Last year, Dr. Noor Gillani volunteered for four months in the very significant humanitarian programs of the Mahabodhi International Meditation Center (MIMC) in the Himalayas, the closest thing to Shangrila today. The motto of MIMC, very appropriately, is “Compassion in Action”. Now, Ven. Bhikkhu Sanghasena, the Founder-President of MIMC, and himself a very prominent Buddhist Faith leader in India, is coming to North America as a Distinguished Guest of the Parliament of World Religions in Toronto, Nov 1-7.
After the Parliament, he will visit the USA, including especially Huntsville, AL, where Dr. Gillani will host him at two special events, one with the medical community on Nov 14, 2018, and the other with the interfaith community on Nov 15, 2018 . The events have been organized by Dr. Gillani in partnership with the local Interfaith Mission Service, Oakwood University, major local hospitals, and Dr. Gillani’s private PYAR Foundation.
Dr. Noor Gillani D. Sc. is the executive directer, The PYAR Foundation. (Ret) Principal Research Scientist NASA-AL National Space Science & Technology Center. (Ret) Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, U. of AL in Huntsville