Rachel Jones does a neat job on exposing the phoney academic studies Landmark uses to allegedly support the efficacy of its work at www.rickross.com. She also probes Landmark's continuing links to Eberhard Weber, the founder of est. (Don't forget that Landmark's licensing agreement with Weber expires next year.)
But the best and most hilarious part of the article is that David Ure, one of Landmark's Forum "leaders" ran a seminar for the Dalai Lama and 300 monks in the foothills of Tibet. When Jones contacted Tibetan exile officials, she was met with a form of "What the @#%& are you talking about?" Apparently she couldn't get David Ure--now in London--to discuss this monumental claim. I wouldn't be surprised if this is not the reason that the Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. How could he have done it otherwise?
I have seen Ure in motion and I can imagine him actually saying something as outrageous as this. He is conceited enough to believe his own hype--foolish and stupid with a kind of elemental cleverness.