Prem Rawat is a religious teacher from India who moved to the West in 1971. His "teachings" seem to be some sort of new age woo about releasing your "inner light, love, wisdom and clarity" through meditation. He has run a religious group called, at times, 'The Divine Light Mission', 'Elan Vital', and 'DUO'.
Some people have accused him of being a cult leader and generally batshit insane.
- Forget Transmitted Memory: The De-traditionalised ‘Religion’ of Prem Rawat, Ron Greaves, Journal of Contemporary Religion.