racist cults
3. Mental illnesses.

5 Youth Solutions:
1. Entrepreneurship
2. Learning
3. Charity
4. Mental Health
5. All Creative Arts forms

I believe the best way to solve the 3 biggest Youth problems is to focus Youths’ interest on positive activities such as all creative arts, learning, charity, entrepreneurship and mental health awareness – and shift their focus away from drugs, alcohol, gaming, internet addictions, jihadist cults and religious fascism and extremism.

The Same Modus Operandi of Religious Cults and Large Group Awareness Training: 
The Cult Bait
(free food, talks)

The Cult Kill
(stereotyping the degree to push the follower)

The Cult Slavery
(long-term strictness, daily brainwashing), including some case studies

In my 2 sessions I’ll be briefly sharing my personal stories as the World’s Second Chinese Religious Cult Leader with Brahma Kumaris (aka BKs), and as a ‘Course Junkie’ and Asian Pioneer Promoter of Large Group Awareness Training (LGAT).

I was an Ex-Brahma Kumaris (1979-1989), World’s First Chinese BK (with my brother, Tom, and his ex-wife Sister Maureen Chen), and Co-Founder of Brahma Kumaris Malaysia (founded in 1981). BKs have more than 825,000 regular students, with over 8,500 centres in 100 countries (figures circa 2008), and is a registered United Nations NGO.

My expert summary prognosis is Brahma Kumaris is a dangerous cult. BK’s god Shiva Baba is obsessed with extremely weird, delusional ideologies of sex and celibacy such as BKs believe 5,000 years ago all humans and Earth were perfect and all perfect living beings, lions, and lambs reproduce without sex for 2,500 years – here on Earth.

Shiva Baba brainwashes BKs in daily ‘Murli’ classes and ultra-strict ‘Shrimat’ principles not to have sex or children as he predicted it will be The End of The World soon by 2036 – resulting in silent separations and massive marriage failure cover-ups. I have helped and advised many families of BKs in Cult Mediation and through my Social Media Cult Alert, Facebook public groups, and YouTube channels.

I will share my connection with Founders of ‘Hard-Selling & Enrolling’ LGAT groups such as the late Alexander Everett (‘The Father of Human Potential Movement’), Werner Erhard (Founder of EST, Erhard Seminar Training which later became Landmark Forum), Robert White (Founder of Life Dynamics), Chris Gentry (Founder of AsiaWorks, one of the largest LGAT in S.E. Asia, and Ex-Life Dynamics Coach); and softer and more empowering LGAT groups like Chris King of Wings Seminars.

I have listed Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (BKWSU) under the Religious Cult Category, and the above groups under LGAT Category in our Saving 72 Virgins Top Cult List 2018I founded Saving 72 Virgins Platform in 2017.



ICSA Speaker


Watch my Video on My CULT Confession: Landmark, Asiaworks, Lifespring & other LGAT & Charismatic Cults

I’ve joined the International Cultic Studies Association, and now have access to Top International Cult Experts. This will be a steep learning curve for me in this new field of Cult Mediation. I’m very sure many of my Cult videos and articles will need professional fine-tuning, use more effective strategies and best practices which will get best results in returning Cult Members back to their families and friends.

My purpose in role in Cult Mediation is to touch a wider social media audience awareness, rather than individual 1-on-1 cult mediation services consulting. Although my best learning opportunities and practice is likely to be more involved in 1-on-1 sessions and talking with families of Cult Members and Ex-Cult Members.



By Whisperer Robert Chaen
Reality TV Host of Saving 72 Virgins, and Cult Expert Keynote Speaker

Published on 23 January 2018.
Updated on 24 January 2018.

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Global CEO-Founder of ChangeU and Movsha Movers & Shakers, Hero-CEO Whisperer, Writer, The #1 Alpha Change Expert, Father of Asian FireWalking Robert Chaen is an International Keynote Speaker, writer, researcher, and corp games designer. He is famously known to be the “Hero-CEO Whisperer”, 1-on1 coaching with many CEOs and Celebrities for corporate strategies, staff & office political issues, personal branding, and even public figure OSHA safety drilling called Drager Defense. He has transformed CEOs and managers in Coca-Cola China, TVB Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airport Services, VADS, TM, Public Bank, Auditor General's Office Maldives, etc. He is the prolific creator and online Author of innovative management tools such as DragonCEO, Diamond Leader, Papillon Personal Effectiveness, OSHA Drager Defense, KPI Bank, etc. He is also the Founder of Movsha, an international networking with monthly mingles with MOVers & SHAkers, Angels, Entrepreneurs, CEOs, Celebrities, HR-PR-CSR, HODs, and the Most Influential IDEA people. ​Chaen is widely considered as one of the top International Platform Keynote Speakers for Resorts World Genting Senior Management Conference (Manila), 7-Eleven HK, Samsung, Coca-Cola China Mini-MBA @Tsing Hua University, Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Jockey Club, The Story Conference where he interviewed Datuk Kamarudin (Chairman of AirAsia) and Siti Nurhaliza. He has been widely featured in TVB, AWSJ, CNBC, SCMP, The Star, and Sin Chew. As “The Father of Asian FireWalking”, he coached TVB celebrities (Ekin Cheng Yee-Kin) to walk on 650°C fire; and raised HK$68M in the world’s 1st and only live TV Charity FireWalk (TVB Tung Wah Charity Show), before Tony Robbins even came to Asia. If Robert can get you to walk on 650⁰C fire, he can inspire you to be THE BEST. He champions CN-HK-EU-US Tycoons to be philanthropic, and to be angel investors to support the next generation of Jack Mas, Steve Jobs, Richard Bransons, Steven Spielbergs, or Barrack Obamas. With some slick motivational speakers with fake doctorates out there, graduates often describe Robert to be "the most credible, empowering, truthful Coach" who believe in his graduates to believe in themselves. ​However, clients have described Robert as "The #1 Cool Badass Alpha Change Expert". He has the coolest first class stature, rapport and trust from clients. He will not hesitate to tell the badass truth ever so gently because clients are paying him big bucks to reveal the truth, find solutions, persuade the hostile HODs, and align cross-teams within the organization. Originally based in Hong Kong for 20+ years, he had worked with top Branding/Ad agencies at J Walter Thompson and Leo Burnett, and was a certified FranklinCovey (7 Habits) in USA, and NLP MasterCoach (USA). His warmth is known to soften the most hardened, resistant sceptics. He will inspire your team to Go for Top 1, or to be a Dragon CEO. With boundless energies, Robert owns 15+ successful business Joint-Ventures, and created unique products under his global VC network called Chaen's Angels VC. He is deeply passionate about ChangeUTH Youth CSR, Science-Based Medicine (vs. quackery), short films and Reality TV. Touched by a personal tragedy through the loss of his HK-born Portuguese wife, co-coach and business partner, Brenda José of 18 years, Robert explores the many ways in which the spirit world is communicating with the living with real scientific studies and evidence. He gives inspiring conferences on The Secret Afterlife.

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