Monday, September 14, 2009

Tibetan Sky burial

clipped from www.tibettrip.com
After the death of a Tibetan, the corpse is wrapped in white cloth and is placed in a corner of the house for three or five days. During these several days monks are asked to chant so that the souls can be released from purgatory.
the corpse is sent to the burial site among mountains
scent of juniper invites clusters of vultures to hover above the site. Then a 'daodeng', the man who is in charge of the burial process, begins to slice the body.
vultures swoop down and peck at the flesh and the bones scattered around. Any remains left by these huge birds would tie the spirits to this life, so they must be collected up while monks are invited to patter the dead at the same time. After they are cremated, the ashes are scattered into air. At this time the deceased completes the move on to nirvana.
clipped from dilidoo.com
Burials in Tibet. NOT FOR SENSITIVE SOULS! (61 photos)
Burials in Tibet. NOT FOR SENSITIVE SOULS! (61 photos)
Burials in Tibet. NOT FOR SENSITIVE SOULS! (61 photos)
Burials in Tibet. NOT FOR SENSITIVE SOULS! (61 photos)
Burials in Tibet. NOT FOR SENSITIVE SOULS! (61 photos)
Burials in Tibet. NOT FOR SENSITIVE SOULS! (61 photos)
Burials in Tibet. NOT FOR SENSITIVE SOULS! (61 photos)
Burials in Tibet. NOT FOR SENSITIVE SOULS! (61 photos)
Burials in Tibet. NOT FOR SENSITIVE SOULS! (61 photos)
Burials in Tibet. NOT FOR SENSITIVE SOULS! (61 photos)
Burials in Tibet. NOT FOR SENSITIVE SOULS! (61 photos)
Burials in Tibet. NOT FOR SENSITIVE SOULS! (61 photos)
Burials in Tibet. NOT FOR SENSITIVE SOULS! (61 photos)
Burials in Tibet. NOT FOR SENSITIVE SOULS! (61 photos)
Burials in Tibet. NOT FOR SENSITIVE SOULS! (61 photos)
Burials in Tibet. NOT FOR SENSITIVE SOULS! (61 photos)
Burials in Tibet. NOT FOR SENSITIVE SOULS! (61 photos)
Burials in Tibet. NOT FOR SENSITIVE SOULS! (61 photos)
Burials in Tibet. NOT FOR SENSITIVE SOULS! (61 photos)
Burials in Tibet. NOT FOR SENSITIVE SOULS! (61 photos)
Burials in Tibet. NOT FOR SENSITIVE SOULS! (61 photos)
Burials in Tibet. NOT FOR SENSITIVE SOULS! (61 photos)
Burials in Tibet. NOT FOR SENSITIVE SOULS! (61 photos)
Burials in Tibet. NOT FOR SENSITIVE SOULS! (61 photos)
Burials in Tibet. NOT FOR SENSITIVE SOULS! (61 photos)
Burials in Tibet. NOT FOR SENSITIVE SOULS! (61 photos)
clipped from www.tibettrip.com
family members are not allowed to be present at the burial site. 'Daodeng' and mourners avoid going to the deceased's house for two days after the burial,
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4 comments:

serpentone said...

cool! when I go, I want to go green, become bird poop, and feed the flowers.

Laklal_Rani said...

Tomorrow or death, who knows which comes first.

Easy on the environment this sort of burial - native peoples around the world have used this type of burial until the ruling classes take charge and start charging for burials...

Nancy said...

I just returned from Tibet and visited a sky burial site with vultures flying overhead. I did not witness the actual burial process but am excited that you did and were able to get pictures to share. Boy, you must have a strong stomach!

William D. said...

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