Scholar of Buddhism and sexuality Peter Jackson

Scholar of Buddhism and sexuality Peter Jackson characterised Buddhist teachings as disdainful towards sexuality and distrustful of sensual enjoyment and desire.Jackson, Peter Anthony (1995). Thai Buddhist Accounts of Male Homosexuality and AIDS in the 1980s, The Australian Journal of Anthropology, Vol. 6, 1995. Traditionally, monks are expected to refrain from all sexual activity, and the Vinaya (the first book of the Tripitaka) specifically prohibits homosexuality and gender variance for monks.See, for example, the Pandakavatthu section of the Mahavagga. 1:61, 68, 69; Vinaya: Mahavagga, 1:71, 76. Additionally, “The Story of the Prohibition of the Ordination of Pandaka” justifies the ban by giving an example of a monk with an insatiable desire to be sexually penetrated by men, thus bringing shame upon the Buddhist community. Vinaya, Vol. 4, pp. 141-142.

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