“If you’re invested in security and certainty,
you are on the wrong planet.” 
– Pema Chödrön


Is There Sex in Tibetan Monasteries? – John Jupt

Feb 14, 1999

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In this eye-opening and provocative yet humorous talk, John explores the views of celibacy and abstinence in the Tibetan tradition. He also shares insights into the intimacy and channeling of sexual energy that he observed, specifically in the rigorous and austere environment of Tibetan monasteries. Listen as he explains how the norms in these environments are very different than those we experience in the West.

John Jupt is a journalist and a member of the Mahayana “Yellow Hat Tradition” (Tibetan Gelug).