Monday, February 07, 2011


Finding happiness was a struggle for Byron Yan—until he found Scientology. His profile is one of 200 “Meet a Scientologist” videos available on the Scientology website

The grin on Byron Yan’s face in his “Meet a Scientologist” video on www.Scientology.orgmakes it hard to believe he used to feel depressed. But happiness was a struggle—until he found Scientology.

Despite a highly rewarding career as a Shiatsu practitionera traditional hands-on therapy that originated in Japan—Yan was not a happy man. He entered the field to help others, but the help he really needed eluded him.

Yan’s first inkling that Scientology could offer a solution was the change he saw in a friend—a colleague who seemed more stable and calm after he enrolled on a course at the Church of Scientology of Johannesburg, South Africa.

“I got the idea I may have found something I could use as well,” Yan says.

He then learned that another fellow South African was training as a Dianetics auditor—a spiritual counselor, from Latin audire, “to hear or listen.” This friend offered him a Dianetics session, and Yan agreed.

“He helped me with the most upsetting incident in my life—the death of a family member,” says the 29-year-old. ”It was really hard to confront, but he got me through it and that session changed my life. Before, I couldn’t think about the incident without enormous grief. Through Dianetics I gained relief.”

The results of this auditing have impacted his entire life.

“Things are much easier,” he says. “I don’t have the baggage and upsets I used to have. Life just flows. Scientology has certainly changed my life.”

Watch Byron’s video at

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Sunday, February 06, 2011


Taking responsibility for societal ills and effecting change through Church-sponsored programs

“I do not have to tell you what is wrong. You can look around yourself and see a number of conditions, all signs of decay and sources of pain. You know they should not be that way.” —L. Ron Hubbard

The global devastation and human misery wrought by drug abuse, illiteracy and moral decay—to say nothing of natural and man-made disasters—is unmistakable. They threaten to rip the social fabric to shreds and in many parts of the world these societal ills have caused irreparable damage.

What is conspicuously lacking in combating these virtually apocalyptic scenarios are effective solutions. To that end, in the course of his decades of research into the mind and spirit, L. Ron Hubbard developed methods by which to address the crises that threaten our world.

To bring those solutions to bear, Scientologists have sponsored permanent international headquarters to act as “generation plants,” thereby setting in motion broad-scale movements in the name of morality, literacy, drug prevention and rehabilitation.

Further, and to realize the greater humanitarian objective of Scientology, Mr. Miscavige set a strategy that has led the Church into the multimedia age to provide readily available, easily assimilated and rapidly distributable tools to raise awareness, educate and activate millions.

The result: the Church of Scientology revolutionary social betterment and humanitarian programs. They are utterly unique, indisputably cutting-edge and most importantly—effective.

What follows here are brief overviews and accomplishments of the global campaigns of theScientology religion. They are, each one, a tangible demonstration of what can be done when one man, dedicated to achieving the vision the Founder entrusted to him, with the full support of the religious movement he leads, extends the hand of help to others.

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