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Following on the ordination ceremony theme, same place, here is one of the most important symbols of life renunciation in Buddhism, shaving one's attributes of physical pride.

The custom harks back to the Buddha itself, who, about to leave the life of a privileged prince, started his life of sacrifice and selflessness by cutting his Royal tresses.

I like the delicateness of the monk's hands handling the rite, and IMO, this beautiful gaze, both of this world and withdrawn already from the life around, deserves its center place in the shot.

PS: shot is straight out of the camera, no edit. Canon metering averages, and little flash, did a cool job on this one.

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