His Holiness Dalai Lama was welcomed by the Temple President Shri Madhu Pandit Dasa. After a brief visit to the main shrine of Shri Radha Krishna Chandra, His Holiness interacted with Shri Madhu Pandit Dasa on the need for spirituality, compassion and the role of spirituality in moulding the behavior and thoughts of youth. The discussion also dwelt on the importance of promoting world peace and compassion.
Shri Madhu Pandit Dasa said, “We are profoundly honoured to welcome His Holiness the Dalai Lama to ISKCON, Bangalore. The encouraging words from His Holiness Dalai Lama reinforces ISKCON’s legacy as a centre deeply engaged in teaching spirituality.”
His Holiness Dalai Lama appreciating the ISKCON initiated mid-day meal programme through The Akshaya Patra Foundation, said, “The programme has exhibited how compassion of the people combined with support from government can bring a wonderful and meaningful impact.” His Holiness also addressed the students who recently topped the Karnataka Board SSLC examinations, and other beneficiaries of the programme. He served mid-day meals to a few students as a symbolic support to the programme.
His Holiness Dalai Lama has expressed his appreciation of ISKCON’s founder Srila Prabhupada’s contribution to the world in spreading the spiritual teachings of India the world over. He also said that Srila Prabhupada is truly a great ambassador of ancient Indian heritage.