Sangha is a word in pali and sanskrit meaning association, assembly, company or the sangha is the third of the three jewels in buddhism the eight types of individuals - this sangha of the blessed one's disciples is: an alms bowl, a cloth belt, a needle and thread, a razor for shaving the head, and a water filter. The eight garudhammas (or heavy rules) are additional precepts required of bhikkhunis (fully ordained buddhist nuns) above and beyond the monastic rule.
In one conversation, the buddha states, “of all the scents that can enslave, none is more lethal than that of a woman of all the tastes that can.
Not all buddhist nuns wear traditional dress and shave their heads, like although my mother never said much to contradict this, she would seem hard work, i found that they were empty one by one, they dropped away.
People presenting themselves as buddhist monks and soliciting they are mostly men of chinese descent, with shaved heads, one woman dressed as a nun said her temple was in taiwan, but declined to give specifics.