Thursday, February 23, 2006

Tibetan Sky Burial

Seeing Suki's post below about burial in outer space reminded me of a cultural tidbit from our friends, the Tibetans. How would you like your carcass to be ceremoniously devoured by vultures? Sign me up!
Read all about it here.
"When the body dies, the spirit leaves, so there is no need to keep the body," said Garloji, a monk who came to observe the ceremony. Like many Tibetans, he uses one name. "The birds, they think they are just eating. Actually they are removing the body and completing part of life's cycle."


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