Los Angeles Times (1886-Current File); May 19, 1978; ProQuest Historical Newspapers Los Angeles Times (1881 - 1986) pg. L1
The Pink Cloud Health Resort, a sylvan retreat in the Malibu Mountains, had barely opened its doors in April when it was deluged with disciples of Param Hans Satgurudev Shri-Sant-Ji Maharaj, young leader of the Divine Light Mission. With room for 18, 50 arrived - at 3 a.m. - under strict security precautions, with guards posted at the entry gate. "They stacked up in each room, brought their own mattresses and blankets, even their own pots and pans.
They did all of their own cleaning, cooking and laundry," reports owner/director Gardenia Milano, explaining that it is the first time all of the Maharaj's disciples from all over the world have been assembled under one roof. "The organization was incredible. There was never a harsh word. They were so polite, so soft spoken and never rushed. It was a very delightful experience. They stayed 10 days and meditated morning to night. Before they left, the Maharaj bestowed his grace on them." Now it's business as usual by the day ($110), weekend ($285), or week ($750) at the secluded spa. Guests, however, need not bring their own mattresses or blankets.