Is this taking penis worship a bit too far?


If you think Christianity is too patriarchal by far, consider the heights to which these Bhutanese Bhuddists have taken it.

For them, images of the phallus are an essential aspect of traditional ceremony. They were introduced the 15th-century Buddhist teacher, Drukpa Kunley, who’s unconventional Tantric teachings made a deep impression on the Bhutanese.

Curiously, the sexual balance I would normally expect from a Tantric teacher seems to be missing here. Here the focus is all on the phallus. It is believed to promote fertility and (one could make many insinuations here) silence gossip.

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