LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Dalai Lama is expected to return to Louisville for a visit in April 2017, according to Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.

It's not the first time he has visited the city. In May 2013, he spent three days in Louisville, delivering a message from the KFC Yum! Center. It was a message he said was rooted in peace, acceptance and caring.

"It is important to make a distinction: Faith draws your own religion, but also respect towards all other religions," the Dalai Lama told the crowd in 2013. He also called for an end to violence and the extinction of war.

"One person kills someone and we call them murderer, and he has to go to jail. A person kills 100,000 people, and we call them hero."

Audience members at the time described it as an effortless, yet effective address.

"It's nothing that we don't know. It's simple. It's kindness to others and treat others as human beings," said Amy Cotterill.

The Dalai Lama talked about starting with one person, and creating a ripple effect of kindness.

"It's a message we all need to hear every day," said Linda Bales Todd.

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