Words: Steve Brown
A Buddhist monk in Taiwan has been arrested and expelled after he was allegedly filmed having sex and smoking meth in his temple.
Master Kai Hung, 29, was the secretary general of the Chinese Young Buddhist Association but in November, police raided his room in Taiwan’s Chongfo Temple and found 19 grams of amphetamine tablets, smoking pipes and a holy bottle filled with lube, the Shanghaiist reported.
Police also found condoms, anal relaxants, erection medication and aphrodisiacs, as well as two USB drives which contained more than 200GB of gay porn, including videos of the monk.
The films were released by Taiwanese news outlet Mirror Media and show the monk having gay with multiple men and despite same-sex marriage not yet legalised in the country, he reportedly says to the camera how much he loves his “husband”.
Kai Hung was arrested by police and charged with violating the Narcotics Hazard Prevention Act before being released on a bail equivalent to £2,500.
The up and coming monk was expelled from another institution in September after allegedly providing drugs to other monks before having sex with them.
He admitted to police that he took drugs but insisted he never gave them to anyone else and he also said that the videos had been leaked as part of a campaign to smear his name.
Jing Yao, the chairman of the Buddhist Association of China in Taiwan and Kai Hung’s former teacher, said: “I deeply regret that the unlawful conduct of Kai Hung has caused a negative backlash against the Buddhist world.
“I also feel deeply ashamed that I did not inspect his behaviour as a fellow Buddhist monk.”