Terrence McCoy hit the nail on the head. I lived in Vero Beach next to Sebastian for 25 years. I have friends who left the ashram and friends who still reside there. This is a tragic tale of a woman who ultimately let spiritual pride overcome the goodness she achieved. I will never forget the abuse she doled out to a shaven head follower in my presence at my one and only visit to her Sunday "open" service. After a lengthy waiting period, Ma was escorted into the service hall by her robed and shaven followers. She was seated, then exclaimed, "Oh, I see there are visitors, I must be on my best behavior!" Hardly. After her less than inspiring monologue (nothing new or profound was shared), she asked for a two year old to be seated on her lap, and the child proceeded to perform as toddlers do, disregarding hierarchy, seeking entertainment, completely dissatisfied with the selection of toys presented by Ma. Ma took her wrath out on the closest follower to her by hurling the toys directly at the shaven follower and stating her displeasure at the followers lack of ability to produce adequate goods for the child! The female.shaven follower cringed and cowered in response, it was horrific. Ma then, unapologetic, continued with her monologue, in which she referenced the death of her son, and in that moment I felt compassion for her, as a mother to a mother. I learned soon after that her son's death was by suicide. Then, following her death, to have her daughter come forth with rape accusations, more horror, more tragedy... There are many lovely people who have left the Kashi Ranch (for good reason), and also some who have stayed. Hopefully the legacy of Ma/Joyce's good works will live on, and the trauma she created and perpetuated will be forgiven and laid to final rest. God bless her surviving children.