Self-help guru James Ray back in Arizona after 2009 Sedona sweat lodge deaths

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - James Ray is back at the microphone this weekend hosting his first self-help seminars in Arizona since getting out of prison. 

The so-called self-help guru was convicted in the 2009 deaths of three people during a sweat lodge he held in Sedona.

His new seminars are shrouded in secrecy, his website only gives the dates and the city. To get an address and exact details you have buy a nearly $300 ticket.

The family of one of the victims, Kirby Brown, says James Ray shouldn’t be counseling anyone ever again.

"The prison sentence was really just a time out for him,” Said Tom McFeeley, Brown’s cousin.

McFeeley takes added offense to Ray hosting programs in Scottsdale.

“It’s really an insult to the state and the entire region where these crimes were committed," McFeeley said.

Speaking with ABC15 in June about his self-help comeback, Ray said he believes his story can help people.

"It would've been easier to do anything else, but when you find your purpose, you don't quit," Ray said.

ABC15 has learned Saturday’s seminar starts at 10 a.m. at a Scottsdale hotel. The program titled “The Conversation” is scheduled to last about three hours.

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