Dharmshala--- The Head of the Republic of Kalmykia, Aleksey Orlov called on Tibetan Spiritual Leader Dalai Lama at the latter's residence .
Over the half-hour meeting, Dalai Lama spoke about the historical, cultural and spiritual affinity between the peoples of Tibet and Russia. He particularly underlined the shared Buddhist heritage dating back to the 17th century.
Noting the large Buddhist following in the region, His Holiness advised that they should be 21st century Buddhists and study the teachings of Buddha based on logic and investigation.
His Holiness acknowledged the ongoing drafting project of a secular ethics curriculum for schools in the Republic of Kalmykia and encouraged the President to effectively introduce the curriculum.
President Orlov offered special greetings to His Holiness as he apprised him of the Kalmykian New Year which falls on 2 December.
He was accompanied by Representative Telo Tulku Rinpoche, Office of Tibet, Moscow.
Earlier, President Orlov called on Dr Lobsang Sangay, President of Central Tibetan Administration at the Kashag Secretariat. He also received an audience with Nechung Kuten (Medium of state oracle Nechung).