Mummified monk not dead, just trancing


This 200-year-old "mummified" monk found in Mongolia last week is not dead but rather deeply meditating, say some believers.

From the BBC News:

Barry Kerzin, a physician to Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, told the Siberian Times that the monk was in a rare state of meditation called "tukdam".

"If the meditator can continue to stay in this meditative state, he can become a Buddha," Dr Kerzin said.

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

"Mummified monk in Mongolia 'not dead', say Buddhists" (BBC News)

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