Sky burial is a Tibetan custom whereby people dispose of the corpses of their loved ones. This death ritual entails taking the body to a designated site in the mountains where it is left to feed vultures. The Buddhists in Tibet believe that the soul is immortal and death is only the beginning of a new life. Instead of letting the body vanish naturally, it is better for almsgiving to another kind of life and liberates the soul from the body enabling it to gain entry into rebirth. The method is widely used by common Tibetans.
Apart from the mentioned sky burial, there are some other Tibet death rituals, such as stupa burial, fire burial, water burial, earth burial, tree burial, and cliff burial, which are deeply influenced by the Bon Religion and Tibetan Buddhism. What kind of funeral ritual should be taken depends on the class and divination of the Lamas.