Buddhist Heads

Buddhist Heads

Buddhist Heads

This group came through in the early evening. It was much larger than the ten or so heads captured in this photo. They were a mixed gender group but the shaved heads makes it difficult to determine which was which in this photo. Buddhist monks always completely shave their head and beard, showing their commitment to the holy life. The shaved head is one sign of being a monk or a nun in the Buddhist tradition, where it is considered to be one less thing to identify with or be attached to. Lay people rarely shave their heads and primarily do so for the same reasons non-Buddhists do so; for ease, comfort, or fashion.

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