Since I’ve heard about this ritual practiced in the isolated Buddhist settlement of Larung Gar, I wanted to understand what it means to bring detachment to the extreme: disappering through the consumption of the body by natural agents.
This unique Tibetan practice is a shocking experience for foreigners, who feel a strong emotional bond with the body, even when the spark of life has already vanished. It’s difficult to release the attachment that still binds the remains to the person that passed away. And even more when it is such an energetic and intense act that overexcites all the senses.
“A man is born gentle and weak, at his death he is hard and stiff…” Lao Tse talks – Tao Te King