In his new book Toward a True Kinship of Faiths, His Holiness the Dalai Lama includes a beautiful chapter on Hinduism. His Holiness discusses his many friendships with contemporary Hindu teachers and saints.
Most notably, he mentions his friendship with the late swAmI cinmayAnanda, who was a close neighbor to Dharmasala. swAmI was among the teachers who taught His Holiness about j~nAna, bhakti, karma, and rAja yoga.
Although the other chapters are also wonderful, His Holiness' chapter on Hinduism alone is worth the price of this book, as its joyfulness, simplicity and depth are a testament to the benefits of cultivating spiritual kinship.