Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard took time out on her India trip to pay a visit to Guru Dada JP Vaswani at his ashram in Pune. Currently, the guru and spiritual teacher of the Sadhu Vaswani Mission founded by his guru & spiritual master, Sadhu T.L. Vaswani.

Dada Vaswani greeted Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard warmly in front of an audience of hundreds of followers from around the world who were in Pune to attend the annual Summer Camp.

Tulsi Gabbard and Guru Dada JP Vaswani

The two exchanged gifts and Tulsi Gabbard said "It is wonderful to see you again Dada--you look very well." Tulsi talked about her travels around India saying "My trip has been filled with a lot of meetings with government officials, businesspeople, people in education and healthcare, and different sectors. In each of my meetings and conversations with people, I've been sharing the true meaning of Aloha, which is more than just hello and goodbye. The true meaning of Aloha is that I'm coming to you with the deepest respect and with an open heart. Living the spirit of Aloha means treating others with this respect, no matter who they are or where they come from, their gender, race or ethnicity."

Dada Vaswani gave his blessings to Tulsi saying "It is always a joy to see you and you are always welcome here."

Tulsi brought out her ukulele and engaged in some kirtan congregational chanting with the audience.