Theravada Buddhism: Views Read Edit View history. Other sexual behaviour like mutual masturbation or interfemural sex, while considered a serious offense, does not entail expulsion but must be confessed before the monastic community. In fact, the differences among schools can be so vast that some scholars consider them different religions. In the West, at least, many homosexuals suffer from psychological problems, abuse alcohol, and indulge in obsessive sexual behaviour. In other words, if people use their sexuality unkindly or unwisely, it doesn't matter if it is directed to someone of their own sex or the opposite sex. They feel that gays and lesbians should have the same civil rights and benefits as do all other persons.
But most of all, I am intrigued by the hordes of tonsured, saffron clad males of all ages and sizes who wander the city carrying their batras charity bowls.
Or maybe the faith is open to interpretation. Receive surprise gifts as we unbox Serenade Day campaign every 15th day of each month from now until year end. He has stated that homosexuality: Thailand, which had no colonial experience, still has no such laws.
Dalai Lama, at a meeting with lesbian and gay Buddhists, June 11,