Last night after getting back to the temple, and writing on this electronic diary, I went to talk with the monks. The monks (not knowing how to speak English) and I (not knowing how to speak Sinhala) got into great conversation. It was pretty much a game of Charades and Spirituality. As we were sitting the makeshift conversation got to be a little awkward so I asked why they shaved their heads. One monk spoke up and said, “To let go of our attachments." Immediately after the one who answered translated what I asked to the rest of the group they insisted that I shave my head.
I thought about it that night, and today I did it. I shaved my head. I did it not only to let go of my attachments as the monks said, but to accept the nature of the temple culture and live what I want to learn.