A mummified monk found in lotus position and covered in cattle skin, was claimed “not dead” but in a very deep meditation by a Buddhist academic. The remains, which is believed to be around 200 years old was found on January 27 in the Songinokhairkhan province of Mongolia.
Experts insist that the mummy is in a rare and very special spiritual state known as ‘tukdam’ and just one stage away from becoming a real-life Buddha.
Investigators believe the remains belong to a man who may have been a Lama, or a teacher of Tibetan Buddhism as forensic examinations are being carried out.
It has been also suggested the mummified monk was a teacher of the Buryat Buddhist “Lama Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov”, who was born in 1852 and was reported to have died in 1927 while meditating.