Aaron Rodgers met with the Dalai Lama and gave him Packers apparel — see pics

The Green Bay Packers quarterback — who is traveling with girlfriend/race car driver Danica Patrick — is on a philanthropic mission for a charity group that gives hearing aids to those in need.

Kahron Spearman

Aaron Rodgers went to India this week with girlfriend Danica Patrick for charity work commitments and took the opportunity to meet the Dalai Lama on Tuesday. 


The Green Bay Packers quarterback posed with the Tibetan spiritual leader, who wore a Packers hat and held "The Duke," an official regulation-sized NFL football.

A photo of the meeting and gift presentation was posted on the spiritual leader's official Instagram page. 


According to ESPN, Rodgers is in the Indian subcontinent to fulfill a "philanthropic mission" on behalf of Starkey Hearing Foundation, a charity group that provides hearing aids to people in need around the world.

It's been a long road from that day to this, but I'm happy to say I've been medically cleared to return. Thanks for all the love, support, prayers, and well wishes over the past 8 weeks and a big thank you to Dr McKenzie and our incredible training staff.

Aaron Rodgers