Meeting The Dalai Lama in Vrindavan

Hare KrishnaBy Indradyumna Swami

Yesterday on parikrama with a group of devotees in Gokul, Vrindavan we passed by Karshni Ashram run by Sharanananda Ji Maharaja. When we noticed a small crowd gathering outside we stopped to inquire what was happening. Much to our amazement we were told that His Holiness the Dalai Lama was visiting. We were even more surprised when the leaders of the asrama invited us to meet with him. We spent part of the morning discussing spiritual topics with him and then participated in a yajna and Siva puja in his honor. Later in the afternoon he did a public program that was attended by many important spiritual leaders from Vrindavan. As we drove away after the program I turned to one of our devotees and said, “It’s pretty amazing isn’t it? Of all places, we met the Dalai Lama in Gokul, Vrindavan!”