Buddhist monk cremated in elaborate funeral ceremony

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Jan 24, 2012

Photographer Jeon Heon-Kyun attended the cremation ceremony for Ji-Kwan, a venerated former head of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, earlier this month.

The Dabisik ceremony signifies the return of the human body to nature, The European Pressphoto Agency reports. The casket is placed on a pyre constructed from wood, charcoal and thatched bags. After the body has burned, the bones are gathered from the ashes, crushed and ground up.

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Thanks to The Good Funeral Guide Blog for altering us to this article.

 

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