• Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Easter Island
  • Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
  • Angkor Wat, Cambodia
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Agra, India
  • Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Havana, Cuba
  • Moscow, Russia

Why Do Buddhist Monks Wear Orange Robes and Shave Heads?

How great the robe of liberation
A formless field of merit.
Wrapping ourselves in Buddha’s teaching,
We save all beings.
[Dogen. Kesa Kudoku]

I have been thinking that Buddhist monks wear orange or maroon robes and shave their heads as a symbol of simplicity. But, it is not that simple! Working on this post, I have found an article which explains the traditions of Buddha’s Robe. The article is too long for re-publishing on a photo blog. If you are interested in the subject, please follow this link – “The Tradition of Buddha’s Robe”.

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