If you’re new to Marc Gafni’s history, the following articles are the best place to start: Change.org petition – more than 100 notable Rabbis and Jewish cultural leaders put out a strong warning. Pay particular attention to reading the many comments Gafni Pledge – list of more than 35 respected authors, business leaders, and spiritual…

The following petition was posted to Change.org on December 30, 2015 by Rabbi David Inger and is signed by over one hundred fellow Rabbis and cultural leaders. https://www.change.org/p/whole-foods-www-esalen-com-stop-marc-gafni-from-abusing-again?recruiter=91057785&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink For the sake of the truth. For the sake of those whose voices have been silenced for too long. For the sake of those who have been needlessly…

The following is a repost of an article by Paul Levy that first appeared on www.awakeningthedream.com on August 11, 2016. http://www.awakeninthedream.com/marc-gafni/ In early 2016 a controversy swirling around a charismatic spiritual teacher with a long history of abuse allegations grabbed my attention due to its over-the-top craziness. The more deeply I investigated the situation the…

The following is a repost of an article by Sam Kestenbaum first published on August 2, 2016 on Forward.com. http://forward.com/news/346632/controverisal-new-age-guru-marc-gafnis-latest-venture-teacher-in-residence/?attribution=home-hero-item-img-1 Applications are now being accepted for a year-long course on New Age tantric sex, which include instruction on “total body orgasms,” “Prayer Sexing” and “Pleasure Dharma.” Classes begin in October and applicants who enroll before…

The following is a repost of an article by Sam Kestenbaum first published on Forward.com on June 15, 2016. http://forward.com/news/342742/whole-foods-ceo-remains-loyal-to-marc-gafni-despite-abuse-claims/ Whole Foods CEO John Mackey is standing by his friend Marc Gafni, a controversial New Age guru and former rabbi accused of abuses of power through his career, including molestation of a teenage girl. Mackey…

The following is a repost of an article by Haley Fox first published on www.jewishjournal.com on May 26, 2016. http://www.jewishjournal.com/los_angeles/article/protesters_pressure_whole_foods When the new 365 by Whole Foods Market — a more affordable outpost of the luxury grocery chain — opened Wednesday morning in Silver Lake, the atmosphere in the parking lot was palpably upbeat: pedestrians hustled around clutching…

The following is a repost of an article by Justin Wm. Moyer first published on the Washington Post on May 25, 2016. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/05/25/first-whole-foods-365-store-met-with-protests-over-ceos-ties-to-ex-rabbi-who-allegedly-had-sex-with-underage-girls/ As the ribbon is cut at the first 365 store in Los Angeles on Wednesday, however, protesters at that location and at a Whole Foods in Manhattan will focus on an issue…

Donna Zerner shares the story of her time with Marc Gafni (using alias Mike Rockme) in an inspiring way: It took me ten years to feel safe enough to speak publicly about my experience with Marc Gafni.  I’m still pretty sure he’ll try to attack and discredit me in any way he can, but at…

The following is a repost of an article by Jane Eisner first published on Forward.com on May 4, 2016. http://forward.com/opinion/339951/will-new-jewish-effort-force-new-york-to-change-sex-abuse-laws-at-last/ Sara Kabakov had never done this before. Never driven three hours from her home in Ithaca, N.Y., to the state capitol in Albany nearly 200 miles away, never tried to enter the mosh pit of…

The following is a repost of an article by Stephen H Dinan first published May 3, 2016 on the Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephen-h-dinan/boycott-marc-gafnis-movie_b_9829656.html I’m writing to bring attention and sound a serious warning about what are, in my opinion, deceptions taking place around the movie RiseUp, which has been enrolling many trusted leaders and has begun a…

The following is a repost of a press release first published on Prugent.com on May 3, 2016. http://www.prurgent.com/2016-05-03/pressrelease407586.htm New York Times reports CEO link to Spiritual Leader “Trailed by a Troubled Past” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOS ANGELES, CA — National advocacy organizations for education and prevention of childhood sexual abuse are leading a protest at…

Mark Oppenheimer, the New York Times journalist who wrote a December 25th piece on Gafni, tweeted the following on May 2, 2016: “for those int. in the #marcgafni story…this was his project, but his name has been taken off: http://riseupthemovie.com/  …and w/o her knowledge, Arianna Huffington was listed as part of it. Her office issued me this statement: Arianna…