Queer Dharma volumes 1 and 2 have several articles on Japanese Zen including at 
least two on attitudes toward homosexuality. I remember several items on monks 
having affairs with novices and this not being universally condemned at all. 
Good place to start.


--- On Tue, 8/12/08, Charlie <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

From: Charlie <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: [Zen] Re: Gay Roshis?
To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2008, 9:16 AM

"Bill Smart" <> I have never read or heard anything about the attitude 
of Japanese zen towards homosexuality. Many medieval Western and Asian 
cultures were more tolerant of sexual preferences than today's 

If you have seen enough Samurai movies, it is clear that homosexuels 
and fleabag faggots were condemned and shunned and regularly beaten 
and then killed off. 

You need to check your sources, mister. Gays were hated in the Samurai 



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