On November 21st, the head of a Buddhist youth organization in Taiwan was expelled from his temple and arrested, after he was involved in a sex and drugs scandal, Taiwan’s Mirror Media initially reported.
Footage of Kai Hong, secretary general of the Chinese Young Buddhist Association in Taiwan, showed him partake in carnal pleasures with another man, whom he referred to as “husband,” while smoking methamphetamine.
The report on the arrest did not say where or when the film was shot but quoted an unnamed source as saying Kai was a long-time drug user who held “sex parties” with other Buddhists at Tongshan Temple, where he was based.
Authorities at the temple, in the Gongguan township on Taiwan’s northwest coast, said the 29-year-old was expelled on November 13 for “religious discipline problems.”
The report also claimed that two months before being expelled, Kai relocated to the Miaoli Chongfo Temple in the nearby Miaoli county with “dozens of believers.”
He was considered a rising star in Buddhism in Taiwan. He was an influential figure among younger devotees and frequently gave lectures at summer camps.
During the search of his quarters, the police found 19 grams of amphetamine, smoking pipes, condoms, anal relaxants, erection medication, and a bottle of “holy water” filled with lube. They also discovered two USB drives containing over 200GB of porn, which includes homosexual intercourse videos starring the monk himself. In the available videos and related activities, almost a couple of dozen people were engaged, including other inhabitants of the temple complex.
Presumably, the abbot of the monastery knew about what was happening and deliberately covered up this activity, hoping to cast the misfortune into another holy place.
Kai denied any wrongdoing and said the footage was released as part of a smear campaign. Kai claimed that a fellow monk, who was one of his former lovers, leaked the videos to tarnish his reputation. He also told the police that his ex-lover downloaded the 200GB of porn then sent three pornographic clips to temple authorities.
The 29-year-old monk admitted to using drugs and filming sex acts but denied distributing drugs. He was charged with violating the Narcotics Hazard Prevention Act, however, he was released on bail.
The Venerable Jing Yao, chairman of the Buddhist Association of China in Taiwan, confirmed in a statement that Kai had been disciplined, but added that his behaviour was in no way linked to himself, the temple or the governing body.
In August 2018, the former chairman of the Buddhist Association of China, the Venerable Xuecheng was accused of sexually assaulting female monks at Longquan Temple in Beijing. China’s highest-ranking Buddhist, was forced to resign as head abbot of the temple and investigated by police.
As blogger Mikaprok recalls, over the past 5 years there had been a couple of dozen incidents involving Buddhists, creating a clear causal link can be traced. Since, reportedly the USA constantly supports Buddhist movement, especially in mainland China. Amid all the reports of Catholic pedophiles, satanists and witches, conduct by groups that are in US and mainstream media’s good sights seem to fall through the kracks.
FALL OF BUDDHISM RISING STAR IN TAIWAN: 200GB OF HOME PORN AND BOTTLE OF “HOLY WATER” FILLED WITH LUBE