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Well known farang monk accused of inappropriate behaviour

 

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Thailand is agog at the alleged actions of a western monk who is accused of having a sexual relationships with at least two women.  

The man was outed by a social activist and net idol called "Dr Somchai". 

The monk is based in Mae Hong Sorn in Thailand's far north. 

He is said to have had a relationship with a western woman at a resort in Chantaburi in the south east. 

A resort owner confirmed he was there dressed in white 'robes'. 

There are also reports that the "Phra Farang" (caucasian monk) allegedly had a relationship with a Thai women before dumping them and returning to the temple, reported Daily News. 

Sources in Mae Hong Sorn have confirmed to the Thai media that the monk is still there. 

The Buddhist Ecclesiastical Council are investigating the allegations.

The story was reported Friday by Channel 3, Thairath, Kapook and Sanook News.

 

Source: https://www.dailynews.co.th/regional/724923

 

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Canadian monk to be disrobed after admitting to sexual relations

By The Nation

 

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Famous Canadian monk Phra Julien Apataro, who had spent almost 20 years living as a monk on a remote hillside in the Sop Moei district of Mae Hong Son province, admitted on a televised news show on Friday to having had sexual relations with women.

 

Apologising to Thai people over his alleged serious monastic indiscipline, the monk, in his early 40s, whose layman name is Julien Desilets, told Channel 3’s Thiangwan Tan Hetkarn (News Updates at Noon) that he would leave the monkhood in a ceremony presided over by his preceptor monk on Saturday (August 10).

 

Mae Hong Son’s ecclesiastical provincial governor Phra Sumonsatsanakij pointed out that if Phra Julien had committed the serious monastic indiscipline as reportedly confessed by him, he must be disrobed at the original temple where he had been ordained. He said the monk’s alleged actions tarnish the religion. Apparently Phra Julien had been ordained at a temple in Chiang Mai province's Hot district, hence the ceremony must be held by his preceptor monk there, the senior monk explained. He said he had already assigned the Sop Moei ecclesiastical chief to launch a fact-finding mission into the scandal.

 

Phra Julien first came to Thailand at age 18 as a Canadian exchange student who specialised in agricultural studies and became interested in practising meditation. He returned to Thailand in 1998 and then practised the Eight Precept principle on his own in Thailand for a year. After being ordained a monk in 2000, he resided in Sop Moei where villagers built a small monastery for him in the Phutha Kareni village in tambon Mae Sam Laeb. He lived modestly, eating fruit and vegetables and would collect alms twice a week because he did not wish to burden the poor villagers who already faced hardship.

 

His story – of a western monk living in rural Thai area -- was publicised by foreign media as well as Thailand’s popular "Khon Khon Khon" TV programme several years ago.

 

Social activist and veterinarian Somchai Sirithepsongklod, who exposed the scandal via his recent posts on Facebook along with photographic evidence of a white-clad man resembling Phra Julien standing next to a Swiss woman during their alleged “honeymoon trip” in Chanthaburi province five years ago, insisted that the accused had engaged in sexual relations while he was still a monk. He added that the woman had unsuccessfully complained about the monk’s alleged misconduct to various organisations but none paid heed to her until the story reached Somchai, who posted it on Facebook. This brought criticism from Thai netizens over the monk’s alleged misconduct.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30374563

 

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Just wearing a white or orange robe does not stop , thoughts and eyes looking, 

some then find their will eroded  and give in to the normal urges that are triggered either from memory or anticipation,

it is not natural to not use the plumbing,

old mate should use more discretion.

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1 hour ago, Date Masamune said:

One approached me and asked in perfect English if I would go into 7/11 to purchase him a pack of
Cigs!

I've seen many Thai monks smoking cigarettes, my wife told me that it is acceptable for them to smoke.

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1 hour ago, Farangwithaplan said:

where can I send my recent photo of a monk smoking a cigarette whilst buying a lottery ticket in the temple grounds during a funeral?

Must have been a novice, if he wasn't in conversation on the latest iPhone with a "follower", and talking about how he was going to help her reach enlightenment this weekend. 

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10 minutes ago, Pilotman said:

well. well, well, yet another religious hypocrite, who would have thought it. 

Yeah, but he has been practising for years now as a monk, so I'm sure he knows what he's on about to be a convincing hypocrite.

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27 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

I'm guessing it was a monk who told her this?

She's sitting next to me now, she says she is 100% sure that Thai monks can smoke cigarettes.

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31 minutes ago, SteveK said:

I've seen many Thai monks smoking cigarettes, my wife told me that it is acceptable for them to smoke.

 

https://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/dharmadata/fdd33.htm

 

 

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Dharma Data: Smoking
 
Tobacco, whether smoked or chewed, is now widely considered an addictive and dangerous drug. However as its impact on consciousness is slight most Buddhists do not consider smoking to be breaking the fifth Precept. In Burma and Japan smoking by monks is common as it is in Thailand amongst monks of the Mahanikaya sect. In Sri Lanka and amongst Tibetans and Chinese smoking by monks is looked down upon and they usually refrain from it. So from the Buddhist perspective smoking may well be unwise but is does not have a moral dimension

 

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2 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Well known farang monk accused of inappropriate behaviour

Thai monk, well known or otherwise, accused of inappropriate behaviour. He was turned on by a female passenger and starting wanking and released his load on the floor of the bus. Buddhism at it's finest, Taking nothing away from Christians or Muslims who also have a lot to answer for. 

https://www.nationthailand.com/breakingnews/30340888

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1 hour ago, snoop1130 said:

must be disrobed at the original temple where he had been ordained. He said the monk’s alleged actions tarnish the religion. Apparently Phra Julien had been ordained at a temple in Chiang Mai province's Hot district, hence the ceremony must be held by his preceptor monk there, the senior monk explained. He said he had already assigned the Sop Moei ecclesiastical chief to launch a fact-finding mission into the scandal.

 

Blimey heavy sh*t for having a dip .. Reminds me a bit of the TV programme " Branded " with Chuck Connors when they rip his epaulettes off and snap his sword .. 

 

1 hour ago, snoop1130 said:

Social activist and veterinarian Somchai Sirithepsongklod,

The missed out sh*t stirrer .. 

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1 hour ago, Date Masamune said:

No Thai would sell a lottery ticket to a Monk.
One approached me and asked in perfect English if I would go into 7/11 to purchase him a pack of
Cigs!

Untrue. Already saw thai monks buying lottery tickets. 

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55 minutes ago, Pilotman said:

well. well, well, yet another religious hypocrite, who would have thought it. 

Oh I bet there are many like him BUT;

 

Look at the Thai media eating it up and pumping it out, with a grin. Something else is going on here and they are loving it.  :biggrin:

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40 minutes ago, fishtank said:

A man having sex with women? Terrible.

 

How about Thai monks having sex with kids? That ok?

about as right ( wrong of course) as Christian monks, priests, vicars having sex with kids.  Religious hypocrisy knows no National, religious or geographic boundaries,  it happens in all of them, bar none. 

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1 hour ago, SteveK said:

She's sitting next to me now, she says she is 100% sure that Thai monks can smoke cigarettes.

Can, sure.

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38 minutes ago, Pilotman said:

about as right ( wrong of course) as Christian monks, priests, vicars having sex with kids.  Religious hypocrisy knows no National, religious or geographic boundaries,  it happens in all of them, bar none. 

+1 You beat me to it...

 

At least Julian was with an adult. 

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