Chinese officials have shut down a ‘Tantra meditation’ centre in Guangdong Province and detained a woman for organising classes that allegedly involved lewd behaviour.
Police who raided the “KHAOS Meditation Resort,” located in a remote mountainous area of Boluo county,discovered naked photos of the woman in various provocative poses,a report in the official media here said.
The centre was unoccupied during the raid and the suspect,identified as Cheng,is currently under investigation.
Cheng is reported to be a disciple of Qing Mingyuan,who has openly advocated extramarital sexual freedom and encouraged his disciples to perform couple swapping.
The operation was triggered by an in-depth report published by the newspaper ‘Yangcheng Evening News’ which deployed an under cover reporter,who found lewd behaviour under the disguise of meditation classes,the daily said.
The resort KHAOS in Guangzhou and Shenzhou has various facilities.
It organised 21-day course at KHAOS over the Spring Festival cost students 100,000 yuan (USD 15,800).
A reporter of the daily enrolled in a class in Shenzhen posing as a student.
During the classes the reporter was instructed to have intimate contact with the opposite sex.
Zhang,a researcher Indian studies in Peking University told Global Times that tantra,an ancient practice in India,has been widely abused in China.
“Many companies are running businesses under the name of meditation and tantra,which actually distorts these ancient arts,” he said.