Sri Swami Satchidananda

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Sri Swami Satchidananda was the founder of Yogaville (a place where Rivers Cuomo and Leaves Cuomo spent much of their early childhoods) and is referred to as the "Guru to the Stars." Satchidananda was a notable guru, responsible for bringing swami to America in 1966. He was also referred to as the "Woodstock guru" because of his opening role in 1969's Woodstock. In the mid-1970s, Satchidananda was working out of Yogaville, where drugs and alcohol were all abstained from. Rick Ross, an expert on the subject, noted that "There were...sex scandals and members and families complaining about 'brainwashing.' ...Satchidananda by some accounts was quite a sleaze who preyd on women within the group. He indulged himself and largely got away with it."

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