That's because there will always be needy people who are seduced by a closed system of absolutes which provides all the answers. No need to think. Just stay within the system.
The January issue of VANITY FAIR describes how "hot yoga" guru Bikram Choudbury acquired quite a following. Along with that was great wealth. Now he is being sued by a number of female disciples for alleged sexual assault. Here is a long excerpt from that article by Benjamin Wallace (sub. req. for the rest).
I have a hunch that there will be more lawsuits against those who supposedly carry the doctrine of enlightenment. A former Roman Catholic (including a heavy dose of dogmatism at Seton Hill University, Central Pennsylvania) I'm a sucker for truth-carriers. About 20 months ago I was big-eyed for the schools of Buddhism taught at two centers in New Haven, Connecticut. Of course, as with all religions and philosophies there were useful takeaways. Those included the techniques of mindfulness or meditation.
However, that acquisition came at the cost of what I perceived as verbal abuse. Under the guise of enlightenment members were soundly chastised in public. I was one of them. No slouch when it comes to pushing back, I contacted the equivalent of the Vatican in Buddhism. I stated my beefs. And that was that.
Why haven't I sued? Too much work for too little harm. Unlike myriad other members who have been seeking enlightenment for years, including in paying for retreats that extend months and years, I got out relatively fast. The benefit of having been a devout Catholic is that we develop a sensitive nose for closed systems that have no way out.
However, I anticipate there will be those with more of an investment in enlightenment who experience old-line rage. If enough join together there could be a juicy mass tort. That could deflect negative attention from the Catholic Church.