On the invitation of His Excellency, the US Ambassador to Republic of India, Mr. Richard Verma, Ven. Bhikkhu Sanghasena attended a Special Dinner hosted in the honor of the world renowned humanitarian and actor Mr. Richard Gere at the US Embassy in New Delhi on Sunday the 15th of January 2017. Many eminent guests were present for the evening including the Prime Minister of Tibetan Government in Exile, Mr. Lobsang Sangay, Pujya Swami Chidananda Saraswati Ji, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati Ji, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Mr. Kiren Rijiju, Hon'ble Minister for Cooperative and Ladakh Affairs, (Govt. of J & K) Mr. Tsering Dorje Lakrook, among many other dignitaries. Ven. Bhikkhu Sanghasena expressed his happiness to meet Mr. Richard Gere and both shared insightful discussion wherein Mr. Richard Gere expressed his deep appreciation to “Save the Himalaya Foundation” and showed keen interest in supporting this initiative taken by Ven. Bhikkhu Sanghasena. He also promised to visit Mahabodhi Campus in Leh Ladakh during his visit to Ladakh this summer.