Misbehaving monk: Report alleges chief elder lives and holidays with nun

Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island in Hong Kong
Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island in Hong Kong

The chief monk of a famous monastery on Lantau island is leading a less than modest lifestyle, according to a report, which accuses the senior clergyman of co-inhabiting with a nun inside a “specially-built glass house”.

The “glass house” — in a temple complex in Tsuen Wan — features an extra-large spa tub for two, expensive furniture and lush garden, according to Headline Daily, which obtained pictures of the property.

Chief monk of Po Lin Monastery Sik Kin-chiu, is reported to be living there with one of his nuns, named Sum Wai.

According to the Headline Daily story, the structure was illegally built and the Lands Department had ordered it removed.

In a story about the revelations, the Standard noted recent reports that the pair regularly took trips to Hawaii together.

On a recent jaunt, guests in an adjoining room to their “luxury villa”  reported hearing “loud moans” coming from their room.

Sum Wai, the nun, was photographed in sunbathing on the beach in a bikini.

Headline Daily wrote that the incident had “shocked” the Buddhist community.

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