Was Buddhism bad or good for Mongolia?

Pakpa Lodro Gyeltsen was influential in Kublai’s court.

Mongolia had contacts with Buddhism for at least 2000 years. The Hunnu empire (Xiognu), Xianbei and Rouran Khaganate empires received Buddhist monks from Nepal and allowed them establish temples on its territories.[1]

Buddhism, like other religions, gained prominence on the whims of the khans who would sponsor and become their patron. Chinggis Khan allowed Buddhism prosper among with shamanism…