An ancient mural painting of a man whispering to a woman at Wat Phumin, a famous temple in Nan province,Thailand. Buddhists believed sex was originally a product of something negative, namely human craving. Photo: Shutterstock

A lot of sex and Sanskrit: former monk’s record of his mission to democratise sexual love in Tibet shines in new translation

Gendun Chopel gave up his monastic vows and travelled to India in 1934 to ‘eliminate misconceptions about the passion of desire’; he writes of women’s equal role in the joys of sex – a break with traditional thinking at that time

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An ancient mural painting of a man whispering to a woman at Wat Phumin, a famous temple in Nan province,Thailand. Buddhists believed sex was originally a product of something negative, namely human craving. Photo: Shutterstock
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