London: The Dalai Lama has met a terminally-ill British girl suffering from brain tumour.
Maya Skippen, 11, met the 76-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader after her shoe-shiner father Steven told a client of his daughter`s illness.
The customer was from the John Templeton Foundation -- a US charity that arranged the Dalai Lama`s visit to Britain last week, The Sun reported.
Steven and Maya were invited to meet the Buddhist leader at St Paul`s Cathedral in London, where he performed a blessing and prayed for her.
"Meeting the Dalai Lama has boosted Maya`s confidence. It`s great to see. It was a surreal but captivating day," said Steven.
Maya, a resident of Essex, has battled a rare brain tumour for six years.