Hi: I just went to this strange and rather uncomfortable evening for the "Flaming Water Ceremony" at this secretive place in Long Beach CA I found an exmorninland page and it seems many people have been damaged in the past by this place. So it had a different name before and there is very little info on it. just one other forum that is from 2 years ago. It sounded very strange to me when an aquantence invited me to this "Flaming Waters" ritual but my other plans fell through and I was a little curious so I went. My friend would not say anything about what it was about and I was worried that it would be very airfairy embarrassing dancing barefoot to really bad music and chanting some weird pseudo Hindu stuff. Luckily they must have toned it down of late to get new recruits. it was a nice concert with good music by acomplished musicians. Strange literature about the spiritual leader, and these two women who are "abbesses" It was weird that they had no website, no schedule of events or classes, and the way the greeted you at the door and took your name and number and birthday and address was a little wierd too. tons of "lay monks" and others came up and shook hands and greeted me. The had a very strange way of comming up to you in an overly friendly manner and gazed at you s if they had been coached to do this. It was like being at an MLM meeting where someone wanted you to sign up for something but they never just came out with it. They just tried to lure you back and told you to call the head Gopi to schedule a "reading" or find out what else you could get involved in. The place is rather nice inside., Psuedo Buddist/Christian/Hindu with an alter of a zillian Buddhas. they had blocked off the rest of the place. Do they all live there together? The men seemed especially stiff and strange and called themselves monks. All in all a disquieting experience. if any one knows more do tell.