What is the chief Monk called?
The chief monk is called an Abbot.
This depends on the country and denomination, as the Buddha did not have a term for this, as his view of a monk's role was somewhat different than it turned out in later centuries. The leader of an authentic temple (Buddhist church) is a monk. The title of the head monk varies by country and denomination. I can say that in Sri Lanka, the head monk is called "loku hamdru", literally, "Big monk" , or…
There are a few theories as to why Hawaiian 'Monk' Seals are called so: They have a preference for solitude, much like monks They have a round head covered in short hairs, giving them a monk-like appearance They have folds of skin around their necks, which kind of look like the hood of a monk's robe