What would you like to know about the Nithyananda and the Life Bliss Foundation?
Is it a cult? No, it is not a cult. Paramahamsa Nithyananda is a Hindu guru from India. He teaches meditation techniques. Some of his followers are ardent supporters and sometimes people confuse their enthusiasm as being equal to a cult...but that's just to misunderstand the Guru-Shishya system in Hinduism (Teacher-Student). What people confuse is the way the students show respect to the guru. But no it is not a cult. I'm not a follower myself, but he does come to Oklahoma City quite a bit and even has an ashram here. I have been to his discourses, etc. It's pretty much the typtical Hindu guru. He isn't hugging people like Amritanandamayi (a.k.a. Amma: the hugging saint), but he is going around offering his teachings from his experience of enlightenment. The Life Bliss Foundation is the organization he started to help spread the teachings to others who might be interested. All gurus have some kind of organization that they create to help organize trips where they can go around and meet interested people and give discourses, lectures, meditation exercises, etc. With the Life Bliss Foundation any money that you give for books, CDs, etc to the local ashram/satsang stays with the local ashram/satsang. That's something a bit different from some other gurus' organizations. Nithyananda doesn't ask people to stop talking to family members, give up everything they have, etc. In fact he doesn't make a big deal about money. So far he and his foundation don't meet the usual requirements to be considered a cult. He is a very wise and learned person and a great teacher. He's not my guru...nor is Amritanandamayi, but I have respect for both of them. They are different types of gurus....he offers teachings and techniques where she offers humanitarian support and stresses the importance of devotion to God and selfless service for humanity. If there is one thing I've learned having been a practicing Hindu for awhile now it's that every guru has their own "style". And every guru has their devotees. I don't have a guru (well technically my guru is God) and I don't necessarily think you have to have one. But I do know that Guru Yoga is one of the paths in Hinduism (the others being Bhakti Yoga: devotion, Karma Yoga : action, Raja Yoga: meditaiton/breath, Hatha Yoga: physical exercise, Tantra Yoga: techniques and rituals, Jnana Yoga: knowledge) and each person has a different yoga...path...that works best for them.
If you want to listen to some of his discourses, you can go to YouTube and type in his name of Life Bliss Foundation and you will be able to listen and then judge for yourself what you think of him. I've met some folks that his teaching style just does nothing for them and others who just aren't interested in his teachings. But then I've found the same when it comes to Amritanandamayi or Karunamayi or even Mother Meera. Eh, whatever floats their boat.
Hope I was a little helpful in answering your question. Peace be with you.