According to Buddhist tradition, Maitreya is a reincarnation of current Buddha who will appear on Earth in the future, achieve complete enlightenment, and teach the pure dharma. The prophecy of the arrival of Maitreya refers to a time in the future when the dharma will have been forgotten by most on the terrestrial world. This 106 ft. tall statue is next to Diskit Monastery, the largest in Northern India. Nubra Valley. Ladhak Region, Himalayas Range.