Sky Burial in Tibet

 

Sky burial is a  traditional funeral of Tibetan and Mongolian nationalities. In the mysterious process, remains will be chopped and fed to vultures. 

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Tibetan Buddhism believes that presenting human bodies to vultures is a merit — for one thing, the birds will bring the spirits of the dead to the sky for reincarnation ; for another, many animals will be saved this way because the fed vultures will stop preying.

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A master will hold the divine ceremony. Tourists are not always welcomed for the rite, but if you have the chance, remember to show your respect and to keep the field solemn.

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