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Budapest Ideal Org – Opens in a Week?

This a short recap of the current state of the Budapest Ideal Org Project.

The End of Endless Fundraising

Seemingly, Hungarian Scientologists have finally completed a 15-year old “cycle of action” (as they say it in Scientologese) and the grand opening of their freshly renovated palace is imminent.

The official date and time of the opening ceremony is 23 July, 13:00 CET (also confirmed by the official Church website called orgevents.org).

Remarkably, this is the 4th or 5th date they announced, but according to our sources, this is now for real and there will be no more delays.

The building itself is a 6000 m2 modern office building, and according to the promotional materials published by the Church, it will have 32 auditing rooms, a 300-seat chapel and 12 course rooms.

Why they need such a huge facility is a bit of a mystery. The number of somewhat active Scientologists in Hungary is around 1000-1200, with a dedicated core of 300-400 members. They will definitely struggle to fill this “Ideal Org” with enough customers, and even paying for the utilities will be a considerable challenge.

Recruitment Drive to Create The Biggest Class V Org On The Planet

The new building will house two “Class V” Orgs (which can deliver every service up to the so-called State of Clear), Budapest Day and Budapest Foundation, and there is a huge push to recruit a combined total of 330 staff members to fill every important position in both orgs. The last available report (which is a month old) mentions that they passed the 280 mark.

Should they succeed, Budapest Org would definitely be the biggest non-Sea Org organization on the entire planet.

An Insider Report Paints a Grim Picture

A few days ago, the foundation received a report about the current conditions in the org.

  • New recruits are promised a 60.000 HUF / month salary (around 210 USD and it is below the minimum wage in Hungary), which “will increase to 60.000 HUF / week once things really get rolling”. In actual fact, the average staff members now earns around 30.000 HUF / month (around 105 USD). Staff members are urged to hold positions in both orgs to earn enough money.
  • Facebook accounts of staff members are monitored and staff members are reprimanded for “improper” postings.
  • It is forbidden for staff members to wear piercings and “unnatural” hair dying is not allowed.
  • Good-looking, attractive new staff members are always assigned to “visible” posts with a lot of public contact, regardless of suitability and skillset.
  • Staff members are urged to get their friends into Scientology or get rid of them if that fails.

The Big Boss Is Coming to Town

And yes, it still looks like to David Miscavige could not resist this opportunity to yank yet another ribbon. He is confirmed to come and the frantic scramble to recruit a few VIP speakers for the ceremony has began…

They Want It All

For some reason, the logo of the Budapest Ideal Org contains the Hungarian Parliament Building.

See it here:

 

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No idea why they did that, but I sincerely hope they will never get anywhere near to achieving that implied goal.

 

Future “Budapest Ideal Org” – Current State

by Peter Bonyai

Note:

The “Budapest Ideal Org Project” has started 15 years ago (originally as an effort to purchase a suitable building for the Hungarian branch of the C of S), and reportedly it is nearing completion.

The full story of how they obtained the current building is available here in English on Mike Rinder’s blog: The Budapest Boondoggle.

Current State:

The following data was reported by our sources:

  • The renovations of the 169 Váci Street building (Google Street View here) are nearing completion and the new Ideal Org is scheduled to open in the next 30 days.
  • David Miscavige will travel to Budapest and host the event (this was confirmed by multiple sources).
  • There will be separate Day and Foundation orgs, and they want 330 staff members (as of 21st April, they have 188); note that the number of active Scientologists in Hungary is estimated to be around 600-800.
  • They are selling a leatherbound commemorative edition of the Dianetics book to finance a promotional campaign, 500 books are to be sold for 550 USD apiece – as of 21st April, they sold 220.
  • They are putting the Central Files in order, the targeted completion date is 30th April
  • The following specifications are known: the building is 8000 m2 (around 86000 square feet), has 32 auditing rooms, 12 course rooms and a 300-seat chapel.