Teacher’s Heads


  • John Giordano


This paper investigates the Wai Khru ceremony in Thailand and Cambodia which gives honor to the “teacher”. It traces this ceremony from its origins in India and the writings connected to the Natya Sastra. It shows the traditional practice of knowledge as ritualistic and continuous with one’s tradition. It contrasts this to the modern Western and contemporary understanding of knowledge as information and data.

Author Biography

John Giordano

Graduate School of Philosophy and Religion
Assumption University of Thailand