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Ngakpa Yogi from Lamayuru, Ladakh

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Ngakpa Yogi from Lamayuru, Ladakh. Tibetan Buddhist tantric pratictioners, called ngakpa or ngakma, distinguish themselves from ordinary Buddhist monks also through the unshaved hair. During a retreat of many months or years, a ngakpa can’t wash or brush his hair so they gather together and form dreadlocks. They are called ‘retreat hair’ and won’t be cut any more from that time.
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Ngakpa Yogi from Lamayuru, Ladakh.  Tibetan Buddhist tantric pratictioners, called ngakpa or ngakma, distinguish themselves from ordinary Buddhist monks also through the unshaved hair. During a retreat of many months or years, a ngakpa can’t wash or brush his hair so they gather together and form dreadlocks. They are called ‘retreat hair’ and won’t be cut any more from that time. <br />
Photo by Lorenz Berna