Scientists Find 200 Year Old Mummified Monk Still Meditating

Local newspapers in Mogolia are reporting that scientists recently found a mummified monk in the Songino Khairkhan province. His body has held up pretty well considering the circumstances and it’s clear to see that he was in a meditative state when he passed.


Senior Buddhists say the monk, found sitting in the lotus position, is in very special spiritual state known as ‘tukdam’ and not dead… and is instead one stage away from becoming a real-life Buddha.

The monk was discovered after being stolen by a man hoping to sell him on the black market.

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