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"Sky Burials" tradition of giving remains to animals, particularly birds. This may seem undignified, makes complete sense from a Buddhist perspective. Buddhists have no desire to preserve a dead body something seen as an empty vessel. With their respect for life Buddhists see it as only fitting that one's final act is to have their remains used to sustain the life of another living creature, a gesture of compassion, charity. Over 80% of Tibetan Buddhists choose sky burial.

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Endocannibalism Such is the thinking of Tibetan Buddhists practice ritual dissection, or "Sky Burials"

Nepal

Nepal

Drokpa (or Brokpa) community is considered as the last race of Aryans, confined to the Dha valley. Their features are pure Indo Aryan and they have preserved their racial purity down the centuries.  Their culture and religious practices are very similar to ancient pre- Buddhist religion known as Bon-Chos. Both the men and women folk adorn headgears made with handpicked fresh flowers, every single day.

Drokpa (or Brokpa) community is considered as the last race of Aryans, confined to the Dha valley. Their features are pure Indo Aryan and they have preserved their racial purity down the centuries. Their culture and religious practices are very similar to ancient pre- Buddhist religion known as Bon-Chos. Both the men and women folk adorn headgears made with handpicked fresh flowers, every single day.

The helmet is shaped like a hat (<i>zukinnari</i>) worn by old men. The ornament at the front is that of the Buddhist guardian figure Fudō Myō-ō.

The fine hairs and spots on the back of the stag are carved with great detail. An emphasis is placed on the elongated curved neck and arched back of the animal, represented squatting.

Compassion is the realization that everyone is a pile of good things and bad things, what really matters is what we choose to become. But even the darkest soul has good inside, sometimes it just takes the right soul to find it.

Compassion can be put into practice if one recognizes the fact that every human being is a member of humanity and the human family regardless of differences in religion, culture, color, and creed. Deep down there is no difference. - The Dalai Lama

Drokpa (or Brokpa) tribal man in the Dha valley of Ladakh.  Drokpa Community is…

Drokpa (or Brokpa) tribal man in the Dha valley of Ladakh. Drokpa Community is…

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