Dalai Lama, at a meeting with lesbian and gay Buddhists, June 11, If he enters the house of another person, he should not engage in talk with the young girls, unmarried women or widows. The common element seems to be those whose sexuality is either limited physiologically, or those who are sexually impotent. Very few people can claim they follow all the principles. In the earliest texts, the word seems to refer to a socially stigmatized class of promiscuous, passive, probably transvestite men, who were possibly prostitutes with other males. I undertake the training to refrain from lying, from harsh speech, from idle speech or gossip.
It is sometimes described more as a philosophy or psychology than a religion.
Stances of Faiths on LGBTQ Issues: Buddhism
Donate today to help HRC achieve full equality — nothing less! All three movements also allow individual rabbis to choose not to officiate at the weddings of gay and lesbian couples. As such, his views may not be wholly reflective of the older Buddhist views in China. Hence, most Buddhist literature indicates that opposition to or support for marriage rights for same-sex couples is a personal, rather than religious, statement. However, he had difficulty imagining the mechanics of homosexual sex, saying that nature had arranged male and female organs "in such a manner that is very suitable
Though some select temples and monasteries may prohibit the ordination of LGBTQ people, schools of Buddhism, overall, have not adopted a consensus on the practice. Additionally, inthe General Assembly urged state legislatures to give individuals in same-gender relationships the right to be joined in civil unions. This is consonant with the general Buddhist principle that that which causes suffering for oneself or others is unethical behaviour. Sexual organs were created for reproduction between the male element and the female element — and everything that deviates from that is not acceptable from a Buddhist point of view,"  while penis-vagina non-procreative sex is not considered to be sexual misconduct. Establishing a Pure Land On Earth. Oxford University Presspage The Australian Journal of Anthropology, Vol.