Ordination: John Massey's head is shaved during the ordination ceremony, 1987

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Ordination: John Massey's head is shaved during the ordination ceremony, 1987

Description

John Massey's head, eyebrows, and facial hair are shaved by a monk during the ordination ceremony. The ceremony follows the Renunciation of Prince Siddhatha Gotama who was the Buddha in his last incarnation. On the first day of the ceremony, the candidate dresses as a prince. His head, eyebrows, and facial hair are shaved by a monk of the temple, the first step in the renunciation of worldly ambitions.  

Ordination of Novice Monk, photograph 1 of 30, from Cambodian Traditional Crafts and Religious Ceremonies.

View the Ordination of Novice Monk group of photographs in order on the Internet Archive, https://archive.org/details/OrdinationNoviceMonk.

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Publisher

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Date

1987-06-27

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Format

1 photograph; 12.6 x 8.9

Type

Identifier

ordination_of_novice_monk_01

Citation

Chigas, George, “Ordination: John Massey's head is shaved during the ordination ceremony, 1987,” Southeast Asian Digital Archive, accessed October 22, 2020, https://umlseada.omeka.net/items/show/464.

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